Tragic Ending for Out-of-bounds Snowboarder

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Date: Friday January 29th, 2016 – Saturday January 30th, 2016 Activation Time:18:00 Location: Montizambert Drainage, Northwest Aspect of Strachan Mission: Report of overdue snowboarder who had separated from his snowboarding companion shortly after leaving the boundary of the Cypress Bowl Ski Area. Operational Period 1 NSR was contacted by Cypress Resorts and West Vancouver Police

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Boeing to Provide P-8 Training Systems to Royal Australian Air Force


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First international P-8 maintenance training order to support Australia’s Poseidon fleet.

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3, 2016 – The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has selected Boeing [NYSE: BA] to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices. This is the first international sale of P-8 maintenance training equipment currently used by the U.S. Navy for its P-8A Poseidon fleet.

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Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Saudia



Celebration marks another triple delivery to airline Dreamliner fleet continues to grow in the Middle East

EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s national airline, today celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range). A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010.

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Beechcraft signs T-6C contract for the UK Military Flying Training System

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WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has signed a contract with Affinity Flying Training Services to provide 10 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II military training aircraft to the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. A second contract has also been signed to include five years of engineering services, parts support, maintenance training and the placement of on-site Field Service Representatives who provide ongoing technical expertise to UKMFTS maintenance personnel.

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London nightlife

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‘After a ‘Remain’ vote in the forthcoming referendum, London will become part of one of nine EU districts when the European Commission abolishes the United Kingdom’,


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Released 02/02/2016 4:58 pm
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ESA astronaut Tim Peake took this image of London, UK, from the International Space Station 400 km above Earth. At the time it was midnight in the capital city and, because the Space Station runs on Greenwich Mean Time, it was also the same time for Tim Peake.

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Super Guppy Ready to Transport the Orion Spacecraft


NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft readies to transport the Orion spacecraft pressure vessel for Exploration Mission-1 from the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The pressure vessel will fly on the first integrated launch of Orion and NASA’s powerful new rocket, the Space Launch System. The test flight, which will fly without crew, will demonstrate the agency’s new capability to launch future deep space missions, which include missions to an asteroid and Mars.

The Super Guppy has a cargo compartment that is 25 feet tall, 25 feet wide and 111 feet long and can carry more than 26 tons. The aircraft has unique hinged nose that can open more than 200 degrees, allowing large pieces of cargo to be loaded and unloaded from the front.

Image Credit: NASA
Last Updated: Feb. 1, 2016
Editor: Steve Fox