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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Boeing Helena Site Expands To Support 777X Airplane Production

New 90,000 Square-Foot Facility To Begin Machining Parts For Boeing’s Newest Family Of Twin-Aisle Aircraft.

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production. Boeing Helena is set to install new machine tools to fabricate critical titanium parts for the 777X.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Farewell To The Queen Of The Skies

GE's Original Flying Test Bed 747 Likely Headed To The Boneyard

The oldest Boeing 747 aircraft in active service may have taken her last flight. GE Aviation’s original B747 Flying Test Bed is heading into storage and flew what most likely was her final flight on January 25 at GE Aviation’s Flight Test Operation in Victorville, California.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Ryanair Lodges Complaints With German And EU Competition Authorities

Objects To Carve-Up Of Air Berlin Assets

Ryanair has lodged competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission regarding the obvious conspiracy playing out in Germany between the German Government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both EU competition and State Aid rules.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Dronecode's Lorenz Meier Recognized By MIT

Named An Honoree Of MIT Technology Review's 2017 Innovators Under 35 List

The  MIT Technology Review has revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35. The Dronecode project is honored to announce that Lorenz Meier, the creator of the PX4 project, has been recognized by Technology Review as a 2017 Inventor for his work.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign Underway For Hangar For Doc

Goal Is To Raise $100,000 Towards The Project

A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to raise money towards the construction of a new hangar for Doc, the recently-restored B-29 that appeared at AirVenture last month.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Sunshield Layers Fully Integrated On NASA's JWST

Will Reduce Temperature Variances Between Hot And Cold Sides Of The Spacecraft

The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed. Northrop Grumman Corporation, which designed the Webb telescope’s optics, spacecraft bus, and sunshield for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, integrated the final flight layers into the sunshield subsystem.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Key USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter System Reaches Milestone

Radar Warning Receiver Completes Technical Readiness Level Demo

A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), recently achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 assessment following a successful demonstration at the U.S. Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Jobs Shifting In Torrance, CA Aerospace Sector

One Company Cutting 100 Jobs, But SpaceX May Add 200

An aerospace company in Torrance, CA has notified the state Employment Development Department that it plans to lay off 93 employees my mid 2018 as a manufacturing contract comes to an end, but SpaceX may come in to take up the slack and more.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Petition For Change To A&P Designation Withdrawn

Petitioner Found That The Department Of Labor Had Dropped Its Classification System

The person who had started a petition on Change.org to have the Department of Labor reclassify aircraft mechanics as skilled labor has dropped the campaign after finding that the classification system is no longer is in effect.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Airborne 08.22.17: Privatization $$$, A Hangar for Doc, Wingsuit Jet

Also: Next X-37B Mission, Aero-Calendar, Ryanair, Citation X, Aurora, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, A&P Designation

ATC Privatization will be even costlier than thought... The Congressional Budget Office has released a revised scoring of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), and the news is not good for supporters of the bill and its plan to separate ATC from the FAA. In the latest cost estimate released last week, the CBO says that the AIRR Act would increase the deficit by nearly $100 billion. That's $80 billion more than their previous estimate. According to the CBO, after taking into account lost tax revenue and new or increased taxes and fees, the net outcome is an increase in the deficit of $98.5 billion. A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to raise money towards the construction of a new hangar for Doc, the recently-restored B-29 that appeared at AirVenture last month. The new home for Doc will be an interactive B-29 Hangar and Education Cente

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