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2013-12-02 12:20:53

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first for the U.S. Air Force, an industry team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully conducted a high-fidelity virtual aerial refueling demonstration, networking geographically dispersed flight simulators and providing a realistic simulation of an air-to-air refueling process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The Air Force Air Mobility Command has pursued integrating the...

2013-09-18 16:20:40

-Support and maintenance of global C-17 fleet continues through Boeing's Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will complete production of the C-17 Globemaster III and close the C-17 final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif. in 2015. "Ending C-17 production was a very difficult but necessary decision," said Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space &...

2013-04-11 08:21:33

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has completed production install F117 engine deliveries for the U.S. Air Force, marking more than 20 years of successfully powering the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The engines were recently shipped to Triumph Aerostructures in Dallas, Texas for nacelle installation and will then ship to Boeing's final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif., to be installed in the...

2013-02-21 08:20:42

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's F117 engine, the exclusive power for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, recently exceeded 10 million engine flight hours. At the same time, the C-17 exceeded 2.5 million flight hours while supporting military and humanitarian mission in support of U.S. and allied troops around the globe. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This milestone is a testament to the...

2013-02-04 08:20:34

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has delivered the first 10 F117 engines to Boeing to power a fleet of C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force. India's Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. The first of these C-17 aircraft is now going through a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base...

2011-06-20 07:48:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- The United Arab Emirates Air Force recently received its first C-17 Globemaster III, powered exclusively by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. The UAE Air Force is slated to receive a total of six C-17s by 2012. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. The UAE Air Force received its first new C-17 in a ceremony at Boeing's final assembly site in Long Beach, California in mid May. "We are proud to...

2011-06-20 07:22:00

PARIS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that India's Ministry of Defence has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifters exclusively powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. According to the agreement, India will take delivery of its C-17s in 2013 and 2014. "We are delighted that the Indian Air Force has...

2011-06-15 07:07:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that India's Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with the U.S. government to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifters. The Foreign Military Sale - approved by the U.S. Congress in May 2010 - establishes India as the C-17's largest international customer. According to the agreement, India will take delivery of its C-17s in 2013 and 2014. "The C-17 will elevate India's leadership in the...

2011-03-09 06:01:00

FORTH WORTH, Texas, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract from The Boeing Company for the development of the C-17 Replacement Head Up Display ("RHUD") for the United States Air Force. The contract also contains options for Recurring Production, Depot Support and Repairs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080408/300488 ) The C-17 provides rapid strategic...

2011-03-09 04:18:00

HAIFA, Israel, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced today that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a contract from The Boeing Company for the development of the C-17 Replacement Head Up Display ("RHUD") for the United States Air Force. The contract, which is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems, also contains options for Recurring Production and Repairs. (Logo:...