Employees at the UPS Worldport at Louisville International Airport in Kentucky are hard at work processing packages for holiday delivery. The facility has hundreds of miles of conveyor belts and will sort 4 million packages per day during the week before Christmas, double its usual workload.
American Airlines has stepped up to help sponsor the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. "Colonial is a Fort Worth institution, and as a Fort Worth-based company, American is delighted to support the tournament in 2018," the carrier said.
The Transportation Security Administration has implemented new screening procedures at Idaho Falls Regional Airport designed to speed up screening while keeping travelers safe. Passengers must now put electronic devices larger than cellphones into separate bins for scanning.
The Aerospace Industries Association is praising the Trump administration for its ambitions to return the US to the moon and eventually reach Mars. "On the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission, it's particularly appropriate to note the strong, sustained partnership between government and industry that enables our drive to explore the cosmos," David Melcher, AIA president and CEO, said.
The Army wants to quickly make up for lost time when it comes to acquisition and modernization programs. "Our failure to modernize as quickly as possible will most likely exacerbate the significant risks the total Army now faces," said Army Secretary Mark Esper.
The Coast Guard's latest Legend-class national security cutter was christened Monday by Huntington Ingalls' shipbuilding division. The Midgett is named after John Allen Midgett, honored for his rescue in 1918 of British sailors from the UK tanker Mirlo, which had been hit by a German U-boat's torpedo off North Carolina.
Additive manufacturing is positioned to improve the quality of casting and metal forging due to increased competition, according to GE Additive's Mark Meyer. The next market for metal additive manufacturing is replacement parts.
A modified Boeing 747 that can deliver 19,200 gallons of fire retardant liquid in up to eight drops per flight has joined the fight against wildfires raging in California. Wired offers a 3D tour of the aircraft.
SpaceX and NASA say the use of a reused Falcon 9 first stage does not pose a significantly higher risk to the upcoming cargo mission to the International Space Station. "We're very comfortable that the risk posture on this vehicle is not significantly greater than a new booster," NASA's Kirk Shireman said.
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