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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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Leidos Gets $117M FAA GEO 7 Satellite Development Task Order

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential 14-year, $117 million task order to build a seventh-generation geostationary Earth orbit satellite in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS works to augment the GPS Standard Positioning Service to ensure the safety of flight operations, the company said …

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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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Raytheon Lands $73M Award to Update FAA Air Traffic Control Automation System

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $73 million contract modification from the Federal Aviation Administration to update a computer system that works to help air traffic controllers manage airspace. The company said Tuesday it will conduct the first technical refresh of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System in an effort to facilitate …

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FAA, Harris Vet Chris Metts Named Deloitte Federal Practice Specialist Exec

Chris Metts, formerly vice president of global aviation and air traffic management at Harris (NYSE: HRS), has joined Deloitte Consulting’s federal government practice as a specialist executive. Metts will lead Deloitte’s growth efforts in the federal transportation sector, particularly in the aviation segment, with a focus on leveraging big data, …

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Boeing, Partner Eye Standard 3D Printing Processes for Titanium

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 22, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will work with Switzerland-based technology company Oerlikon on a project to develop standard 3D printing processes and materials using metal, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The partnership aims to create standard titanium additive manufacturing methods and qualify suppliers that produce the metallic components in line …

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Report: Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker Eyed for FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft is anticipated to receive a supplemental type certificate for its military-specific components soon, following the Federal Aviation Administration‘s award of an amended type certificate in December, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Military Times reported Thursday that Gen. Carlton Everhart, head of Air …

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Boeing Secures FAA Registration for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Prototype

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — The Federal Aviation Administration has assigned a registration number to Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the company’s proposed unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy as the future MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based autonomous tanker, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Boeing secured the FAA registration number N234MQ for its T1 drone prototype, which it …

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