Bell Helicopter Introduces the First Two Bell 429s to Poland

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New Aircraft to be Configured for Corporate Missions


Fort Worth, TX (July 31, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced signed purchase agreements with two private customers for the first two Bell 429s to be delivered in Poland. The deal became official during a formal signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA). The agreement was signed on behalf of Bell Helicopter by JB Investments Ltd., the company’s Independent Representative in Poland.

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First Image of the Moon Taken by a U.S. Spacecraft


Ranger 7 took this image, the first picture of the moon by a U.S. spacecraft, on July 31, 1964 at 13:09 UT (9:09 AM EDT), about 17 minutes before impacting the lunar surface. The area photographed is centered at 13 S, 10 W and covers about 360 km from top to bottom. The large crater at center right is the 108 km diameter Alphonsus. Above it is Ptolemaeus and below it Arzachel. The terminator is at the bottom right corner. Mare Nubium is at center and left. North is at about 11:00 at the center of the frame. The Ranger 7 impact site is off the frame, to the left of the upper left corner. The Ranger series of spacecraft were designed solely to take high-quality pictures of the moon and transmit them back to Earth in real time. The images were to be used for scientific study, as well as selecting landing sites for the Apollo moon missions. Ranger 7 was the first of the Ranger series to be entirely successful. It transmitted 4,308 high-quality images over the last 17 minutes of flight, the final image having a resolution of 0.5 meter/pixel. Ranger 7 was launched July 28, 1964 and arrived at the moon on July 31, 1964. Image Credit: NASA

Airbus Defence and Space to build EUTELSAT 172B, first European satellite to perform electric orbit raising

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· Due for launch in first half 2017, this satellite will combine high performances and lower launch costs

· New order consolidates Airbus Defence and Space’s position as a global leader in the field of electric satellites

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has just been awarded a contract by Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, to design and build a highly innovative high-performance (hosting a C-band, a Ku-band and a high throughput payload) telecommunications satellite.

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Step inside the all-new A350 XWB cabin and prepare to be wowed in Issue #06 of the A350 XWB Magazine.

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A350 XWB Magazine Issue #06 is out!
With its new, more fuel-efficient engines and increased use of composite and advanced metals in the fuselage, much of the focus on the A350 XWB has been on its exterior. Now, Airbus highlights the cabin features of the A350 XWB.

Unveiled to the public in April, the all-new cabin offers generous room in all classes, panoramic windows, mood lighting, next-generation entertainment and so much more. So come experience for yourself comfort without compromise.

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