Saturday, July 6, 2013

DCNewsroom most popular posts June 2013

1.) First KC-46A tanker aircraft taking shape at Boeing - Boeing workers in Everett, Wash. loaded a wing spar for the first U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker, starting production of that aircraft and achieving another milestone toward delivering 179 tankers during the next 14 years. [Full post]

2.) Plane crashes into water near Ocean City, Md. - Local boaters contacted the U.S. Coast Guard in Hampton Roads at approximately 4 p.m. EDT on June 30 reporting that a plane had crashed approximately 500 yards offshore of Ocean City, Md. [Full post]

3.) Third UK F-35 arrives at Eglin Air Force Base - The third LockheedMartin F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) Lightning II for the United Kingdom arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in June where it will be used for pilot and maintainer training. [Full post]

4.) NASA launch will produce lithium gas clouds in clear skies - NASA made several attempts throughout June to launch two sounding rockets from Wallops Flight Facility, Va. The rockets finally launched on the morning of July 4. [Full post]

5.) Leasing company takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 - The Boeing Company, International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) and Norwegian celebrated several milestones in June during a delivery ceremony for a new 787 Dreamliner. It was the first 787 delivered to ILFC and its lessee, Norwegian, which will operate the airplane. The 787 also marked the 700th airplane Boeing delivered to ILFC. [Full post]

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