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NASA Renews Support of Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence

NASA is continuing its support of university research into technologies for future helicopters and other vertical lift aircraft in partnership with the U.S. Army and Navy. With their unique ability to take off and land from any spot, as well as hover in place, vertical lift vehicles are increasingly being contemplated for use in providing ...
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Air Carrier Turbulence-Related Injuries Can be Reduced, NTSB Finds

WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board, during a public meeting held Tuesday, recommended the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Weather Service and airline industry associations take specific actions to reduce the number of turbulence-related injuries in air carrier operations. “Pilot reports of turbulence conditions are a tremendous help to both pilots ...
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Poor Braking Conditions Following Heavy Rain Led to 737 Runway Overrun

8/4/2021 ​Washington (August 4, 2021) — A jetliner overran a rain-soaked runway due to an “extreme loss of braking friction,” the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Wednesday. Miami Air International flight 293, a Boeing 737 charter transporting U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ended up in shallow waters ...
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TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

National Press Release Wednesday, August 4, 2021 WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration Administrator David P. Pekoske announced 33 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which provides recommendations for improving aviation security. The ASAC was initially established in 1989 following the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland ...
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FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Major Milestone in Administration’s Global Vaccination Efforts

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Major Milestone in Administration’s Global Vaccination Efforts: More Than 100 Million U.S. COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Doses Donated and Shipped Abroad Building off of last week’s announcement of  additional actions  that we are taking to stop the spread of the Delta variant and get more people vaccinated in the United States, President Biden will ...
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