Flagship Cessna Citation Longitude lands at Singapore Airshow, makes Asia-Pacific debut

SINGAPORE (Feb. 6, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is debuting its newest and largest aircraft to date to the Asia-Pacific market – the flagship, super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude business jet. For the first time in the region, customers can experience first-hand the aircraft’s spacious, comfortable and whisper-quiet cabin at this week’s Singapore Airshow.

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Cessna Citation Latitude touches down in Asia-Pacific with China and Australia certifications

SINGAPORE (Feb. 6, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has been granted certification for the midsize Cessna Citation Latitude by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA), with the region’s first deliveries underway.

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Rheinmetall and Sikorsky Sign a Strategic Teaming Agreement to Offer CH-53K for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter Competition

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky will collaborate to lead a team of German industrial providers to offer the best solution for STH, including dependable maintenance, training and other program support for the German Armed Forces

BONN, Germany, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rheinmetall and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program.

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Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Digital Black Hawk Helicopter

Integrated system simplifies high accuracy targeting of guns, rockets and missiles for medium attack roles

SINGAPORE, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has completed qualification to military standards of a comprehensive weapons system for S-70M / S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters. Fully integrated with the aircraft’s existing avionics, the system allows either pilot to place munitions quickly from forward firing guns, rocket pods and laser-designated air-to-ground missile launchers onto static or moving targets with high accuracy.

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New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions

New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions

2011 composite satellite image shows the expanse of Arctic sea ice (center) and the Greenland Ice Sheet (lower right)
A pair of CubeSat satellites will probe a little-studied portion of the radiant energy emitted by the complex Arctic environment for clues to why the region is warming faster than the rest of the planet. This 2011 composite satellite image shows the expanse of Arctic sea ice (center) and the Greenland Ice Sheet (lower right).
Credits: NASA

Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Does mineral dust warm or cool the atmosphere? NASA has selected two new, creative research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle these fundamental questions about our home planet and its environment.

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Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrive in California

Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrive in California

The optical telescope and integrated science instrument module (OTIS) of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is lifted inside of a specially designed shipping container called the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea (STTARS) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Credits: NASA/Chris Gunn

The Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea (STTARS), a specially designed shipping container that held the optical telescope and integrated science instrument module (OTIS) of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, is unloaded from a U.S. military C-5 Charlie aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Feb. 2, 2018.

Credits: NASA/Chris Gunn

The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory.

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Wizz Air January Traffic Stats

JANUARY 2018 TRAFFIC STATISTICS

WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 24%
MAJOR EXPANSION IN VIENNA

  

Geneva, 5 February 2018: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for January 2018.

In January 2018, Wizz Air continued to expand its network, operations and customer offering with the following announcements:

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Jordan joins Ryanair’s Budapest route roll call

Ryanair has announced its 34th destination from Budapest Airport, with the introduction of a twice-weekly operation to Amman in W18/19. The 2,251-kilometre sector to the Jordanian capital city is a brand new destination for the Hungarian gateway, which offers services to Aqaba in the south of the Middle Eastern country on its Red Sea coast. With this new route addition, the capital city airport will offer 131 destinations in 119 cities from 47 countries in W18/19.

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