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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Space News) Apr 8, 2012

U.S. commercial aerospace trade mission to the United Arab Emirates

AIA members in the civil aviation and space sectors are encouraged to join the Aerospace Industries Association and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council for an aerospace trade mission and Global Aerospace Summit in the United Arab Emirates. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey will be co-leading the trade mission with Danny E. Sebright, President of the U.S.-U.A.E Business Council. Many AIA members have already signed up [ETH] space is limited. Apr 4, 2012

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines will implement NextGen at Seattle airport. Alaska Airlines plans to adopt satellite technology for its flights landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state. The NextGen technology will allow planes to trim about 30 miles from approaches to the runway, which saves fuel and increases efficiency. "This makes much better use of the airspace," said Capt. Mike Adams, chief technical pilot at the carrier. Apr 4, 2012

NASA It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a NASA supersonic jet. Two NASA supersonic jets flew over Washington on Thursday, and personnel aboard the T-38s photographed the area and performed training exercises. "It's real flying and if you make a mistake, you can get hurt or break something or run out of gas," said Terry Virts, a former space shuttle pilot. There are a lot of things that happen real-world in a T-38 that don't happen in the simulator." Apr 6, 2012

NASA NASA should pick destination for mission, experts say. NASA advisers are urging the agency to decide quickly on a desNASA should pick destination for mission, experts saytination beyond Earth orbit. "Given the budget reality and the development time for new hardware and software, which is estimated to be at least 10 years, now is the time to pick a specific destination," wrote NASA Advisory Council Chairman Steven Squyres in a letter. Apr 5, 2012

NASA Supersonic business jets are on the horizon, NASA says. NASA said it has reached a breakthrough in the design of supersonic business jets. "It's the first time we have taken a design representative of a small supersonic airliner and shown we can change the configuration in a way that is compatible with high efficiency and have a sonic signature" that isn't a boom, said Peter Coen of NASA. Apr 4, 2012

NASA Europe nears agreement on space-station cargo vessel. International Space Station member states are...

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