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February 10, 2011

New Bell Facility Will Be Dedicated To Kiowa Warrior

Production Facility Will Be Home To 'A2D' Upgrade Program

The newest flight hangar at Bell Helicopter's Military Aircraft Assembly and Delivery Center in Amarillo, TX Bell Helicopter has been officially designated for work specifically supporting the U.S. Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior program. 

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Pratt & Whitney F117 Engine Exceeds 8 Million Flight Hours

Installation On C-17 Globemaster III Boosts The Engine's Workload

The engine which powers the C-17 Globemaster III recently exceeded eight million hours of flight time, as the aircraft itself went over the two million flight hour milestone.

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Classic Aero-TV: History You Can Touch -- The Douglas A-26B Invader at Oshkosh

Big, Beautiful, Beastly, Twin Served America Well

It was a big bad beautiful twin... unless you were on the other side... then you might have thought it a bit of bad news. History tells us that the Douglas A-26 Invader series, otherwise known as the B-26 between 1948–1965, was a multi-engine light attack bomber built by Douglas Aircraft. The bird saw principle use during World War II but also saw service for decades afterwards... including the ignominious Bay of Pigs invasion. Highly modified aircraft continued to serve the US through 1969.

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Bidding Irregularities Lead Britain To Scrap SAR Helicopter Program

Problems Discovered In The Contract That Was Awarded Last Year

An $11 billion program for Search and Rescue helicopter services in the U.K. was dumped on Tuesday after the winning contractor owned up to irregularities in the bidding process.

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