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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Airline Ticket Agent May Have Stopped Human Trafficking Of Two Girls

Children Were Booked From California To New York When American Airlines Employee Noticed Something Wrong

An American Airlines employee checking in passengers for a flight from Sacramento to New York may have prevented the human trafficking of two young girls, and took action that may have prevented the crime from happening.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 02.20.18: USMC InstantEye, Raleigh Reconsiders, Battle Drones

Also: Fortem DroneHunter, Solar-Powered Rover, Drone Mkt Worth $48.88B, MQ-25 Partnerships 

InstantEye Robotics has received a substantial order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems. The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads. The InstantEye family of products includes the Mk-2 GEN4, which is the largest system, capable of carrying payloads up to 4 pounds; the mid-sized, highly agile Mk-2 GEN3, which can carry payloads up to 1.5 pounds; and the palm-sized, highly integrated Mk-2 GEN5, with advanced vehicle-borne computer processing power that will allow the system to adapt to future capability needs. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small UAVs to be flown in almost all of the city's public parks. The new policy approved by the Raleigh Parks Committee and mov

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Lockheed Martin Announces Orlando Expansion, Hiring Plans

Will Create About 500 New Jobs In Central Florida

Lockheed Martin has broken ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Vector Announces Five Orbital Launch Reservation With Open Cosmos

Nanosatellite Launch Company And Space Mission Provider Announce Launch Agreement

Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware and Open Cosmos, a space mission provider, today announced an agreement to reserve five orbital launches between 2019 and 2023 on the Vector-R launch vehicle. The announcement comes in advance of Vector's first orbital launch in July.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Boeing Names New Communications Leader For Commercial Jet Business

Linda Mills Tapped For The VP Post

Linda Mills has been appointed as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the company’s $58 billion business unit that designs and builds the world’s most advanced and efficient jetliners. Mills, an award-winning executive with 20 years of strategic communications experience, joins Boeing from Seattle-based Starbucks, where she served as vice president of Global Communications.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Gulfstream To Expand In Appleton, Wisconsin

New Service Center Will Create Approximately 200 Jobs, Add Maintenance Capacity

Gulfstream has announced plans to construct a new service center at Wisconsin's Appleton International Airport to support its growing customer fleet. This additional Gulfstream Appleton facility, which will complement the existing hangar and office space, is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2019 and create approximately 200 jobs.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Whirly-Girls Silent Auction Makes Online Debut

Offers Bidding Through On Your Phone With No Special App Required

Every year, the Whirly-Girls holds a Silent Auction at Heli-Expo to raise money for our Scholarship Fund. This year, the auction is moving online.  No more rushing over to our booth to increase your bid...now you can do it right from your phone.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Pentastar Aviation Completes Global Express Cockpit Screen Upgrade

Honeywell DU-875 LCD Installed Under STC

Pentastar Aviation has completed its first Honeywell DU-875 flight deck display upgrade on a Global Express, resolving upcoming obsolescence issues on the aircraft.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Positive Results As Space Drill Put To The Test For Exomars 2020 Mission

Shows Drill Developed By Leonardo Company Will Be Capable Of Completing Its Mission On Mars

Space qualification tests of the drill manufactured by Leonardo at its Nerviano (Milan) plant for the ExoMars 2020 mission have now been completed. The announcement came at the opening of the exhibition “Mars - Close encounters with the Red Planet,” which will be on exhibit through June 3 at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Transavia Pilot Cuts Flight Short Over Passenger Flatulence

Made An Emergency Landing When A Fight Broke Out In The Cabin

We know April 1 is still six weeks away, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. This may be one of those times. Last week, the captain of a Transavia flight found it necessary to declare an emergency and land his airplane when a fight broke out in the main cabin because of of the passengers refused to stop passing gas.

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