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NASA partners with industry to return Americans to space, advance space exploration

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The U.S. Government is partnering with American technology leaders to enable human space exploration once again, according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA officials. The North American aerospace community and general public are celebrating the news, announced this week.

NASA names SpaceX Falcon and Dragon to U.S. human spaceflight program

NASA names SpaceX Falcon and Dragon to U.S. human spaceflight program

HAWTHORNE, Calif., 19 Sept. 2014. NASA officials have selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft to fly American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Under the $2.6 billion contract, SpaceX will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

NASA selects Boeing CST-100 as next American spacecraft, awards $4.2 billion under Commercial Crew Program

NASA selects Boeing CST-100 as next American spacecraft, awards $4.2 billion under Commercial Crew Program

HOUSTON, 18 Sept. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) won an award of $4.2 billion from NASA to build and fly the United States’ next passenger spacecraft. Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to resume U.S.-based flights to space by 2017.

Commercial Space Transportation-100 relies on Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion

Commercial Space Transportation-100 relies on Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 18 Sept. 2014. A Commercial Space Transportation-100 (CST-100) spacecraft teammate with Boeing since 2010, Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company,  has designed and developed an integrated propulsion system designed to propel the crew to safety in case of a launch abort. The propulsion system also will enable precise in-space maneuvers as the spacecraft docks/undocks from the International Space Station and other future low-Earth orbit destinations.

StorTrends 3500i SSD hybrid, full flash storage array completes testing, company to provide free pizza during Webcast

StorTrends 3500i SSD hybrid, full flash storage array completes testing, company to provide free pizza during Webcast

NORCROSS, Ga., 17 Sept. 2014. StorageReview Enterprise Lab staff completed benchmark tests on the StorTrends 3500i solid-state disk (SSD) hybrid and full flash storage array. Comparing the StorTrends device to many of the industry's most well-known Tier 1 storage solutions, StorageReview.com Founder, Publisher, and Editor Brian Beeler will present the test results during a live webinar on Wed., 24 Sept. 2014 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. StorTrends Senior SAN Engineer James Dyckowski will also provide a 3500i deep dive and demo, and the company is offering free pizza to attendees.

BAE Systems integrates Global Eagle Entertainment WISE streaming into IntelliCabin inflight entertainment system

BAE Systems integrates Global Eagle Entertainment WISE streaming into IntelliCabin inflight entertainment system

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 16 Sept. 2014. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide provider of content, connectivity, and digital media solutions to airlines, has entered into a strategic, technological relationship with BAE Systems, a global provider of defense, security, and aerospace systems. Global Eagle Entertainment’s WISE inflight streaming solution is being integrated with BAE Systems’ inflight entertainment (IFE) offering for commercial aircraft.

Cobham to acquire Aeroflex in merger expected to close 12 September 2014

Cobham to acquire Aeroflex in merger expected to close 12 September 2014

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 11 Sept. 2014. Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), a global provider of microelectronic components and test & measurement equipment, is on track to merge with Cobham plc (LSE:COB.LN), a U.K.-listed company that designs and manufactures a wide range of equipment, specialized systems, and components for the aerospace, defense, energy, and electronics industries.

Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation, relocates headquarters to accommodate growth

Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation, relocates headquarters to accommodate growth

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 10 Sept. 2014. Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO), a global aero-communications service provider, announces that Aircell, the company’s business aviation division, has rebranded as Gogo Business Aviation.

Enabling electric green taxis, fuel and cost savings with electromechanical power contactors integrating intelligent sensing and protective functions

High-tech, no-cost webinar today: Enabling electric green taxis, fuel and cost savings with electromechanical power contactors

FREE WEBINAR, 9 Sept. 2014. Jet fuel is a major expense for airlines, so saving even a fraction per flight can add up to considerable savings. Electric green taxi systems enable commercial airplanes to push back from the gate and taxi out to the runway without starting the main engines, adding up to millions of dollars in savings. Register now to attend this free, high-tech webinar from Intelligent Aerospace and TE Connectivity. 

Dassault Falcon Jet expands in Little Rock, adds hangars for completing Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X

Dassault Falcon Jet expands in Little Rock, adds hangars for completing Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 3 Sept. 2014. Dassault Falcon Jet officials broke ground on a major expansion and upgrade of the company’s Little Rock, Arkansas completion facility dedicated to two new models, the Falcon 5X very large body twin jet and ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet.

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Dassault Systemes to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain and business operations tools

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. Dassault Systèmes officials intend to acquire Quintiq. By combining Dassault Systèmes' 3D software solutions with Quintiq’s full scope of business operations planning solution, they will enable businesses to imagine innovation in a 3D world, design and plan operations, schedule and produce products, and deliver with yet unimaginable outcomes.

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage the tactical and strategic planning of 2,800 pilots

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage 2,800 pilots

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) officials adopted software from Quintiq, a provider of supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), to optimize the company’s workforce planning strategies for pilot management.

Pennsylvania invests in 20 airports, upgrading facilities and supporting more than 8,400 jobs

Pennsylvania invests in 20 airports, upgrading facilities and supporting more than 8,400 jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa., 28 Aug. 2014. Governor Tom Corbett announced a $3.4 million state investment to improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs. "Aviation, just as Pennsylvania's other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy," Gov. Corbett said. "These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity."

Former NASA Administrator Griffin urges government to reduce dependence on Russia, proactively pursue space, and clearly define goals and policy

Former NASA Administrator Griffin urges government to reduce dependence on Russia, proactively pursue space, and clearly define goals and policy

A former NASA administrator discusses current and future aerospace opportunities and challenges, including U.S. dependence on foreign aerospace technologies and capabilities. 

JetSupport extends avionics business, joins Honeywell service network

JetSupport extends avionics business, joins Honeywell service network

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, Netherlands, 27 Aug. 2014. JetSupport’s avionics shop is now part of the Honeywell service network, adding Honeywell and Bendix King service authorization to its scope of business. The addition of the service center authorisation allows JetSupport to provide a broader range of repairs, modifications, and upgrades (RMUs) for Honeywell and Bendix King components and installations in commercial and general/business aviation.

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