Britain's Paul Bonhomme was "pipped to the post" Saturday in the
first race in this year's Red Bull Air Race World Championship in
Abu Dhabi. Hannes Arch of Austria came from behind to win the race
with Nicolas Ivanoff of France taking third place.
In response to US lawmakers' suggestion that the controversial
bidding process on a replacement fleet of aerial refueling tankers
be resolved by splitting production between contractors, the
European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company CEO indicated he
would likely go along with the idea.
Findings Said Not To Be Representative Of An Average Day's Air
Typical of numerous Florida airports built during WWII as
training bases, residential areas have built up around the New
Smyrna Beach, FL Municipal Airport (EVB) over the years. And
equally as typical, residents who now reside near the airport have
voiced their objections to noise from airport operations, spurring
city officials to study the problem.
CBO Says $2 Billion Boost Needed To Avoid Delay Of
According to a report released last week by the Congressional
Budget Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
will fail to meet its projected schedule over the next decade,
unless funding to the agency is increased by $2 billion a year.
The licensing process for construction of a
commercial spaceport at Jacksonville's Cecil Field that could
launch up to 52 sub-orbital space flights annually has moved
another step forward with the Federal Aviation Administration's
release of a favorable Environmental Assessment of the site.
Seeking To Protect Thousands Of Aerospace Industry Jobs
Florida Senator Bill Nelson, a former Space Shuttle astronaut
himself, is working toward extending the shuttle program to protect
thousands of jobs in his state that would likely be jeopardized by
the programs' planned retirement at the end of 2010.
UK Carrier Says Key Documents Weren't Provided To DOT
In what has been dismissed as another ploy to thwart an alliance
between American Airlines and British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
Airways has said the airlines have failed to produce all required
materials for review by the US Department of Transportation in
their bid for antitrust immunity.
National Research Council To Supply, Operate CanETREC
The world's aviation industry will benefit from the development
of the new Canadian Environmental Test Research and Education
Center (CanETREC) in Thompson, thanks to a major investment by the
Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada.
Known as the "Snafu Snatchers", this squadron was the first Army
Air Force unit of its kind in the Pacific. In July 1944, it was
assigned to the 5th Air Force from which it was transferred to the
13th Air Force in September 1944.
A protoplanetary nebula (i.e., a very young planetary nebula)
that lies about 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Puppis.
It is also known as the Rotten Egg Nebula because of its unusually
large abundance of sulfur compounds (hydrogen sulfide being the
culprit for the smell of bad eggs).
"If NASA's funding was maintained at $19.1 billion
annually and the agency realized cost growth in its programs
consistent with the average for 72 of its past programs, its
planned schedules for spaceflight programs would be
Source: From a report released last week by the
Congressional Budget Office, stating the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration will fail to meet its projected schedule over
the next decade, unless funding to the agency is increased by $2
billion a year.