Paris Air Show 2017: Rockwell Collins looks to the future with innovations in cockpit, cabin, communication and connectivity

Rockwell Collins’ new Interior Systems business builds upon its strength in commercial cockpits and military applications

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 14, 2017) – At Paris Air Show 2017, taking place June 19-25 at Le Bourget, Rockwell Collins (Chalet 313, Row B) will highlight how its investments in innovative solutions for cockpit, cabin, communication and connectivity are unleashing the potential of the rapidly changing aviation ecosystem.

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Thar Desert

Thar Desert, India



  • Title Thar Desert, India
  • Released 16/06/2017 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite brings us over northwest India with this false-colour image captured on 4 March 2017.

    The Indian city of Bikaner is visible in the lower part of the image, surrounded by a varied landscape of agricultural structures and sand dunes.

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Gatwick joins six other airports for first ever international airport ‘hackathon’

Gatwick Airport, Pier 6 passenger bridge, control tower in background, August 2005, Ref CGA01199d, DH

  • The event will challenge developers to help improve passengers’ travel experience by developing new applications
  • Alongside Gatwick, six other airports: Schiphol, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen will participate in the event
  • Each airport supporting the 48 hour ‘hackathon’ will share flight data with the developers to help with the challenge

Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.


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Launch Schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 3 Aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35

Mitsubishi heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the launch 
schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 3 (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; 
Geostationary satellite) aboard H-IIA launch Vehicle No. 35 as 

Launch Date: August 11, 2017
Launch Time: 2 p.m. through 11 p.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period: August 12 through September 30, 2017 *
Location: Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration 
Agency (JAXA)

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Textron Aviation rolls out first production Cessna Citation Longitude, introduces advanced manufacturing technologies to super-midsize marke


WICHITA, Kan. (June 13, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has rolled out the first production unit of the Cessna Citation Longitude, the company’s latest clean-sheet design, super-midsize business jet. State-of-the-art assembly and fabrication tools and techniques bring exceptional quality and superior fit and finish to this revolutionary aircraft.

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Updates from Zenith Aircraft Company

You’re invited to our 10th annual “Fly-In To Summer” Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering this Saturday! Join us at our annual fly-in at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri (centrally located in the United States) as we enter the summer flying season. This will be a fun gathering of Zenith builders and flyers, and is an informal grass-roots fly-in gathering open to all aviation enthusiasts. Share this event with your friends on Facebook.
2017 Zenith Aircraft _Fly In to Summer_ event
Owners of completed Zenith aircraft are encouraged to fly-in for the morning and to show off their completed project to fellow builders. Please bring tie-downs for your aircraft if flying in (we will provide tie-down space and help facilitate ground transportation, if possible).

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U-Boat War Patrol, The Hidden Photographic Diary of U 564


By happy accident, a shoe box full of photographs was liberated from a U-Boat pen at the end of WWII, hidden until recently, to be found once more. The author has provided a unique and graphic account of U 564. This is much more than a photo essay, with well researched and written text, supported by this unique treasure trove of images – Recommended.

GI The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment, Terrible Swift Sword, Union Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry, 1861-1865

This popular series of books follows the publishers format of lavish illustration with concise text. The author has provided a unique impression of the Union Army, using early field photographs that include some coloured photographs – Recommended.