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HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES AIRFORCE

We thank you for your service but remember to slow down, use flap on landing and don’t flair too high off the runway

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FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

Date: September 10, 2021 FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million for companies to help develop technologies that reduce fuel … Continue reading

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FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes

FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes WASHINGTON – Shining a laser at an aircraft poses a serious safety threat and can result in large fines and criminal penalties. Working to identify trends in laser strikes, the U.S. … Continue reading

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ISRAEL – CH-53K HEAVY LIFT HELICOPTERS WITH SUPPORT

Israel – CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters with Support WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters with Support and related … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Nine More CH-53K™ Heavy Lift Helicopters In Connecticut

Stratford, Conn.: Sikorsky employees building CH-53K ™aircraft utilizing 3-D work instructions, new titanium machining centers with multi-floor ergonomic platforms. Stratford, Conn., June 25 , 2021 – Utilizing proven advanced manufacturing techniques and continuing to drive down unit price, Sikorsky will … Continue reading

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FAA Levies $119K Against 9 Passengers for Alleged Unruly Behavior

Date: July 6, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a new public service announcement and levied $119,000 in civil penalties against passengers for alleged violations of federal regulations as part of its Zero … Continue reading

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New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS). The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) combines more than … Continue reading

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FAA Milestone: 400 Licensed Commercial Space Launches and Counting

FAA Milestone: 400 Licensed Commercial Space Launches and Counting Today’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo flight from Spaceport America in New Mexico marks the 400th launch that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has licensed. This achievement is made possible by the U.S. … Continue reading

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2021 Aircraft Survivability Symposium

Save the Date | November 2 – 4 Plan ahead to join NDIA at the 2021 Aircraft Survivability Symposium from November 2 – 4 with a thematic focus on the future of survivability. This annual event—held at the SECRET//NOFORN classification … Continue reading

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FAA Statement on Wearing Masks in Airports and On Planes

FAA Statement on Wearing Masks in Airports and On Planes The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) remind the traveling public that at this time if you … Continue reading

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FAA Awards $898.9 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

FAA Awards $898.9 Million in Airport Improvement Grants WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of more than $898.9 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This … Continue reading

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New Era of U.S. Commercial Space Transportation Begins

Date: March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — The United States is leading the way to a new era of commercial space transportation with a final rule that streamlines the licensing process for private sector launch and reentry operations. “Innovation in commercial … Continue reading

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FAA Proposes $14,500 Civil Penalty Against Passenger for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

Date: March 12, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $14,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with flight attendants who instructed him to wear a face mask and stop … Continue reading

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INDRA, THE FIRST COMPANY IN THE AIR TRAFFIC AND DEFENCE SECTOR TO ACCREDIT THE MAXIMUM QUALITY OF ITS SYSTEMS ACCORDING TO THE NEW CMMI LEVEL 5 MODEL

· Indra is the first company in the ATM and Defence sector to be accredited with version 2 of the CMMI level 5 model · It is also the company that covers the largest volume of activity with this certification: … Continue reading

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MINISTRY OF DEFENCE COMMISSIONS INDRA AGAIN TO UPGRADE THE CHINOOK CH-47F SIMULATORS

· The Helicopter Simulation Center of the Spanish Army consolidates its position as an international benchmark in the tactical training and instruction of military pilots · The firm commitment of the Ministry of Defense in incorporating state-of-the-art technology provides the … Continue reading

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Turnkey Heavy-Lift Helicopter Services

Industry Leader for MRO and Heavy-Lift Solutions The heavy-lift helicopter authority, Columbia Helicopters is the world’s largest operator of Columbia 234 Chinook (civil variant of the CH-47 Chinook), Columbia Vertol 107-II (civil variant of the CH-46 Sea Knight), and Boeing … Continue reading

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The FAA launched a podcast!

Meet The Air Up There, a podcast for people who are curious about aviation Meet The Air Up There, a Podcast for People Who Are Curious About Aviation It’s no secret that we at the Federal Aviation Administration think aviation … Continue reading

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INDRA WILL REINFORCE AIR SAFETY AT ELEVEN BASES IN SOUTH KOREA

  · It will implement air traffic management and surveillance systems to support approach maneuvers at military airbases, in a project that was awarded to Indra in an international tender in competition with the main defence and air traffic companies … Continue reading

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A MESSAGE From Ed Bastian at DELTA AIRLINES

You may be considering a trip soon and want assurance that your travels will be safe. You can feel confident when flying with Delta that your care is our top priority. In addition to the layers of protection in place … Continue reading

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Barrett 4075 upgrades Jorge Chavez International Airport

  Perth, Western Australia, 17 September 2019 – Barrett’s High Power High Frequency (HF) systems are upgrading communications at Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport. Since 2001, Lima Airport Partners S.R.L (LAP) along with the Peruvian CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), have … Continue reading

