On Aug. 7, Southwest Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., and St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The new route will be Southwest's 10th nonstop destination from the Hartford airport.
A humanoid robot named Josie Pepper will assist travelers at Munich Airport in Germany for the next few weeks. Officials from the airport and Lufthansa will monitor passengers' reaction to the robot to determine whether to put similar technology in other locations.
Redesigned Transportation Security Administration screening lanes at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport provide travelers with their own work areas, so passengers who need more time to get through security won't slow down people in line behind them.
The Air Force wants to invest $504 million in a program to bring the latest technology to an air war. In coming years, the service could invest $11 billion in research and development efforts.
Small satellite launches, drones and hypersonic weapons are all part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's $3.44 billion budget request.
This analysis underscores the importance of drone development to the future of the US military. The military is still incorporating drone technologies on the battlefield.
Boeing Co. CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday the airplane manufacturer is making progress on a deal with Brazilian plane maker Embraer. "We have structured a deal concept that will satisfy the needs of everybody involved ... [and] I am hopeful we can bring that deal to a successful conclusion," he said.
The latest Air Force budget request includes funding to create a program for small, quick satellite launches to combat enemy attacks on satellites. It would cost $192.5 million over five years and rely on commercial launch services.
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