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Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions Redelivers First 757-200ASF

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) announced today the first redelivery of its Alcoa-SIE Cargo Conversions 757-200ASF freighter conversion program. The converted freighter (MSN 24235) was redelivered to Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management. The redelivery of our initial 757-200 freighter conversion is a very important step in the program. We look forward to providing world-class product...

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Temperature Sensors / Detectors / Transducers

Ametek Aerospace & Defense Selected to Provide Hydraulic System Sensor Suite for A400m

WILMINGTON MA- AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has been selected by CESA (Compañia Española de Sistemas Aeronauticos, SA) to provide a group of sensors for the hydraulic system aboard Airbus A400M military airlifter. The sensor package includes level sensors, low-level warning switches, visual indicators, pressure transducers, and temperature sensors. AMETEK Aerospace & Defense was selected...

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Helicopters

Turkey Orders 17 S-70B SEAHAWK Helicopters

STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 3 // -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today it has signed an agreement which makes effective a contract with the Ministry of National Defense, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) of the Government of Turkey for 17 new S-70B SEAHAWK(R) helicopters. First deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2009. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp....

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Miscellaneous Management Systems

Boeing Flies C-130 AMP Aircraft for First Time

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) today announced the successful first flight of the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) aircraft. The flight took place on Sept. 19 as part of the most comprehensive C-130 avionics modification ever conducted. The first C-130 AMP aircraft, designated H2, successfully completed its maiden flight from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio,...

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Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers First New Production UH-60M BLACK HAWK Helicopter to U.S. Army

STRATFORD, Conn., July 31 // -- In a rollout ceremony attended by hundreds of government officials, military personnel, and employees, Sikorsky Aircraft launched a new era today with delivery of the U.S. Army's first production UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter. Sikorsky is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. With a new airframe, avionics and propulsion system, the UH-60M is the latest and...

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Team JCA's First Aircraft Debuts at Royal International Air Tattoo
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Team JCA's First Aircraft Debuts at Royal International Air Tattoo

RAF FAIRFORD, U.K., July 18, 2006 // -- Team JCA -- led by Raytheon Company with EADS CASA North America -- debuted its first Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA), a C-295 military transport, at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) held at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, this past weekend. Team JCA last month submitted two bids to the JCA joint program office. The bids are centered on EADS CASA's...

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Aircraft

Boeing KC-767A Tanker Logs 100th Test Flight

ST. LOUIS, July 13 / -- The Boeing (NYSE:BA) KC-767A Tanker reached another significant milestone this week when it logged its 100th test flight. The accomplishment occurred while performing U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification stall and climb testing in Seattle, Wash. To date, the tanker has accumulated about 330 flight hours in its extensive flight test program. Completing 100...

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Livery Change Enhances Airplane Performance

SEATTLE, July 10 / -- The Boeing (NYSE:BA) 787 program has made a subtle but important change to the airplane's livery to enhance airplane performance. By developing a method for maintaining a smooth flow of air -- called laminar flow -- over more area on the 787 nacelle inlet, Boeing is able to reduce aircraft drag and fuel consumption. The 787 nacelle has a tightly controlled smooth surface to...

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Gyroplane offers stability of regular plane.
Aircraft

Gyroplane offers stability of regular plane.

Fully-enclosed Xenon is comprised of composite self-supporting cell with reinforcements at each stress point. Upper and lower windows, large windows in each door, and wraparound windshield provide optimum visibility. Cabin is 50 in., wide with adjustable bucket seats that can be removed to reveal 8.8 cu-ft storage compartment. Propulsion is ensured by HIRTH F30 102 hp motor with forced cooling...

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