NIAR Will Take Over Research Started By Grob Aerospace
Following weeks of layoff announcements for aviation workers in
Wichita, KS, Friday brought some much-needed good news for a
change. Wichita State's National Institute for Aviation Research
will conduct structural testing and certification for the new
Learjet 85 midsize business jet.
Seeks To Match Aerospace Entrepreneurs, Venture
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Council for Innovation is
bringing together innovators and venture capitalists for a two-day
event intended to help promote a culture of innovation in
northeastern Wisconsin. AeroInnovate, to be held on the UW Oshkosh
campus May 13-14, will allow innovators and entrepreneurs in the
aerospace industry to network and pitch their products and services
to individuals looking to invest in such ventures.
A helicopter rescue team located the charred wreckage of a
Beechcraft Bonanza Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the
plane went missing with three onboard shortly after takeoff from
Catalina Airport (AVX) 24 miles off the coast of California.
This Year's Efforts Include Environmental Awareness
If a jet burns an average of 744 gallons of fuel on a one-hour
flight, how many gallons of jet fuel will be burned on a 90-minute
flight? More than 30,000 fifth-grade students nationwide will find
answers to this and other questions as they participate in the
Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot community relations program this
Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and students at
the California Institute of Technology have designed and tested a
versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs, travel nimbly
over steep and rocky terrain, and explore deep craters.
Utah Back Country Pilots believes that through sharing their
knowledge and experience of remote airstrips they can make
backcountry flying in Utah safer. Their Airstrip Database is being
constructed and refined and they invite members and nonmembers
alike to use it as a guideline.
An S-duct is a unique type of jet engine intake duct, used only
on trijets. The S-duct is located in the tail, or empennage, of the
aircraft. As well, the shape of the S-duct is distinctive and
easily recognized. The S-duct was invented as a solution for
positioning the central engine on trijets.
"I'm delighted Bombardier Learjet has selected NIAR as
a key partner in the development of its new business jet. It's a
tribute to the outstanding scientists, engineers and technicians at
NIAR, who are among the best in the world."
Source: Wichita State University President Don
Beggs. Bombardier Learjet announced Friday the school's National
Institute for Aviation Research will conduct structural testing and
certification for the new Learjet 85 midsize business jet.