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Boeing, SMBC Aviation Capital Announce Order for 10 737 MAX 8s

SMBC Aviation Capital now has total of 90 737 MAX 8s on order LE BOURGET, France - Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world's largest aircraft lessors, announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8s today at the Paris Air Show. This deal adds to a 2014 order placed by the lessor for 80 737 MAX 8s for a total of 90 on order. Last year we placed the largest ever single order of 737...

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Boeing Starts Assembly of First 737 MAX

New single-aisle airplane on track for first delivery in third quarter 2017 RENTON, Wash.Â- — Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees in Renton, Wash., have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule. Last week, employees started to assemble the wings for the first 737 MAX flight test airplane. Wings are the first 737 components to be assembled in the Renton production process. Employees in Renton...

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French Air Force Adds Third Reaper to Fleet

Latest Aircraft Joins Two MQ-9 Reapers in Deployed Operations SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that it has delivered a third Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA to the French Ministry of Defense. Delivered less...

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Boeing Business Jets Announces Two Airplane Orders

Orders for BBJ, BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner First BBJ 787-9 delivered GENEVA,Â- – Boeing [NYSE:BA Business Jets announced today two new orders at the European Business Aviation Convention Exhibition in Geneva. Two undisclosed customers have selected a BBJ and a BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner. We are pleased to have such a strong start to 2015, and we know that these two customers will love their airplanes...

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Boeing Delivers Cathay Pacific Airways' 50th 777-300ER

Airline is Asia's largest 777-300ER operator EVERETT, Wash. –Â- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated today the delivery of the airline's 50(th) 777-300ER (Extended Range). With this delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 777s in operation, which also includes 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more 777-300ERs this year and is...

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Draken International to Offer Next Generation Upgrades for Aero L-39 Aircraft

Draken partners with Aero Vodochody and Williams International to provide L-39NG upgrades in the Americas LAKELAND, Fla.Â- – In an exclusive partnership with Aero Vodochody and Williams International, Draken International is now offering next generation upgrades on L-39 aircraft in the Americas. Based in Lakeland, FL, Draken International is a leading provider of tactical flight support as...

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Dassault to Feature Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000S at ABACE

SHANGHAI –Â- Dassault Aviation will feature the Falcon 7X very long range trijet and the new Falcon 2000S short-field twin at the Asian Business Aviation Conference Exhibition (ABACE), to be held at Hongqiao Airport inShanghai, China from April 14-16. Deliveries for Falcons remained very strong," said Oliver Villa, Senior VP, Civil aircraft at Dassault Aviation. "Deliveries for Falcons...

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Reconnaissance Systems

Aerial Camera Systems integrate with YouTube Live.

Equipped with Visual Positioning System, Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced can hold their positioning indoors without GPS and can take off and land with push of button. Controllers come paired with Lightbridge technology, which allows pilots to see what camera is seeing in HD (720p) at distance of up to 1 mile with almost no latency. Phantom 3 Professional can shoot 4K video at up to...

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Foamlinx and WeCutFoam Fabricating Elytron's Innovative VTOL Aircraft Prototype

Foamlinx LLC and WeCutFoam have collaborated with Elytron Aircraft LLC to fabricate Elytron’s newly designed two-seater VTOL (Vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft. The unique modern aircraft prototype was created by cutting and machining foam using CNC hot wire foam cutters as well as CNC routers. The foam cores Foamlinx created were covered by Elytron using carbon fiber prepmeg to produce an...

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Second Falcon 8X Joins Flight Test Campaign
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Second Falcon 8X Joins Flight Test Campaign

SAINT-CLOUD, France – The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key development milestones. Falcon 8X s/n 02 took to the skies from Dassault Aviation's Bordeaux-Merignac facility on Monday, March 30 at 3:24 PM local time with test pilots Herve Laverne and Etienne Faurdessus at the controls. The flight plan was similar...

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