First Türksat contract for Airbus
First all-electric satellites for Türksat
Ankara / Toulouse, 09/11/2017 – A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Türksat with Airbus Defence and Space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 November 2017
Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.
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 KLM.com. 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.
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.