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AGENCIES URGE PUBLIC NOT TO FLY DRONES OVER OR NEAR WILDFIRES TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS AND DISRUPTION OF SUPPRESSION OPERATIONS

July 5, 2015 BEND, Ore., July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland unit issued the following news release:After members of the...

HUMBOLDT-TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST ASKS PUBLIC TO JOIN IN WILDFIRE SAFETY EFFORTS

July 5, 2015 SPARKS, Nev., July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - issued the following press release:With the Fourth of July weekend approaching amid record-bre...

US Navy retires Prowler electronic attack aircraft after close to 45 years' service

July 5, 2015 FULL TEXTThe US Navy (USN) retired from service the last of its Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic attack (EA) aircraft during a three-day 'sundown' ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington state...

GECAS launches Boeing 737-800NG passenger-to-freighter conversion program

July 5, 2015

GECAS plans to convert up to 20 of its Boeing 737-800NG passenger aircraft to freighters. AEI Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.

Raytheon and Bombardier team up with Lockheed Martin for JSTARS program

July 5, 2015 Embracing the US government's desire for strong industry partnerships, the Lockheed Martin-led team will provide the Air Force capabilities superior to the current JSTARS. The team will also deliver a true open system...

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to open office at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley

July 5, 2015 The Mobile facility will serve to strengthen Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's existing international support network. "This decision reflects our commitment to support customers locally and expand our relationship with Airbus,...

Bombardier signs five-year heavy maintenance agreement with Mesa Air Group

July 5, 2015 Under this contract, which extends to 2020, Bombardier will perform all heavy maintenance tasks for the airline's fleet of CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft at its service centres in Macon, Georgia, Bridgeport, West Virginia...

Boeing delivers C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training simulator to US Air Force

July 5, 2015 Boeing completed the first of these centers in 1992 at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., including one aircrew simulator during the program's beginnings. Since then, the company and Air Force have establish...

Northrop Grumman to deliver anti-missile system to Air National Guard and AFRC

July 5, 2015 Under the terms of the $31.7 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver three modernized third-generation pods, which are based on the Northrop Grumman Guardian system that was developed for the Department of Hom...

Argentine Tucano crashes, explosion reported

July 4, 2015 An Argentine Air Force (FAA) Embraer EMB-312 Tucano basic trainer crashed on 29 June in Arroyito, Cordoba.The aircraft was performing an instruction flight from the Military Aviation School (EMA) located in Cordoba. B...

Boeing delivers C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training simulator to US Air Force

July 4, 2015 Boeing completed the first of these centers in 1992 at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., including one aircrew simulator during the program's beginnings. Since then, the company and Air Force have establish...

RESERVE, GUARD TANKERS IMPROVE SAFETY WITH PODS

July 4, 2015 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., July 3 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release:The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are scheduled to receive three new system pods that will allow tankers to safely...

UPGRADED AWACS PLATFORM TESTED AT NORTHERN EDGE

July 4, 2015 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska, July 1 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release:Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a bat...

INDIAN PATENT OFFICE PUBLISHED PATENT OF THE BOEING COMPANY TITLED AS "AIRCRAFT CARGO COMPARTMENT CONTAINER CRANE SYSTEM"

July 4, 2015

Application No. 706/DELNP/2015 was published on 26 Jun 2015 by the Indian Patent Office.

Title of the invention: AIRCRAFT CARGO COMPARTMENT CONTAINER CRANE SYSTEM

New report claims F-35 outclassed by 40 year-old F-16, government disagrees

July 4, 2015 When the United States government awarded the contract for the F-35 to Lockheed-Martin in 2001, it was with the understanding that the aircraft would be capable of serving as a replacement for multiple aircraft curren...

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