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The aircraft on static display, registered as D-FRAS, was the seventh TBM 900 to be delivered when it was handed over to Rheinland Air Service on April 10.
The SOFEX show marks the first showing of the armed scout helicopter outside the U.S.
Airbus took orders for 78 airplanes in April, while Boeing collected orders for 70.
The mostly composite helicopter–dubbed the “King Stallion”–will fly by year-end, with operational service expected in 2019.
Boeing's 787-9 has benefitted from what company executives describe as "learnings" from the 787-8 program.
The VXX will replace the aging fleet of Sikorsky VH-3Ds and VH-60Ns flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One for presidential and VIP transport.
The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon will be fitted on new Royal Jordanian Air Force CASA-235 light gunships.
To fit new designs into the present production scheme while maintaining flow times, Boeing must consider how long each part takes to build.
Flight status moves the program closer to full-scale production.