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  • Air Force Accepts MH-139A Grey Wolf Test Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Accepts MH-139A Grey Wolf Test Aircraft

    The U.S. Air Force has accepted four Boeing-built MH-139A Grey Wolf test aircraft for use in testing the military capabilities of the platform as the service approaches Milestone C review for the aircraft program. The move came weeks after Boeing finalized the Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certification in order for the aircraft to reach […] More

  • Boeing Gets FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for KC-46 Tanker - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Gets FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for KC-46 Tanker

    Boeing has completed the Federal Aviation Administration's airworthiness accreditation for the KC-46 tanker program after the company received a supplemental type certificate for the aircraft. The company said Tuesday its team kicked off in 2015 a series of ground, lab and flight tests to evaluate the performance of the aircraft's boom and drogue systems for aerial refueling […] More

  • Boeing Completes KC-46 Tanker Flight Test for FAA Supplemental Type Certificate - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Completes KC-46 Tanker Flight Test for FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

    Boeing has completed the flight tests of its KC-46 aircraft for a Federal Aviation Administration certificate after a refueling and communications exercise with a C-17 Globemaster III. The company said Thursday it will submit the flight test data and results for the FAA’s review for the award of the Supplemental Type Certificate. The STC tests for […] More

  • Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Tests for KC-46 Tanker Supplemental Type Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Tests for KC-46 Tanker Supplemental Type Certification

    Boeing has completed fuel on-load tests needed for Federal Aviation Administration certification of the company’s refueling tanker aircraft. KC-46 received 540,600 pounds of fuel and performed 68 contacts with other tankers as part of the pre-Supplemental Type Certificate test series, Boeing said Wednesday. The recent flight test lasted for three hours and forty eight minutes, during which a KC-46 transferred […] More

  • Gen. Carlton Everhart: Boeing-Built KC-46 Tanker On Track for Military Equipment Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gen. Carlton Everhart: Boeing-Built KC-46 Tanker On Track for Military Equipment Certification

    Gen. Carlton Everhart, head of the U.S. Air Force‘s Air Mobility Command, has said that the Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft is slated to obtain approval for its military equipment, Military Times reported Thursday. Everhart told Air Force Times during a visit to Boeing’s Washington state facility that the company and the Federal Aviation Administration could finish the required […] More

  • FAA Approves Boeing KC-46 Tanker Configuration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FAA Approves Boeing KC-46 Tanker Configuration

    Boeing has obtained an amended type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for the 767-2C airframe configuration of company-built KC-46 military tanker aircraft. The company said Thursday it conducted a series of analyses and laboratory, ground and flight tests to verify the performance of KC-46 components that include avionics, fuel system and auto-flight and environmental control systems. 767-2C is a modified version […] More

  • L3 Gets FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for 'Longsword' Digital Avionics, Cockpit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 Gets FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for ‘Longsword’ Digital Avionics, Cockpit

    The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a supplemental type certificate to L3 Technologies‘ modified digital avionics and cockpit for the AT-802L Longsword aircraft. The certification allows L3 to equip the missionized aircraft with a cockpit that consists of a Garmin G600 glass panel system, air data computer, attitude/heading reference system, digital intercommunication system, dual-screen displays and the Electronic Standby Instrument System, said Thursday. […] More

  • NASA Picks Tempus Applied Solutions to Help Modify Gulfstream IV Jet for Oceanic Studies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Picks Tempus Applied Solutions to Help Modify Gulfstream IV Jet for Oceanic Studies

    Tempus Applied Solutions has been awarded a contract from NASA to help modify a Gulfstream Aerospace-built business aircraft that the agency plans to use to conduct aerial surveys of coral reef ecosystems worldwide. The contract calls for Tempus to also apply for a supplemental type certification  from the Federal Aviation Administration to alter a Gulfstream IV jet for NASA, the company said Tuesday. The company seeks to perform […] More

  • Cobham Teams Up With 4 Firms to Seek Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-800 Certifications for Broadband Terminal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Teams Up With 4 Firms to Seek Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-800 Certifications for Broadband Terminal

    Cobham's satellite communications business has teamed up with four companies to draft the Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate to facilitate the use of the Aviator 300 SwiftBroadband system onboard Shenzhen Airlines' Boeing 737-800 fleet The Cobham-built Aviator 300 terminal has an intermediate gain antenna and works to support broadband connectivity with data transmission of up to 332 […] More

  • FAA Certifies Avionica-Made Satlink Communications Module - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FAA Certifies Avionica-Made Satlink Communications Module

    The Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Avionica-made satellite data link platform for installation on Boeing 777 commercial planes. Avionica said Thursday it obtained an FAA supplemental type certificate for the company’s Iridium-based satLINK MAX flight communications technology. The clearance indicates that Avionica’s platform meets RTCA/DO-262A design standards for aircraft voice and data systems designed […] More

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