Records tumble at Billund Airport

On the back of a record-breaking year in 2016, Billund Airport rounded off the last 12 months with all-time highs in both passenger traffic and cargo. Welcoming 284,000 more passengers than in the previous year resulted in a total of 3.4 million passengers travelling through West Denmark’s busiest gateway in 2017. In addition to excellent passenger traffic results, cargo volume reached record levels at Billund with the airport handling 73,000 tonnes, a 9% year-on-year increase.

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Sealed Up, Ready to Go: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Missile Warning Satellite Encapsulated for Launch

Current SBIRS’ constellation continues to deliver outstanding infrared surveillance performance

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was encapsulated on Jan. 9. The SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite is now ready for its planned Jan. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Cornwall Airport Newquay comes out top again

Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) achieved an exceptional 23% increase in passenger traffic by the end of 2017, making the Southwest gateway the UK’s fastest growing Airport for a second consecutive year. Exceeding its previous strongest year in passenger numbers in 2008, and handling more traffic than ever before, CAN welcomed a total of 453,795 passengers in 2017.

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Milan Bergamo’s record-breaking year

Welcoming over one million more passengers last year than in 2016, adding three new airlines and launching 20 new flights resulted in Milan Bergamo Airport’s most successful year in its history. Recording a healthy overall 10.5% growth in passenger traffic last year saw a total of 12.3 million passengers travel through Italy’s third busiest airport (in terms of annual passengers).

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Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark demonstration, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) connected key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies, validating the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore.

Aegis Ashore configured with Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar provides greatly increased performance.

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Heavenly palace

Heavenly palace

A faint white streak shows Chinese space station Tiangong-1, photographed by French astrophotographer Alain Filger 27 November 2017 from a ski area in the south-east France near dusk

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  • Title Heavenly palace
  • Released 11/01/2018 9:12 am
  • Copyright A. Figer. Used by permission.
  • DescriptionThis vivid image shows China’s space station Tiangong-1 – the name means ‘heavenly palace’ – and was captured by French astrophotographer Alain Figer on 27 November 2017. It was taken from a ski area in the Hautes-Alpes region of southeast France as the station passed overhead near dusk.

 

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