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PATV Powersports and Offroad coming to Orange

Tuesday morning, June 10, the Orange City Council made a motion approving the Orange Economic Development Corporation to enter into an agreement with PATV Powersports and Offroad for the expenditure of funds in an amount not to exceed $192,000 for infrastructure improvements at 9590 I-H 10, a voluntary annexation, and a property tax abatement for three years. The new business estimates a $1.3 million capital investment, and will provide jobs for up to 15 full-time employees and five to 10 part-time employees.

NASA technologies reduce aircraft noise

The ARM flights were flown on NASA’s SubsoniC Research Aircraft Testbed G-III aircraft, or SCRAT, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. NASA combined three technologies, including Landing Gear Noise Reduction, landing gear cavity treatments, and the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flexible wing flap, to demonstrate a reduction in airframe noise in excess of 70 percent. This may reduce aircraft noise for communities that live near airports. | Photo by Ken Ulbrich/NASA

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports.

The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, which concluded in May, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, tested technology to address airframe noise, or noise that is produced by non-propulsive parts of the aircraft, during landing. The flights successfully combined several technologies to achieve a greater than 70 percent reduction in airframe noise.