New interiors and cabin amenities introduced for Beechcraft King Air 260 twin turboprops

WICHITA, Kan. (July 26, 2021) – Textron Aviation announced today it is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 aircraft in early 2022.

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Lockheed Martin Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

– Net sales of $17.0 billion

– Net earnings of $1.8 billion, or $6.52 per share

– Generated cash from operations of $1.3 billion

– Increases 2021 financial outlook for earnings per share

BETHESDA, Md., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT] today reported second quarter 2021 net sales of $17.0 billion, compared to $16.2 billion in the second quarter of 2020. Net earnings in the second quarter of 2021 were $1.8 billion, or $6.52 per share, compared to $1.6 billion, or $5.79 per share, in the second quarter of 2020. Second quarter 2021 net earnings include a loss of $225 million ($169 million, or $0.61 per share, after tax), recorded at Aeronautics, related to performance issues experienced on a classified program. Net earnings for the second quarter 2020 include a noncash impairment charge of $128 million ($96 million, or $0.34 per share, after tax) for an investment in a joint venture that the company sold. Cash from operations in the second quarter of 2021 was $1.3 billion, compared to $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2020.

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Mossie Vs. V1 Crossbow Actio

Mossie ‘Hairless Joe’ Vs. V-1

Hairless Joe was one of the fictional characters of the 1940’s US comic strip L’il Abner. Drawn by Al Capp, it was a popular cartoon of the period featuring a clan of hillbillies and their adventures. The character of Hairless Joe was a popular piece of nose art on many American aircraft from C-47 transports to   P-47 fighters. 

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Europa Clipper Mission

July 23, 2021
RELEASE 21-098
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Europa Clipper Mission

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft.
This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft. With an internal global ocean twice the size of Earth’s oceans combined, Jupiter’s moon Europa may have the potential to harbor life. The Europa Clipper orbiter will swoop around Jupiter on an elliptical path, dipping close to the moon on each flyby to collect data.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

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Morgan Stanley Research / Aerospace: Breaking Barriers: Boom Supersonic

22 Jul 2021 | Kristine T Liwag | Matthew Sharpe
Aerospace: Breaking Barriers: Boom Supersonic
Our new Breaking Barriers series explores disruptive companies in the A&D sector. We profile Boom Supersonic – an aircraft OEM developing a supersonic airliner for commercial flight. Supersonic air travel has significant implications for global airlines and traditional aircraft OEMs like BA.

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