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Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

Posted on May 24th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

Phantom Express will enable faster, more affordable small satellite launches   Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying..
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Quiet Supersonic Technology X-Plane

Posted on January 9th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

In partnership with NASA, the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is at it again – trying to find a solution to a difficult problem. Although supersonic flight has been achieved before, the mission of QueSST is to deliver high-speed flight with revolutionary low-impact sound. NASA selected a team led by..
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Cirrus Delivers First Vision Jet

Posted on December 21st, 2016 · Posted in Aviation News

Cirrus celebrated the delivery of its first Vision Jet on Monday, simultaneously taking the wraps off its new 68,000-sq-ft “finishing center” in Duluth, Minnesota. Accompanied by his wife and six children, customer Joe Whisenhunt, a commercial real-estate developer from Arkansas, pocketed the keys to the single-engine personal jet in a..
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Successful First Glide Test For VSS Unity

Posted on December 5th, 2016 · Posted in Aviation News

The Virgin Galactic spaceship, VSS Unity, has successfully completed its first free flight on December 3, 2016. This important test flight marks the first time that a vehicle built by The Spaceship Company has flown fully under its own control. Today, VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Dave..
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Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

Posted on November 29th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it..
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Vulcan XH588: The Last Flight

Posted on October 29th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Final Flight of the Vulcan at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. A stunning display!

Lockheed to buy United Tech’s Sikorsky for over $8 billion

Posted on July 19th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

By Andrea Shalal and Lewis Krauskopf WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp’s (UTX.N) Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion (5 billion pounds), two sources said on Sunday, cementing a deal that would confirm Lockheed’s dominance in weapons making and giving the Black..
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Northrop Grumman and US Navy Celebrate Legacy of EA-6B Prowler

Posted on July 7th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The U.S. Navy’s venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and in the nation’s carrier-based strike forces since 1971. On Saturday, June 27, the longest serving carrier-based aircraft in history passed that electronic..
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Blue Origin’s Successful First Flight of New Shepard Space Vehicle

Posted on April 30th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin reported… Today we flew the first developmental test flight of our New Shepard space vehicle. Our 110,000-lbf thrust liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen BE-3 engine worked flawlessly, powering New Shepard through Mach 3 to its planned test altitude of 307,000 feet. Guidance, navigation and control was nominal throughout max..
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Joseph Victor Mizrahi (1933-2015)

Posted on April 9th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

We have the sad duty to report that the original Wings & Airpower owner, publisher, and editor Joe Mizrahi died this month. We honor his life and accomplishments with this memorial page. Joseph Victor Mizrahi (January 4, 1933 – April 5, 2015) was a first generation American born in Brooklyn,..
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