Critical Component Designed For 'Tens Of Thousands' Of Flights
XCOR Aerospace announced Tuesday that the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable launch vehicle (RLV) wing strake assemblies will be manufactured by FiberDyne Advanced Composites of Tukwila, WA. The Lynx wing strakes are critical structural components that attach the Lynx fuselage to the wings and hold kerosene fuel, attachment points for the main landing gear, and bays for the vehicle's reaction control thrusters.
New Glass Panel Offers VFR Helicopter Operators A Rugged, Affordable Retrofit EFIS Solution
Aspen Avionics has rolled out the new EFD1000H Pilot Primary Flight Display (PFD) for helicopters. The Pilot H PFD is the latest in Aspen’s H-series flight display system product line designed and manufactured to meet the rigors of helicopter operations.
Letter Of Intent Signed By European Aeronautic Industry And Research Partners To Extend The Program Through 2020
Airbus has entered into an agreement together with 13 leading aerospace industry and research partners with a letter of intent to cooperate on a “Clean Sky 2” program. As an extension of the European Commission’s (EC) “Clean Sky” Joint Technology Initiative, the industry would invest jointly with the EC a total of $4.6 billion over seven years on transport research in the framework of Clean Sky 2.
Says Aircraft Was Designed For The Video Game Generation
Five months of flying the Air Force's newest fighter jet has left one Airman convinced of the aircraft's substantial combat capability. Lt. Col. Lee Kloos is the commander of the 58th Fighter Squadron, the Defense Department's first F-35 Lightning II training squadron, located at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.
Designer Views Aircraft With Twin Pusher Motors And Side-By-Side Seating As A Trainer
An international panel of judges has selected the design project Flyvolt G 208 by Bruno Giardino to receive the prestigious Bronze A' Design Award in the Aerospace and Aircraft Design category. Bruno Giardino, the project leader of the Flyvolt G 208 says that electrically powered aircraft would offer comfortable flight due to the low noise levels and smooth-operating motors, and have the added benefit of instantaneous power availability.
Similar Flights Were Used During The Apollo Program To Test And Evaluate Equipment And Procedures
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program researchers have dedicated a microgravity flight test in memory of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died August 25 at the age of 82. A modified Boeing 727 jetliner operated by Zero-G Corporation performed multiple aerobatic maneuvers, called parabolas, that simulate the reduced gravity found in lunar and Martian atmospheres as well as zero gravity encountered in space.
Evaluation Of Combustion System In Simulated Bad Weather Conducted In Germany
Rolls-Royce has successfully completed testing of the latest build of its new two-shaft engine core, known as Core 3/2d, the company said Tuesday. The tests, which are part of the E3E (efficiency, environment, economy) research program, were carried out in the altitude test facility at Stuttgart University.
Seattle Museum Of Flight Hopes To Raise Money To Restore The Airplane, And A New Building In Which To House Her
The first Boeing 747, RA001, sits quietly mouldering in a parking lot across from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, and museum officials say it needs extensive renovations ... as well as a permanent home.
Aircraft To Be Upgraded For Use In Afghan Environment
A significant milestone in Eurocopter’s Tiger support helicopter program has been reached following the delivery of the first four helicopters to be upgraded for deployment to Afghanistan. This puts the German Army in possession of a complete batch of ASGARD helicopters – a necessary prerequisite if the Tiger is to be deployed in theater by the end of the year.
System To Be Designed For Early Detection Of Space Debris
The European Space Agency (ESA) is developing a new radar as part of the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program. The radar will test future debris monitoring techniques, helping European satellite operators avoid space hazards and increase safety in Earth orbit.
Huerta's Inaugural 'Meet The Boss' Outing Leaves Much To Be Desired
Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his first appearance at AirVenture in the top job Thursday, July 26th, but the crowd that gathered only filled about a third of Forum Pavilion 7. It was not an auspicious beginning, but as the session wore on, it became obvious that the no-shows were missing little.
Huerta's Inaugural 'Meet The Boss' Outing Leaves Much To Be Desired
Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his first appearance at AirVenture in the top job Thursday, July 26th, but the crowd that gathered only filled about a third of Forum Pavilion 7. It was not an auspicious beginning, but as the session wore on, it became obvious that the no-shows were missing little. After a rambling speech that was long on boilerplate and short on detail, Huerta got around to the annual Q&A that has become one of the hallmark political events of any Oshkosh. During the question and answer session, which was not moderated by EAA as had been anticipa
Among Those Testifying Were King Schools Co-Founder Martha King, Epps Aviation CFO Marian Epps
The House Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled "User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead" on Wednesday. The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the financial and regulatory impact of additional user fees on the aviation industry. The President has proposed a fee of $100 per flight on operators.
A Congressional hearing on Wednesday examined the status of the NextGen, and whether the FAA is implementing recent requirements in this year’s FAA reform law intended to ensure progress of the program. The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), heard testimony from federal government and aviation industry witnesses regarding the management and status of NextGen.
Statement Made Wednesday To The London Stock Exchange
Acknowledging their long history of collaboration, and their current joint work on a number of important projects, including the Eurofighter and MBDA joint ventures, BAE Systems and EADS on Wednesday confirmed that the two companies are in discussions about a possible combination of the businesses.
DCA Approaches Will Follow Descent Patterns Named To Honor 9/11 Heroes
Pilots arriving at Washington Reagan National Airport have a new set of waypoint names to learn, but they may not mind so much. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that the FAA's Washington Metroplex Team has named two arrival sequences to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to honor those who died on September 11, 2001.
Guests Include Fellow Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
A public memorial service for astronaut Neil Armstrong is being held at the National Cathedral Thursday morning at 1000 EDT, which will be webcast live. Representatives from the Cathedral and NASA headquarters will join other national figures in honoring the life of Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died August 25.
FexEx Aircraft To Serve As Test Beds For New Technology
The first real-world test of the FAA's new text-based communications technology associated with NextGen will be conducted at Memphis International Airport using FedEx aircraft. About 70 of the overnight delivery service's airplanes are being equipped with the technology.
Gives TSA Discretion In Screening Bags, Streamlines Passenger Security
Airlines for America (A4A) commended the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 6028, the No-Hassle Flying Act on Tuesday, which streamlines baggage security measures for international flights arriving from select airports in Canada, the Caribbean and Ireland that have U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facilities.
“It is difficult to imagine how, at a time when a critical American industry is struggling the way general aviation is, people in Washington could be contemplating an onerous, regressive and administratively burdensome new, per-flight tax euphemistically called a ‘user fee’.” Source: King Schools co-founder Martha King.
A UN interagency common service to provide safe, efficient, responsive and cost effective passenger and cargo air transport services for humanitarian and development agencies and their implementing NGO partners involved in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Afghanistan.