Archive for August, 2015

Bombardier has announced that its all-new CS100 has performed over 80 per cent of the required certification tests with more than 2,250 flight test hours to date. 2015-08-21 11:56:49 Bombardier Press Release The C Series is currently undergoing noise performance testing and is expected to meet its targets, making it the quietest commercial jet in production. Bombardier Photo Bombardier has announced that its all-new CS100 has performed over 80 per cent of the required certification tests with more than 2,250…

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Aug
The First Boeing 727 Prepares for its Last Flight
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More than 27 years after it was gifted to the Museum of Flight, the first Boeing 727 is still being restored at the museum’s Restoration Center at Paine Field in preparation for its last flight down to Boeing Field. This plane first rolled out of the factory on November 27, 1962, and took its first flight (from Renton Field to Paine Field) on February 9, 1963. It was then used for a year as a Boeing test flight aircraft before…

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Aug
Heroux-Devtek hiring to complete Boeing landing gear contract
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Components for the landing gear will be made at facilities in Cambridge, Ont., Laval, Que. and two locations in Ohio August 10, 2015 by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press MONTREAL—Aerospace manufacturer Heroux-Devtek is beefing up its workforce as it prepares to build the world’s tallest landing gear for Boeing’s 777 aircraft. The Quebec-based company plans to hire about 40 workers over the next six months to increase its workforce dedicated to the Boeing 777 and 777X to about 160. Components…

PCC will remain headquartered in Portland, Ore. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway OMAHA, Neb. & PORTLAND, Ore. – Aug. 10, 2015 – The boards of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) and Precision Castparts Corp. (“PCC”) (NYSE: PCP) have unanimously approved a definitive agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to acquire, for $235 per share in cash, all outstanding PCC shares. The transaction is valued at approximately $37.2 billion, including outstanding PCC net debt. “I’ve admired PCC’s…