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2/21/2019

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.

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2/21/2019

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.

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2/21/2019

Global deliveries of business jets jumped 3.8% in 2018, with 703 aircraft delivered. Deliveries are expected to continue to rise in 2019.

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2/21/2019

Gulfstream is planning the first G600 delivery, expected in coming months. The 35-day government shutdown has caused delays in certification.

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2/21/2019

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised to send Israel's Beresheet lunar lander to the moon in a launch planned for today. It's expected to reach the moon this spring.

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Reuters
2/21/2019

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.

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2/21/2019

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.

2/21/2019

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.

2/21/2019

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 United Polaris and United First seats on 250 of its aircraft. The carrier will debut the first of 21 reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in the next few weeks.

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Lonely Planet
2/21/2019

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.