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October 11, 2006

Boeing Prepares First Australian C-17 For Maiden Flight

Will Be Delivered To RAAF In November

Aero-News learned Wednesday the first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) rolled out of the company's paint hangar in Long Beach, CA, and has begun preparations for its first flight, scheduled for later this month.

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Engineers Go Back To Wright Bros. Drawing Board

'Morphing' Wings Could Improve Efficiency

The Wright brothers first came up with the idea, after watching how birds flew through the air by changing the shape of their wings to alter direction.

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Refuelers Make Relief Mission Happen In Pakistan

Helos Flying Supplies To Earthquake Victims

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter can fly on just one engine. It can even fly without benefit of its advanced flight-control system. But it doesn't get off the ground without fuel.

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Goodrich To Supply New Seats for E-3 AWACS

Will Contribute To Crew Comfort and Productivity

Goodrich Corporation has won a contract to give 500 mission operators of the Air Force E-3 Airborne Warning and Control Aircraft (AWACS) a more comfortable chair when sitting at their positions. 

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