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Nextant, Collins Awarded T-1A Avionics Upgrade Contract

AIN – Field Aviation and subcontractors Nextant Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, and FlightSafety International have won a U.S. Air Force contract to modernize the Collins Pro Line 2/4 avionics on the USAF’s entire T-1A (Beechjet 400A) fleet. As part of the award, Nextant Aerospace will share the responsibility for modernizing the USAF’s fleet of 178 T-1A …

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I-X Center lands a big piece of its history

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS – The I-X Center has rescued an aircraft with ties to the massive, World War II-era building and plans to showcase it on the complex’s 1 million-square-foot exhibition floor. The airplane, a KC-97 Stratofreighter flying tanker, is in pieces for now. But within a year, with the investment of $1 million-plus, I-X …

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US cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan – video from Bagram Airbase – LiveLeak.com

A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.Thanks to LL User http://www.liveleak.com/c/cgarcia1125 for the footage posted on his YT channel.But a Nato spokesman later denied any Taliban involvement, adding that the 20-year-old Boeing 747 had come …

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USAF Seeks Afterlife For F-15s – AviationWeek.com

The U.S. Air Force is pushing to more than double the life of its stalwart F-15 Eagles with a series of upgrades. “About two and a half years ago, the U.S. Air Force wanted fatigue tests on C models,” says Brad Jones, F-15 mission systems director for Boeing, which makes the aircraft. As the F-15 …

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