Budapest Airport’s route to Russia with Wizz Air

As part of Budapest Airport’s strategy to further develop its route network to the east, the Hungarian gateway launched its second link to Russia when it celebrated Wizz Air’s new service to St. Petersburg. Last flown in 2014, the ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) resumption of the highly demanded link will see Russia become Budapest’s 12th largest country market served.

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Homecoming for Canadian soldiers after mission wrap-up in Poland

Master Warrant Officer Clay Shoepp a member of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, hugs his son upon returning from Operation REASSURRANCE, Rotation 7, at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton, on August 27, 2017.

Photo: Robert Schwartz, Garrison Imaging, 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton.

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August 30, 2017 – Edmonton – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The final rotation of soldiers of the Land Task Force (LTF) in Poland returned to Canada today, after deploying for approximately six months on Operation REASSURANCE.

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New customized labs for the Naval Engineering Test Establishment

August 30, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Government of Canada is committed to delivering real benefits for Canadians including the creation of good middle class jobs. This $22.2 million infrastructure project created economic development opportunities for local communities, contributing to the creation of 30 permanent jobs at Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE), as well as 100 other jobs with regional employers.

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NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft.
An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft — humanity’s farthest and longest-lived mission — with a public event at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles

Aegis Weapon System test supports the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to protect NATO Europe against ballistic missile threats

USS JOHN PAUL JONES, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Aegis Combat System. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.

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Sentinel-5 Precursor begins final journey to launch site

Sentinel-5 Precursor begins final journey to launch site



Stevenage, 30/08/2017 – Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket.

The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archangelsk to the Russian spaceport of Plesetsk.


Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring programme “Copernicus”, a joint European Commission–ESA undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.


Sentinel-5 Precursor will provide essential atmospheric chemistry data to the Copernicus programme before the Sentinel-5 instrument becomes operational in 2021 on the MetOp Second Generation satellite.


Airbus was prime for Sentinel-5 Precursor, with three sites involved in development and manufacturing of the satellites and its components: Stevenage (UK – prime), Toulouse (France) and Friedrichshafen (Germany). The TROPOMI instrument was built by Airbus Netherlands.


Rockwell Collins teams with Black & Veatch and Ameren for beyond visual line of sight UAS flight within power line infrastructure

Rockwell Collins’ CNPC-1000 Command and Control data link, integrated into a Pulse Aerospace Vapor 55, undergoes testing at the University of Iowa’s OPL before embarking on a 10-mile flight beyond visual line of sight along power line infrastructure owned by Ameren Corp. near Newton, Illinois

  • Commercial flight builds additional safety case for routine, efficient infrastructure monitoring with UAS technology
  • Flight enabled by a mobile, multi-tower Command and Control demonstrator integrated by Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2017) – Rockwell Collins, working closely with Black & Veatch, has successfully demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight along almost 10 miles of power line infrastructure owned by Ameren Corp., located near Newton, Illinois.

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Which? names London Southend best airport in the capital

  • Which? survey rates London Southend by far the best airport in the capital with a customer rating of 84% – a whopping 16 percentage points more than any other airport in the region
  • London Southend also boasts a maximum five stars for staff friendliness, with an impressive four stars for baggage reclaim, seating, toilets, and queues at security and passport control
  • London Southend CEO, Glyn Jones believes Londoners are being let down daily by a failure of aviation policy which has led to a lack of capacity and increasing congestion in the air and on the ground at other London airports
  • He adds “London Southend’s customer ratings show what can be done when capacity is available to serve the capital’s passengers; we are part of the solution to today’s capacity squeeze.”

London – August 30: London Southend Airport has been rated by far the best London terminal, leaving all  other airports in the region trailing, according to the latest Which? airport passenger survey.

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