Boeing's KC-46A Pegasus tanker has successfully completed the in-flight refueling of a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. The KC-46A is in the final stage of testing with the Air Force, and the F-35 demonstration is a key milestone.
The F-35C is on track to be declared combat-ready by the Navy this month. This will open the door to carrier deployment for the F-35.
Gulfstream is planning the first G600 delivery, expected in coming months. The 35-day government shutdown has caused delays in certification.
Sky and Space Global plans to use Virgin Orbit's upcoming launch services for small satellites in the company's quest to build a communications network of nanosatellites.
The potential end of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the US and Russia is casting doubt on whether the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty will last past 2021. "The United States is mistrustful of Russia and treaty compliance after the INF experience," says Kori Schake of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
American Airlines will increase its average number of daily flights at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport from 664 to 700 by the end of 2019. Additional flights are planned for destinations including Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Denver International Airport added 59 routes last year, operated by United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The airport served 64 million passengers in 2018, and 35 new routes have been announced so far this year.
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