NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

NASA’s SubsoniC Research Aircraft Testbed G-III aircraft, or SCRAT, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California
The ARM flights were flown on NASA’s SubsoniC Research Aircraft Testbed G-III aircraft, or SCRAT, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. NASA combined three technologies, including Landing Gear Noise Reduction, landing gear cavity treatments, and the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flexible wing flap, to demonstrate a reduction in airframe noise in excess of 70 percent. This may reduce aircraft noise for communities that live near airports.
Credits: NASA/Ken Ulbrich

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports.

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Boeing, Bamboo Airways Announce Commitment for 20 787 Dreamliners

Commitment marks first widebody airplanes for the Vietnamese startup airline

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bamboo Airways today announced a commitment for 20 787-9 Dreamliners in deal that would be worth $5.6B at current list prices, when finalized. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce office, witnessed by Voung Dinh Hue, deputy prime minister of Vietnam, and Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Build F-16 Block 70 Aircraft for Bahrain

World’s first Block 70 aircraft will be built in Greenville, South Carolina

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $1.2 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for the Royal Bahraini Air Force. The Undefinitized Contract Action award represents the first F-16 Block 70 sale and the first F-16 production program to be performed in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Airbus to provide an end-to-end Geo-Information System to Thailand

Earth observation satellites, capacity building, integrated geo-information platform to support the Kingdom of Thailand’s key development priorities

Paris, 25/06/2018 – The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) has selected Airbus as partner for its next-generation national geo-information system. The end-to-end system will make Thailand one of the few nations able to fully exploit geo-information for societal benefits. Fully in line with Thailand’s 4.0 policy, the THEOS-2 programme will constitute a major milestone in the development of Space in the Eastern Economic Corridor and its Digital Park.

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GTMC welcomes result of vote on Heathrow expansion and National Policy Statement through House of Commons

Adrian Parkes, CEO, GTMC comments:

“We welcome the result of last night’s vote in the House of Commons regarding the expansion of a third runway. This represents another important step forward in the expansion of routes both in and out of the UK to support the business travel community and in turn wider economic growth. It is also crucial to recognise the focus of regional connectivity with the pledge to attribute 15 percent of slots to domestic routes. This translates into another key development towards rebalancing economic opportunity outside of London and the South East.

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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars upward after lifting off April 2, 2018
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars after lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida April 2, 2018, carrying the SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft. On its 14th commercial resupply services mission for NASA, Dragon will deliver supplies, equipment and new science experiments for technology research to the space station.
Credits: NASA

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 5:42 a.m. EDT Friday, June 29, for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Thursday, June 28, with prelaunch events.

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Airbus to supply satellite communications system for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Paris, 22 June 2018 – Airbus has won a three-year contract to supply satellite communications in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). As satellite communication meta-operator, Airbus will supply, install and maintain the system and ensure access to satellite resources for those living and working in this extremely remote area.

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Budapest joins capital connection elite

As Budapest Airport continues to strengthen its already solid route map, with a storming average +15% monthly growth so far this year, the Hungarian gateway is turning its focus onto its network expansion for 2019. Maintaining its progression, the capital city airport has announced it will be connected to all London airports as of next February with its latest new link – a 12 times weekly, 106-seat E190 service to London City with LOT Polish Airlines.

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High Court Acquits Three in Espionage Case

London, 21 June 2018: The High Criminal Court in the Kingdom of Bahrain has today acquitted three defendants,  Ali Salman Ali Ahmad, Hassan Ali Juma Sultan and Ali Mahdi Ali Al Aswad, on charges of  exchanging intelligence information with a foreign country and with those serving its interests in order to carry out hostile acts and undermine Bahrain’s national interests; of delivering and divulging defence secrets to a foreign country; and of disseminating false information in order to undermine the country.

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