[London: 19 February 2020]: One of the UK’s leading drone experts today urged British property owners and business leaders to leverage the opportunity of their under-used land for drone testing, to help accelerate the rate of growth of the UK drone industry, in the face of what he described as ‘an emerging ‘bottleneck’ to growth’.
Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia
Vice President Mike Pence, along with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will tour NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, and talk to center employees. His remarks will air live at 12:30 p.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
KOUROU, French Guiana, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) third satellite based on the modernized LM 2100™ bus launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket and is traveling to its transfer orbit for a series of in-orbit tests before operations are handed over to Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation (TYO: 9412). JCSAT-17 will provide flexible mobile communications services to users in Japan and the surrounding region.
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army recently awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), a five-year sustainment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for up to $235.8 million to provide post production support services for the AH-64 Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to international customers.
WICHITA, Kan. (Feb.18, 2020) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today named four Cessna Pilot Centers (CPC) to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career. The 2020 Top Hawk participants are Academy of Aviation, Atlas Aviation, JA Flight Services and Snohomish Flying Service.
PALMDALE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force, Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® (NYSE: LMT) recently completed flight testing and deployment of the latest variant of the Collins Aerospace Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS) sensor, SYERS-2C, on the U-2. With this milestone, the entire U-2 fleet has been upgraded to the premier electro-optical/infrared sensor capability which provides increased optical performance and highly accurate long-range tracking for superior threat detection in a wider range of weather conditions.
DJI Helps Fight Coronavirus with Drones
Since emerging in China in December 2019, coronavirus has spread around the world. As of February 12, the death toll within mainland China exceeded 1,113, with 44,563 confirmed cases. To help address fears of this epidemic and resolve the crisis, public safety officials in China have explored how to use new technologies — and DJI has stepped up to that challenge with drones.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has dedicated the remaining $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to support humanitarian needs in communities affected by the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accidents. The Boeing Community Investment Fund will work directly with victims’ families to enable them to donate to eligible charities of their choosing. The company will partner once again with Ken Feinberg and Camille Biros on the fund’s creation, allocation and distribution. Feinberg and Biros will immediately begin working with families, governments and other interested parties to identify eligible charitable organizations. All monies distributed by Feinberg and Biros will be independent of any resolution provided through the legal process.
New York, February 17, 2020 – The next decade will be more challenging for the aviation industry than the 10 years previous years, despite prospects for rising passenger demand, according to Oliver Wyman’s annual Global Fleet & MRO Forecast.