Posts Tagged ‘jet’

New $50M Rolls-Royce engine test stand opens

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce has officially opened the company’s second jet engine test stand. Located at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, the test stand represents a $50-million corporate investment and will create 35 new jobs. The Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility performs jet engine testing on […] [...]

Pentagon awards contract extension to support jet trainers

MADISON — A company in Madison has a $102.6 million, one-year extension to its Air Force contract for logistics support of the T-1A training jet. A news release from the Pentagon yesterday says L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC will do the work in Madison for five bases in four states. Those are Columbus Air Force […] [...]

Jumbo jets damage runway; repairs could cost $700K

TUPELO — Even without passengers, cargo or fuel, a Boeing 747 weighs 400,000 pounds. Universal Asset Management, the aircraft recycling company, has landed several of them at Tupelo Regional Airport in the past two years. The company takes apart the retired air titans — and other large planes — at its disassembly operation at the […] [...]

National guard tankers returning to Key Field

MERIDIAN — The Air National Guard at Key Field is receiving two KC-135 tankers in July. The arrival of the tankers means the Guard unit is going back to an air refueling mission. The KC-135’s left Key Field in March of 2011. The base received C-27 planes as it changed to an airlift mission. Col. […] [...]

L-3 Vertex wins U.S. Army aviation contract

MADISON — A Madison, Miss., company has a $48.2 million Army contract for aviation maintenance. A Pentagon news release said L-3 Vertex Aerospace LLC is to do the work by July 28 in Savannah, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Campbell, Ky. The statement says the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., solicited […] [...]

Governor’s son opens new aviation museum

VICKSBURG — The Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum held its grand opening over the weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The museum is closed on major holidays. “The inspiration for this museum […] [...]

Airport seeing fewer fliers during transition from Delta

GREENVILLE — Officials at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport said flights on Silver Airways are not as full as they’d hoped, and it might be because travelers are unsure how to book flights. Though Silver Airways has been servicing Greenville’s airport for a little over a month, travelers are still unable to book flights through Delta Airlines […] [...]

Rolls-Royce wins $103M contract from Defense Department

by Published: October 15,2012

Tags: Aircraft, airplane, aviation, contract, defense, enegine, jet, maintainence, military

MERIDIAN — Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $103.3-million MissionCare contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy’s T-45 training aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Rolls-Royce will provide inventory control, as well […] [...]

Council votes to accept previously rejected airport grant

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has unanimously approved acceptance of a $1.85 million federal grant for the Tupelo Regional Airport that the council had rejected last week. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the action came after a special meeting last night with airport officials, which included questions and expressions of concern about airport […] [...]

US Airways awarded permanent authority for Jackson-Washington service

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded permanent authority to operate daily, nonstop service between Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport to US Airways. The route, which US Airways has been flying since March 4 under temporary authority from the DOT, is the only nonstop service linking Mississippi to […] [...]

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