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12/3/2021

Delta worked closely with Atlanta Technical College to resume its Aviation Maintenance Airframe Certificate Program this spring to recruit rising aviation maintenance talent. "Providing this curriculum not only enhances the opportunities available to students in our community, but also supports our efforts to present a compelling career path at Delta TechOps while students are in aviation programs," said Joe McDermott, managing director for people development and culture at Delta and a member of the college's board of directors.

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12/3/2021

Southwest Airlines has released a coffee table book that traces the airline's 50-year history through photographs of 50 objects and artifacts and accompanying stories. The book is available only on Southwest's online store.

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12/3/2021

Jump Aero is mobilizing eVTOL aircraft to cut emergency response time in half and save lives. On SAE Tomorrow Today, co-founders Carl Dietrich and Katerina Barilov discuss Jump Aero's mission and how electric aircraft can reduce the time it takes to get a responder on the scene.

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12/3/2021

China's Civil Aviation Administration has issued an airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737 Max to return to service within weeks. "That's good news," said Safran CEO Olivier Andries, noting that his company "can expect a ramp-up at Boeing."

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12/3/2021

Israel is set to proceed with the purchase of 12 Sikorsky CH-53K helicopters. The Biden administration approved the sales of 18 CH-53K helicopters to Israel this past summer, a deal valued at $3.4 billion.

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12/3/2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed delivery to the US Navy of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named for Lt. Gen. Frank Petersen Jr., the first Black aviator and general officer in the Marine Corps. This is the 33rd destroyer completed by Huntington Ingalls for the Navy.

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12/3/2021

Pratt & Whitney has received a $447.6 million contract modification from US Naval Air Systems Command to continue maintenance work on fleet aircraft engines. The work will cover F-35 engines used by the US military and foreign military sales customers.

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GovConWire
12/3/2021

BAE Systems is working with the US Air Force to upgrade electronic warfare systems aboard EC-37B aircraft with the BAE Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources system. "This is a leading-edge upgrade that integrates third-party apps, giving aircrews the capability to respond to threats faster than ever before," said BAE's Pam Potter.

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12/3/2021

Rocket Lab has unveiled design details of the Neutron rocket, a vehicle that will offer capacity for 8,000-kilogram payloads and the ability to recover the first stage.

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12/3/2021

US Defense Logistics Agency orders for BAE Systems GPS modules with anti-jam capabilities have reached $641 million.
"Military operations require assured positioning, navigation, and timing and our customers are shifting to M-Code to harden their GPS systems against jamming and spoofing," said Frank Zane, navigation and sensor systems business development director at BAE Systems.

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