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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

DARPA Awards Contract To BAE

Will Further Develop Autonomous Software For Air Mission Planning

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a Phase 3 contract worth $3.1 million to continue developing autonomy software to improve the resiliency of air mission planning for the military. The program, called Resilient Synchronized Planning and Assessment for the Contested Environment (RSPACE), seeks to develop human-centered software decision aids that can assist air operators to better control daily operations in a complex battlespace.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

Firm: Far-Reaching Rule Changes Stand To Make 2019 'The Year Of The Drone'

LeClairRyan Attorneys Present Webinar Covering FAA's Changing Regulatory Framework

Regulators are formulating rules that stand to affect every part of the American drone industry—and the time is now for stakeholders to make their voices heard, advise veteran aviation attorneys with the national law firm LeClairRyan.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

Lockheed Martin's First Smart Satellites Are Tiny With Big Missions

Tech That Enables New Missions And Capability With A Software Push Will Be Ready For Launch This Year

Lockheed Martin has announced a new generation of space technology launching this year that will allow satellites to change their missions in orbit. Satellites that launched one, ten or even fifteen years ago largely have the same capability they had when they lifted off. That's changing with new architecture that will let users add capability and assign new missions with a software push, just like adding an app on a smartphone. This new tech, called SmartSat, is a software-defined satellite architecture that will boost capability for payloads on several pioneering nanosats ready for launch this year.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

Vallair Partners With Contrail On CFM56-7B Engine Deals

Will Tear Down And Part Out Three Of The Powerplants

Vallair, a company specializing in mature aircraft and engine assets, has partnered with like-minded Contrail Aviation Support LLC, a commercial aircraft trading, leasing and parts solutions provider, in a deal for three CFM56-7B engines.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

Airbus Defense And Space Enters Into MOU With Firefly Aerospace

Will Partner On Launch Solutions For Constellations

Firefly Aerospace, a provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft and in-space services, announced today the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus Defense and Space to develop new space launch solutions for Airbus customers.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.24.19)

Aero Linx: Fairchild Club You need not own a Fairchild to be part of our Club and share our enthusiasm for the Airplanes. To Join or renew your membership in the Fairchild Club, simply fill out our form, send it along with a check for $20.00 (US funds) for annual dues. If your are fortunate enough to have a Fairchild airplane, please let us know about it. We try to keep records by Model Number, by Country/State of the owner and by owners last name. Members will receive the Club Newsletter, Fairchild Flyer, four times a year.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.24.19): Flight Management Systems

Flight Management Systems A computer system that uses a large data base to allow routes to be preprogrammed and fed into the system by means of a data loader. The system is constantly updated with respect to position accuracy by reference to conventional navigation aids. The sophisticated program and its associated data base ensures that the most appropriate aids are automatically selected during the information update cycle.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Sun, Mar 24, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.24.19)

“It’s challenging to electrify aviation using batteries or fuel cells in part because of the weight restrictions on aircraft, so liquid biofuels have the potential to play a big role in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The team at JBEI has been working on biological routes to advanced bio-jet fuel blends that are not only derived from plant-based sugars but also have attractive properties that could actually provide an advantage over conventional jet fuels.” Source: Lead author Corinne Scown, a researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area as well as DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), discussing  a new analysis by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional petroleum fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push ahead successfully.

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Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Airborne 03.20.19: Hoover Stamp Petition, Red Bull, Next Week--AEA LIVE!

Also: Goldsboro, NC Airshow, CAE Concludes Acquisition, 'Stolen' P-51?, Special Weeks For Airborne Programming

The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation has announced their intention to petition the United States Postal Service to honor the late Robert A. ‘Bob’ Hoover with a commemorative postage stamp on his 100th birthday in 2022. The Foundation has commenced the multi-year process necessary to seek USPS selection of Mr. Hoover as a proper subject for such an honor in order to use this program to better inform and inspire America about the many ways that Hoover’s heroic service to the nation bettered their lives. It is hoped that this effort may also serve as an inspiration to the next generation of young people looking to make their mark upon the world. For the first time ever The Red Bull Air Race Demo will come to Damman on the March 21st-23rd, showcasing the Red Bull

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