Agency Expects To Select Six Sites By The End Of This Year
The FAA has begun to solicit proposals from state and local governments, eligible universities and other public entities to develop six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. Through the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Congress directed the FAA to establish this program to conduct critical research into how best to safely integrate UAS systems into the national airspace over the next several years and what certification and navigation requirements will need to be established.
Liftoff Planned For 1010 EST From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station In Florida
NASA and its international partners are targeting Friday, March 1, as the launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Launch is scheduled for 1010 EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Panel Establishes Noise, CO2 Emission Standards For New Aircraft
Airline industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) commended the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for its development of a new aircraft noise standard and for reaching the second of three milestones in the development of a first-of-its-kind carbon dioxide (CO2) standard for new aircraft in a statement released Thursday.
Linda Markham Will Be The Only Female President Of A North American Airline
Cape Air's Board of Directors has appointed Linda Markham as President and Chief Administrative Officer effective March 18, 2013. Preceding President and Chief Operating Officer, Dave Bushy, announced his retirement in January.
Aerojet Awarded $23.3 Million To Develop Engineering Demos
NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, CA, for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS).
Sequestration May Not Prevent Acts Like The Blue Angels From Appearing At Air Shows
There have been many stories, some of them reported here on ANN, that the Blue Angels’ 2013 air show season may be in jeopardy if the federal government does not take action to avoid mandatory budget cuts. If these cuts are allowed to be made, they will impact not just the Blue Angels, but all aspects of the U.S. ICAS says these cuts may have a significant impact on the entire U.S. air show community, so it’s important that its members familiarize themselves with the evolution and newest developments in this crisis.
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