Air Force

Textron Aviation Announces Order For 10 Cessna Skyhawk Aircraft

Textron Aviation today announced an order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus, expanding the school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 20. The aircraft will help support the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. The Cessna Skyhawk is designed …

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Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

CH-47F Block II Chinook

Boeing and the U.S. Army have signed a $136 million contract for the first CH-47F Block II Chinooks. The Army exercised options for four contracted CH-47F Block II Chinooks with the aircraft scheduled for delivery beginning 2023. Separately, the Army awarded Boeing a $29 million advanced procurement contract for the …

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Saab Delivers for the T-7A Flight Test Program

Saab has shipped its third aft airframe section for use in the T-7A Red Hawk flight test program for the United States Air Force. The shipment on 10 September 2021 was from Saab’s Linköping site in Sweden to Boeing in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and arrived there a few days …

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Bell Boeing Begin Nacelle Improvement on Air Force CV-22

The first Air Force CV-22 Osprey designated for nacelle improvement modifications arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center on Sept. 21. The aircraft is part of an ongoing process by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA) (together referred to as “Bell Boeing”) to further …

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