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Pratt & Whitney develops digitally curated maintenance solutions for general aviation

2019-07-22
The “Know My PT6” app is a digital gateway to maintenance recommendations and to the services and facilities that P&W offers through its global customer service network for engine maintainers, owners, operators and pilots. It is designed to help PT6 customers and operators optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft.
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Electrify America wants an emoji for electric vehicles

2019-07-19
With about 230 new emoji characters added to major communication platforms in 2019, Electrify America wants to make sure EVs and the company’s ultra-fast charging stations are represented in the modern visual vernacular.
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MOBI rolls out the first blockchain-enabled Vehicle Identity (VID) mobility standard

2019-07-18
The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative – a global nonprofit working to create standards in blockchain, distributed ledgers, and related technologies for consumers, smart cities, and mobility – has launched the industry's first vehicle identification (VID) standard incorporating blockchain technology into a digital vehicle identification system.
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Made In Space is set to make in space

2019-07-17
Once in orbit, Archinaut One will use additive manufacturing techniques – or 3D printing – to create two 32-foot beams extending out from each side of the spacecraft. As manufacturing progresses, each beam will unfurl two solar arrays that generate up to five times more power than traditional solar panels on spacecraft of similar size.
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Raytheon to upgrade B-52 with AESA radars

2019-07-15
Under the contract, Raytheon will design, develop, produce, and sustain active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems for the U.S. Air Force’s entire B-52 long-range strategic bomber fleet, keeping the nearly 65-year-old aircraft mission ready through 2050 and beyond.
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Luminar expands into automotive LiDAR with $250 million in fundraising

2019-07-15
Iris is slated to launch commercially on production vehicles beginning in 2022 and is the first sensing platform to exceed the essential performance, safety, cost, and auto-grade requirements needed to deliver SAE International-defined Level 3 and 4 autonomy to consumers.
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Sonex Aircraft is developing the world's most afforadable jet trainer

2019-07-11
The Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based kit aircraft manufacturer is developing a two-seat variant of its SubSonex JSX-2 personal jet. The SubSonex JSX-2T is designed to be the lowest cost jet trainer ever built and the company hopes that it will lead to further interest in its single-seat JSX-2.
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Orion launch abort system passes full-stress flight test

2019-07-09
The system is designed to lift the crew module off the launch vehicle’s engine stack in case of an emergency and steer it away from danger. According to NASA coverage, engineers have confirmed that the LAS can “outrun a speeding rocket.”
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BAE Systems wins $4.7M from DARPA to integrate machine learning into signals intelligence platforms

2019-07-09
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials in Arlington, Virginia, have selected BAE Systems Electronic Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire, to integrate machine-learning (ML) technology, a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), into platforms that decipher radio-frequency (RF) signals. BAE Systems won up to $4.7 million in funding from DARPA to achieve key hardware delivery, integration, and demonstration milestones.
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