Number of passengers up 6 percent to a new all-time high of 34.1 million


MUC experiences strong surge in traffic in first nine months of 2017

Munich Airport is en route to yet another record-breaking performance. The third-quarter traffic figures include several new all-time highs: With approximately 4.4 million passengers, September 2017 was the busiest month in the history of Munich Airport. Moreover, the 164,000 travellers counted on Friday, September 29 represent a new all-time high for a single day. Overall passenger traffic in the first three quarters of the year was up 6 percent year-on-year – a gain of around 2 million passengers – to a new record of 34.1 million.

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Canadian Rangers Train Australian Counterparts in Western Canada Exercise

Canadian Rangers from the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group with soldiers from the North-West Mobile Force, on Exercise SOUTHERN CROSS 2016, participate in watermanship training in Darwin, Australia, from August 10 to 26, 2017.

Photo credit: 4 CRPG

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October 5, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Ten members of Australia’s North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) are in Canada to take part in Exercise NORTHERN LIGHTS from October 5 to 21, 2017. The exercise, hosted by the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, is a reciprocal training event where the two army units share best practices, training methods, procedures, and cultural aspects unique to both units.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Students get Real-World Experience on State-of-the-Art Air Traffic Control Systems

 Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus air traffic management labs has added high-tech consoles and simulation software used in today’s air traffic control facilities, giving Embry-Riddle students a strong foundation when graduating and seeking employment with the FAA, the Department of Defense and commercial air traffic facilities.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ­— During dinner time at his home in Chicago, Brandon Liden used to see more than a dozen jets from international flights passing over his home.

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NASA Statement on National Space Council Policy for Future American Leadership in Space

NASA Statement on National Space Council Policy for Future American Leadership in Space

Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council's first meeting,
Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council’s first meeting, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
Credits: NASA


The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about the results from the first meeting of the National Space Council on Thursday:

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USS John S. McCain to be repaired in Japan, TOTE Maritime San Juan terminal productivity now at 80%

USS John S. McCain to be repaired in Yokosuka, Japan
October 5, 2017 — The Navy will repair the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan. Repairs will begin upon arrival at the shipyard from Singapore aboard a heavy lift vessel in October.

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Textron Aviation successfully completes G5000 avionics upgrade for NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr.

WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced its Tampa Service Center has successfully completed the facility’s first Garmin G5000 installation for Martin Truex Jr., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota and the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Champion. In addition to the Beechjet 400A’s G5000 avionics upgrade, Truex Jr. previously installed Genuine Hawker winglets and completed a full interior and exterior refurbishment as part of his 400XPR upgrade package.

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