USAF To Rollout New GPS Civil Signal aviationweek
April 03, 2014
The U.S. Air Force is set to start early implementation of the long-anticipated GPS Civil Navigation (CNAV) message at the end of this month, and will use the process to help develop new countermeasures against spoofing.
The GPS satellites will begin the early broadcast...
Boeing Launches 737 MAX-Based BBJ aviationweek
April 03, 2014 Credit: Boeing
Eighteen years after Boeing and General Electric teamed up to develop the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) version of the Next Generation 737, the first corporate derivative of the follow-on 737 MAX has been launched by an undisclosed...
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Opinion: Companies Must Lead Reinvention Of A&D aviationweek
March 31, 2014 Credit: SpaceX
Declining post-war defense budgets, the increased pace of technological change and globalization are combining to reshape the defense industry. The question is whether we can reinvent ourselves or be dragged through impending change...
FAA Revises Sleep Apnea Guidance aviationweek
April 01, 2014 Credit: Sean Broderick/AWST
FAA is asking aviation medical examiners (AMEs) to review new draft guidance that would require pilots at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to undergo testing and treatment if necessary.
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NASA Makes Push For Mars-Exploration Technology aviationweek
March 31, 2014 Credit: NASA
Technology for NASAs proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will be needed wherever the agency goes beyond low Earth orbit, and NASA is casting a wide net to get it.
Science, human-exploration and technology managers are keeping...
Senate Leaders Mull Bonus Depreciation Extension aviationweek
March 28, 2014 Credit: Architect of the Capitol
Senate Finance Committee leaders are working on a measure to extend a series of tax incentives, including bonus depreciation, and are expected to consider the so-called tax-extenders package as soon as next week.
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Impact On Aerospace Of Russia Sanctions aviationweek
March 31, 2014 Credit: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com
U.S. and European sanctions on certain Russians have not impinged on Western aerospace and defense industrial bases to any great extent, but possible reactions down the road do have analysts and executives...
Satellite Networks Face Growing Cyber Threat aviationweek
March 17, 2014 Credit: Intelsat
The proliferation of cyberthreats to communication networks has presented satellite operators with new challenges in protecting customer data against threats ranging from “hactivists” and con men to state-sponsored snoops.
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Opinion: Finding Reality In Europe’s Space Sector aviationweek
March 17, 2014 Credit: JM GUILLON/Arianespace
Much has been said about the emergence of new players in the space sector and the need for Europe to revamp the way it allocates its resources, starting with the “rule of geographic return.” This applies primarily...
NASA Assessing SpaceX 'Payload Contamination' aviationweek
March 17, 2014 Credit: SpaceX
The third SpaceX commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station has been delayed until no earlier than March 30 because of payload contamination that may require some new parts to be installed.
Originally set for March...
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