Budapest Airport launches Laudamotion’s city connections

Continuing to concentrate on its route network expansion for 2019, Budapest Airport has announced the arrival of new airline partner, Laudamotion. Joining the Hungarian gateway’s roll call next summer, the low-cost carrier (LCC) is set to add a twice-weekly link to Stuttgart to Budapest’s S19 schedule, utilising its A320s on the 756-kilometre sector.

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Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner to Juneyao Airlines

Juneyao Airlines 1st 787-9 Delivery – October 19, 2018

Delivery marks the first widebody airplane for a privately-held Chinese airline

Long-range 787-9 Dreamliner will enable the carrier to expand its international network

SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.

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Ariane 5 successfully launched from Kourou: BepiColombo is now on its long ‘braking path’ to Mercury

Two missions in one will travel 8.5 billion kilometres through the inner solar system

Kourou, 20 October 2018 – The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury was successfully launched this morning, Saturday 20 October, at 03:45 am (CET) from the spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on an Ariane 5 launcher. The satellite built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is now embarking on its long journey of some 8.5 billion kilometres through the inner solar system, reaching our solar system’s innermost planet in seven years.

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GKN Aerospace delivers 500 Underwater Locator Device modifications in one year

  • 500 Underwater Locator Device (ULD) modifications supplied to 25 customers in 20 countries
  • ULD increasingly mandated by controlling authorities
  • 8.8 kHz acoustic signal for a minimum of 90 days, detection range 13-22 km  maximum operational depth 20.000 ft

GKN Fokker Services has delivered its 500th Underwater Locator Device (ULD) modification package. The ULD modifications have been supplied to twenty-five customers in twenty countries. The modification package has been developed for a wide range of aircraft including the Airbus A320 Family, A330 & A340, Boeing 737 through 787, Bombardier Q400, Embraer E-Jets and the Fokker 70 and Fokker 100. The GKN Fokker Services’ solution offers a complete package including the engineering bulletin, aircraft documentation, the ULD hardware, installation kit and a tester.

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Lake Disappointment

Lake Disappointment, Australia

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  • Title Lake Disappointment, Australia
  • Released 19/10/2018 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Lake Disappointment in northwest Australia. Found in one of the most remote areas of the country, it is believed to have been discovered by an early explorer called Frank Hann in 1897. He was convinced that the series of creeks that he had been following in the east Pilbara area would lead to a freshwater lake and drinking water supply. Such was his disappointment to find a salt lake at the end of his journey, he gave the lake its memorable name.

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NASA to Host Briefings, Events for ICON Launch to Study Space Weather

NASA to Host Briefings, Events for ICON Launch to Study Space Weather

This illustration depicts NASA’s Ionosphere Connection Explorer (ICON) in space.
This illustration depicts NASA’s Ionosphere Connection Explorer (ICON) in space. ICON is scheduled to launch Oct. 26, 2018, on a mission to study the dynamic zone high in the atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above.
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NASA will host a series of media briefings leading up to the Friday, Oct. 26, launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission to study the dynamic zone high in the atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above.

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