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Air Force Secretary Backs A-10 Warthog Wing Upgrade To Keep It Flying

Posted on December 12th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

After years of speculation surrounding the fate of the A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” — and amid compounding budget pressures — the Air Force’s beloved light attack aircraft just picked up a major boost from current Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on..
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Dream Chaser Free Flight Test 2017

Posted on November 21st, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces a successful atmospheric Free-Flight test of its Dream Chaser spacecraft, signaling the program is another achievement closer to orbital operations. The full-scale Dream Chaser test vehicle was lifted from a Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT Chinook helicopter on Saturday, released and flew a pre-planned flight path..
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The Last Boeing 747 for Paying Passengers Has Been Built

Posted on July 19th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

The final passenger airframe of the current generation 747-8i is currently undergoing test flights for the Korean Air. The Seoul-based carrier is one of only three passenger airlines to take delivery of the most recent version of the 747 — Lufthansa and Air China are the other members of this..
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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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