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The long, narrow wings of NASA's Altair are designed to allow the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to maintain long-duration flight at high altitudes.

09.30.16 - NASA, France to Collaborate on Aircraft Noise Research
NASA and France's Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA) have signed an agreement to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.
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09.28.16 - NASA, China to Collaborate on Air Traffic Management Research
NASA and the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE) will cooperate on aeronautics research to advance air transportation automation for U.S. and Chinese operations in China.
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08.30.16 - Problems solved – NASA Glenn hosts Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Showcase
Researchers from several NASA centers will highlight new aviation ideas and technologies at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Sept. 7 and 8. Media are invited to explore the future of aviation at the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Showcase on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern.
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08.15.16 - NASA Awards Aeronautics, Space Programs, Policies Study Contract
NASA has awarded a sole source contract to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington to conduct studies and evaluations in support of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
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08.05.16 - NASA Charges Toward Greener Aviation With Novel Concepts
NASA has selected five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use and emissions.
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07.22.16 - NASA Seeks Proposals to Guide Development of Ultra-Efficient Transport X-Planes
NASA has put out a request for proposals that help NASA define the technical approach, schedule and cost for proceeding with developing X-plane procurements. Proposals are due August 18.
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06.24.16 - Transportation Department, NASA, Partners Open Aviation Test Lab
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today marked the official opening of a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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06.22.16 - Bolden and Foxx to Announce New Technology at Charlotte Airport
NASA, the FAA, American Airlines the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport are collaborating on a five-year effort to streamline aircraft arrival, departure and airport surface operations; research and testing will be led out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
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06.17.16 - NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name
With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”
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06.10.16 - NASA Highlights Next-Generation Aviation Research at Aviation 2016
NASA’s leadership and top aeronautics innovators will discuss the agency’s 10-year plan to transform aviation at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, or Aviation 2016.
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05.03.16 - NASA, FAA Demonstrate Wireless Communication with Aircraft
NASA Glenn and the FAA demonstrated technology that conveys aviation data to an airplane over a wireless communication system.
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05.02.16 - NASA Awards Contract for Aeronautics, Exploration Modeling, Simulation
NASA has selected Science and Technology Corporation of Hampton, Virginia, to provide support services at the agency’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California under the Aeronautics and Exploration Mission Modeling and Simulation (AEMMS) contract.
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04.13.16 - NASA Awards Contract for Safety Reporting Systems
NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in McLean, Virginia, for the maintenance and operation of incident reporting programs, as well as continuing research and development to improve current and future systems.
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02.29.16 - NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet
The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA's New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
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02.25.16 - NASA Licenses New Unmanned Aircraft Technology
NASA has developed an integrated communications and control system that may enable large unmanned aircraft to fly safely in the national airspace along with piloted aircraft that use FAA's aircraft tracking system, ADS-B. The patent-pending technology is capable of collision warnings as well as real-time traffic and weather updates.
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02.25.16 - NASA to Make X-Plane Announcement at Reagan National Media Event
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Jaiwon Shin will be at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, at 1:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 29, to discuss advanced aeronautic concepts. They’ll also make an announcement about the agency’s plan for a series of experimental aircraft.
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01.04.16 - NASA Research Could Save Commercial Airlines Billionss
The nation’s airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA’s aeronautics researchers during the past six years.
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