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Boeing’s KC-46 Aerial Tanker Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 6, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker program has received a supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration to mark the completion of the agency’s airworthiness review of the aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the accreditation is the culmination of a series of ground, …

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SPA Taps Space & Defense Vet Pamela Melroy as Board Member; William Vantine Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 31, 2018 — Systems Planning and Analysis unveiled earlier this month that Pamela Melroy, a former Space Shuttle commander at NASA and retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined the company’s board of directors, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 21. “Colonel Melroy brings unique and extensive experience in space, hypersonics and …

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Boeing-Sikorsky Team’s SB-1 Defiant Coaxial Helicopter Registered With FAA as S-100

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 10, 2018 — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has registered with the Federal Aviation Administration a proposed coaxial helicopter that it is developing with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The proposed SB-1 Defiant has been registered as S-100 with FAA five …

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Northrop’s Rolling Meadows Repair Station Receives FAA Award for Aviation Maintenance Training

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) repair station in Rolling Meadows, Ill., an Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence in recognition of the maintenance training and safety operations at the station, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said …

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Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures Invests in Urban Logistics Drone Builder Matternet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 28, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), through its venture capital arm, has invested in North Fair Oaks, Calif.-based Matternet, which builds unmanned aerial vehicles for urban logistics use, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Boeing said Tuesday HorizonX Ventures led a Series A funding round that raised $16 million to support …

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Raytheon Integrates Navigation Payload for FAA Air Traffic Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 25, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has equipped the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System network with a navigation payload that will work to address ionospheric disturbances, timing issues and minor orbit changes that could impact GPS satellite signals, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it has …

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Boeing Anticipates FAA Airworthiness Certification for KC-46 After Flight Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed tests required for the KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to secure a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in efforts to establish airworthiness, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the tanker underwent tests including validation of the boom and drogue …

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Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Certification Tests on KC-46 Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has worked with the U.S. Air Force to complete fuel on-load tests on its KC-46 aerial tanker aircraft as part of the certification process with the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Supplemental Type Certificate process …

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Field Aerospace-Led Team to Update Air Force T-1A Trainer Avionics Under $156M Contract

A Field Aerospace-led industry team has secured a potential seven-year, $155.7 million contract to modernize avionics of the U.S. Air Force‘s 178 T-1A  Jayhawk trainer aircraft and 30 training systems. Field Aerospace said Wednesday it will work with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL),  FlightSafety International and  Nextant Aerospace to implement a turnkey avionics modification effort that covers development, certification, …

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Thales to Help NASA Develop UAS Traffic Mgmt Concepts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2018 — Thales will collaborate with NASA to develop concepts on a traffic management platform for unmanned aircraft systems in an effort to accelerate their integration into the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the Space Act Agreement with NASA, which could generate jobs in …

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