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November 29, 2023

Lilium Gets EASA’s Design Organization Approval

AAM Company One Step Closer to Market

Lilium has obtained Design Organization Approval from its primary regulatory authority in Europe, the EASA. The award marks a significant milestone in the Lilium Jet's timeline, giving it pole position in the eVTOL industry on the European continent. The Lilium now stands ready to hold a type certificate just a bit sooner than the rest of the pack.

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Firefly Space Fires New Antares Rocket Motor for 1st Time

Successful Hot Fire Test Proves Design in Early Milestone for Next-Gen Rocket

Firefly Aerospace finished the first hot fire test for its Miranda engine, a design bound for the 1st stage of Northrop Grumman’s Antares 330 and Medium Launch Vehicle (MLV). Firefly was proud to note that the milestone came within a year of signing the first deal to co-develop the engine with Grumman. They said that the next test will see them design a "full-duration, 206-second Miranda hot fire" before achieving qualification. Once finished, 7 discrete Miranda engines will be installed in the first Antares stages to the tune of the better part of a quarter-million pound-feet of thrust.

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Norfolk, Ne Fire Division Gets Drone Grant

Improved M30T Upgrades Fire Prevention Capabilities

TC Energy awarded the Fire Department of Norfolk, Nebraska to the tune of $20,000 for the purchase of a thermal drone and supporting equipment. The local fire chief said the Division uses a smaller, less capable UAV at the moment, spotting areas of excessive heat during ongoing structure fires or spotting incipient wildfires when out in the surrounding territories.

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