Southwest Airlines is adding a route between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Oklahoma City and increasing service from Austin to four other cities, underscoring the emergence of the Texas capital as a booming aviation market.
REE Automotive plans to produce a people mover and an electric delivery van in 2023. CEO Daniel Barel says the company doesn't have set orders but is working and/or partnering with several companies, including Toyota's Hino unit, France-based maker of autonomous shuttles Navya, American Axle and Magna International.
Ann Schmelzer, General Manager, Global Ag Business with Cummins, is innovating engines to power the global food economy. SAE Tomorrow Today learns how Cummins is putting their drivetrains and engines to work to enhance farm life, both traditionally and via autonomous agriculture platforms.
Parsons has been awarded a 10-year, $953 million Defense Department contract for the operation and maintenance of layered base security systems for US air bases in Africa and Europe.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act with a $25 billion increase above the White House request. The NDAA markup, detailing $740 billion for defense, includes $575 million for five more F-15EX fighter aircraft.
L3Harris Technologies is leading a NATO program to develop a future replacement for the Airborne Warning and Control System fleet. L3Harris is building a "system of systems" option with companies in Europe under the NATO Alliance Future Surveillance and Control program.
The House Armed Services Committee's Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force is recommending that the Pentagon review defense sourcing of semiconductors, rare earth elements, pharmaceutical ingredients and propellants. "The defense supply chain presents a national security risk: a significant amount of material in the Defense Industrial Base is sole-sourced from the People's Republic of China," states a report by the panel.
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner has been cleared for a July 30 uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station. "To me, this review was a reflection of the diligence and the passion of this Boeing and NASA team that really chose to learn and adapt and come back stronger for this uncrewed demonstration mission," said NASA's Kathy Lueders.
Air passenger volume continues to increase and airline executives note continued momentum for recovery as domestic destinations receive strong demand. Full recovery will depend on the return of business and international travel. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.2 million travelers at checkpoints on July 18, the highest single day total since the start of the pandemic.
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