Alabama's Marshall Space Flight Center will be responsible for the Human Landing System program as NASA plans to return to the moon in 2024. Texas lawmakers have pushed for the lander program to go to the Johnson Space Center in their home state.
United Airlines on March 28 will launch new non-stop service to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C. "With service beginning next spring, we look forward to providing convenient service for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and beyond," said United vice president Patrick Quayle.
A series of upgrades planned for Boston's Logan International Airport will take five years and $2 billion to complete. Planned improvements include an expansion of Terminal E, a new canopy for Terminal C, more parking, bus service and a designated area for rideshare companies.
Airbus' North American operations are handling expense reports quicker, cheaper and with less human involvement by using an artificial intelligence-support technology platform. Airbus recouped its initial $50,000 investment in the first year and is expected to save $200,000 or more next year.
Bernard Marr writes that the use of facial recognition technology is increasing as consumers use it to unlock phones, purchase products and speed through airport security. "Will individuals accept the invasion of their privacy as a proper cost to being more secure and for the conveniences facial recognition provides?" asks Marr.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is calling on the Transportation Security Administration to increase its staff at Minnesota's Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airport has seen a decline in staffing levels even as passenger traffic has increased, according to the senator's office.
Japan is seeking a larger role in the global F-35 supply chain, given the country's status as a major buyer of the aircraft.
Canada has ordered 360 military vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada in a deal worth $2.26 billion. The vehicles will be manufactured in London, Ontario.
GE Additive has signed an agreement with New South Wales, Australia, to develop a 3D printing aerospace center. "Our partnership with GE Additive will create many hi-tech jobs across the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors," said New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
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