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Cessna XLS Lands At World's Highest Airport

Posted: 04/23/2009 - High altitude operations for any aircraft are the most difficult due to the lower density air which results in much higher ground speeds for takeoff and landing than at lower altitudes.

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Boeing Willing To Split Tanker Deal

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Boeing Co.'s top defense executive said Wednesday the company will support splitting a $35 billion contract with rival Northrop Grumman Corp. for new Air Force refueling jets

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Safety Board Objects To FAA Secrecy On Bird Data

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Federal safety officials are objecting to the Federal Aviation Administration's proposal to make secret its data on when and where collisions between birds and airplanes take place.

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Northrop Grumman 1st Quarter Profit Up Nearly 50 Percent

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Northrop Grumman Corp. says its first quarter profit rose by nearly 50%, boosted by higher sales of its electronic systems and progress made in its shipbuilding sector. It raised its full year outlook.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry Growing

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The unmanned aerial vehicle industry is seen as an emerging market. UAVs, for short, could be a part of the answer for Wichita’s aircraft industry, which is currently going through one of its worst slumps.

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NTSB Wants Light Plane Grounded

Posted: 04/14/2009 - Federal safety officials want to ground a type of light sport plane they say breaks apart in flight.

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Local Effects On Boeing Production Cuts

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Sluggish demand for Boeing-built planes will eventually catch up with its production rates. The question is, how will these cuts affect work in Wichita?

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New Task Force Formed To Curb Bird Strikes

Updated: 04/10/2009 - It's called a miracle -- a commercial aircraft making a "successful water landing" after striking a flock of birds. Now that so-called lucky strike is putting the focus on potential problems in the air capital...

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Boeing Cutting Some Production Rates

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Boeing says it's cutting production of some jetliners next year because of weak market conditions amid the global economic slowdown.

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Report: Kuwaiti Firm Bidding On Textron, Cessna

Updated: 04/09/2009 - A consortium of United Arab Emirates companies and a Kuwaiti firm is close to a deal to buy US aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor Textron Inc, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Thursday.

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New Tanker Competition Slated For Summer

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to try again this summer to pick a defense contractor to build a badly needed replacement for the Air Force's 50-year-old fleet of aerial refueling planes.

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Eclipse Owners Want Hawker To Maintain Jets

Posted: 04/07/2009 - A group of Eclipse 500 owners are in negotiations with Hawker Beechcraft Corp. to maintain and upgrade about 260 jets that were produced by the former Eclipse Aviation Corp.

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