Raytheon Technologies has been chosen to develop a system prototype for NASA's Improved Radiometric Calibration of Land Imaging Systems program. Raytheon will build on its work with NASA's Advanced Technology Land Imaging Spectroradiometer program.
Romania has received US State Department approval for the purchase of Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defense Systems valued at approximately $300 million. The deal will require support from Congress and is the first Foreign Military Sale transaction approved for Romania in three years.
Airlines are highlighting enhanced cleaning protocols and multiple layers of protection for the travel process during private airport tours with corporate partners, travel agents and the news media. The safety approach includes employee temperature checks, enhanced cleaning of touchpoints, adjusted boarding protocols, HEPA filtration and strict face mask requirements.
The Transportation Security Administration passed 1,031,505 travelers through airport checkpoints on Oct. 18, the highest number since March 17. Passenger throughput remains down 60% compared to the same day last year, when 2.6 million passengers were screened, despite the uptick.
Tucson International Airport has broken ground on a $300 million construction project that includes building a new runway and emergency landing system as well as taxiways. "The airport is safe today, but just like you put a median on a freeway, you want to enhance it as much as you can," said Mark McClardy, Western-Pacific regional director for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Delta Honor Guard, a volunteer organization, escorts the caskets of active-duty military members from the moment the planes carrying them land. "These folks have made the ultimate sacrifice and the least we can do is take care of them," said leader Brian McConnell, who previously worked as a Delta ramp agent.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has determined that the Boeing 737 Max is safe to fly, and the aircraft may be back in the air by the end of the year. Boeing has not yet made an EASA-ordered software change -- an upgrade that may take two years to implement.
Barnstable Municipal, Boardman/Polando Field in Hyannis, Mass., is developing a 20-year master plan, which is expected to consider the future effects of electric aviation and include potential improvements, such as expanding parking lots and aprons and adapting runways to adhere to Federal Aviation Administration standards. Due to the pandemic, the planning process will take place remotely, with draft documents and video presentations available on the airport's website and YouTube channel for community comments and input.
Northwest Arkansas' rugged terrain drew seasoned aviators and enthusiastic spectators to its inaugural ArkanSTOL Ozark Backwoods Challenge in September. While most competitors have been flying for years or even decades, it's a newcomer -- 17-year-old Jaden Newman -- who proved she's the one to watch, having placed second after earning her pilot certificate earlier this year.