Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

The electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing multi-copter UAV is designed to carry up to 500 pounds

The prototype aims to further develop and mature the building blocks of autonomy and electric propulsion

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications.

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VDES offers global link for ships

  • Title VDES to connect the seas
  • Released 10/01/2018 9:49 am
  • Copyright ESA
  • DescriptionESA is supporting development of the VHF Data Exchange System, or VDES for short, a next-generation maritime communications service specifically designed to integrate terrestrial infrastructure with satellites, to deliver two-way communication across the planet.
  • Id 388834

10 January 2018

There are yawning gaps in our interconnected world: unable or unwilling to take up satellite communications, many smaller ships find themselves isolated on the high seas. ESA is part of an ambitious effort to upgrade an existing VHF system to provide wide-bandwidth two-way communications to all mariners.

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Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 with Larger Order Book

– Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year

– Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices

SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of the market-leading 737 and 787 jets. At the same time, the company grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.

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NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration

NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration

Mars fission power system concept.
Credits: NASA

NASA and its partners will host a news conference at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 18, at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, to discuss a recent experiment involving a new power source that could provide the safe, efficient and plentiful energy needed for future robotic and human space exploration missions.

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Aerolíneas Ejecutivas expands fractional fleet in Mexico with new Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 8, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has received an order from Aerolíneas Ejecutivas (ALE) for three Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jets. ALE, Mexico’s leading business aviation company, will operate these aircraft in its fractional ownership division, MexJet – established in 1997 as the first of its kind in the country.

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Growing Fleet Size of Commercial and Defense Aviation Industries Propels Demand in the Global Aerospace Sealants Market

Manufacturers can tap potential from rising investment in the domestic aerospace manufacturing segment within APAC

LONDON — 9 January 2018 — Regional growth, sustainability concerns, and adoption of technically advanced products are key factors positively impacting the revenue growth within the aerospace sealants market. Rising investment in domestic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in developing countries of Asia Pacific represents an opportunity for vendors to establish strong relationships with regional aircraft manufacturers. The industry is transitioning to sustainable materials that are efficient yet cost-effective. It’s also vital that vendors develop strategies that include aggressive promotion and distribution, and inform customers about the advantages of these advanced products and chemicals if they want to increase the product adoption rate in an industry infamous for its complex approval procedures.

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