June 10th, 2017 marks the 7th year of the Rotary Ride for Rescue, a major fund raising event for North Shore Rescue organized by the Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise. If you’d like to participate in this year’s ride, please see the Rotary Ride for Rescue website.
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.
NASA’s Newest Astronaut Recruits to Conduct Research off the Earth, For the Earth and Deep Space Missions
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 6, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Media are invited to attend the welcome ceremony of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup in Latvia on June 19, 2017, at Camp Ādaži, Latvia. This ceremony marks the successful establishment of the Canadian-led eFP battlegroup.
— 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).
New contract comprises seven trainer deliveries for troops on missions, starting in 2019
ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will deliver the U.S. Navy’s first deployable P-8A Poseidon trainers, allowing aircrew and operators to improve their mission readiness even while serving away from home.