Coast Guard Receives International Recognition for Hurricane Response

As the 2018 hurricane season opens, the international maritime community recognized the Coast Guard for its efforts last year to restore safe marine navigation in waterways hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The members of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities selected the Coast Guard for its best practices award during its quadrennial conference, held here May 27-June 2. A leader in the employment of electronic aids to navigation, the Coast Guard maintains more than a quarter of the eATON in use around the…

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Bell V-280 Valor Achieves First Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. announced December 18th that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight. The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost. This milestone represents exceptional progress on the V-280 development program and brings Bell Helicopter one step closer to creating the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military. “This is an exciting time for Bell Helicopter, and I could not be more proud of the progress we have made…

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