Boeing to Acquire Aurora Flight Sciences to Advance Autonomous Technology Capabilities


Subsidiary to accelerate Boeing’s development of game-changing autonomy technology for innovative aerospace vehicles

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms, under an agreement signed by the companies. Aurora specializes in autonomous systems technologies to enable advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications and vehicles.

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SAS creates five new routes from Aarhus Airport

Caption: SAS and Aarhus Airport present five new departures and routes to and from Aarhus. Additionally, the route between Aarhus and Copenhagen is expanding from 8 to 10 daily departures in each direction. Photo: Aarhus Airport.  

SAS is investing hundreds of millions DKK in Aarhus Airport. East Jutlanders will get access to new direct routes to Oslo, Stockholm, Munich, Mallorca and Split.

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Lockheed Martin T-50A Reaches 100 Flights in Greenville, South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) achieved a new milestone this week as the T-50A aircraft flew its 100th sortie at the Greenville, South Carolina, facility. This flight continues to demonstrate the company’s low-risk, Ready Now approach to the Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.

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Leonardo: AW139 success continues in UK with the sale of two helicopters for VIP/corporate transport

 One aircraft will be managed & operated by Starspeed and the second aircraft by an undisclosed customer
 Aircraft will be delivered with customised VIP cabin interiors in 2018.
 Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the UK with around 900 aircraft in service worldwide.

London, 4 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today the sale of a further two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters to customers in the UK for corporate/VIP passenger transport, further strengthening its leadership in this market segment with a 50% share in the multiengine segment. Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the UK

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ForeFlight Mobile Now Features Jeppesen’s Global Instrument Flight Rules Enroute Flight Information

Data-driven enroute information eliminates stitching of aviation charts, using dynamic rendering capabilities on screen

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Jeppesen, and ForeFlight, an innovative provider of mobile and web aviation applications, today announced that Jeppesen’s proprietary data-driven enroute charts are now available within the ForeFlight Mobile application. This new capability gives ForeFlight and Jeppesen customers in the business and general aviation markets the option to fly anywhere in the world using ForeFlight Mobile with Jeppesen’s enroute map data.

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Boeing Announces Agreements with Seven Customers for Analytics Solutions

Mobile Line Maintenance Applications

Orders underscore market strength, bringing total Boeing AnalytX contracts to 223 this year

LONDON, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced at the MRO Europe conference and exhibition new agreements with seven customers for Boeing AnalytX solutions. This brings the total amount of analytics contracts signed this year to 223.

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