Steve Costley

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In Brief: Orders And Updates From Farnborough 1
In Brief: Orders And Updates From Farnborough
In Brief: Orders And Updates From Farnborough
SpeedNews Briefs for July 15
Bombardier Unveils High-Density Q400 That Seats Up To 86 Passengers 

Bombardier Aerospace has launched an extra-capacity seating configuration option for the Q400 NextGen that adds up to 14 seats to the cabin to allow operators to carry a maximum of 86 passengers.

Thailand-based Nok Air, the launch carrier for the newly configured Q400the launch customer, has placed a firm order for two of these high-capacity aircraft. The airline also holds two options and purchase rights on an additional four. The total list value of the deal is approximately $258 million.

UAE’s Mubadala Signs New Deals With Boeing, Airbus 

Mubadala Development Company has signed cooperation agreements with both Boeing and Airbus at the Dubai air show.

With Boeing, the company announced a new strategic agreement that will provide the opportunity to supply as much as $2.5 billion in advanced composites and machined metals for Boeing’s commercial aircraft programs, including the 787 and 777X, as a Tier 1 supplier.

Bombardier Launches Extra Seat Option for Q400
New option adds up to 14 more seats, can accommodate 86.
Mubadala Signs New Agreements with Boeing, Airbus
Boeing and Mubadala Development Company announced a new strategic agreement at the Dubai air show
 
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Mar 31, 2015
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Operation Decisive Storm -- Air Power Over Yemen 4

A Saudi-led coalition of Middle Eastern and African states has started a major air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. We take a look at the air assets assembled for Operation Decisive Storm....More
Mar 27, 2015
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U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 7

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015
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Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

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Mar 24, 2015
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NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015
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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015
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Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More

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