U.S. Navy Accepts Fifth Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Satellite for New Secure Global Military Cellular Network

MUOS-5 Supports Legacy UHF Comms; Serves As Spare For New Capabilities

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, POINT MUGU, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC).

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Autumn fireball

Autumn fireball

On 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany.

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  • Title Autumn fireball
  • Released 16/11/2017 8:52 am
  • Copyright Ollie Taylor
  • DescriptionOn 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth’s atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany. It created a bright fireball in the sky, which was seen by thousands of people in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, and was reported widely by media.

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Embry-Riddle’s SUIT Lab Gives Students ‘Gloves-On’ Spaceflight Experience

As companies develop space vehicles to send private individuals into outer space, a new lab at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus may become the industry’s testbed for spacesuit design

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­— Inside a suborbital space flight simulator, Peyton Schwartz struggles as she slowly reaches for a camera to capture the highest clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Boeing, flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

Valued at $27 billion, deal is largest single-aisle jet purchase by a Middle East airline

Airline commits to the newly launched 737 MAX 10, MAX 9s and more MAX 8s

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

The V-22 Osprey continues to achieve outstanding multi-mission success while performing operations only possible with tiltrotor technology. (Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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MONARCH AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING ADDS TRENT 900 ENGINES TO AIRBUS A380 LINE MAINTENANCE CAPABILITY

(Luton, UK – 15 November 2017) – Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), celebrating 50 years as a leading MRO, is pleased to announce that it has extended its line maintenance capabilities by gaining Airbus A380 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine approval.

 

The new addition to MAEL’s capabilities has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and has been added to the Part 145 approvals. This allows MAEL to provide line maintenance support for operators with Airbus A380 Trent 900 engines at Birmingham Airport.

 

Chris Dare, Managing Director at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said: “Having won ‘Line Maintenance Provider of the Year 2017’ we are delighted to be able to carry out Airbus A380 Trent engine line maintenance work. This again shows our commitment to customers and demonstrates our willingness to expand our support for the next generation of aircraft.”

 

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES ORDER FOR 146 AIRBUS A320neo FAMILY AIRCRAFT

Provides fleet renewal and expansion to capitalize on growth opportunity and drive unit costs even lower

 DUBAI, 15 November 2017: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or “the Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) relating to the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (72 A320neo and 74 A321neo). While deliveries will start in 2022, the bulk of the aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and 2026, following on from the delivery of the 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft ordered by Wizz Air in 2015. Under the memorandum of understanding Wizz Air has the right to substitute a number of the A320neo aircraft with the Airbus A321neo and vice versa, depending on its future requirements.

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U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin JASSM® Telemetry Kit Production Contract

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $44.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits (iTIK) to be used on Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes.

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