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2014-06-23 08:21:46

EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab has announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) has awarded the company a cooperative agreement to prototype and test a new tool for the optimization of air traffic across multiple phases of operations, including the airport surface and terminal airspace, with more efficient 4D trajectory solutions. This research project will enable...

2013-08-29 23:26:57

Avansis, Inc. (Avansis), a technology solutions company, is the Prime Contractor leading a team of contractors awarded a Master Ordering of agreement (MOA) with a shared ceiling of $7.4 billion to provide business management, engineering services, and computer systems support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The contract is one of the multiple awards from the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) MOA. Alpharetta, Georiga (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 The team is...

NASA/FAA Partnership "Greens" Arriving Aircraft
2012-02-03 08:05:49

Managing the descent of airliners toward some of the nation´s busiest airports is one step closer to becoming more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly thanks to new technology developed by NASA that now is in the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration. During a ceremony held Jan. 31 in Washington, results of NASA research to define and validate the Efficient Descent Advisor (EDA) concept were officially transferred to the FAA for further evaluation and potential...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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