China Eastern to upgrade 737 fleet with Rockwell Collins Iridium® SATCOM

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Boeing-approved aftermarket solution enables reliable long-range global voice communications, flight tracking, ACARS and FANS

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 27, 2016) – Rockwell Collins today announced that China Eastern Airlines selected its Iridium® SATCOM aftermarket solution for its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. Installations are currently in progress.

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Canadian Army trains with Allied Forces in Romania during Exercise SABER GUARDIAN

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July 27, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Starting today until August 7, approximately 45 Canadian Army soldiers will be participating in Exercise SABER GUARDIAN 2016, a U.S.-led joint, multinational, regional exercise, in Cincu, Romania. In support of allied and partner nations, more than 2,500 soldiers from 11 countries will partake in the exercise designed to improve interoperability within a multinational brigade. The Canadian Army welcomes opportunities to train regularly with its closest allies to enhance cooperation and expand interoperability between forces.

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Beechcraft announces 2017 American Bonanza Society Sport Package

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From left to right: Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft, and Cameron Brown, president, American Bonanza Society

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 27, 2016) – Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, yesterday announced an American Bonanza Society (ABS) Sport Package option for the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 at Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture. The factory option includes a custom interior and paint scheme that will be available starting in 2017 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Bonanza Society and the 70th anniversary of the longest continuously produced aircraft in history, the Beechcraft Bonanza.

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SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools

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Title Salinity at the equator
Released 27/07/2016 1:52 pm
Copyright ESA/CNES/LOCEAN
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Left: Average SMOS surface salinity around the Equator (2ºS–2ºN) from 2010 to 2015. The fresh pool (in blue and green) in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean extends east during El Niño events (early 2010 and 2015) and is reduced to the west during La Niña events (end of 2010 and 2011). Right: the ‘Niño 3.4 Index’, based on sea-surface temperature observations, which indicates El Niño events in red and La Niña events in blue.

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27 July 2016

ESA’s SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year’s El Niño event.

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Civil Air Patrol orders 19 new Cessna single-engine piston aircraft

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture an order from the U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for 19 new aircraft, which includes 17 Cessna Skylane 182Tand two Cessna Turbo Stationair HD T206H aircraft. CAP, a federally chartered non-profit organization, is celebrating 75 years of using civilian aviation resources to help bolster the nation’s defense.

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Cessna TTx achieves EASA and additional worldwide certifications

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture its high-performance Cessna TTx piston aircraft has received certifications from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as well as Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. With these additional certifications, the TTx, the fastest fixed-gear aircraft in its class, is now certified in more than 40 countries.

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Cessna signs a multi-year agreement with Kent State University, delivers new Skyhawk

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today delivered a new Cessna Skyhawk 172 as part of an agreement recently signed with Kent State University. The multi-year agreement includes initial purchase of a new Skyhawk aircraft, product support, training and Kent State’s commitment to purchase new primary trainer aircraft solely from Textron Aviation to update its flight training fleet. Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, currently operates 17 Skyhawk aircraft as the university’s primary flight trainer.

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Cessna introduces Turbo Stationair HD, a proven platform with enhanced payload

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today debuted at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD, the company’s enhanced version of its Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H single-engine piston aircraft. The Cessna Turbo Stationair HD is now available to customers and features a gross weight increase of 189 pounds, giving the aircraft a maximum useful load of 1,470 pounds in its standard configuration with six seats, or an impressive 1,623 pounds in a rugged utility configuration.

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Boeing, Malaysia Airlines Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

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Order for 25 737 MAX 8s, purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8s and MAX 9s — Newest Boeing model to drive national carrier’s fleet, growth plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 27, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) announced today an order for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes.

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Boeing, Bastion Collaborate under NASA Small Business Development Program

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Houston-based, minority-owned company to receive training and other business guidance

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 26, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Houston-based Bastion Technologies, Inc., a Boeing supplier for almost 20 years, have signed an agreement under a NASA program to help grow Bastion’s expertise and opportunities in the aerospace market.

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