Scientists and engineers from BAE Systems have been applying the same technology used to develop the world’s most advanced jet fighter – the Eurofighter Typhoon – to help improve the racing speed of the Great Britain bobsleigh team. The four-man team – medal hopefuls for next year’s Winter Games – spent three days in the wind tunnel facility at Warton in a bid to shave seconds off their time. The wind tunnel, normally used to test fighter jets at speeds of over 200mph, was used to simulate full bobsleigh racing conditions and examine how different sled set ups and crew positions affect wind resistance at speeds of well over 65mph (100kmph).
During the testing the teams were joined by a BBC film crew from Dara O’Briain’s Science Club programme. Presenter Alok Jha was able to experience the full force of the wind tunnel both inside the bobsleigh and securely harnessed into the tunnel itself. Viewers will be able to see the wind tunnel at work in tonight’s (1 August) episode of Dara O’Briain’s Science Club at 8pm on BBC Two.

BAE Systems and UK Sport announced today that they will continue their unique and highly-successful long-term engineering partnership with a four-year extension until 2021. The defence, aerospace and security company will be UK Sport’s Official Engineering Partner providing engineering expertise, time and materials worth £600,000. Engineers and sports scientists at the two organisations, and at the English Institute of Sport, have worked together since 2009. In that time, 250 British athletes from 30 different sports have benefitted from some of the UK’s most advanced technologies. Through the partnership, both organisations are able to harness the ‘best of British’ in attracting and developing sports and engineering talent.

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Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Reaches 100 hours in the T-50A

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Ga. Lockheed Martin Photography by Andrew McMurtrie

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] test pilot Mark “Red” Ward reached a new milestone by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company’s offering for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.

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Boeing, China Announce Airplane Sales During Presidential Trade Mission

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Agreement covers 300 airplanes valued at more than $37 billion

Builds on a strong foundation and growing partnership

BEIJING, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASC) today signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the United States trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, in the presence of US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping.

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Boeing completes acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences

New subsidiary to accelerate development of autonomous technology

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. It will retain an independent operating model while benefiting from Boeing’s resources and position as the leading provider of aerospace products and services.

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Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco

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  • Title Vega lifts off
  • Released 08/11/2017 2:43 am
  • Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespace
  • DescriptionOn 7 November 2017, Vega flight VV11 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to deliver the Earth observation satellite Mohammed VI-A into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.
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8 November 2017

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.

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KLM launches Messenger customer chat on

7 November 2017 – As of today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will offer Facebook Messenger users in Japan, South Korea and South Africa the option of asking questions to service agents via Messenger customer chat on In this way, customers are offered quick and personal service when booking tickets, changing bookings or in case they have baggage-related questions. KLM is one of the first airlines in the world and one of a select group of companies taking part in the pilot for this chat service in collaboration with Messenger.

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Boeing Missile Defense Team Loads Milestone Missile into Silo

United States missile defense strengthened to 44 interceptors

FORT GREELY, ALASKA, Nov. 7, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) team recently bolstered America’s defense against long-range ballistic missiles, ahead of schedule, with the installation of the 44th interceptor.

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