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Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

More Boeing P-8A Poseidons are headed for U.S. Navy service, thanks to a $1.9 billion contract for 11 of the anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft announced by the manufacturer yesterday. The new order will take the total fleet to 24. This third low-rate initial production award follows two last year that totaled 13 aircraft. Boeing [...]

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Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

India’s air force has agreed to purchase 22 Apache AH-64D multirole combat helicopters from Boeing in a deal worth an estimated $1.4 billion, according to a story by Jen DiMascio published Monday in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. “The financial bid for attack helos was opened some time last week, and since Russia had withdrawn [...]

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Flight Attendant’s Gun Goes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

A day after a flight attendant’s gun accidentally went off in Philadelphia International Airport early yesterday, more information about the gun’s owner surfaced Monday, according to NBC10 Philadelphia’s Dan Stamm. The regional airline flight attendant who said she forgot she had a loaded weapon in her luggage when she arrived for work Sunday morning faced [...]

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Airbus, Sinopec to Develop Chinese Alternative Aviation Fuel

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Airbus and the China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., one of China’s biggest energy companies and better known as Sinopec, today announced they are developing and promoting renewable aviation fuel production for regular commercial use in China. Sinopec is the instrumental partner in helping the Central Government to establish a Chinese airworthiness certification for alternative aviation fuels made [...]

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U.S. Airline Finally Receives Dreamliner

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

After a years-long delay, United Airlines received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a ceremony at Everett., Wash. The airline becomes the first North American carrier  to fly the long-awaited 787, the maker’s composite twin jet. Five airlines, including launch customer ANA, have already taken delivery of their first Dreamliners. United has announced it [...]

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Farrell’s Crash Remembered 40 Years Later

Sep 24, 2012 2 Comments

In one of the worst air show crashes in U.S. history, a Canadair Sabre Mark 5 slammed into a busy Farrell’s ice cream parlor in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 24, 1972. The accident claimed the lives of 22 people, including many children, and injured 28 others, the pilot among them. A ceremony marking the 40th [...]

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Wingman to the Aces

Sep 21, 2012 3 Comments

Lt. Floyd Fulkerson: Ultimate Wingman By John Dejanovich There are no great aces without great wingmen and young Lt. Floyd Fulkerson from Little Rock, Arkansas, was one of those wingmen. Although he had four confirmed victories, so he was nearly an ace himself, he sees his primary contribution to the war effort to have been [...]

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Stinson AT-19 Free Online Drawing

Sep 21, 2012 2 Comments

William Wylam was a wildly prolific and talented draftsman and, through the years, Flight Journal readers have benefited from Air Age Media’s archive of the drawings he did for us back in the 1930s and 1940s. This month, we happened upon drawings of the Stinson AT-19, the WW II version of the Reliant that served [...]

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