Boeing All-Electric Satellite for SES Will Help Improve In-Flight Connectivity and Enable Other Traffic-Intensive Data Applications

Built for SES of Luxembourg, the 702 satellite is Boeing’s fifth with all-electric propulsion; design includes metallic 3-D printed parts

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 18, 2017 – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] SES-15 satellite, launched today, will bolster connectivity for Wi-Fi and entertainment services on flights over North America, Mexico and Central America. It will also serve the government, enterprise and maritime sectors.

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NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Roll Out Solar Array (ROSA) is among the science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station, targeted for June 1, 2017.
Credits: Deployable Space Systems, Inc.

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, May 26, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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GlobeAir announces deal with London City Airport

 

GlobeAir, Europe’s leading air taxi operator with the world´s largest fleet of Citation Mustang jets, has announced a strategic partnership with London City Airport. In 2016 there were over 3,800 business aircraft departures from London City Airport, with the latest GlobeAir deal forming part of a wider strategy to attract more business aircraft.

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Textron Aviation introduces new online customer portal, further streamlining support

 

WICHITA, Kan. (May 17, 2017) – As part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing support for its customers, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company has rolled out a new web-based customer portal, which allows customers to seamlessly manage their aircraft maintenance and provides increased transparency and efficient communication when aircraft service is required.

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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX to customer, marking Rockwell Collins’ largest content to-date on any single-aisle aircraft

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Large format, 15.1 inch LCD displays are one of many standard content contributions to the 737 MAX from Rockwell Collins.

  • Company’s large-format flight displays now standard equipment, creates commonality with 787 Dreamliner and 777X flight decks
  • Acquisition of B/E Aerospace increases total nose-to-tail content from Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 17, 2017) – Rockwell Collins continues its growing presence on Boeing’s next-generation family of aircraft with the first customer delivery of a 737 MAX. The 737 MAX features Rockwell Collins’ 15.1-inch landscape flight displays, flight controls and a variety of interior cabin products as standard fit in every aircraft.

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Utah Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA will speak with students gathered at Utah State University’s (USU) Space Dynamics Laboratory in North Logan, Utah. The event will be hosted by USU in partnership with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.
Credits: NASA

Utah students will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:40 p.m. EDT Friday, May 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

 

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New Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton Helps Soldiers Carry Heavy Gear

FORTIS K-SRDTM provides strength to go the distance

TAMPA, Fla., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Their demanding missions often require soldiers to carry heavy equipment packs long distances over rough terrain, or up and down stairs and underground infrastructure in urban environments. Exhaustion and injury are frequently a consequence of these challenging operational scenarios. A new exoskeleton from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) offers a solution.

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