UPS is upgrading the avionics systems on 137 Boeing 757 and 767 freighters and 52 Airbus A300s, a process expected to take two and a half years. "This will allow us to be able to configure the aircraft to continue flying at least another 20, perhaps 30 years," says Christian Kast, UPS advanced flight manager.
The Transportation Security Administration offers tips for air travelers looking to pass through security with minimal fuss. Passengers should arrive at the airport two hours before their flights, have boarding passes and IDs out and be ready to take off their shoes.
The US will press for NATO allies to increase investment in defense at the 2018 NATO summit in July. "Burden-sharing is an alliance pledge. These are commitments that we've made to each other, and others are going to judge the credibility of our alliance and the viability of our solidarity on the fulfillment of those commitments," said Thomas Goffus, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO.
Raytheon will supply the F-35's distributed aperture system under a new agreement with Lockheed Martin. This imagery technology will be available in aircraft set for delivery in 2035.
NetJets has taken delivery of 60 Cessna Latitudes since 2016 and has 24 still to come this year. NetJets has accepted 243 new jets since 2012 under its fleet renewal program.
David Storch, retired AAR Corp. CEO and chairman, says he prioritized creating "an atmosphere where people can be the best they can be, make a difference, make money and have fun." He says AAR is selecting emerging markets where expansion of maintenance, repair and overhaul are growth areas. The company's joint venture with Indamer Aviation is an example.
Judges have chosen 10 winners for the initial phase of its $2 million, Boeing-sponsored GoFly Prize. The contest was launched last year to develop personal flying machines that are "safe, useful, and thrilling."
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