Tag Archives: Aircraft

Boeing Responds to FAA Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations; CEO David Calhoun Quoted

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has rescinded the order that paused commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s and 737-9s, which will enable airlines under the agency’s jurisdiction to resume service, as well as allow Boeing to deliver offerings. "The lessons we have learned… have reshaped our company and further focused our attention on our core values of safety, quality and integrity," said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of Boeing.

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BAE Systems Secures Second Task Order from NAWCAD to Modernize DoN’s LAIRCM System; Pete Trainer, CAPT Steven Nassau Quoted

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BAE Systems has secured a prime position on a five-year, $26.7 million task order from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Aircraft Prototyping Systems Division to install, integrate, and test the Department of the Navy (DoN) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system, the company reported on Monday

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Leidos, Paramount USA, Vertex Aerospace Partner to Support Special Operations Command Armed Overwatch Prototype Program; Gerry Fasano, Ed Boyington Quoted

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Leidos has announced a strategic agreement with Paramount Group USA and Vertex Aerospace under a new contract to deliver the Bronco II, a purpose-built, multi-mission aircraft, to support the U.S. Special Operations Command's Armed Overwatch program, the company reported on Monday

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Boeing Launches New Airlift Capabilities for COVID-19 Transport Mission; Chris Sununu, Dean Kamen, Dave Calhoun Quoted

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Boeing has completed its first COVID-19 transport mission, using a 737-700 aircraft from its corporate fleet to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) from China to the United States, the company announced on Saturday

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NAVAIR Awards Hughes $3.5M Follow-On Contract to Enhance Airborne Communications; Rick Lober Quoted

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Hughes Network Systems has received $3.5 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) to provide SATCOM systems integration for the U.S. Coast Guard on its HC-27J aircraft, the company announced on Monday

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DynCorp International Awarded $1.7 Billion Navy Contract for Aviation Maintenance

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DynCorp International has been awarded a $1.7 billion task order by the U.S. Navy to provide aviation maintenance support services for the service branch’s T-34, T-44 and T-6 training aircraft, the company announced on Wednesday. Dyncorp received the contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, Florida. 

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Pentagon Report Uncovers Risks in Defense Industrial Base

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A Department of Defense report says the number of weapons and ammunition suppliers has dropped despite DoD’s increased spending on such equipment since 2016, Defense News reported Thursday. “Even in the defense services market, which is traditionally considered to have lower barriers to entry, supplier counts are shrinking,” according to DoD’s Industrial Capabilities report released in May.

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USAF Tests KC-46 Tanker Refueling With F-16 Aircraft

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McConnell Air Force Base conducted a sortie with the KC-46 Pegasus to verify the aircraft's normal operation and functionality of air refueling systems. The U.S. Air Force's 344th Air Refueling Squadron refilled two F-16 Fighting Falcons four times with about 29,000 pounds of fuel offloaded during the flight, USAF's Team McChord said Thursday

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