BAE Systems cuts time of RN minesweeper refits; Heroic efforts saved Fitzgerald, but seven died in flooding

BAE Systems cuts time of RN minesweeper refits
BAE Systems cuts time of RN minesweeper refits
June 19, 2017 — BAE Systems reports that a U.K. Royal Navy minesweeper, HMS Brocklesby, has begun her sea trials program, a significant milestone in her overhaul period, four months earlier than usual. HMS Brocklesby is undergoing the largest work package for a Royal Navy Mine Countermeasure Vessel (MCMV) to date. However, a new way of working at Portsmouth Naval Base means that she will return to the Royal Navy’s surface fleet four months earlier than Hunt Class vessels in previous upkeeps.

 

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Prepare for a Flying Ovation – Icelandair enrol staff in stage school in a unique customer service initiative

Performances will take to the skies to entertain a new breed of passenger as part of Icelandair Stopover Pass, a pioneering service launching today.

·       Passengers can transform their boarding pass into an Icelandair Stopover Pass for free – this grants them access to a range of incredible performances starring the Icelandair staff and Icelandic talent

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Canadian-led NATO Battlegroup begins work in Latvia

 

June 19, 2017 – Camp Ādaži, Latvia – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Canada is a leading member of NATO that has always deployed our troops and equipment when and where they are needed most. The Government of Canada is committed to taking concrete action so that Canadians – and people around the world – can feel safe and secure in their communities.

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Canadian NORAD Region aircraft practice intercept and escort procedures with United States Air Force bombers

 

June 18, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

On June 15 and 16, 2017, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets, under the control of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), practiced identification and intercept procedures as United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bombers returned to the U.S. from an overseas exercise.

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Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites

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  • Title Magnetic tug nears derelict satellite
  • Released 15/06/2017 3:07 pm
  • Copyright Philippe Ogaki
  • DescriptionDerelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. Researcher Emilien Fabacher of the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, part of the University of Toulouse in France, is studying magnetic grappling as a method of space debris removal, as well as examining the technique’s potential for satellite formation flying.
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19 June 2017Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.

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Aviall Named Preferred Parts and Engine Provider for CFM56-7B Powered Boeing Business Jets

 

LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today, through its subsidiary Aviall, an agreement with GE Aviation to become the preferred provider of CFM56-7B parts and engines for Boeing Business Jets. The agreement supports GE Aviation’s OnPoint service program for CFM56 engines and includes support of new and used parts, lease engines and line-replaceable units (LRUs) for engines installed on Boeing Business Jets.

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Aviall Extends Relationship with Pratt & Whitney Canada through New PW980 Auxiliary Power Unit Spare Parts Distribution Agreement

 

LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today, through its subsidiary Aviall, that it has extended its relationship with Pratt & Whitney Canada by entering into an agreement, under which Aviall is responsible for distributing new PW980 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) spare parts to engine customers worldwide. APUs are gas turbine engines providing bleed air for cabin air conditioning, main engine start capability, electrical power and in-flight backup power.

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NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size.
NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star.
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NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.

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