Bell Helicopter Announces First Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Deals in South Africa



National Airways Corporation Celebrates 25 Years of Collaboration with the Milestone Purchase of Nine Aircraft

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 22, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced new customer commitments for fourteen new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters in the region, with nine coming during the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) show in Tshwane, South Africa. Bell Helicopter has worked with National Airways Corporation (NAC), its independent representative in South Africa, to secure new customer commitments for the new aircraft. The new JRX helicopters have been purchased primarily by private pilots and enthusiasts, although the size and performance of the aircraft is attracting attention from multiple sectors.

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Boeing to Open First Cyber Analytics Center Outside the US in Singapore


Will provide secure, collaborative environment for Asia-Pacific customers to address cybersecurity threats

SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] will open its first Cyber Analytics Center outside the U.S. in Singapore, to bring advanced cybersecurity capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Announce Order for 20 737 MAX 8s

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Order is the largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s. The order represents the largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier.

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NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet

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Members of the mission team at the Lockheed Martin Mission Support Area in Littleton, Colorado, celebrate after successfully inserting NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft into orbit around Mars at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21.
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NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.

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Minister Nicholson and the Royal Canadian Air Force to mark 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain


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September 19, 2014

OTTAWA — The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) invite the public to mark the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The national ceremony will be held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, from 10:15 a.m. to noon. It will honour Canadians who fought with members of British and allied air forces at a critical moment in world history. Second World War veterans will parade alongside currently serving RCAF personnel and air cadets. Ceremonies will also be held at RCAF locations across the country.

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