Thursday, September 19, 2019
Wing Will Test Drone Delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx

Wing, the drone delivery company that started its life within the Google X lab before spinning out into its own thing under the Alphabet umbrella, is prepping for takeoff. The company announced this morning that it’s launching a test program in Virginia with Walgreens, FedEx, and local retailer Sugar Magnolia. As part of the program, Wing will be able to deliver kids snacks...
How to Feed a Mars Colony of 1 Million People
What might it take to feed a million people on Mars? Lab-grown meat, tunnel-grown crops and cricket farms, a new study finds. When it comes to plans for crewed missions to Mars, NASA typically assumes round trips with only brief stopovers on the Red Planet. However, commercial space companies have emerged with the goal of colonizing outer space, with SpaceX specifically aiming to develop a civilization on Mars.
Congratulations to CI² Aviation, Inc. FAA Contract Towers for Their ATCA Award for Exceptional Service

ATCA is recognizing greatness in ATC/ATM this week by announcing its 2019 award winners. CI² Aviation, Inc. FAA Contract Towers (FCT): Isla Grande Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands will receive the ATCA Award for Exceptional Service. They are most deserving of this award.

The goal of ATCA's awards program is to give special recognition to those persons and/or organizations engaged in the development, operation, or maintenance of the worldwide ATC system for outstanding achievement. CI² Aviation, Inc. FAA Contract Towers and our other recipients will be honored at the 2019 Awards Luncheon during ATCA Annual on Tues., October 22, at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
France’s Eco-Tax: The Best Way to Cut Down Aviation Emissions?
France recently announced plans to put in place an eco-tax on all flights leaving the country, which will increase passenger fares from 2020. However, the move has been criticised by IATA, which branded it as “misguided”. Is this the right way to make aviation more sustainable? A controversial move that sparked both outrage and support from the aviation industry, environmental campaigners and consumers, the tax is expected to generate €180m from 2020 by increasing the average ticket price per passenger.
Beijing Daxing International Airport: China's New Mega-Airport Ready to Open
China is poised to open a new mega-airport to the south of Beijing, already home to the world's second-busiest aviation hub, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic. Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) will see its first commercial flight take off around September 20, according to Chinese state media, with main tenant China Southern planning to deploy an Airbus A380, the world's biggest airliner, for the maiden journey.
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