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Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Scientists discovered this planet, called Kepler-1649c, when looking through old observations from Kepler, which the agency retired in 2018. While… Read More ›

Northrop Grumman Performs Successful SABR Fit-Check on F/A-18C Fighter at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

AN/APG-83 is in production and meets desired schedule as low-risk Hornet upgrade option Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully installed a production APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. The fit check, performed August 2 at the request of the Marine… Read More ›

Saluting a Star: Lockheed Martin Celebrates the C-5 Galaxy’s 50th Anniversary

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company celebrated the 50th anniversary of theMARIETTA strategic transport on June 26 at the company’s Marietta, Georgia, facility. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal served as the principal speaker for the event, which was attended by Lockheed Martin employees, elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Air Force. The C-5 Galaxy strategic transport has… Read More ›

55 communication satellites in orbit for the Iridium® NEXT Constellation

Successful 6th launch of 5 new Iridium® NEXT satellites! The sixth batch of Iridium® NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The success of this sixth launch for the Iridium® NEXT program further solidifies the company’s reputation for excelled expertise as prime… Read More ›

Bombardier and Lufthansa Technik to Unveil Dialed Up Flight Experience Onboard Global 7000 Aircraft in Geneva

  The industry-leading nice Touch cabin management system (CMS) will make its worldwide debut at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition on May 29, 2018 The innovative system was developed in collaboration with Lufthansa Technik exclusively for the Global 7000 aircraft Bombardier introduces retractable side-ledge dial, for rapid control of entertainment and cabin settings,… Read More ›

American Airlines Announces Changes to Emotional Support Animal Policy

American Airlines announced changes to its emotional support animal policy. In the latest episode of Tell Me Why, American’s vodcast series for team members that shares the “why” behind the decisions we make, Albert Rizzi, founder and chief executive officer of My Blind Spot, Inc., talks about working with Suzanne Boda, American’s Senior Vice President,… Read More ›

Enhanced Customer Experience as Royal Jordanian Undergoes Landmark Digital Transformation with Amadeus

Royal Jordanian will witness a landmark digital transformation through its new-term partnership with Amadeus IT Group. The airline has signed for the full Amadeus Altéa suite, meaning its critical systems including reservation, inventory and departure control will be moving onto Altéa technology, as well as renewing its distribution agreement with Amadeus. The new agreement will… Read More ›

Embraer and American Airlines Sign Contract for 15 E175s

Embraer and American Airlines Inc. signed a firm order for 15 E175 jets with a 76-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 705 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 second-quarter backlog. Deliveries will take place in 2019 between March and November. Combined with the airline’s three… Read More ›

Embraer Signs an Agreement to Support Belavia’s Fleet

Embraer Services & Support and Belavia, Belarusian Airlines, the leading carrier of Belarus, have signed an agreement for the support of Belavia’s fleet of Embraer E-Jets. The deal will streamline Belavia’s fleet support and improve aircraft availability. In a multi-year deal, Embraer’s popular component support solution is being tailored to Belavia’s specific needs, offering customized… Read More ›

SAS traffic figures – March 2018

• Scheduled traffic (RPK) increased 4.5% while the capacity (ASK) decreased 0.3%. • The load factor increased by 3.4 p.u. versus last year to 73.1%. • Scheduled number of passengers amounted to 2.4 million in March. • The preliminary currency adjusted yield decreased 3% while the PASK increased 2% in March 2018 vs. last year…. Read More ›

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018: showcasing A330neo and A320 Airspace cabins, A380 and A350 cabin enablers and cross-programme innovations

Airbus showcases its new cabin innovations at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – the world’s largest event dedicated to the aircraft interiors industry, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services. The stand this year (Hall B5, Stand 5A20) is Airbus’ largest ever at AIX – around 550m². Here, the domains of Airbus’ commercial… Read More ›

Samsung Electronics Launches Samsung Design Innovation Center

Dr. Federico Casalegno, founder of the MIT Design Lab and MIT Mobile Experience Lab, to lead the new San Francisco-based center Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the Samsung Design Innovation Center (SDIC), a design lab dedicated to the integration of disruptive user-experiences to product design, in San Francisco, California. Dr. Federico Casalegno, an… Read More ›

Pilatus Appoints Cutter Aviation as Authorized Sales and Service Center for Southwestern United States.

Cutter Aviation joins the award-winning Pilatus network to provide sales and service for the PC-12 and PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in the Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado region. As part of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd’s continuous efforts to remain the top-ranked service network in business aviation, the company announced that Cutter Aviation will… Read More ›

Frontier Airlines Launches New Low-Cost Flights From Tulsa, Okla.

Frontier Airlines celebrated the launch of new low-cost, non-stop flights to Denver from Tulsa International Airport. Frontier and airport officials will mark the day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other festivities at the departure gate. To celebrate the launch of its new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $39 available at FlyFrontier.com. “Today,… Read More ›

Dassault Aviation Launches Falcon 6X, Setting New Standard In Long-Range Large-Cabin Segment

Dassault Aviation today unveiled the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500 nm aircraft will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Pure®Power PW800 engines have been selected to power the Falcon 6X that offers the largest, quietest… Read More ›

American Airlines to Improve Customer Experience at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with Terminal Move.

All American flights will operate from Terminal B starting Dec. 9 Download LGA fact sheet FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines customers will enjoy an improved experience at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting Dec. 9, when the carrier consolidates its operations to one terminal. Upon the move, all American flights from LGA will be… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade IRST21 Sensor System for U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. Awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing, the Block II contracts provide up to $100 million for developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes. These efforts will further enhance IRST21’s proven detection,… Read More ›

Sikorsky Receives Contract to Deliver Two S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017. Compared to the S-70A model, the S-70i aircraft will feature wide… Read More ›

NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Ground controllers will use the station’s… Read More ›

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Prepare for Jan. 19 Launch of Next SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite

Once launched, the Bay Area-built satellite will track and deliver infrared data critical to early missile warning and defense The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:46… Read More ›

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