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Boeing has flown its ecoDemonstrator 757 airplane using a green diesel product designed to produce 80 percent less carbon emissions than traditional petroleum aviation fuel. The company said Friday it collaborated with NASA and TUI Group to conduct a test flight of the aircraft Wednesday from Seattle to the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, […] More
The U.S. Marine Corps has completed an initial operational test of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II multirole fighter aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney-built F135 engines on board a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. The six F-35B fighter planes were able to carry out at least 100 takeoffs and landings during the 10-day flight demonstration, Pratt […] More
NASA has teamed up with a number of organizations for its research and development program intended to help bolster future aircraft performance through the use of composite materials. NASA started the advanced composites project in an effort to reduce the amount of time spent on product development and certification by 30 percent for composites infused into aeronautics applications,” […] More
Rachel Decker is marketing director for the U.S. public sector at Hewlett Packard‘s enterprise services business and oversees the unit’s content strategy, communications and marketing campaigns in the federal, state and local markets. She served as senior manager of the company’s global public affairs communications organization before she took her current role in October 2011. […] More
Exelon has begun construction work on a natural gas-fired power plant in Harford County, Maryland, that will have a generating capacity of 120 megawatts. The company awarded Pratt & Whitney‘s power systems business a contract to build an aeroderivative gas turbine generator for the plant. Ron DeGregorio, president of Exelon Power, said Monday that the business […] More
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have developed a new airplane powered by supersonic combustion ramjet and intended to fly at speeds of more than five times the speed of sound. The X-51A WaveRider achieved a speed of Mach 5.1 for three and a half minutes during its fourth flight test May 1 and exceed […] More
Lockheed Martin tested its new F-35B short take-off and vertical landing fighter at Edwards“™ Air Force Base in California on August 15, reports Dave Majumdar for Flight Global.   U.S. Naval Air Systems Command“™s new Aircraft BF-2 is a variety of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It was put through 27 engine air start tests which included […] More
The Air Force will test an hypersonic unmanned experimental aircraft Tuesday to see if it can sustain hypersonic speed for nearly five minutes, the Los Angeles Times reports. W.J. Hennigan reports the X-51A WaveRider is scheduled to fly from Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, up to a distance of about 50,000 feet […] More
Boeing recently demonstrated and tested propulsion features on an orbital control engine for the company’s commercial crew spacecraft, the company announced Wednesday. Tests occurred at NASA“™s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, part of the second phase of the agency“™s Commercial Crew Development program. The company used space shuttle program equipment to assess the […] More
ATK helped the National Reconnaissance Office launch a United Launch Delta IV rocket by providing composite and propulsion technologies, the company announced Friday. The Arlington, Va.-based aerospace firm gave nine support products for the launch, including graphite epoxy motors to help deliver the rocket payload into Earth“™s orbit. The company produced the technology for the […] More
  Northrop Grumman, IBM, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and Rockwell Collins hosted the 8th Annual Defense Logistics Awards. The ceremony took place in concurrence with the annual Defense Logistics conference, produced by Worldwide Business Research. “It“™s always great to see the collaboration between different DoD services and contractors,” said Jarrett Spagnoli, executive director of Defense Logistics. “Defense […] More
Defense industry experts are bracing for a major consolidation after public comments last Tuesday from Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security division, fueled rumors that the company might consider a merger with Northrop Grumman. However, a Boeing-Northrop merger would put almost half of all defense work in the hands of one giant […] More
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