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Embraer’s new Praetor 500 is awarded Type Certification in São Paulo during LABACE

2019-08-15
Embraer S.A.’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was awarded Type Certification from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil, or ANAC). The Praetor 500 surpassed its certification goals and outperformed class competitors – achieving an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 kilometers) with four passengers and keeping with NBAA IFR Reserves, a high-speed cruise of 466 knots true airspeed (KTAS).
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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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Space launch providers submit proposals for National Security Space Launch program

2019-08-16
Four companies – Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) – recently submitted proposals for the U.S. Air Force's Phase 2 Launch Services Procurement (LSP) competition. Two of those companies will be awarded with up to 34 launches over a five-year period under the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) program.
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Tactile data for autonomous driving recognized with TU-Automotive Award

2019-06-13
Tactile Mobility specializes in tactile sensing, which the company argues is required to meet and even surpass human driving capabilities. The company's software collects "first order" data using a vehicle's embedded, non-visual sensors for data like wheel speed, wheel angle, engine revolutions per minute, and gear position.
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Dragonfly will be NASA’s next solar system explorer

2019-06-28
Dragonfly, which might be called a rotorcraft lander, is under development by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and has the appearance of an Earth-bound vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone.
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Audi becomes first automotive OEM to join SEMI

2019-05-29
Through the membership, Audi will give Audi access to SEMI’s core competencies in developing international standards and harmonizing technology roadmaps, while enabling the automaker to leverage the global SEMI platform to promote industry alignment across supply-chain segments, particularly in semiconductors and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
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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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NASA crash landing is a complete success

2019-06-24
The test was conducted to better understand the dynamic forces on an aircraft and its passengers during a crash landing. Findings form the event will support a new FAA performance-based rule that will simplify aircraft certification by eliminating or minimizing the use of special conditions.
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AVL joins the IAMTS to develop automated vehicle testing solutions

2019-05-31
As a committee member, AVL will use its position to further develop and implement automated vehicle testing best practices and replicable procedures, and provide manufacturers and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) companies with a comprehensive portfolio of physical and virtual test environments and audited capabilities.
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