Carrier Hopes To Cut Annual Fuel Bill By $300 Million
Delta Airlines last month announced that it had purchased an idle oil refinery in suburban Philadelphia so that it could begin to manufacture its own jet fuel. The airline announced last Friday that it has finalized the deal, and hopes to have the facility operational by fall.
German Scientists Flight Test A New Main Rotor Blade Developed After Studying The Leviathans
Modern helicopters could be significantly faster and more maneuverable - if aerodynamics did not impose limitations on them. That's the conclusion reached by researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Göttingen, who earlier this year discovered and flight-tested a way to increase maneuverability using an idea they got from observing humpback whales.
Year To Year Passenger Numbers Up, Highest Ever Revenue
Air Pacific, the national airline of Fiji, has achieved a significant milestone in its transformation plan, posting a return to profit for the first time in three years, with its financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2012. Despite a challenging aviation market over the last 12 months, Air Pacific Ltd. and Air Pacific Group both reported operating profits combined with a significant increase in passenger numbers and revenue.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Tuesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, were recently identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Griffiss Airport will receive a long-awaited $5.3 million grant from the FAA via the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The funding was authorized over a year ago when the FAA authorized the County’s design specifications for runway infrastructure and safety improvements, but until recently was not cleared by FAA.
Waldo Canyon Fire Is Near The Academy In Colorado Springs
An Air Force team from the active duty, Air National Guard, the Air Reserve and the Air Force Academy have mobilized to help fight the quickly spreading Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs, CO, that has burned more than 3,500 acres. The request for assistance from the National Interagency Fire Center to the Department of Defense requested four C-130 air tankers capable of transporting and employing Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems or MAFFS.
CH-47F Helicopters Modified In New Jersey To Support Advanced Requirements
The 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter was delivered to the U.S. Army by Boeing Friday in a ceremony at the company's modification center in Millville, NJ. "The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes," said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support.
International Space University Chosen From 17 Nominees
Based on a recommendation from an international jury, the Eurisy General Assembly, for the 2012 edition, has decided to award the prestigious Hubert Curien Award to the International Space University (ISU) based in Strasbourg, France.
A man traveling from Florida to Indianapolis with his grandfather's ashes is demanding an apology from TSA after a screener spilled some of the remains on the floor. Indianapolis resident John Goss had traveled to Florida to bring his grandfather's cremated remains back to Indiana, where he planned to distribute them among family members.
Person On Board The Plane Died, And Was Placed Across The Aisle From The Woman Who Was On Vacation
A reporter for Radio Sweden on an overnight flight to Tanzania recently had something of a macabre experience on the flight. A man on the plane passed away during the night, and was placed across the aisle from Lena Pattersson. And while the FAs for Kenyan Airways were sympathetic, they were unable to give her a different seat.
Oshkosh, one week a year, is a microcosm of the world... a massive group of small unique associations and groups all dedicated to a common cause... and doing their own thing in the process. From the Warbird gang to the aerobatic folks to the ultralight types to the folks that keep the Flightline running, it is an eclectic and delightful exercise in human interaction. When we asked the POINT MAGOO group of volunteers why they brave the hot summer sun year after year to park airplanes and guard the flight line, they all said the same thing... duh, because of the AIRPLANES! Many of these volunteers are on their se
After 37 years in the aviation industry, James F. Albaugh, 62, has announced he will retire from his post as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes on October 1. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney said Tuesday that his replacement will be Raymond L. Conner.
Following the investigation into an accident which occurred on January 27th, 2009, in which an ATR 42 went down on final approach to Lubbock, TX in icing conditions, the NTSB determined that the stall-prevention system on the airplane was a contributing factor to the accident. The board also cited poor airspeed management on the part of the pilots of the cargo flight, both of whom survived the accident.
CST-100 Attitude Control System Will Be Comprised Of Twenty-Four Of The Thrusters
A series of tests on a thruster destined for Boeing's Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft, designated CST-100, was completed recently by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. Boeing is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 agreement with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Inspection Found Structural Damage To, And Separation Of Wing Ribs From Wing Planks
The FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-13-51 for Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes.
Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) granted a type certificate to Embraer for its Phenom 300 light jet. The Phenom 300, which received its initial certification by U.S. and Brazilian aviation authorities in 2009, is now certificated in more than 40 countries.
Aircraft Floats Manufacturing Takes Over Inventory, Production Tooling, Order Book
After almost ten years in the aircraft float business, the maker of Full-Lotus floats recently decided to focus on production of its non-aviation products. All the design rights, inventory and production tooling for the Full-Lotus float line have now been sold to Aircraft Floats Manufacturing, Inc.
Proceeds, As Always, Go To The Young Eagles Program
EAA AirVenture has become known as the home for one-of-a-kind, aviation themed Ford Mustangs. For 2012, Ford has created a "Red Tails Edition" Mustang to honor the exploits of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. This special Mustang will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 26th to benefit the EAA's Young Eagles Program.
"A 'drop-in' unleaded replacement fuel that can be seamlessly deployed for the existing fleet of aircraft is not currently available and may not be technically feasible." Source: Joint statement from the general aviation industry members of the Avgas Coalition.
A composite of two fronts, formed as a cold front overtakes a warm or quasi-stationary front. Two types of occlusions can form depending on the relative coldness of the air behind the cold front to the air ahead of the warm or stationary front.
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