ANA Conducts Real-world Testing for Autonomous Electric Bus at Haneda International Airport

  • Autonomous electric bus allows simplified travel within the airport, boosting convenience for both passengers and staff.
  • Trials demonstrate how ANA continues to promote technological innovation in the aviation and airline industry.
  • ANA illustrates the commitment to the environment by using eco-friendly electric buses to reduce carbon emission.

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2020  –  All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will conduct trials for an autonomous electric bus in collaboration with SoftBank Corp. subsidiary SB Drive Corp., Advanced Smart Mobility and BYD at Haneda International Airport (HND). The trial will begin on January 22 and last until January 31. The development of this autonomous electric bus is the latest example of ANA harnessing the latest technology to improve passenger convenience and comfort.

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Agreement on Data Utilization of Earth Observation Satellite with FAO


January 23, 2020 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has agreed to collaborate with 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 
data utilization of Earth observation satellites, and Imai Ryoichi, 
JAXA Vice President and Daniel Gustafson, FAO's Deputy Director-
General for Programmes have signed the Memorandum of Understanding 
at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center on January 23, 2020.

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Sale of TRS Global Services to StandardAero

22 January 2020 – Alantra, a leading global investment bank and asset management firm, has advised TRS Global Services, LLC (“TRS”), a portfolio company of Tuckerman Capital, on the sale of its subsidiary, Turbine Repair Services Global Ireland Limited (“TRS Ireland” or the “Company”), to U.S. trade buyer StandardAero, one of the world’s largest independent providers of engine and airframe maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions, and paint applications. Alantra acted as exclusive financial advisor to TRS on the sale of TRS Ireland, a standalone business and independent subsidiary. The transaction closed on January 16, 2020 and the deal value was not disclosed.

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Boeing Statement on 737 MAX Return to Service

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As we have emphasized, the FAA and other global regulators will determine when the 737 MAX returns to service. However, in order to help our customers and suppliers plan their operations, we periodically provide them with our best estimate of when regulators will begin to authorize the ungrounding of the 737 MAX.

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Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

Jan 21, 2020

The maiden flight of the first CMV-22B Osprey took place in Amarillo, Texas. Test pilots verified product requirements and airworthiness for the U.S. Navy. (Bell photo)

New U.S. Navy variant demonstrates tiltrotor capability

AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 21, 2020 — The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.

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International Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

International Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir perform equipment lock configuration operations in the Quest Airlock in preparation for a spacewalk.
Credits: NASA

International students in Panama will have an opportunity this week to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 10:35 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 24, on NASA television and the agency’s website.

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