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Boeing to build eleventh WGS C4ISR communications satellite

We need a space resources institute

First Japan-built airliner in 50 years takes on Boeing and Airbus

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch cutting-edge NASA space tech

Boeing releases concept images of its new Advanced Eagle fighter aircraft


Purdue researcher finds solution for rotorcraft UAVs to withstand windy conditions and handle larger payloads

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University researcher has been awarded a patent for a solution for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fly in high-wind conditions, provide energy savings, and handle a larger payload. Assistant professor Dr. Xiumin Diao's design got inspiration from the insect kingdom.

FAA grounds the Cirrus VisionJet over 'angle of attack' sensor issues

KANSAS CITY, Mo., - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last week that it had issued an emergency airworthiness directive after Cirrus Design Corporation reported three incidents involving the stall warning and protection system in its VisionJet aircraft. The aircraft are required to be grounded until the angle of attack (AOA) sensors are replaced. The Cirrus VisionJet is a single-engine private jet.

Air Force eyes SWaP-optimized artificial intelligence embedded computing

ROME, N.Y. – U.S. Air Force researchers plan to spend nearly $100 million over the next five years to shrink the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of artificial intelligence and machine learning embedded computing avionics for a variety of military aircraft.

Airbus becomes first foreign helicopter manufacturer to open Chinese final assembly line facility

QINGDAO, China – It its partner with the China, Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint with the opening of the H135 final assembly line (FAL) in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe.

Category 2 - Headline 4: Northrop Grumman's Cygnus makes safe arrival at International Space Station

DULLES, Va., - Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. The mission marks the company’s 11th successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory.

Skyservice receives TCCA and FAA STC approval for Universal Avionics 'NextGen and Beyond' Learjet 45 upgrade

TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Skyservice Business Aviation Inc., has received TCCA and FAA approval for Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Bombardier Learjet 45 'NextGen and Beyond' upgrade. EASA approval for certification is imminent.

Embraer's E195-E2 granted certification by FAA, ANAC, and EASA

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Embraer announced at a ceremony held Monday at the company's facilities in Brazil as they received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

Bell Helicopter's next-gen tiltrotor aircraft V-280 Valor completes first flight with Lockheed Martin's 360-degree imagery system

NASHVILLE, Tenn., -Lockheed Martin's Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system took flight for the first time aboard the V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter's next-generation tiltrotor aircraft in a series of flights over Fort Worth, Texas, in March. PDAS is a multi-functional sensor system that generates high-resolution, 360-degree imagery around the aircraft to enhance situational awareness for pilots and other users.

CNS/ATM Working Group to focus on emerging civil mandates, impact on military aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Center of Excellence will look toward the next decade of civil mandates and technologies at its upcoming 2019 CNS/ATM Working Group. This year's event will be held June 4-5 at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

UAVOS develops new auto-tracking antenna system for UAS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - UAVOS has announced the introduction of the company’s new Auto-Tracking Antenna System, a new portable ground-to-air antenna that designed to incorporate unmanned aircraft. The tracking antenna enables long-range data transmission and is particularly suitable for unmanned aircraft applications. Combined with UAVOS’s ground control unit Tracking Antenna System it significantly increases the quality and range of stable communication transmission.

Aitech and Embedded Flight Systems team up to integrate NASA's cFS into a space SBC

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Aitech and Embedded Flight Systems, Inc. (EFSI) have partnered to integrate NASA’s cFS (core Flight System) into Aitech’s flexible SP0-S space single board computer (SBC).

Universal Avionics receives STC for InSight touchscreen control

TUCSON, AZ - Universal Avionics (UA) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s new touchscreen EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) for the InSight Display System. The Touch ECDU provides access for InSight user control and input.

Mercury Systems introduces second generation of space-qualified solid state drives in 6U SpaceVPX form factor

ANDOVER, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. recently announced the start of customer engagements for its second generation of the TRRUST-Stor VPX RT family of radiation-tolerant solid state drives (SSD) featuring up to 940GB user capacity in a 6U SpaceVPX form factor.

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