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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Turning Rocket Components Into Living Quarters In Space

Ixion Team Will Study Repurposing Of Discarded Upper Stages

NASA has selected the Ixion Initiative Team, comprised of NanoRacks, LLC (“NanoRacks”), Space Systems/Loral, LLC (“SSL”), and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) – the nation’s premier launch provider, to participate in the Agency’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (“NextSTEP-2”) program.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Aero-TV: AAA For Your Airplane - Sporty's Breakdown Assistance Program

When You’re Stuck In Podunk With A Broken Airplane, ‘Who You Gonna Call?’ … Sporty’s!
 
While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, heard about a program being developed by Sporty’s Pilot Shop that can help pilots with maintenance issues if they are away from their home base. Jim got a 2-for-1 interview this time with the Vice President of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, John Zimmerman, and Mike Busch, the President of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance and Management.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

American Airlines Sends 20 MD-80 Airliners To The Boneyard

Carrier Says It Is One Of The Largest One-Day Retirements Ever Recorded

As airliners get more efficient, older airplanes get put out to pasture. Except the pasture is usually an arid desert where they can mostly survive the ravages of the weather ... just in case.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Report: U.S. Drone Market To Grow At CAGR 25% Thru 2021

Well-Defined Regulations, Increasing Commercial Use Will Help Drive Growth

According to recently published report by TechSci Research titled "Global Commercial Drone Market By Drone Type (Rotary Blade Drone, Fix Wing Drone, Hybrid Drone & Nano Drone), By Application (Mapping, Surveying & Photography, Precision Agriculture, etc.), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2015 - 2021" - U.S. has been reported as the largest market for commercial drones in North America.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Veteran Astronaut Terry Virts Retires From NASA

Caps Career That Included Piloting The Space Shuttle, Commanding ISS

With more than 3,600 orbits of the Earth under his belt, astronaut Terry Virts left NASA on Aug. 23. Over the course of his 16-year-career at NASA, he piloted a space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Wanted: Ideas For Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

DARPA Invites Input On Innovative, Affordable, And Rapidly Deployable Systems And Technologies To Defend U.S. Forces Against Quickly Evolving Airborne Threats

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Airbus Helicopters Delivers The First H175 To Be Operated In The Americas

New Helicopter Has Been Delivered To Transportes Aéreos Pegaso For Oil & Gas Operations In The Gulf Of Mexico

A new 7-ton class helicopter has arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this new helicopter on the American continent. A second H175 will be delivered in 2017.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Hermes 450 Soars During North Dakota UAS Field Day

Aircraft Has Multiple Civilian Uses

Elbit Systems of America, along with its local partners, hosted an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) field day today, August 22, at the Hillsboro Regional Airport to highlight its recent Hermes 450 flights over North Dakota. The event welcomed Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, who served as Master of Ceremonies. Also attending were U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND. and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

First A380 Commercial Flight Conducted To Rio de Janeiro

RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport Approved For A380 Operations

On August 22nd, the first A380 commercial flight landed at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport is joining the list of the 230 A380 compatible airports around the world.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Quad Squad Wins AMA’s First UAS4STEM National Competition

Awarded A $2,500 Cash Prize For Their Efforts

On Saturday, August 20, middle and high school students from across the US competed in the UAS4STEM program’s national competition at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. The student teams built their own drones and competed in various flying challenges for the national title. The contest is designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.

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