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November 20, 2014
Holiday Season Makes Most of NASA Aeronautics Gifts
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 19, 2014
Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and the countdown is on to the busiest time of year for air travel around the nation. The industry association Airlines for America predicts 24.6 million passengers will take off to visit friends and family during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, up 1.5 percent from 2013. Sunday, Nov. 30, will be the busiest day of the year at U.S. airports. Even if you won't be taking to the sky anytime soon, it's a good bet something you're using today ... read more

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Northrop Grumman updating aircraft targeting system
Northrop Grumman reports it is upgrading AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems used on U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft. ... more
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U.S. contracts CPI Aerostructures for F-16 wing components
Structural wing components for thousands of F-16 fighters are to be provided by CPI Aerostructures under a contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. ... more
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The Royal Australian Air Force will receive rapidly deployable air traffic management and control systems from Indra Australia. ... more
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F-35s proving capabilities from aircraft carrier
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Efforts are taking place on both sides of the Atlantic to improve aircraft wing technology for enhanced performance. ... more
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Global aviation firms flocked to China on Tuesday to show off their wares as economic development and an expanding middle class promise a bonanza in one of the world's fastest-growing aircraft markets. ... more
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Australia seeking more C-17A airlifters
As many as four C-17 Globemaster III airlifters, together with spare parts and associated equipment, are being sought by Australia from the United States. ... more
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NASA tests new shape changing aircraft flap for the first time
NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can ... more
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China gives glimpse of its J-31 stealth fighter
China this week partially lifted the veil on its new J-31 stealth fighter, using the aircraft for an aerial display at an international airshow. ... more
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China shows off new stealth fighter
China's new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness - and military force - at the country's premier airshow. ... more
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U.S. Air Force orders spare engines from Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce has announced receipt of a contract from the U.S. Air Force for the purchase of AE 2100 engines and parts. ... more
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Wanted: Ideas for Transform Planes into "Aircraft Carriers in the Sky"
Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets-and their pilots-at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduc ... more
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Peru receives first Korean-made pilot trainer planes
The Peruvian Air Force has taken delivery of the first two of 20 KT-1 trainer aircraft from Korea Aerospace Industries under a 2012 contract worth $200 million. ... more
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Australia accepts second helo simulator from CAE
Second MRH90 helicopter full-flight and mission simulator from CAE Australia has been accepted into service by the government of Australia. ... more
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Russian Helicopters praises new efficiency measures
Implementation of efficiency measures in Russian Helicopters' industrial enterprises is beginning to save the corporation money in the production process. ... more
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NASA tests airplane with flexible wings in cooperation with U.S. Air Force
NASA announced Friday they have successfully tested their flexible wing design meant to replace the standard aluminum wings. ... more
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China looking to develop big passenger plane
China is seeking suppliers to develop its own wide-body passenger plane over the next decade, industry executives told AFP, expanding its ambitions and rivalry with Boeing and Airbus. ... more
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F-35 Lightning makes first-ever landing on aircraft carrier
An F-35C Lightning II joint-strike fighter made its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier, bringing the military's latest technology together with the Navy's oldest active aircraft carrier. ... more
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Indonesia receives helicopters from Airbus
Different model helicopters for combat search-and-rescue and light attack missions have been handed over to Indonesia's military by Airbus Helicopters. ... more
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Factory for F-35 wings inaugurated in Israel
Israel Aerospace Industries has officially inaugurated its production line for wings for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. ... more
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Indonesian Navy to receive Airbus helicopters
The Indonesian Navy has ordered nearly a dozen Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in an anti-submarine warfare configuration. ... more
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Korea cancels BAE Systems contract for F-16 upgrade
A $139 million contract for the upgrade by BAE Systems of South Korean F-16 fighters has been canceled at the request of the Korean government. ... more
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Airbus signs deal with Chinese firm for 100 planes
European aerospace giant Airbus announced Thursday it had signed a preliminary deal to supply the China Aircraft Leasing Company with 100 planes, a contract worth around $10.2 billion (8.1 billion euros) at catalogue prices. ... more
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