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RAFAEL IS PRESENTING NEXT GENERATION SOLUTIONS at MSPO 2019

August 19, 2019 – RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is participating at MSPO 2019, Kielce, Poland September 3-6, and presenting an array of its flagship solutions for land and air applications. With vast R&D, expertise and operational experience with aerial … Continue reading

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Grand Sky among first in the world to purchase the Northrop Grumman Firebird

Firebird Aircraft System is a game changer in commercial market due to range, altitude, endurance, and sensor payload capabilities in the UAS industry GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Sky Development Company, LLC (Grand Sky) signed a deposit agreement with Northrop … Continue reading

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RAS 72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Second Delivery to Pakistan Navy

RAS, Rheinland Air Service, has delivered a second aircraft to the Pakistan Navy. The aircraft, known as RAS 72 – Sea Eagle, is part of a multi-year contract signed in 2015 for equipping the Pakistan Navy with a modern fleet … Continue reading

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Military Aircraft Paris Airshow, Le Bourget, France

Aircraft photos courtesy ASDS

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Aero Space Defense Security – Paris Airshow Le Bourget, France 2019

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Video From the Paris Airshow (Day 3) June 19, 2019 – Le Bourget, France

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German based companies form Future Combat Mission System Consortium for Future Combat Air System at Paris Air Show

Paris, 19 June 2019 – The Franco-German initiative to develop a “Future Combat Air System” (FCAS) addresses the complex challenges of future air war operations. One of the most complex technologicalchallenges for FCAS will be in the field of the … Continue reading

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Video From the Paris Airshow (Day 2) June 18, 2019 – Le Bourget, France

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Video From the Paris Airshow June 17, 2019 – Le Bourget, France

 

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HENSOLDT at Paris Air Show: Presenting its Wide Range of Air Solutions

Paris/Munich, 13 June 2019 – For HENSOLDT, this year’s Paris Air Show is all about its growing business in France, including its airborne solutions. The sensor solutions are deployed on various platforms, including helicopters, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Among … Continue reading

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Rafael unveils a unique SAR feature for its Litening and Reccelite EO pods.

The new SAR capabilities constitute a quantum leap in all-weather, stand-off targeting and ISR pods Tel Aviv, June 11, 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is unveiling it has upgraded its fifth generation Litening and Reccelite systems, effectively transforming … Continue reading

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Rafael unveils new Artificial Intelligence and Deep-Learning technologies in SPICE-250 to enable Automatic Target Recognition

  June 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils it has successfully tested and demonstrated a new ATR (Automatic Target Recognition) capability for its SPICE-250 air-to-surface munition. SPICE (250, 1000, 2000) is a family of stand-off, autonomous, air-to-ground weapon … Continue reading

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SB-1 Defiant Is Built!

The SB-1 Defiant is a joint venture of Boeing and Sikorsky that was rolled out of its West Palm Beach, FL. hanger in 2018. This is one of two advanced prototypes built for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multirole technical demonstration … Continue reading

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IGNACIO MATAIX, INDRA’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CALLS FOR THE EU’S SUPPORT FOR THE AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY TO ASSURE FUTURE EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC LEADERSHIP

· Mataix calls for securing an SESAR 3 program within the next Multi-annual Financial Framework, Horizon Europe, to maintain the long-term stability of funding · The ever-increasing challenge of air traffic can only be addressed through the use of cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Russian Tupolev Mid Air Refueling

This is an interesting picture of a Russian Tupolev in slow flight lining up for mid air refueling. It looks like he has flaps extended, but are the vertical surfaces on the left and right wings air brakes, some sort … Continue reading

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HELICOPTERS SIMULATION CENTER OF THE SPANISH ARMY (CESIHEL) DEVELOPED WITH INDRA, EUROPE’S LEADING PILOT TRAINING CENTER

· CESIHEL has eight simulators of different helicopter models connected to a network, allowing training in the most complex mission scenarios. It is a reference center in Europe with such a capacity to jointly train from different sites. · It … Continue reading

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A SAMPLING OF SOME GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE PARIS AIRSHOW

Lockheed Martin F35-A Airbus Drone Male Harfang MKL Airbus VSR700 Antonov AN132-D

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Paris Air Show Demonstration Flights Rotary Airbus

Note: The Airbus’ NH90 Caiman multirole helicopter is reported to have the lowest radar signature of any comparable aircraft.

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CERTIFICATION FLIGHTS PARIS AIRSHOW 2017

The Paris Air Show kicks off 23 June 2017 at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Le Bourget, France. Ask you can see from this video, commercial aircraft are getting longer with seating space getting smaller. Interestingly enough, flight performance … Continue reading

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