Hawaiian Airlines' 670 pilots have ratified a new five-year labor deal with the airline. The new contract includes pay increases of up to 45%.
Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Dave Melcher points out that the Trump administration's proposed $603 billion defense budget is not enough to rebuild the US military after years of wars and sequestration. "At its current level of funding, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will neither be able to afford the modernization programs necessary to ensure our national security into the future, nor address readiness levels dictated by its current operational tempo," he writes.
The Defense Department is expected to approve initial production of Lockheed Martin's King Stallion helicopter for the Marine Corps. The total value of the program over time is $29 billion.
Japan and the UK will coordinate fighter aircraft development efforts under a new information exchange agreement. Japan will be free to work with other countries under the agreement, which is also seen as a potential precursor to a co-development deal.
Bombardier has completed a demonstration flight of its C Series aircraft from London to New York, carrying a test payload. The company also demonstrated steep-approach and short-field landing capabilities.
NASA is putting the pieces in place for the International Space Station to accept Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon space taxis. Astronauts worked outside the ISS to disconnect and relocate power and data cables for an ISS docking module.
A proposed UPS shipping hub in Arlington, Texas, would bring an estimated 1,400 jobs to the community.
FedEx is working with Junior Achievement Worldwide to create the FedEx Junior Business Challenge, a program to encourage entrepreneurship among young people. The challenge is being produced in conjunction with the PGA Tour.
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