Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to add service in 2018 from Portland, Ore., to Maui; from Oakland, Calif., to Kaua'i, and from Los Angeles to Kona. The routes will feature the airline's new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at airports nationwide from July 10 through July 16 found a record 89 guns, 74 of them loaded. In one case, a loaded gun was concealed inside a wheelchair cushion.
The Aerospace Industries Association is supporting the Trump administration's review of the country's defense industrial capacity and supply chain. "Our industry's contributions are vital components of US national security and economic well-being and can't be taken for granted," said AIA President and CEO David Melcher.
The Top 100 global defense firms saw revenue grow in 2016, turning around five years of shrinking revenues. With $364.8 billion in total revenue, the 2016 total grew by 3.6%, and US companies represented 42 of the Top 100.
After reorganizing its defense group, Boeing is in a position to pursue more "big franchise wins," says Boeing's Leanne Caret. "Part of this is the speed by which we advance new products, be innovative, respond to customers, be listening," she said. "My goal is a year from now, two years from now, when folks look back at what we did, they're going to say we made the right decision and it resulted in more wins."
Textron will refurbish 15 Beechcraft T-6A trainer aircraft for use by Iraq's air force under an $8.8 million contract.
The recently commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier represents the latest super carrier to join the Navy fleet, but policymakers continue to grapple with right-sizing the makeup of the fleet between large carriers and lighter versions. Carriers such as the Ford are three times more expensive than smaller America-class ships.
Members of the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee are panning proposed budget cuts to the agency's Earth science program. Agency officials, meanwhile, are taking a more nuanced approach in their response, with division Director Michael Freilich saying the cuts are "significant" but not "existential."
The recent reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security bodes well for securing US network infrastructure even as other measures regarding cybersecurity languish. Insiders say the DHS bill shows that Congress may be able to make progress on cyberdeterrence legislation.
UPS wants to hire and train 1,600 part-time sorting workers by Nov. 1 for its expanding Jacksonville, Fla., hub.
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