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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Upside-Down Robots From 'Middle-Earth' To Improve Global Aviation Safety

Robots Can Adhere To Aircraft Surfaces for Inspections

A New Zealand company has created robots designed to ultimately improve the safety of the world’s multi-billion dollar aviation market. Considered a ‘disruptor’ in the industry, Invert Robotics’ technology is enabling significant change in the aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector with its remote-controlled robots that use a patented suction mechanism to adhere to and traverse a range of surfaces including aluminium, glass and carbon fibre; even when aircraft surfaces are wet or require an upside down inspection.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software

Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere On Earth

Lockheed Martin software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaissance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Vodafone Tests First IoT Drone Tracking And Safety Technology

Designed To Keep Drones And Manned Aircraft Separated

Testing is underway on what is being called the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Developed by Vodafone, the system uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

AeroLabs And BGE Test Autonomous Distribution Inspections

Matrice 210 Drone Inspected Energy Transmission Lines And Poles

AeroLab and Baltimore Gas and electric Company (BGE) recently completed a test using a DJI Matrice 210 to perform autonomous inspections of distribution assets in a rural area of northern Maryland.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

Lockheed Martin Team Is On Track To Deliver Aircraft Ahead Of Schedule To The U.S. Air Force

Final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission, has gotten underway. The timing of final assembly supports the program's accelerated schedule and positions the aircraft's first flight for the end of this year, two months ahead of schedule.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Oriens Aviation Inaugurates Oriens Maintenance Services

New Authorized Pilatus Service Center At London Biggin Hill Airport

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Center, formally inaugurated its new MRO facility, Oriens Maintenance Services, at London Biggin Hill Airport on February 15 to an audience of 130 guests, including senior representatives from Pilatus Aircraft, plus three PC-12 NGs on display.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

RAF Signs Foreign Military Sale Agreement To Keep Globemasters Flying

Contract Valued At $364 Million

A recently-signed Foreign Military Sale agreement will provide support for the RAF’s fleet of eight C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, which provided lifesaving humanitarian relief following Hurricane Irma last summer.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Bell Showcases Vertical Lift Innovations At HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Air Taxi Cabin Mockup Will Be On Display

Bell Helicopter will display the new air taxi cabin, along with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless at Heli-Expo next week.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Gogo's 2Ku Equipped Aircraft First To Utilize SES-15 HTS Capacity

SES Networks And Gogo Collaborate To Ensure That HTS Connectivity Is Seamlessly Deployed To More Than 200 Gogo Aircraft

Gogo has more than 200 aircraft equipped with its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology utilizing the increased capacity delivered by SES-15.  These aircraft came online in SES-15's first operational month and are the first to benefit from the new high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Coast Guard Conducts Ice Rescues On Saginaw Bay

Two Brought Off From The Ice In One Day

The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing.

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