Second Turkish Peace Eagle 737 Delivered to TAI

TUSAS AIRCRAFT Industries (TAI) took delivery at its facility in Ankara, Turkey, on October 2 of the second Boeing 737 for conversion by TAI under the Peace Eagle airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) programme for the Turk Hava Kuwetleri (THK -Turkish Air Force). The aircraft, Boeing 737-7ES N362BJ/1979 (c/n 33964), left Sussex County Airport, at Georgetown, Delaware, on September 29, routing via Bangor, Maine, and Rome/Ciampino, Italy, before arriving in Ankara on October 2.

Although the first aircraft, N356BJ/1614 (c/n 33962), was converted by Boeing in the USA, the remaining three of the four on firm order will be

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Korean Defence Programmes Moving Ahead

OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED on June 17 that five manufacturers had submitted bids by the June 15 deadline for participation in the S2 billion Korean Multi-role Helicopter (KMH) programme, which will see the Republic of Korea develop and build an eventual total of 500 multi-role helicopters. Proposals came from AgustaWestland (based on the AB139), Bell (UH-1Y/AH-1Z), Boeing (AH-64D), Eurocopter (Tiger) and Sikorsky (UH-60).

Two or three competitors will be shortlisted at the end of July and a winner will be chosen in September to enter a partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries for the six-year development phase. Initially, a military utility variant will

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JUMBO CHECK OUT! Flying the Boeing 747-400

With my left hand I advance four stubby thrust levers, while my right holds the control column forward to give good traction to the nose-wheel I am steering with my feet. Quietly, thirty yards behind, the low background whistle rises as our big fans spool up.

«Engines stable» calls the Captain, so my middle finger squeezes the TOGA [Take Off / Go Around] button. The autothrottle engages, there is the briefest of pauses, and the thrust levers sweep smartly forward, quickly increasing the whine to a scream, itself immediately engulfed in a soft, strong roar of wind as the great

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Boeing Delivers First KC-767 to Japan

AFTER A 12-hour, non-stop delivery flight from McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas, to Gifu, Japan, on February 19-20, the first Boeing KC-767J for the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), 7-3601/N763TT (c/n 33844), was officially handed over to Itochu Corporation. Itochu, one of the largest general trading companies in Japan, is used as an intermediary for the majority of major Japanese defence purchases from overseas. After a final review by the Air Staff of the Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD), Itochu will deliver the aircraft to the MoD once the in-country acceptance processes are completed.

Delivery followed completion of Federal Aviation Administration

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Alternative View

Could liquified natural-gas fuel and hybrid-electric propulsion be the future of aviation?

Boeing’s 2035-timeframe Sugar Freeze combines cryogenic LNG fuel with advanced turbofans and BLI drag-reducing aft thruster.

What technologies could be available for an airliner entering service in 2045 that would not be ready in time for aircraft designed to be fielded in 2030? That is the question NASA asked when it awarded Boeing a year-long extension to its concept studies for «N+3»-generation airliners that could be flying in 2030-35.

In NASA’s vision, N+3 is three generations on from today’s 737 and 777. Boeing’s «N+4» study, the final results

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U.S. Navy tested upgraded fighter SUPER HORNET

U.S. Navy conducted tests upgraded version of the fighter F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, reports Flightglobal. Aircraft developed by South American aircraft manufacturing concern Boeing, received the title of Advanced Super Hornet. Military acknowledged tests held successful fighter. According to the manager of the project in the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Captain Frank Morley, acquired data will allow senators to determine with increasing orders for aircraft of the F/A-18E/F.

Currently, the U.S. Congress and the Senate are considering growing demands for Super Hornet fighter aircraft and electronic warfare E/A-18G Growler within the defense budget for 2015 money year (starts October 1, 2014).

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Advanced Super Hornet — fighter, developed by Boeing — competitor of F-35

Boeing has unveiled its own version of a stealth fighter Advanced Super Hornet. Earlier it was reported that the Navy Command of the United States plans to explore the option of adopting the stealth fighter version of Super Hornet, reports Aviationintel.com edition.   This modification has become the company’s response to the program from Boeing aircraft creation fifth-generation Lockheed Martin.   The principal feature of the aircraft Super Hornet is inherent in its design a set of measures aimed at ensuring the survival machines in combat criteria. U.S. Navy design used in step «balanced approach» to ensure the survival of

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«Boeing» and «Lockheed Martin» combine efforts to develop a new bomber

Boeing and Lockheed Martin again announced a partnership to create their own version of a promising distant bombers LRS-B (long-range strike bomber), October 25 flightglobal.com reports quoting the press release digging «Boeing». «Boeing» will be the general contractor, «Lockheed Martin» will act as a «priority of a team member.» The first time partnership, both companies said in 2008, then in 2010 it was suspended for a «better understanding of the U.S. government objectives for the project.» Rival group is a company Northrop Grumman, which produced a stealth bomber B-2. Company «Boeing» took part in the production of the outer part

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PRODUCTION SUPER HORNET FIGHTER completed in 2016

Copa Boeing aircraft manufacturing concern can in 2016 to close the establishment fighter F/A-18 Super Hornet, reports Reuters. This year, over the last delivery of the aircraft to customers. The concern is calculated to prolong production of fighter aircraft, received additional orders from the Pentagon and foreign countries, but sales forecasts until diversified. Concrete decision about the end of production F/A-18 is still pending. Expect to receive orders from the Pentagon is not necessary, as the authorities are intensively engaged in the municipal budget spending cuts, including embezzlement and the military. With the company expects that the fighter will be

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«Boeing» and «Lockheed Martin» combine efforts to develop a new bomber

Boeing and Lockheed Martin again announced a partnership to create their own version of a promising distant bombers LRS-B (long-range strike bomber), October 25 flightglobal.com reports quoting the press release digging «Boeing». «Boeing» will be the general contractor, «Lockheed Martin» will act as a «priority of a team member.» The first time partnership, both companies said in 2008, then in 2010 it was suspended for a «better understanding of the U.S. government objectives for the project.» Rival group is a company Northrop Grumman, which produced a stealth bomber B-2. Company «Boeing» took part in the production of the outer part

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