(Redditch, UK – 14 October 2019) – Newbow Aerospace, a leading design, manufacturer and supplier of Ground Support Equipment to the aviation industry, is excited to announce a significant order from British Airways for their customised ground support equipment to support the British flag carrier with their ground operations at London Heathrow Airport.

Striking find



  • Title Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula
  • Released 14/10/2019 12:00 pm
  • Copyright ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Thévenot (@AstroMelina); CC BY 4.0
  • DescriptionWhen astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our Solar System can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than be annoyed at the imprinted trails in Hubble images, astronomers realised they could use them to find out more about the asteroids themselves.

Super Herculean Accomplishment: Global C-130J Fleet Surpasses 2 Million Flight Hours

A C-130J Super Hercules demonstrates its capability to land in remote, austere conditions. The mission-proven Hercules recently surpassed 2 million flight hours. (Lockheed Martin photo)

Milestone Achieved By 22 Operators Representing 18 Countries

ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the global community of C-130J Super Hercules operators recently surpassed 2 million flight hours. These hours were logged beginning with the C-130J’s first flight on April 5, 1996, through the end of July 2019.

Highways England keeping a watchful eye on motorway upgrade


  • Drone technology helps keep motorists moving with fewer lane closures
  • Highways England teams reach milestone 1.1 million hours worked on M6 upgrade, set to be completed by March 2020


Highways England is hitting new heights to improve journeys for drivers travelling through motorway roadworks by using drone technology to monitor progress.

Local roads in abundance at Highways UK

The two most passionately held views put forward at Highways UK over the last couple of years have been the need for a better deal for local authorities and secondly promoting much closer integration of transport and spatial planning in the pursuit of better place making. Whether the priority is fixing potholes, easing congestion or improving air quality, it is these two intertwined big themes that will determine how we make our roads future proof, climate resilient and an asset for our citizens.

Sikorsky Introduces RAIDER X™, a NextGen Light-Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Based on its Proven X2 Technology

Sikorsky introduced RAIDER X as its entry to the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) prototype competition. RAIDER X draws on Lockheed Martin’s broad expertise in developing innovative systems using the latest digital design and manufacturing techniques. Image courtesy, Sikorsky a Lockheed Martin company.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today introduced RAIDER X™, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter, specifically designed for securing vertical lift dominance against evolving peer and near-peer threats on the future battlefield. Through the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program, RAIDER X is the out-front platform in the Service’s revolutionary approach for rapid development and delivery of game changing technology and warfighter capabilities, equipped for the most demanding and contested environments. RAIDER X enables the reach, protection and lethality required to remain victorious in future conflicts.

View the RAIDER X video.

China Coast Regatta – Race Reports 2 & 3


Goto 2019-20 AYGP  China Coast Regatta 2019

Race Report 2 & 3
By RHKYC Media

2019/20 AY Grand Prix Event

Due to a comms link issue, this post was unable to include all images. We hope to be able to repost when the link is functional again………BBN Ed

3 days of racing squeezed into 2
By RHKYC Media
13th October 2019: China Coast Regatta 2019 wrapped up today after three days of racing was squeezed into two (thanks to a windless Day 2 which forced racing to be cancelled). Luckily with the arrival of northeasterly monsoon, an average of 6 to 7kts of breeze greeted the sailors today as they reached the race track which was located at the southeast of Lamma Island. 32 boats came out for racing and the IRC Racer classes sailed two windward/leeward to begin with. As the day progressed the breeze built to around 10 to 12 kts with sunshine and blue skies, presenting competitors with a superb afternoon for island racing.