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NASA Safety Panel Reviews Commercial Crew Program, Exploration Systems Devt

A NASA advisory committee has released its annual report for 2017 that offers information on the agency’s safety performance as well as issues associated with its space programs. The report issued Thursday by NASA’s aerospace safety advisory panel provides assessments of the agency’s Exploration Systems Development initiative; Commercial Crew Program; International …

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NASA Picks 5 University Teams for $50M in ‘Transformative’ Aviation Research Grants

NASA has selected five university teams to receive grants worth up to $50 million in total to explore “transformative” system-level aviation technology concepts. The five-year research efforts under the University Leadership Initiative will support NASA’s strategic research goals for aeronautics, the space agency said Tuesday. NASA asked universities to propose investigations that would address one …

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FAA Previews Flight Risk Assessment Tool Application’s Release

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release its own flight risk assessment tool application in the future as part of a broader campaign to educate the general aviation community on flight safety practices. The FAA said Tuesday its FRAT works to assess risk factors such as type of operation, environment, aircraft, …

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NASA Researchers to Study 5 ‘Green’ Aircraft Tech Concepts

NASA plans a new two-year project to study five technology concepts in a bid to help the aviation industry reduce aircraft fuel consumption, noise and carbon dioxide emissions. The space agency said Saturday its researchers will explore the five green technology ideas as part of the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program and that three of those concepts are …

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NASA, Partners Launch Airspace Tech Demonstration Lab; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA and its partners have opened a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in an effort to help centralize the arrival and departure of aircraft. The laboratory is part of the federal government’s NextGen initiative and built to help coordinate schedules between the ramp, tower, terminal and center control facilities …

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