NASA to Announce Additional Commercial Moon Delivery Providers

NASA to Announce Additional Commercial Moon Delivery Providers

NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18, to announce additional American companies joining the competitive pool for delivery services to the surface of the Moon through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)  project.

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AeroVironment Awarded $12 Million Support Contract from Major Middle Eastern Ally

AeroVironment’s Puma™AE and Raven® B tactical UAS

  • Contract includes support, spares and repair services for existing fleet of Puma and Raven tactical unmanned aircraft systems
  • More than 45 allied governments deploy systems from AeroVironment’s innovative family of tactical UAS

 SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 14, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced a major Middle Eastern ally awarded the company a firm fixed-price contract valued at $11,999,992 on October 25, 2019 for logistics support, spares, and repair services in support of its existing fleet of AeroVironment’s Puma™ AE and Raven® B tactical UAS. The contract award period of performance is two years.

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Lake Tai, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Lake Tai, the third largest freshwater lake in China. The lake, also known as Lake Taihu, is located in the Jiangsu province and is approximately 70 km long and 60 km wide, with an average water depth of approximately 2 metres. The lake discharges its waters through Wusong, Liu, Huangpu and several other rivers.

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Lockheed Martin Honors Three Wounded Veterans through Scholarship Program

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — For the fourth consecutive year, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) honors brave men and women who keep our nation safe by sponsoring the Fighting Spirit Scholarship – a scholarship program that provides wounded veterans opportunities to experience flying, sailing and competitive exercise through three nonprofit organizations: Able Flight, Adaptive Training Foundation and Warrior Sailing.

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Michael Ott Named 2019 Recipient of Prestigious Bombardier Safety Standdown Award

  • Captain Michael Ott of the Phoenix Air Group, Inc. has demonstrated exceptional safety leadership during a wide-ranging 35-year career
  • Influential award recognizes exceptional efforts to improve aviation safety throughout the industry
  • More than 450 aviation professionals attended the award presentation at the 23rd annual Bombardier Safety Standdown

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Michael Ott has been named the 2019 winner of the prestigious Bombardier Safety Standdown Award, as selected by the Safety Standdown Advisory Council members. Captain Ott, who is Director of Government Contracting as well as lead international captain/instructor pilot for worldwide air ambulance provider Phoenix Air Group, Inc., accepted the award at the 23rd annual Bombardier Safety Standdown on November 13, 2019, during a gala awards dinner. The Safety Standdown award is presented annually to an aviation professional who has demonstrated exemplary dedication to improving aviation safety through the Safety Standdown principles of learn, apply and share. Nominations for the annual Safety Standdown Award were vetted by the Bombardier Safety Standdown Advisory Council members.

Michael Ott was nominated by Jeff Wofford for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety management over the course of a 35-plus year career. At the Phoenix Air Group, Inc., Michael served for more than a decade as a line captain on the Learjet 35/36, among other types, and was responsible for designing and implementing the company’s Safety Management System. Certified as an Airline Transport Pilot in both multi-engine airplanes and helicopters with four type ratings, the former Marine has accumulated more than 14,200 flight hours, half of these on international missions including challenging evacuation flights out of North Korea and out of West Africa during the Ebola crisis. He is a designated IS-BAO auditor, a member of the International Business Aviation Council’s IS-BAO standards board and the communications and events team lead for the NBAA Safety Committee.

“On behalf of Bombardier, I wish to congratulate Michael Ott for his great passion and his exemplary leadership in promoting aviation safety and professionalism in our industry,” said Andy Nureddin, Vice President, Customer Support, Bombardier Aviation. “With Safety Standdown, we’ve created a forum where aviation professionals can acquire up-to-date tools and information with which to elevate their standards and reduce aviation safety risks. The Safety Standdown Award furthers this endeavour by celebrating individuals who are role models in the field and have made a real difference day-to-day.”

Bombardier’s Safety Standdown is one of the most comprehensive safety conferences in the industry. This year’s 23rd annual event is taking place November 12-14 in Fort Worth, Texas, with the theme of “Elevate Your Standards,” prompting aviation professionals and organizations to establish new standards to put them on the path for a safer, more productive future. Attendance to the Safety Standdown is free to all aviation professionals as safety is a top commitment to the flying public. Next year’s event will be held in Wichita, Kansas.

About Safety Standdown
Originally conceived in 1996 as a human factors safety-training event for the Learjet flight demonstration team, the conference quickly garnered a reputation for excellence beyond Bombardier’s customer base. In 1999, in response to growing interest within the industry, Bombardier opened the seminar to all pilots. In 2010, Safety Standdown expanded beyond the seminars into a year-round global human factors program offering online resources. Since 1996, more than 10,000 corporate, commercial and military aviation professionals have attended Safety Standdown seminars around the world, live and through the webcast, including in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, Switzerland and the USA.

About Bombardier
With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Airbus checking ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s operational fitness

Munich, 15 November 2019 – Airbus space engineers are currently testing the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite at the Space Test Centre of Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) in Ottobrunn – near Munich – to prove its readiness for space. During the test campaign, which will last until spring 2020, the Airbus team will check that the satellite is able to survive the severe conditions of launch and the space environment.

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WWTW November Newsletter

Welcome to our November Newsletter. 
This month we launched our annual Walking Home For Christmas campaign. We celebrated the official launch in London earlier this week with an amazing team of Veterans, Celebrities and Campaign Ambassadors, including Ex-England Footballer, Wayne Bridge and George MacKay and Dean Charles Chaplin, the two leading Actors from Sam Mendes’ new film,1917. Read on to find out more.

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AeroVironment Wins U.S. Army Contract Valued at Up to $55 Million for Radio Frequency Modifications to Raven® B Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Potential contract options total as much as $55 million; initial base delivery order is $862,488
  • Hand-launched AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world

 SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, announced the U.S. Army awarded the company a firm-fixed-price contract on June 6, 2019 to begin radio frequency modifications on its currently deployed Raven® UAS. The initial base delivery order is $862,488, with potential contract options valued up to $55 million.

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