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8/3/2021

Bookings for domestic and interisland travel have seen "a very strong recovery in demand," but international travel cannot come back until governments remove restrictions, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram said in an interview.

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8/3/2021

Raytheon is working with the US Navy to bring new capabilities to SPY-6 radar systems, including combat management system integration and multi-functional operations. "SPY-6's common architecture saves time, money and streamlines training and logistics across software and hardware systems," said Raytheon's Kim Ernzen.

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8/3/2021

Bell has unveiled three concepts to advance its high-speed vertical take-off and landing aircraft, a design that aims to combine "hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft." The aircraft concepts include an unpiloted option, and all three feature fold-away rotors.

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The Drive
8/3/2021

The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the first live-fire test of an AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile -- Extended Range. "The government and industry team had great focus and was able to conduct this test event three months earlier than originally envisioned," said Capt. Alex Dutko.

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US Navy
8/3/2021

The Federal Aviation Administration's Fact Book Viz Challenge is seeking submissions to present national airspace data in an appealing manner for the public. Data includes information on active pilots, drones, airports and commercial space operations.

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Nextgov
8/3/2021

NASA plans to extend its $500 million Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services Contract for two years. Listed providers for the contract include Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Leidos.

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GovConWire
8/3/2021

The next test flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft is scheduled for today, with the uncrewed mission expected to pave the way for crewed flights by year's end. "Last week's flight readiness review, it was smooth as glass," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. "The only thing I'm really concerned about is the weather."

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Space
8/3/2021

Delta Air Lines resumed flights between Atlanta and Johannesburg Aug. 2, now the second US airline to resume travel to the country. United also flies to the South African city from New York.

8/3/2021

American Airlines has partnered with TikTok to offer travelers 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi to browse the app inflight.

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8/3/2021

London's Heathrow Airport was the site of many family reunions Aug. 2, when a rule requiring quarantine was lifted for vaccinated travelers from the US and many other countries. US travelers to the UK need to be tested before departure and again two days after arrival.