AgustaWestland and Heliconia Aero Solutions Sign Distributorship Agreement for Morocco

AW1151 HeliconiaAgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Heliconia Aero Solutions, the flagship Company of Heliconia Group in Morocco, are pleased to announce the signing of a Distributorship Agreement for AgustaWestland helicopters models in Morocco.

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Saudi Aramco Signs Contract for a Further AW139 Helicopter

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Saudi Aramco has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin aircraft, further expanding its fleet of AW139 helicopters and confirming its confidence in the best selling model in its category. This latest AW139 will be used to perform offshore and VIP transport operations in Saudi Arabia.

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Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces

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Earth Science Radar Imaging Mission Travels to Central and South America

This photo of volcanoes in Guatemala was taken from NASA's C-20A aircraft during a four-week Earth science radar imaging mission deployment over Central and South America.

Image Credit: NASA/Stu Broce

This photo of volcanoes in Guatemala was taken from NASA’s C-20A aircraft during a four-week Earth science radar imaging mission deployment over Central and South America. The conical volcano in the center is “Volcan de Agua.” The two volcanoes behind it are, right to left, “Volcan de Fuego” and “Acatenango.” “Volcan de Pacaya” is in the foreground.

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Rockwell Collins TacNet Tactical Radio takes part in successful Project Missouri exercise

 

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Lockheed Martin and a select industry team, including Rockwell Collins and its TacNet Tactical Radio, recently used a series of flight tests at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to demonstrate how an open systems architecture can enable improved interoperability between next generation and legacy fighter aircraft

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 23, 2014) – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and a select industry team, including Rockwell Collins and its TacNet Tactical Radio (TTR), recently used a series of flight tests at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to demonstrate how an open systems architecture can enable improved interoperability between next generation and legacy fighter aircraft.

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Autofocus for space

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    • Title AIDA mission concept
    • Released 27/05/2012 3:29 pm
    • Copyright ESA
    • DescriptionThe US-European Asteroid Impact and Deflection mission – AIDA. This innovative but low-budget transatlantic partnership involves the joint operations of two small spacecraft sent to intercept a binary asteroid. The first Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, designed by the US Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory will collide with the smaller of the two asteroids. Meanwhile, ESA’s Asteroid Impact Monitor (AIM) craft will survey these bodies in detail, before and after the collision. The impact should change the pace at which the objects spin around each other, observable from Earth. But AIM’s close-up view will ‘ground-truth’ such observations.
    • Id 253212
    7 March 2014These days, even the humblest smartphone camera comes with autofocus, stopping users snapping blurred images. Now ESA’s latest StarTiger team has developed a comparable system for space missions.

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Signing of Partnership Agreement between JAXA and JICA

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Today, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed a partnership agreement. The objective of the agreement is to promote collaboration between two institutions to contribute to solving various development challenges that developing countries are facing. The two institutions will also work on global issues using aerospace technology by further strengthening ties and exhibiting combined abilities to utilizing respective unique features and human resources. 
JICA and JAXA have been establishing a cooperative relationship through the utilization of satellite data for protecting forests and preventing illegal deforestation in the Amazon, as well as topographic mapping with satellite data in South East Asia and Africa, and collaboration with the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers.
Based on the agreement signed today, JICA and JAXA will be able not only to apply JAXA's aerospace technology and research results to socioeconomic developments in developing countries, but also to expand the collaborative areas further to activities of Japan Disaster Relief team and to the agricultural sector. 
JAXA will also be able to utilize experience with JICA for new space technology development. Thus, JICA and JAXA will further contribute to tackling global challenges with each institution's expertise.

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D-Day – The Last of the Liberators at IWM Duxford

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Photographic exhibition by Robin Savage
Produced by Airborne Assault – The Museum of the Parachute Regiment and
Airborne Forces with Helion Books
Tuesday 29 April to December 2014
Mezzanine Gallery, AirSpace
As part of our commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we present D-Day -The Last of the
Liberators, a collection of photographic portraits featuring some of the last surviving British
Normandy veterans.

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Flybe announceS MAJOR EXPANSION WITH five year deal at London City Airport

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  • Routes to/from London City to provide UK regions and Ireland with direct access to the Capital
  • New routes from/to Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Inverness and Exeter to commence 27 October 2014, on sale now

In a major expansion that will see the airline significantly boost connectivity between the UK regions and Ireland to and from London, Flybe is delighted to announce that it has signed a five-year agreement with London City Airport (LCY) to commence domestic and international operations to/from London City with effect from 27 October 2014. Routes are on sale immediately.

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ROLLS-ROYCE AWARDED $39 MILLION TO SERVICE AE 1107C ENGINES FOR US MARINE CORPS AND US AIR FORCE V-22 AIRCRAFT

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Rolls-Royce has been awarded $39 million to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force.

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