SwitchPitch is working with the Aerospace Industries Association to organize a space event in Long Beach, Calif., to connect NASA and major companies with startups. Expected attendees include Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne and representatives from the Air Force.
An Army program to replace engines on UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters is grinding to a halt and could become one of the many casualties of a yearlong continuing resolution that would freeze funding at 2016 levels. The new engines will offer more horsepower and save on fuel.
BAE Systems is creating advanced threat detection systems for helicopters in anticipation of the Army's Common Infrared Countermeasure program. Low-rate production for the program could begin as early as next year.
The National Weather Service's Graphical Forecast for Aviation is up and running, providing pilots flying in the continental US with an easy-to-read visual weather forecast that doesn't rely on long paragraphs to describe weather patterns. The GFA features the same information as the older text format and allows users to zoom in on specific areas and change forecast times.
Uber offered more details about its Uber Elevate eVTOL flying car program this week, announcing partnerships with aircraft equipment makers, technology companies and real estate developers. The vehicles are expected to have a 60-mile range and a maximum speed of 150 mph.
Truesdell Middle School in Wichita, Kan., is sending a team of eighth-graders to the Team America Rocketry Challenge as the only team from the region to qualify for the competition. The top 100 teams from across the US will compete May 13.
Save the date: Team America Rocketry Challenge, May 13
Next month, hundreds of student rocketeers will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete to be crowned the Team America Rocketry Challenge champion, win scholarship money and earn the right to represent the US at the International Rocketry Challenge. TARC's mission is simple but crucial to our industry: Encourage students to pursue STEM education and aerospace careers through rocketry.
We encourage you to come out to the TARC Final Fly-Off on May 13 and join us in supporting these talented students. To learn more about TARC or to find out how you can get involved with TARC in your local community or as a corporate partner, please visit the TARC website or contact the TARC team at email@example.com. TARC is made possible thanks to our very generous sponsors, including:
The Raytheon Company
The Boeing Company
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Elbit Systems of America
... and many more! The full list of TARC sponsors is available here.
Register today for the US Industry Reception at the International Paris Air Show
The US Industry Reception is the largest US event during the 2017 Paris Air Show. The event is attended by premier civil aviation and defense companies as well as US government executives. The reception will be held at the Official Residence in Paris.
Monday, June 19, 2017 7 to 8:30 p.m. Official Residence of the US Ambassador (Paris)