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5/18/2018

The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the busy summer travel season with higher levels of staffing, officials told lawmakers at a hearing with the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation. "The question that's still on the table is: How do we get those Precheck numbers up?" A4A's Sharon Pinkerton asked.

5/18/2018

The Transportation Security Administration will reimburse Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers $4.06 million for explosives detection systems which were installed in September 2005.

5/18/2018

Airbus plans to recommend its H135 as a replacement for Navy training helicopters. The Navy wants to buy 105 new helicopters to replace its fleet of Bell TH-57s.

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Airbus, Navy
5/18/2018

China is reportedly offering to reduce its trade deficit with the US by $200 billion annually in a bid to ease trade tensions with the Trump administration. China is interested in Boeing aircraft and other goods as part of the deal.

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Reuters
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Boeing
5/18/2018

Aircraft leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for the purchase of 400 jetliners. The deal would include Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Reuters
5/18/2018

Bell is on track to finish deliveries of the UH-1Y Venom helicopter to the Marine Corps this year, though deliveries of the Bell AH-1Z will be ongoing until 2022.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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Marine Corps, Bell
5/18/2018

The Wildcat 1 team from Ohio's Minster Rocket Club took fourth place at the national Rocketry Challenge, earning a $10,000 prize.

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The Lima News (Ohio)
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Minster Rocket Club
5/18/2018

The Federal Aviation Administration is creating a path for supersonic aircraft development in the US with proposals that address the issues of noise and special flight authorizations. The FAA is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection regarding proposed rules.

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AIN Online
5/18/2018

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., are voicing opposition to ending US funding of the International Space Station. "Prematurely canceling a program for political reasons costs jobs and wastes billions of dollars," Cruz said.

5/18/2018

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he is 90% certain that funding for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope will continue, despite the program previously being a target of cuts.

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Infrared Survey Telescope, NASA