NEW CONCEPT HAWK DEMONSTRATOR AIRCRAFT TAKES TO THE SKIES

 

A concept of a future variant of BAE Systems’ highly successful Hawk aircraft has flown for the first time at the Company’s military aircraft facility in Warton, Lancashire. Equipped with a new type of pilot display, a redesigned wing and defensive aids, the Advanced Hawk will meet market requirements for the next generation of fast jet training aircraft.

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NASA’s Newest Astronaut Recruits to Conduct Research off the Earth, For the Earth and Deep Space Missions

NASA’s Newest Astronaut Recruits to Conduct Research off the Earth, For the Earth and Deep Space Missions

2017 NASA Astronaut Class
NASA announced its 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class on June 7, 2017. The 12 candidates, pictured here at NASA’s Ellington Field in Houston, are Zena Cardman, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli, U.S. Navy Lt. Jonny Kim, U.S. Army Maj. Francisco “Frank” Rubio, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick, Warren “Woody” Hoburg, Robb Kulin, U.S. Navy Lt. Kayla Barron, Bob Hines, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Raja Chari, Loral O’Hara and Jessica Watkins.
Credits: NASA/Robert Markowitz

After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000. Rising to the top of more than 18,300 applicants, NASA chose 12 women and men as the agency’s new astronaut candidates.

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Textron Aviation receives certifications, announces performance increases for Turbo Skyhawk JT-A

 

WICHITA, Kan. (June 6, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have certified the Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A with next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, paving way for deliveries to customers in Europe and the U.S. The company also announced the aircraft, equipped with the proven Continental CD-155 engine, has exceeded initial performance targets including improved maximum range.

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Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide

 

Munich, 7 June 2017 – Airbus has successfully rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops deployed to military bases in Lithuania. Labelled “Connect-D”, Airbus now supplies telephone, internet and media services to a total of 15 deployed Bundeswehr units around the world, including Mali, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Cyprus and Lithuania.

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds resume 2017 show schedule

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and former Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers stands ready to board his flight with the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds in Ottawa on 1 July 2015.
Photo: Corporal/Caporal Vicky Lefrancois, D Air PA
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June 6, 2017 – Moose Jaw, Sask. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are resuming the 2017 air show season after two weeks of intensive training and practice at their home base of 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask. The team’s first performance will be the Dundurn Air Show from June 10 to 11.

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From Middle School To Mars: Students Win National Competition To Design Spacecraft To Take Astronauts To The Red Planet

— Students Win Opportunity to Pitch Their Ideas to Panel of Space Experts

— All Part of New Lockheed Martin Initiative to Prepare Students for Space-related Careers

BETHESDA, Md., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With NASA planning to send the first crew to Mars in the 2030s, today’s students will grow up to create the spacecraft and science to get them there. Middle school students in California and New Jersey have already begun, winning a national Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) video challenge competition to design the living quarters for astronauts’ six-month journey to the red planet. The challenge is part of the company’s Generation Beyond program, which has reached 1.5 million students with the goal of igniting their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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