Daily Archives: March 4, 2008
When Avro Vulcan XH558 returned to the skies on 18th October 2007, it was widely expected that a major sponsor would come forward to support her return to the Air Display circuit this summer.
Unfortunately, potential sponsors have drawn in… Continue reading
Dresden, 04Â MarchÂ 2008
Turkish Airlines took delivery of the second of its three Airbus A310-300Fs at EADS EFWÂ´s facility in Dresden, Germany. The airframe bearing the Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 478 was formerly operated by the Turkish airline itself as a… Continue reading
Military Transport Aircraft EADS MTA successfully performs the first in-flight wet contact of its Air Refuelling Boom System.
Madrid, 04Â MarchÂ 2008
The first in-flight wet contact of the EADS MTA Air Refuelling Boom System (ARBS) has successfully been performed using an F-16 aircraft.
This advanced boom system, installed on an Airbus A310 used as a flight test bed, performed… Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, March 04, 2008 — A team led by Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to demonstrate initial technologies for a new spacecraft system architecture concept.
A $12,891,049 cost-plus-fixed-fee, 12-month Phase… Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, March 04, 2008 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today made public a request for an immediate debriefing from U.S. Air Force officials on the KC-X tanker competition.
As of today, the company has yet to receive a… Continue reading
EVERETT, Wash., March 03, 2008 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] Friday delivered its 700th Boeing 777 airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), to International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) and its customer, Cathay Pacific Airways. The 777 Program reached this milestone… Continue reading