Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

Integrated technology platform will support a safe, reliable next-generation air traffic management system

CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk’s technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables piloted and autonomous air vehicles to safely coexist.

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Astronauts Safely in Orbit Following Launch to International Space Station

Astronauts Safely in Orbit Following Launch to International Space Station

Liftoff of Soyuz
The Soyuz MS-09 rocket is launched with Expedition 56 Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, flight engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, and flight engineer Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Prokopyev, Auñón-Chancellor, and Gerst will spend the next six months living and working aboard the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Three crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. EDT Wednesday (5:12 p.m. Baikonur time).

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Boeing, Safran Agree to Design, Build and Service Auxiliary Power Units

New joint venture will leverage capabilities of two aerospace leaders to combine the best technologies and services for customers

Proposed long-term partnership will create a competitive offering designed to meet market needs

CHICAGO and PARIS, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Safran [EPA: SAF] have agreed to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), creating better value for customers and for both companies. An APU is an onboard engine that is used to primarily start the main engines and power aircraft systems on the ground and, if necessary, in flight.

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Six Embry-Riddle Pilots Take to the Skies for Cross Country Air Race Classic

Prescott and Daytona Beach campuses have history of winning top honors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla./PRESCOTT, Ariz. ­— Whether their interest in flying was sparked by other pilot family members or from listening to commercial jets and F-16s roar overhead, six female Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pilots have their eyes set on one goal –  winning the 42nd Air Race Classic (ARC).

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GTMC welcomes Government approval of third runway at Heathrow

Adrian Parkes, CEO, GTMC said:

“We welcome the news announced today that the Government has given its long-awaited approval for a third runway at Heathrow. The GTMC has called for airport expansion in the South East for a number of years and the development of a third runway at Heathrow is key to realising ambitions for growth. Growth not only in airport capacity and the expansion of new routes but also the economic growth of UK PLC.

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WWF Comment – Cabinet approves third runway at Heathrow

Commenting on cabinet approving a new runway plan at Heathrow, James Beard, Climate Change Specialist at WWF said:

“Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing wildlife and people. The UK Government says it wants to move to a zero-carbon economy before 2050, yet they’ve given lift-off to a new runway at Heathrow. The UK Government has not committed to delivering the third runway within their legally binding climate commitments, agreed in Paris, because they know this is virtually impossible. For the sake of nature and future generations, MPs should reject the third runway in the vote later this month.”

Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds to news that a third runway at Heathrow Airport is set to be approved by ministers

Heathrow Airport, aerial view of the southern runway with Terminals 1, 2 and 3 (left) and cargo terminal (right).

Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said in response to news that a third runway at Heathrow Airport is set to be approved by ministers: 

“In 2015, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers drew attention to the wider questions concerning the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport. These included the key issues of increasing capacity at Heathrow by the time the third runway is built and that we should also look at the possibilities for expansion at Stansted and Gatwick, with better rail links between our three main London airports. There is an increasing need for more integrated ground-based local transport systems that reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and are fit for the 21st century.”