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November 23, 2017
Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Eight warships joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of helicopters and planes Thursday to search for three American sailors who went missing after their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea. The families of the missing sailors were notified after a C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft with 11 people on board went down Wednesday afternoon around 930 kilometres (500 nautical miles) southeast of Okinawa, the US Navy said in a statement. Eight sailors were rescued shortly after the accident and taken for med ... read more

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Defense contracting company Leonardo announced Monday that the company has delivered the first of 16 AW101, medium-lift, all-weather search and rescue helicopters to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. ... more
Jumbo sale: two 747 jets auctioned on Chinese online platform
The sky seems to be the limit for Chinese online shopping portal Taobao, which auctioned off two Boeing 747 jumbo jets on Tuesday for nearly $50 million. ... more
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
The Boeing Co. has been awarded a modified contract for 10-full-rate production combat network communication technology upgrade kits for B-52 bombers. ... more
Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades
Rockwell Collins Inc. was awarded more than $12.7 million to upgrade communication systems on the U.S. Navy's E-6B Mercury aircraft., which has the ability for command and control authority to launch land and sea based nuclear ballistic missiles. ... more
GEA awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
General Electric Aviation has been awarded a contract worth more than $143.4 million for the procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. ... more
Navy contracts with Bell Helicopter for two AH-1Z Vipers
Bell Helicopter Textron has been awarded a contract modification for the manufacture and delivery of two Bell AH-1Z Viper twin-engine attack helicopter to the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more
British-built Hawk training jets to be maintained by BAE
London-based BAE Systems Ltd. announced an agreement on Wednesday to maintain and support Hawk training planes in the United Arab Emirates. ... more
Bell-Boeing to provide V-22 support to Japan
Bell-Boeing JPO has been contracted for "field representative and logistic support services" to support the V-22 aircraft for the government of Japan. ... more

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NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility, Calls for Market Study
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) conducts research based on a deliberate and well-coordinated strategic implementation plan. This plan is being expanded to include research int ... more
Norway receives first three F-35s from Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin announced Friday that the Norwegian government has received its first three F-35A Lightning II aircrafts. ... more
BAE completes full scale test of F-35A airframe
BAE Systems announced Thursday that the contractor successfully completed its full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft. ... more
Cathay Pacific dropped from Hong Kong's benchmark index
Hong Kong's struggling flag carrier Cathay Pacific was removed Friday from the prestigious list of companies that make up the city's benchmark index. ... more
Lockheed awarded contract for integration of F-35, SDB-II
Pentagon officials announced Thursday that Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a contract for weapons technology and development support on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter and small-diameter bomb II for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. ... more
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The Pilot shortage that has dogged the U.S. Air Force has gotten worse as the service's top officials say the shortage has surged to about 2,000 airmen. ... more
China signs $37 billion deal to buy 300 Boeing planes
China signed an agreement Thursday to buy 300 airplanes from US aerospace giant Boeing valued over $37 billion, as part of a multi-billion dollar raft of deals announced during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing. ... more
Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that their test pilot, Lt. Col. Mark "Red" Ward, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, reached a new milestone by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the T-50A, Lockheed's advanced pilot training. ... more

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Taiwan's air force said Wednesday it has grounded all its Mirage jets as it searched for a pilot who went missing while conducting a training mission in one of the French-made fighters. ... more
Aviation Renaissance: NASA Advances Concepts for Next-gen Aircraft
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Lockheed contracted to modernize P-3B aircraft for Greece
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $260 million contract to modernize and upgrade four P-3B Orion aircraft for the government of Greece, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
NASA Air Traffic Management Demonstration Goes Live in Charlotte
The forward cabin door is closed. Everyone is sitting down with their seat belts fastened. Then comes the gentle nudge as the airliner is pushed back from its gate. After a grueling, week-long ... more
General Electric receives $84M for Blackhawk, Apache engine overhauls
The Department of Defense has announced a new deal with General Electric for the overhaul and recapitalization of the T700 series of engine in support of Blackhawk and Apache helicopters. ... more
Qatar buys 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific
Qatar Airways has bought a stake in Cathay Pacific, it announced Monday, giving the Doha-based airline a toehold in the potentially lucrative Asian aviation market. ... more
State Dept approves Qatari F-15QA aircraft support contract
The State Department announced Wednesday a possible foreign military sale of F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program support services to Qatar for a total estimated cost of $1.1 billion. ... more
Raytheon awarded $22.1M for Next Generation Jammer support
The Department of Defense on Thursday announced that Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $22.1 million contract for hardware and software requirements to support the Navy's Next Generation Jammer. ... more
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