Lockheed Martin Gives $1 Million to Metropolitan State University to Grow Expertise in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

DENVER, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will announce today a $1 million grant to Metropolitan State University of Denver during the inauguration of the school’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building. The grant and work there will shape the workforce of the future in manufacturing affordable, capable, innovative spacecraft.

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Lufthansa is Europe’s best airline

Airbus A330-300 der Deutschen Lufthansa AG
Foto: Airbus Lufthansa 03.2004
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Lufthansa has been voted the “Best Airline in Europe”. The award was given at the Paris Air Show on 20 June 2017 in Le Bourget. The market research institute Skytrax, which specializes in aviation, surveyed around 18 million passengers from over 160 countries worldwide.

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Recommended summer reads from Pen & Sword

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The Price of Victory The Siege of Tsingtau Childhood and Death in Victorian England

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New from White Owl: Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife

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Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife, the first in a new series of books by wildlife photographer Villager Jim.

Birds, bees, and a whole host of other flora and fauna that share Villager Jim’s garden in the tiny Peak District village of Foolow, are featured in this stunning book of photographs. Bobbin Robin is just one of the regular visitors to the garden; she and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers. Open up the book to see the daily goings on of these wildlife friends in some of Jim’s very best pictures taken in this beautiful setting. They illustrate the close relationship Jim has formed with some of the regular wildlife visitors to his garden. His quirky captions capture the mood and spontaneous character of each individual shot and are an essential element of what makes Villager Jim’s pictures so special.

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‘All Hell Let Loose’; publicity for The Road to Passchendaele

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The Road to Passchendaele – The Heroic Year in Soldiers’ own Words and Photographs, as featured in the Mail On Sunday, 18 June 2017.

The Road to Passchendaele by First World War historian Richard van Emden uses the winning formula of diaries, memoirs and original photographs taken on illegally-held cameras by the soldiers themselves. Richard tells the story of 1917, of life both on the line and behind it culminating in perhaps the most dreaded battle of them all, the Battle of Passchendaele.

The author has an outstanding collection of over 5,000 privately-taken and previously unpublished photographs, revealing the war as it was seen by the men involved, an existence that was sometimes exhilarating, too often terrifying, and occasionally even fun. Richard van Emden has interviewed 270 veterans of the Great War, and written extensively about the soldiers’ lives, as well as working on many television documentaries, always concentrating on the human aspects of war, its challenge and its cost to the millions of men involved.

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Dazzle I Was a Spy! The Last Big Gun The Tank Commander Pocket Manual

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ShipCraft Special: Flower Class Corvettes by John Lambert and Les Brown.

The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

This volume includes all the features of the regular series but the extent has been doubled to include far more detailed drawings of a class of ship that was built in huge numbers and in many variations. Mainstay of the Atlantic battle against the U-boats, Flower class Corvettes were used by the British, Canadian, French and US Navies.

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TAKING THE HIGH GROUND – BUREAU VERITAS PROVIDES GREATER GUIDANCE ON NEW AEROSPACE STANDARD

With just a matter of days to go until the first implementation deadline of the reformed AS9100 Series for Aerospace, Bureau Veritas is helping to provide greater guidance for organisations who must adhere to the changes with the launch of a new paper.

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From 15 June 2017, all audits must be undertaken to the new version of the AS9100 standard. In addition to this, all organisations who are certified to the current standard will need to transition to the new version by 15th September 2018.

 

Globally considered the ‘gold standard’ in the aerospace industry, the AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardised quality-management system recognised by all major aerospace and defence original equipment manufacturers, and has been revised to reflect the changes to ISO 9001, made in 2015. The standard provides a structure for process control, defect prevention, reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain, continual improvement and effectively meeting customer requirements.

 

As leading certification experts committed to making easier work of regulatory reforms for organisations, Bureau Veritas has launched a brand new white paper designed to provide greater clarity on the changes and what it will mean for them.

 

The paper – written by Roger Ritterbeck, an Aerospace Product Manager at Bureau Veritas – explores the key changes to the standard, how it works in the context of an organisation, the planning required around the transition period and the support available.

 

Trevor Douce, International Aerospace Business Director at Bureau Veritas comments: “Amongst other things, the changes implemented in the reformed AS9100 are vital in order to ensure it is adequately aligned to the evolving landscape and reflective of the increasingly complex environments which today’s organisations operate in. As such, while it may mean new changes for organisations to get to grips with, it will ensure that this widely accepted ‘gold standard’ in the aerospace industry provides a consistent foundation for the future.

 

“From our experience of helping a large number of our clients comply with AS9100 in the UK, we recognise that the changes, being extremely intricate, can come as a minefield. We have therefore developed this white paper to provide one simple and holistic point of reference.”

 

Trevor adds: “Looking towards the September 2018 deadline, we cannot urge companies enough to act quickly and take action towards compliance now.  Although the deadline may seem like a while away, it is worthwhile reaching out to your certification company in order to get an update on what you need to know and which changes in the auditing process will impact you so you are fully prepared.”

 

The ‘AS9100:2016 – Key Changes to the Standard’ white paper is available to download at:

http://www.bureauveritas.co.uk/white-papers/aerospace-whitepaper. For further information please visit www.bureauveritas.co.uk.

 

Another eight Galileo satellites for Europe

  • Title Galileo satellites
  • Released 21/12/2016 2:34 pm
  • Copyright GSA
  • DescriptionEurope’s Galileo navigation satellites orbit 23 222 km above Earth to provide positioning, navigation and timing information all across the globe.
  • Id 371254
22 June 2017Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional eight satellites, bringing it to completion, thanks to a contract signed today at the Paris Air and Space Show.

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Budapest Airport’s network gets Nordic and Swiss surge

 

As part of the airline’s plans to base two further aircraft at the airport next summer, Wizz Air will add two routes from its Budapest base for S18, namely to Stavanger and Basel. Services to the Norwegian city will be flown twice-weekly from 15 March next year, while the Swiss city sector will be operated five times weekly from 3 May.

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Boeing, Tassili Airlines Announce Order for Three Next-Generation 737-800s

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Algerian carrier enhances 737 fleet, positioning airline for future growth

LE BOURGET, France, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Tassili Airlines today announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at over $294 million at list prices, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

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