UK Drone Delivery Group makes urgent ‘call to action’ for property owners and influencers to provide testing areas for drones – to prevent ‘bottleneck to growth’

[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’.

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Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia

Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia

Sign at the entrance of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia
Sign at the entrance of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where NASA is making revolutionary improvements to aviation, expanding our understanding of Earth’s atmosphere, and developing technology for space exploration.
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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.

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Lockheed Martin’s Most Advanced Mobile Communications Satellite Launches

Lockheed Martin’s Most Advanced Mobile Communications Satellite Launches

Third satellite based on modernized LM 2100™ bus enhances coverage across Japan

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.

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LONGBOW LLC Secures Contract for Up to $235.8 Million for Fire Control Radar Sustainment Work

LONGBOW® Fire Control Radar sustainment services are now available to international customers through a flexible Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Joint Venture will provide support services for AH-64D/E Apache foreign military customers.

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.

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Textron Aviation names four Cessna Pilot Centers as 2020 Top Hawks

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.

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U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Collins Aerospace Complete U-2 SYERS-2C Upgrades, Enhancing the Dragon Lady’s Imaging Capability

Recent flight testing by the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Collins Aerospace Systems completed the upgrade of the full U-2 Dragon Lady fleet with the premier electro-optical/infrared sensor capability.

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.

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DJI Helps Fight Coronavirus with Drones and other news

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.

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Boeing Enlists Ken Feinberg and Camille Biros to Oversee $50 Million Boeing Community Investment Fund to Support Communities Affected by Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Accidents

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8. (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

Boeing and the Lion Air Group today announced the airline purchased 50 of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 10 airplane, which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. This rendering shows the airplane in the carrier’s livery. (Boeing illustration) (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

– Fund will empower families who lost loved ones to support charitable organizations in affected communities

– Boeing to partner once again with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros on fund creation, allocation and distribution

– All monies distributed will be independent of any resolution provided through the legal process

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.

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