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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Hawaiian Shifts Strategies For Long-Haul Airliners

Orders Six A330-800neo Airplanes, Cancels A350XWB Order

Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft starting in 2019, with rights to purchase an additional six aircraft as part of the carrier's vision to serve farther non-stop destinations from Hawai'i.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

'Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project'

An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Kim Furst

In recent years, EAA's AirVenture has seen increased participation from filmmakers producing new aviation-themed features, television and documentaries. In preparing for AirVenture 2014, one project in particular caught my attention - creating a documentary film that rises to the contributions of an aviation legend Robert A. "Bob" Hoover. The film is titled "Flying The Feathered Edge."

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Transaero Airlines Selects Trent 7000 Engines For A330neo Fleet

Will Acquire 12 Of The Airplanes, All Powered By Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by Transaero Airlines to select 12 Airbus A330neo aircraft, powered by the newly-launched Trent 7000 engine.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A350 XWB Embarks On Final Certification Phase

Route Proving Tests Will Take The Airliner To 14 Cities

The Airbus A350-900 has taken off for its final stage towards certification. These Route Proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ESA's Spaceplane Set For Flight

Will Showcase Reentry Technologies During Test Flight Planned For November

All eyes will be ESA’s spaceplane which is designed to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch from Kourou in French Guiana on a Vega rocket this November. Instead of heading north into a polar orbit – as on previous flights – Vega will head eastwards and release the spaceplane into a suborbital path reaching all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Navy Says Farewell To The C-9 Skytrain II Aircraft

Last Of The Airplanes Retired In Late June

Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, AZ.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Students To Launch The Future Of Colorado Aerospace On Saturday

College Interns From United Launch Alliance (ULA) And Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., K-12 Students To Launch The Largest Rocket In Colorado

More than 100 students of all ages will put their rockets and payloads on display high above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, during the seventh annual Student Rocket Launch on Saturday, July 26.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

PA State Police Get First Two Of Six Bell 407GXs

Aircraft Will Fly Missions Throughout The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania

The first two of six Bell 407GX helicopters have been delivered to the Pennsylvania State Police. They will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol and will serve citizens throughout the Commonwealth.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Air Tractor Briefs Congressional Staff On Importance of EX-IM Bank

Briefing Organized By GAMA And Other Business Interests

Jim Hirsch, President of Air Tractor, Inc., and a GAMA board member, briefed staff of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday on the Export-Import Bank’s importance to small businesses. The briefing was organized by GAMA, the Coalition for Employment through Exports, the Small Business Exporters Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Boeing And Corpus Christi Army Depot Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

Public-Private Agreement Supports Apache And Chinook Helicopters

Boeing and Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) are celebrating 10 years of partnering on the repair and overhaul of U.S. Army AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The public-private partnership ensures aircraft readiness and availability by supporting the overhaul of complex parts such as transmissions and gear boxes serviced at the depot.

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