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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Sunshield Layers Fully Integrated On NASA's JWST

Will Reduce Temperature Variances Between Hot And Cold Sides Of The Spacecraft

The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed. Northrop Grumman Corporation, which designed the Webb telescope’s optics, spacecraft bus, and sunshield for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, integrated the final flight layers into the sunshield subsystem.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Key USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter System Reaches Milestone

Radar Warning Receiver Completes Technical Readiness Level Demo

A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), recently achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 assessment following a successful demonstration at the U.S. Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Jobs Shifting In Torrance, CA Aerospace Sector

One Company Cutting 100 Jobs, But SpaceX May Add 200

An aerospace company in Torrance, CA has notified the state Employment Development Department that it plans to lay off 93 employees my mid 2018 as a manufacturing contract comes to an end, but SpaceX may come in to take up the slack and more.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Petition For Change To A&P Designation Withdrawn

Petitioner Found That The Department Of Labor Had Dropped Its Classification System

The person who had started a petition on Change.org to have the Department of Labor reclassify aircraft mechanics as skilled labor has dropped the campaign after finding that the classification system is no longer is in effect.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR

The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone races will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. "The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into the air races allows our fans to experience exciting drone technology up-close and personally,” Tony Logoteta, Director of Finance for the Reno Air Racing Association said. The increased use of commercial and privately owned small unmanned aircraft systems has raised Defense Department concerns for the safety and security of its installations, its aviation and its people. Guidance was sent in early August to the services and to installations about the use of small unmanned ai

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Flyht Supports Boeing For Tracking, Location, Data Recovery Solutions Testing

Flight Testing To Be Conducted On A FedEx B777

Flyht Aerospace Solutions will provide the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) product and management platform (UpTime Cloud) to Boeing as part of their upcoming flight test program on a FedEx B777 aircraft. Flyht will participate in the portion of the ecoDemonstrator Program designed to collect data and produce test reports that are necessary to demonstrate Autonomous Distress Tracking and the Timely Recovery of Flight Data in order to drive industry standardization and requirements. Flyht's portion of the project was initiated in April 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2018.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Galileo Ground Control System Team Marks Major Milestone

Interlink Sites Between Centers Declared Approved For Use

Early in July the Inter-site links between the two Galileo Ground Control Centers in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) and Fucino (Italy) were declared fully functional and approved for use by the Galileo Security Accreditation Board. This major milestone within the Galileo Ground Control System (GCS) project means that all the received satellite telemetry data and the Key Management devices that secure the communication channel between the satellites and the ground the Galileo Ground Control Operations can now be fully shared between the two centers.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

SEA Completes Cessna 421B Golden Eagle Garmin Avionics Installation

Includes GTN-750 And GNC-255A

Southeast Aerospace has recently completed a multifaceted Cessna 421B Garmin Avionics package installation. The Garmin Avionics package included the installation of a GTN-750 and GNC-255A for radio communication. The intercom system was wired for a four-passenger ICS.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Honeywell Software Reduces Fuel Use For Two National Carriers

'Connected Aircraft' Implementation Resulting In Fuel Savings Of Up To Five Percent

Honeywell is helping reduce fuel use on 71 aircraft for two national carriers through its Connected Aircraft GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software. The technology now being deployed at Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia is part of Honeywell's GoDirect suite of more than 50 connected aircraft services. Honeywell's offering uses data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools to identify fuel-saving opportunities that make flying more cost-efficient and better for the environment.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Atlantic Aviation Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Orion Jet Center

Expands Florida Presence Into Greater Miami

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation has announced that its Atlantic Aviation subsidiary has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Orion Jet Center at Miami-Opa Locka Executive airport (OPF). The acquisition increases the Atlantic Aviation network of fixed base operations (FBO) to 71 locations throughout the US. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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