April 22, 2019

FLYING THE KC-390

MOBILITY WITH AGILITY

UNMANNED AVIATION

U.S. Program Works Toward Integrating Small Drones

SPACE

MOON OR BUST?

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FLYING THE KC-390

MOBILITY WITH AGILITY

> FLY-BY-WIRE PROTECTIONS REDUCE WORKLOAD ON DEMANDING MISSIONS > VARIABLE LAWS TAILOR FLIGHT CONTROLS TO A WIDE RANGE OF MISSIONS

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UNMANNED AVIATION

U.S. Program Works Toward Integrating Small Drones

> PRIOR WORK UNDERPINS PROGRESS > REGULATORY CLARITY STILL NEEDED

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SPACE

MOON OR BUST?

> AFTER DECADES OF FLAT BUDGETS, NASA SHOOTS FOR THE MOON. > THE AGENCY WEIGHS OPTIONS FOR A LUNAR LANDING IN 2024

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PROPULSION

Positive Reaction

> REACTION ENGINES PRE-COOLER PASSES MACH 3.3 TEST > FOLLOW-ON TESTS PLANNED FOR MACH 4.2 AND MACH 5

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DEFENSE

Tempest Program Attracts International Interest

> UK UCAV TECHNOLOGY EFFORTS WILL BE FLOWED INTO THE TEMPEST AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS > HARDWARE TRIALS SUPPORTING OPEN-SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE DEVELOPMENT WILL BEGIN SOON

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MILITARY SPACE

A Shakeup in U.S. Military Space

> TENSION IS DEVELOPING BETWEEN THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND THE SPACE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY > U.S. MUST KEEP OPTIONS OPEN FOR FUTURE SPACE MODERNIZATION

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UNMANNED AVIATION

THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG PROBLEM

> THE FAA PLANS FURTHER EVALUATIONS OF COUNTER-UAS SYSTEMS AT AIRPORTS > POTENTIAL CUAS BUYERS FACE A LACK OF INFORMATION AND VIABLE SOLUTIONS

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MANUFACTURING

Recycling of Carbon Fiber Remains Elusive

> MAJOR PROJECT FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL RECYCLING WENT NOWHERE > OTHERS NEAR SUCCESS BUT AT LIMITED SCALE OR FOR LOW-VALUE APPLICATIONS

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Pilots Say MCAS Software Updates Prove Effective in Simulator Demo

> THE SYSTEM NOW COMPARES INPUTS OF BOTH ANGLE-OF-ATTACK SENSORS > PILOTS ALWAYS RETAIN PITCH CONTROL AUTHORITY OVER THE MCAS INPUT TO THE STABILIZER

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

CRISIS CONTROL

>BOEING ADVANCES ON MCAS UPDATES, TRAINING >FAA COULD APPROVE CHANGES BY MID-JUNE

APRIL 8-212019 MAY 6-192019