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Boeing grounds entire global MAX 737 fleet

Boeing grounds entire global MAX 737 fleet

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Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 MAX 8s and 9s following Sunday’s crash in Ethiopia. In a statement, the company said "out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft's safety" it had decided to temporarily suspend its entire fleet of 371 MAX aircraft. Boeing said it had taken the decision after consulting the US Federal Aviation Administration and the National Safety Board.The statement said: "We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes and it always will be."There is no greater priority for our company and our industry. "We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with...
USS Charleston commissioned as 16th LCS to enter Naval fleet

USS Charleston commissioned as 16th LCS to enter Naval fleet

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March 4 (UPI) -- More than 5,000 guests watched as the USS Charleston, the 16th littoral combat ship to enter the U.S. Navy's fleet, was commissioned in its namesake city. Charlotte Riley ordered "man our ship and bring her to life!" during the ceremony Saturday at the Columbus Street Terminal in South Carolina's oldest and biggest city. Her husband, Joseph P. Riley Jr., who served 10 consecutive terms as Charleston's mayor, ordered the traditional setting of the first watch. Christopher K. Busca, USS Charleston's commanding officer, gave Cmdr. James H. Hoey, the ship's executive officer, orders to hoist the ship's colors and commissioning pennant. "It didn't take long to know that there was something special," Busca said about the crew, some of whom has have been on the ship for more tha...
Gulfstream tapped for C-20, C-37 fleet support

Gulfstream tapped for C-20, C-37 fleet support

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has been awarded a contract modification for continued support of the C-20 and C-37 fleets for all four branches of the U.S. military and the Coast Guard. The $ 80 million deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, picks up a "Year Two" option in the original contract to cover task orders for the second one-year term. The total cumulative value of the contract is $ 594.4 million dollars, according to the Pentagon. Both the C-20 and C-37 fleets, which operate from military bases in the United States, Germany, Belgium and Italy, are used primarily for transportation of high-ranking government and Pentagon officials. The new contract will cover task orders and continued logistics of the fleets for the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corp...
USNS Joshua Humphreys fleet replenishment oiler to enter drydock for overhaul

USNS Joshua Humphreys fleet replenishment oiler to enter drydock for overhaul

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Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a $ 10 million contract for a two-month drydock overhaul of the USNS Joshua Humphreys. The regular shipyard availability work will include general services like cleaning, routine maintenance and rebuilds, engine turbocharger overhaul and other work from lifeboats to painting. The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to more than $ 11 million. The company has already been obligated $ 10 million in Navy fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds already obligated. The USNS Joshua Humphreys is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler that has been retired and reactivated several times since it was completed in 1987. It accompanies carrier ...
U.S. Navy reactivates Second Fleet amid Russia tensions

U.S. Navy reactivates Second Fleet amid Russia tensions

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May 5 (UPI) -- With tensions between NATO and Russia rising, the U.S. military is resurrecting a fleet to patrol the Atlantic Ocean and help respond to global contingencies.The U.S. Second Fleet will provide forces along the U.S. coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean, according to Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, who made the announcement Friday during a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Va."Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex," Richardson said. "That's why today, we're standing up Second Fleet to address these changes, particularly in the north Atlantic."Russian submarine activity is at its highest levels since the Cold War, accordin...