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Boeing Upgrades to Keep B-1 Bomber Soaring for Decades to Come

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ABILENE, Texas, April 30, 2015 – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] B-1B Lancer celebrates its soon to be 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base this week – marking one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s B-1 team ushers the supersonic bomber into the digital age with new upgrades. The latest upgrade, a trio of updates known as the integrated battle station, are ensuring the B-1 meets today’s mission requirements and further establishes… (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Boeing Delivers Cathay Pacific Airways' 50th 777-300ER

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EVERETT, Wash., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated today the delivery of the airline's 50th 777-300ER (Extended Range). With this delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 777s in operation, which also includes 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more 777-300ERs this year and is one of the launch customers for the 777X with 21 777-9X airplanes on order. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

USAF reveals X-37B's next mission

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For the first time U.S. Air Force has revealed next mission of its secretive X-37B spaceplane, an unmanned reusable spacecraft developed by Boeing. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Canada sends DART team to quake ravaged Nepal

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OTTAWA -- Members of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team will be deployed immediately to earthquake-stricken Nepal, federal officials announced on Saturday. DART members from Canadian Forces Base Trenton will be heading to Nepal, along with civilian political and humanitarian personnel from Foreign Affairs. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

"Tesla in the skies": Airbus to build E-Fan electric plane, due for take-off in 2017

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Airbus hopes to do for aviation what Tesla has done for motoring as the aircraft manufacturer commits to building its all-electric E-Fan plane. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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