In May, Hawaiian Airlines will launch daily nonstop service on its new A321neo aircraft between San Diego International Airport and Maui's Kahului Airport. New summer flights are planned between Maui and Los Angeles; Honolulu and San Francisco; and Kona and Oakland, Calif., along with inaugural service between Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Tokyo's Narita International Airport.
Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy will serve as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association in 2018, and William Brown, Harris Corp.'s CEO, will serve as vice chair. "We are one of our nation's great sources of rewarding, good-paying, noble jobs that help millions live the American dream," Kennedy said.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer details the toll the Budget Control Act has taken on the Navy. "The resultant effect of continuing resolutions and lack of budgets produces a US Navy and Marine Corps team that is operating at a level less than optimal when compared to known funding on a regular budget cycle," he writes.
Boeing's recent commercial aircraft deliveries include a 777 freighter to Turkish Airlines as well as a 787-9 Dreamliner to Oman Air. An unidentified buyer also placed an order for a 747 passenger jetliner.
The Defense Department's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is seeking drones that can loiter over a target and act as a bomb and imaging technology that could potentially identify terrorists and weapons.
The Defense Department has tapped Lockheed Martin to develop laser weapons that can be deployed on fighter aircraft, starting with the F-15. DOD wants a laser than can disable missiles or drones from more than a mile away.
Engineering clubs at Texas' Harlingen school district participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in addition to other programs, such as the GreenpowerUSA battery-powered car race.
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