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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

NHHC Archaeologist Assists Florida Community

Part Of The Team Searching For Clues Into World War II Bomber Crash Site

Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Archaeologist Dr. George Schwarz was joined by more than 45 volunteers from nearly a dozen organizations wading through dense vegetation and sifting through Florida sand Feb. 18-20 in the hopes of finding more clues to a Navy aircraft crash that happened more than seven decades ago.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

First Scientist Astronauts Graduate From Project PoSSUM

First Manned Commercial Suborbital Research Program Graduates Have Mission To Study Global Climate

Project PoSSUM, a non-profit suborbital research project devoted to the study of our upper atmosphere, announced Monday that it had graduated its first class of Scientist-Astronauts. The PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Qualification Program, designed by former NASA astronaut instructors and hosted by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL provides its candidates with the skills required to effectively conduct research on commercial space vehicles as part of an international research campaign dedicated to the study of global climate.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Grand Sky UAS Park Opens For Development In ND

First UAS Business And Aviation Park Expected To Create Local And National Economic Advantages

Grand Sky, which is being promoted as America's first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business and aviation park, is now open and taking applications for build-to-suit site tenancy.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Research Next Generation Green Propellants

To Be Developed For Rocket And Missile Propulsion, Other Applications

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded a contract to research and develop environmentally sustainable monopropellants and gas generators for rocket and missile propulsion and Divert Attitude Control Systems.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Twirly Birds Announce Les Morris Award Recipient For 2015

Honoree Is Ms. Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Ms. Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford. Nancy received her helicopter rating in 1947 after having been an airplane pilot since 1940.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

NASA Offers Space Tech Grants To Early Career University Faculty

Will Sponsor Research In Specific High-Priority Areas

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific high-priority areas of interest to America's space program.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

AAR To Sell Telair Cargo Group To TransDigm For $725 Million

Will Discontinue Precision Systems Manufacturing, Build Aviation Services

AAR has agreed to sell its Telair Cargo Group to TransDigm for a purchase price of $725 million in cash, subject to adjustments. The Telair Cargo Group is comprised of Telair International, Telair U.S., and Nordisk Aviation Products. AAR will report its Telair Cargo Group as discontinued operations beginning in the third quarter of FY 2015 and the sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter ending May 31, 2015, subject to regulatory approval.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Saudi Geological Survey To Use Bell 429

Aircraft Will Aid In Geological Survey And Mineral Exploration

The Saudi Geological Survey has entered into a purchase agreement with Bell Helicopter for a Bell 429 outfitted to perform utility roles in the Middle East. The company will use the aircraft to support geological mapping, mineral exploration and many other sustainable management activities.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Orbital ATK Completes Key Test Of Helicopter Active Protection System

Live-Fire Tests Prove Capabilities Of Small Counter-RPG Kill Vehicle

Orbital ATK performed a live-fire demonstration of a key element of its Helicopter Active Protection System (HAPS). The HAPS Kill Vehicle (KV) was able to launch, perform pitch maneuvers and fly to a detonation point that simulated the location of an incoming rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). The demonstration is a valuable step toward a solution for the RPG threat to helicopters flying missions in dangerous areas.

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

F-22 Raptor Demonstration Schedule Set

First Show In March In Melbourne, FL

The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor demonstration has released their 2015 air show schedule, with the first performance set for the Melbourne, FL Air & Space show held at Melbourne International Airport March 21-22. The performance will kick off a season that will have the F-22 flying or on display at air shows and open houses coast-to-coast, as well as two international appearances.

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