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4/14/2021

Waynesboro Municipal Airport in Mississippi will utilize a $190,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to enlarge its parking apron by 150 feet. The project, which is expected to be finished by the end of summer, will include the addition of a new entrance and exit to enhance air traffic safety.

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4/14/2021

When she is not taking part in Undergraduate Student Pilot Training for the US Air Force, 2nd Lt. Sarena Shilts is preparing to compete in the Miss Texas USA pageant, with a platform that focuses on encouraging women to pursue STEM fields. "I'm attracted to pageantry for similar reasons I'm attracted to being an Air Force pilot," Shilts said, adding that both fields entail physical training, leadership and proficiency in communications.

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4/14/2021

A federal court declined to lift a cease-and-desist order issued by the Federal Aviation Administration against a warbird flight training company in a case that could have implications for a wide variety of flight instruction provided to owners in their own aircraft.

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4/13/2021

Distracted driving causes hundreds of injuries a day and thousands of deaths a year. As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is this month, the National Safety Council has made a guide to teach people about distracted driving, which can be caused by activities such as cellphone use or adjusting a vehicle's infotainment system.

4/13/2021

US Air Force Gen. John Hyten says Northrop Grumman's design and digital engineering capabilities can lower the cost of intercontinental ballistic missiles, enabling the US to update its arsenal. "One thing that's become clear to me is we have to become fixed and stable in our hardware capability requirement and we have to build some flexibility to iterate software with the operator, the developers, and with industry," he said.

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4/13/2021

The US Army is moving forward with the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program and selection process between the Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant-X and Bell V-280 to replace aging UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. A program of record is expected in 2022 following an official request for proposals this summer.

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4/13/2021

Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unit will manufacture a dozen MH-60R helicopters for the South Korean military under a $447 million contract. The aircraft was chosen to satisfy Korea's Maritime Operations Helicopter stipulation.

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4/13/2021

President Joe Biden has nominated Christine Wormuth to become the first woman Secretary of the Army and Susanna Blume to run the Defense Department's Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office.

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4/13/2021

A Boeing 737-300 previously flown by airBaltic is the first aircraft for Nigerian carrier Cally Air, and a second jet will expand the fleet soon. The planes contain 144 economy seats.

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4/13/2021

Fresh off delivery of the 50th Global 7500 aircraft, Bombardier has completed a milestone with the 100th wing shipset for this type of aircraft. The wing plays an essential part in giving the flagship model a "smooth ride" and notable performance, said Bombardier executive Paul Sislian.

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