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September 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin Completes 300th EOTS For F-35

Imaging Sensor Allows Tracking And Designation Of Targets

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. EOTS is an imaging sensor which allows the F-35 to identify, track and designate targets. The 300th EOTS was completed under the 10th Low-Rate-Initial Production (LRIP) contract, and each system was delivered on time or ahead of schedule.

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UASC UniLink Receives First European DLS Capable Approval

Complies With 2020 European Data Link Services Mandate

EASA has granted an STC to Universal Avionics for a UniLink UL-801 Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1) upgrade on a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (601-3A Variant), to comply with the February 2020 European Data Link Services (DLS) Mandate. ESTC was awarded to Avionics Integration & Engineering Corporation AG and marks the first European DLS capable approval for the Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU).

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Conference To Address European Space Strategy

To Be Held Next Month In Slovakia

With the 'Space Strategy for Europe' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programs and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence at the Next Generation Space Policy, at the Space Strategy for Europe conference to be held October 19-20 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Astronaut Scholars Tour Goddard Space Flight Center

Engility Supporting Development Of Nation’s Next-Gen Scientists And Engineers

Future biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and astronauts toured the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Friday, September 15 with Engility, a company that continues to provide brain power behind many U.S. space missions.

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Sikorsky Celebrates 50 Years Of Service By The Nuri S-61 With The RMAF

Entered Service In Malaysia In 1967

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, together with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of continuous service of the S-61 helicopter in Malaysia. The milestone was celebrated Sept. 17 with a commemorative dinner attended by Malaysian Chief of Air Force, General Tan Sri Dato Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang and scores of RMAF helicopter crew members.

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Workers At JETEEZY Say They Haven't Been Paid In Months

Company Moved To Florida 18 Months Ago

Workers at JETEEZY, an aircraft manufacturer based in Sanford, FL, say the company is months behind on payroll, and some have stopped showing up for work.

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Arconic And Airbus Achieve 3D Printing First

Airbus Installs First 3D Printed Titanium Part On Series Production Commercial Aircraft

Airbus and its supplier Arconic have achieved a 3D printing first—the installation of a 3D printed titanium bracket on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft, the A350 XWB. Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, TX.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.17): Hold For Release

Hold For Release Used by ATC to delay an aircraft for traffic management reasons; i.e., weather, traffic volume, etc. Hold for release instructions (including departure delay information) are used to inform a pilot or a controller (either directly or through an authorized relay) that an IFR departure clearance is not valid until a release time or additional instructions have been received.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.17)

Aero Linx: The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is a non-profit association formed in 1961 as Canada’s voice for business aviation.  Since its inception, CBAA has assumed an increasing leadership role in its advocacy for Canadian business aviation interests. With a membership of approximately 400 companies and organizations, including operators, management companies and suppliers, CBAA represents the entire business aviation community with a unified and collective voice.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.24.17)

“[My dad] said of himself, ‘I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. If you asked the nominees whether they think like engineers, they would probably ask you to more specifically define what that means, as any engineer would!” Source: Rick Armstrong, who supports the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation as a member of their Board of Trustees, commenting about his father, astronaut Neil Armstrong. Forty-five college students from all parts of the country were named this year’s scholarship winners by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in engineering, natural or applied science, technology, or mathematics and plan to

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