Subic to Boracay Race – AY Pre-Regatta Report

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Battle for Subic to Boracay Race line honours
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27:02:2015 Subic Bay, Philippines: When the high noon starting signal sounds on Saturday, a formidable lineup of maxi yachts, Frank Pong’s RP 75 Jelik, Geoff Hill’s Smith 72 Custom Antipodes and Syd Fischer’s Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 will be fighting over line honours on the 200nm, Subic Bay to Boracay Race. If weather conditions are suitable, they will also be trying to break Jelik’s record (20 hrs, 52 mins, 32 secs) set back in 2011. In all, 15 yachts divided into 3 classes will brace themselves for a challenging and tactical race. First up, is getting out of Subic Bay, then through the Verde Island Passage, round the tricky Dumali Point and then a downwind sleigh ride all the way to Boracay. Renown for its windy conditions, top Asian racing yachts enjoy testing the crew skills, in pursuit of an elusive victory. The tropical destination of Boracay is also the lure for sailors, where action on and off the water is guaranteed.

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Airbus Defence and Space delivers LISA Pathfinder propulsion and science modules for final testing

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§ Modules are leaving Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage for final testing at IABG

§ Spacecraft is scheduled to be launched in September

LISA Pathfinder’s propulsion and science modules are leaving the UK for the last time. Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, will ship the two modules to IABG (Industrie Anlagen Betriebs Gesellschaft), near Munich in Germany, for final system level testing. The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched later this year by a European Vega rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. LISA Pathfinder is the first UK led European Space Agency (ESA) science mission since the launch of Giotto in 1985.

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European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in cooperation with the European CommissionFollowing the recent decision confirming the ESA-Airbus Defence and Space European Data Relay System partnership, agreement has been reached with the European Commission for the provision of EDRS services to the EU Copernicus program. A related service contract has been signed between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space, securing EDRS services to the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and -2 dedicated missions, starting i

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Following the recent decision confirming the ESA-Airbus Defence and Space European Data Relay System partnership, agreement has been reached with the European Commission for the provision of EDRS services to the EU Copernicus program. A related service contract has been signed between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space, securing EDRS services to the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and -2 dedicated missions, starting in 2015 until 2021, with an option for extension until 2028.

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Rockwell Collins launches Pro Line Fusion for commercial helicopter platforms

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The award-winning Pro Line Fusion (pictured here) is making its entrance into the commercial helicopter market. A brand new Pro Line Fusion demonstrator will debut in the Rockwell Collins exhibit (Booth 3262) where visitors can “fly” the rotary wing avionics solution.

New demonstrator will debut March 3 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015

ORLANDO, Florida (Feb. 26, 2015) – The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system has been selected for 17 aircraft, including business jet, air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks. It’s even been flight tested as an unmanned aerial system ground station.

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New Bell 407GXs Assist in Security and Humanitarian Efforts in the Middle East

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From L to R: Adam Cuquet, Saif Al-Hamawendy, Gen (Ret) Saud Al-Anzi, Fouad Bardawil, Naji Assaf, Steve Loftis, Richard Soulberg, Fred Hees, CEO of BBM Inc.,

Steve Suttles, John Garrison, president & CEO of Bell Helicopter, Amer Smailbegovic, Philip Bardawil, Patrick Moulay

BBM Inc. takes delivery of 16 Bell 407GXs

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (February 25, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale and delivery of 16 new Bell 407GXs to BBM Inc. of Reno, Nevada. The aircraft will be operated in the Middle East, and configured to suit a changing variety of urgent mission profiles, ranging from casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) to reconnaissance.

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First Bell 429s Configured for HEMS in the Middle East to be Operated by the Kuwait Ministry of Health

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Fort Worth, TX (February 26, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Ministry of Health in Kuwait will be operating the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the Middle East. The purchase agreement for the aircraft was announced at the end of last year, and is a milestone win for the region.

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Bell Helicopter Announces Plans to Showcase Customer-Driven Products at Heli-Expo 2015

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Fort Worth, TX (February 26, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, Heli-Expo 2015. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), this year’s Heli-Expo will be held March 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. While engaging with current and prospective customers, Bell Helicopter plans to showcase several updated aircraft and programs, including its progress on its newest products, the Bell 525 Relentless and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Bell 505’s Second Flight Test Vehicle Achieves First Flight

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Fort Worth, TX (February 25, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s second flight test vehicle has successfully achieved its first flight. The Bell 505’s flight test vehicle one completed its first flight in November of last year, and the program has quickly progressed, performing additional flight tests and numerous practice autorotations.

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NASA Releases First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission

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The Global Precipitation Measurement mission produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall, from April to September 2014. The data map combines measurements from 12 satellites and the GPM Core Observatory, launched Feb 27, 2014, covers 87 percent of the globe and is updated every half hour.
Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall.

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Lynx Software Technologies Announces Security

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The LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor and LynxOS 7.0 RTOS are moving to new ARM based-processors.

NUREMBERG, GERMANY, Embedded World – February 25, 2015 – Lynx Software Technologies, Inc., a world leader in real-time security technologies, today announced that both its LynxOS 7.0 RTOS and its LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor are moving to new ARM®-based processors. The development allows the military-grade security offered by these products to be applied to the protection of ARM-based embedded designs addressing IoT markets such as industrial control, factory automation, connected automotive, smart energy, medical and transportation.

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