A preliminary test of the parachute system designed to softly
return NASA's upcoming Crew Exploration Vehicle to Earth failed in
spectacular fashion last month, resulting in an Orion-sized dent in
the Arizona desert landscape.
Says Company Needs More Time To Develop Larger Entrant
Citing the length of time needed for the company to develop a
competitive entrant for the Pentagon's revised KC-X contract bid
for a new US Air Force tanker, Boeing says it will likely opt-out
rebidding for the $40 billion deal -- ceding the competition to
rival Northrop Grumman, and that company's partners at EADS.
Small Aircraft Doctorate Disagrees, Planemaker Adds
Melbourne, FL-based planemaker Liberty Aerospace wants the
record set straight on the FAA's claim in a Wednesday press release
that Liberty's XL-2 was among a number of airplanes on the market
that have been subjected to a Special Certification Review by the
50 Of Nation's Top Pilots To Compete Over Anderson, SC
The Balloon Federation of America tells ANN that 50 of the
nation’s top hot air balloon pilots will color the skies
above Anderson County, SC beginning Tuesday, August 26 as the
Balloon Federation of America launches the 2008 US National Hot Air
Diamond Aircraft reminds anyone looking to purchase a new
single-engine piston aircraft that September 30 is the deadline to
take advantage of up to $300,000 in depreciation opportunities on a
Diamond DA40 XLS.
Avtrak LLC announced recently its Regional Training Seminars
have been certified by the FAA as meeting the requirements
contained in FAR 65.93(A)(4) for Inspection Authorization
Renewal. Participants will be awarded 8.25 Hours of classroom
credit acceptable towards IA renewal.
A rocket fuel which burns spontaneously with nitric acid or
nitrogen tetroxide. Can also be used as a mono-propellant: when
passed through an iridium-bearing catalyst, it decomposes at high
temperature into constituent gases of ammonia, nitrogen and
hydrogen. Used in small thrusters for orbit modification and
attitude control of spacecraft. Also see MMH and UDMH.
"I think the option we would have if we were not given
the six months, there is a really high likelihood that we would
no-bid the program."
Source: Jim Albaugh, head of Boeing Integrated
Defense Systems. Citing the length of time needed for the company
to develop a competitive entrant for the Pentagon's revised KC-X
contract bid for a new US Air Force tanker, Boeing says it will
likely opt-out rebidding for the $40 billion deal -- ceding the
competition to rival Northrop Grumman, and that company's partners
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