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FAA's Motion Picture UAS Decision is a good first step.

October 3, 2014

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey made statement regarding FAA's decision to permit limited use of unmanned aircraft systems to produce motion pictures. By permitting use of UAS in film production, FAA has taken first of several necessary steps towards integration of UAS into civil airspace while encouraging continued research and development of UAS technologies. Decision acknowledges long history of safe operations in both civil and military applications of remotely piloted aircraft. Read More

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FAA Updates Statement on Chicago air traffic facility.

October 3, 2014

FAA technicians continue to work around-the-clock to restore telecommunications services at Chicago En Route Center in Aurora, IL. While some new communications equipment has been installed, workers also have to lay as much as 10 miles of new cable and restore service to hundreds of electrical circuits and switches at said facility. Cleaning crews have finished restoration work on most undamaged equipment and are continuing to clean the smoke-contaminated ventilation system. Read More

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AIA congratulates Bob Hoover on Wright Brothers Trophy Award.

October 3, 2014

Robert L. “Bob” Hoover was selected to receive 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to a living American for "significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States." Hoover served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, flying 58 successful missions before being shot down and captured by Germany. He later escaped from Stalag Luft 1 and returned to Allied lines. His civilian career as an air show pilot lasted more than 50 years. Read More

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BIO's New Award honors women in industrial biotechnology.

October 2, 2014

BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology will be presented to one outstanding woman in industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions towards advancing biobased economy and biotech innovation. Inaugural award will be presented at Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy, which will take place December 7–9, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Nominations can be made through October 16, 2014. Read More

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IPC and SMTA to jointly host conference.

October 2, 2014

IPC and SMTA announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014. Conference focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting today’s manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Sessions will cover topics such as: research and methods for mitigating field failures; ultra-thin coatings used to protect circuit assemblies in harsh environments; and design rules for placing and cleaning under bottom terminations. Read More

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EPA releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan.

October 2, 2014

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during next 5 years to protect water quality and restore the largest surface fresh water system in the world. There will be a major focus on preventing and controlling invasive species, reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful and nuisance algal blooms, and restoring habitat to protect native species. Read More

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Pharma EXPO clues audience in on packaging innovation advances.

October 2, 2014

Pharma EXPO, to be co-located with PACK EXPO International (November 2–5, 2014 in McCormick Place, Chicago, IL), will serve as resource for innovations in marking, coding, and package printing. As joint venture of PMMI, Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and ISPE, show will help pharmaceutical manufacturers discover solutions needed to increase printing speeds and efficiency as well as decrease downtime and operating expense. Read More

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SPE appoints Russell C. Broome as Managing Director.

October 2, 2014

Russell Broome began his career as a plastics engineer focused on product design, manufacturing, and project management. This led to roles in sales and marketing, as well as global business development. Most recently he worked as an engineer in a purchasing function focused on strategic sourcing for plastics at TE Connectivity. Broome is a long-term and honored service member of SPE with 20 years of volunteer leadership, ultimately serving as President of the Society in 2011–2012. Read More