Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

NASA Taps Astra Space to Launch CubeSats for Storm Processes Research

Astra Space

Astra Space has secured a $7.9 million contract to help NASA launch six CubeSat small satellites designed to help meteorologists study storms. The company's Rocket 3 launch vehicle will carry the smallsats to space as part of the space agency's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats or TROPICS mission, NASA said Saturday.

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CAE Receives CBP Contract for Aircraft Pilot Training Services

CAE

CAE's U.S. subsidiary has received a prime contract to train aircraft pilots of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the company's Dothan Training Center and other business aviation facilities. CAE USA will provide training on fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in classroom, simulated and actual flight environments to help pilots meet requirements imposed by CBP and the Federal Aviation Administration, CAE said Tuesday.

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AAR Implements FAA Standard-Compliant Safety Management System

AAR

AAR has been certified under a Federal Aviation Administration program that seeks to ensure compliance of maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers and other organizations with safety management system requirements. The move to implement an SMS Voluntary Program-compliant system at AAR facilities is aimed at spotting and addressing safety issues and trends early for better customer service, the company said Friday.

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Army Seeks Info on JTAARS Supply Drone Concepts

JTAARS Supply Drone

The U.S. Army has asked industry for information on supply drone concepts as part of the Joint Tactical Autonomous Aerial Resupply System program. A notice published Thursday on the beta SAM website says the service is seeking a first unit equipped supply drone that could demonstrate operational capability at technology readiness level 6, could be ready for use by 2026 and could comply with regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Former FAA Chief Michael Huerta Named D-Fend Advisory Board Member

Michael Huerta

Michael Huerta, former head of the Federal Aviation Administration, has been appointed to the advisory board of counter-drone technology maker D-Fend Solutions. He holds almost 30 years of experience in the industrial areas of security and aviation safety, and will contribute to D-Fend's pursuit of technologies that counter unmanned aircraft systems, D-Fend Solutions said Thursday.

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