Textron Aviation receives order for 15 Skyhawks from ATP Flight School

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 28, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture that ATP Flight School has ordered 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft. With the addition of these aircraft, the school’s training fleet will grow to include nearly 130 Skyhawks.

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Textron Aviation enhances proven Cessna Caravan platform with next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi avionics

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 24, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has introduced the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck to the new production of its authoritative Cessna Grand Caravan EX and Cessna Caravan platforms. The company has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Garmin G1000 NXi-equipped Caravan platform, allowing deliveries to commence in the U.S. and Europe.

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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment

Illustration of the heliophysics system
Illustration of the heliophysics system
Credits: NASA

NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the Sun and space environment and fill science gaps between the agency’s larger missions; eight for focused scientific investigations and one for technological development of instrumentation.

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What Does It Take to Train the Pilots of the Future? Find Out at the National Training Aircraft Symposium, Aug. 14 – 16 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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July 27, 2017

 What Does It Take to Train the Pilots of the Future? Find Out at the National Training Aircraft Symposium, Aug. 14 – 16 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, now in its 30th year, is focused on current research conducted in academia and industry in areas ranging from pilot supply and flight training, to technology and leadership in aviation. Visit the conference website for more information and registration.

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Rockwell Collins awarded three-year contract for CRIIS program

New contract provides continued support for the currently fielded CRIIS program for Air Force, Navy and Army test ranges

  • Company will provide Interim Contractor Support
  • Provides support for the new Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification process

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 25, 2017) – Rockwell Collins was recently awarded an Interim Contractor Support (ICS) contract by the CRIIS System Program Office at Eglin Air Force Base that includes field support, repair and security maintenance of the currently fielded CRIIS program. The program will allow test ranges to stay certified under the new Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the legacy Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will provide traditional product maintenance and repair, training, logistics and sparing support. Additionally, quarterly reviews and updates will be performed to the system security controls to maintain compliance with the applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

“RMF provides a disciplined and structured process to integrate information security and risk management activities,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We’ll be doing periodic system updates under the RMF process through ICS so the ranges will always have a current authority to operate.”

Rockwell Collins, CRIIS System Program Office personnel, and DoD test and training range personnel will continue to work together to ensure the multiple independent levels of security (MILS) certifications completed will continue to meet the DoD’s needs for advanced and high assurance security operational requirements.

Rockwell Collins is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the next-generation military test range system that will replace the Advanced Range Data System (ARDS) currently in use at major U.S. military test ranges. CRIIS equipment supports a variety of platforms, including advanced fifth-generation aircraft, and implements the DoD’s vision of common test and training infrastructure for improved operational realism.

  • Company will provide Interim Contractor Support
  • Provides support for the new Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification process

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 25, 2017) – Rockwell Collins was recently awarded an Interim Contractor Support (ICS) contract by the CRIIS System Program Office at Eglin Air Force Base that includes field support, repair and security maintenance of the currently fielded CRIIS program. The program will allow test ranges to stay certified under the new Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the legacy Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

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Milan Bergamo’s soaring six months

Delivering double-digit growth rates last month, with a 14% increase in passenger traffic, Milan Bergamo continues to hit new highs. Some 5.8 million passengers have passed through Italy’s third largest airport in the first six months of 2017 – close to 600,000 more visitors than this time last year, an 11% year-on-year growth. The airport’s freight traffic has also seen a healthy increase of 7%, reaching almost 61,000 tonnes in the first half of the year.

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World-first refurbishment of Black Hawk helicopters for firefighting and disaster relief in Australia under new agreement

World-first refurbishment of Black Hawk helicopters for firefighting and disaster relief in Australia under new agreement

BRISBANE, Australia, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In a ground-breaking new deal, Kaan Air Australia, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, and StarFlight Australia, have signed an agreement worth up to AUD $63 million to bring 10 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia, with options for an additional 10 aircraft.

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NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Crewmates Arrive at International Space Station

NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Crewmates Arrive at International Space Station

ISS Expedition 52/53 docked to the ISS at 5:54 p.m. EDT Friday, July 28, 2017.
The Russian Soyuz MS-05 carrying NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) docked to the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Credits: NASA Television
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) launched aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-05 for a six-hour flight to the International Space Station at 11:41 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 (9:41 p.m. in Baikonur).

Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) arrived at the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m. EDT Friday to continue important scientific research in the orbiting laboratory.

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Armed Forces Service-leavers retraining programme launched – train to be a teacher and trainer in the Further Education sector

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation has launched the Further Forces programme, a scheme to retrain Armed Forces Service-leavers to teach technical subjects, including science, engineering and technology, in the Further Education and Training sector. The scheme is funded jointly by the Education and Training Foundation and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

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