NASA Says May 10 Is Earliest Date, No Official Word From SpaceX
The software glitch which cropped up during the test firing of a Falcon 9 rocket Monday means another delay for the launch of SpaceX's COTS 2 and 3 combined flight. SpaceX had hoped to send a Dragon spacecraft to the ISS atop the Falcon 9 booster on Monday, May 7th, but the test fire did not go as smoothly as planned.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand Sponsoring Legislation To Cull Geese During Molting Season
In the wake of two recent incidents in which airliners have hit geese while departing New York City airports, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pushing lawmakers to make it easier for wildlife officials to cull Canada Geese and other birds near those facilities.
Airline Buys A Refinery To Combat Rising Fuel Costs
Delta Airlines has decided on a novel approach to rising fuel costs and has announced the purchase of its own oil refinery. Delta will spend a reported $150 million for the Conoco/Phillips 66 refinery in Trainer, PA. The airline plans to spend another $100 million in improvements to the refinery in order to increase its output of jet fuel. The State of Pennsylvania will kick in an addition $30 million for job creation.
Plans To Re-Finance Two A320 Airplanes, Purchase Additional Aircraft
US Airways announced Monday that it priced two offerings of enhanced equipment trust certificates in the aggregate face amount of approximately $623 million. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offerings to refinance two Airbus aircraft currently owned by US Airways, to finance the Company's purchase of twelve Airbus aircraft scheduled to be delivered from September 2012 to March 2013 and to use the balance, if any, for general corporate purposes.
Details Of The Asteroid's Surface Show Much About Its Life In Space
Findings from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure. The findings were presented Wednesday at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria and will help scientists better understand the early solar system and processes that dominated its formation.
Several Release Joint Statement On De-Icing Regulations
Airlines for America (A4A), Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA) today commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing new aircraft deicing regulations that recognize and build on the industry’s strong safety and environmental record while recognizing the unique operations of airlines and airports.
Cmrd. Thomas Frosch To Lead The Elite Demonstration Squadron
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2013-14 seasons during a press conference at the National Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL, May 1.
The NTSB is investigating thee hard landings that occurred on three separate occasions at airports in Oahu between January and February. No injuries were reported in any of the accidents, but they did involve two Cessna aircraft and a Grob glider.
Has Played Key Role In U.S. Space And Defense Programs
The Boeing Company on Monday celebrated 50 years in Alabama, where employees play a vital role in building and sustaining the United States' space and defense programs. The largest aerospace company in the state of Alabama, Boeing maintains its Strategic Missile & Defense Systems headquarters in Huntsville, as well as its largest program, Ground-based Midcourse Defense.
One Police Chief Says Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Coming, Likely Soon
If you're old enough to remember the CB radio craze, you'll remember the term “there's a bear in the air” ... meaning an airplane was conducting traffic surveillance, often with radar. Well, according to one Beltway area police chief, we may be returning to the days of “bears in the air” or as others have called it, Orwell's "1984" with Big Brother watching.
Security Breach Triggered By Improper Screening Of Baby
On Friday a terminal at Newark’s Liberty International Airport was shut down for over an hour over a security breach involving a baby. TSA officials reported that a baby traveling with its parents had not been properly screened after the parents went through the checkpoint.
One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Pilots Joins His Son In Aerobatic Amazement
Today is Airshow Ace and long-time Aero-Friend, Bud Granley's birthday... and we wanted to celebrate! According to his bio, flying has been a part of Bud Granley's life since he was 9 years old. He and his brothers were playing when they saw a Tiger Moth biplane glide to a landing on their uncle's farm. They ran to see the plane, and were amazed to find that their Dad was the pilot. He had secretly earned his flying license. Bud and his two brothers were hooked on aviation after that. Their father made a career of flying, and saw his three children begin their lives in aviation.
One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Pilots Joins His Son In Aerobatic Amazement
Today is Airshow Ace and long-time Aero-Friend, Bud Granley's birthday... and we wanted to celebrate! According to his bio, flying has been a part of Bud Granley's life since he was 9 years old. He and his brothers were playing when they saw a Tiger Moth biplane glide to a landing on their uncle's farm. They ran to see the plane, and were amazed to find that their Dad was the pilot. He had secretly earned his flying license. Bud and his two brothers were hooked on aviation after that. Their father made a career of flying, and saw his three children begin their lives in aviation
Positive Trend Follows Pattern Set The Previous Two Years
Piper Aircraft Inc. grew its new aircraft deliveries and sales revenue during the first quarter of 2012, ended March 31. First quarter 2012 performance continued a positive trend set in the first quarters of 2010 and 2011 when Piper significantly increased new aircraft market share in a declining overall market.
Static Fire Test Conducted At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
SpaceX conducted a successful static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket it hopes will launch a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station May 7th. The rocket rumbled to life on the second try about about 1615 EDT after being delayed by a computer glitch.
NBAA Joins Other Advocacy Organizations Opposing The Revenue Shift
In an April 25 letter to Representative Dave Camp (R-4-MI), chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means, a bipartisan group of members from the U.S. House of Representatives called for the repeal of a seven-year-old law that increases costs for Jet-A users, while preventing a significant amount of fuel tax revenue from being used to support aviation programs.
Visitors Will Get A Glimpse Of NASA's Vision Of America's Future In Space
In addition to giving visitors a glimpse into NASA's past, a new summer exhibit at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) will focus on the future, as a full-scale test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft arrived at the museum Tuesday morning.
the son of Francis Gary Powers will talk about the 1960 U-2 incident in which his father was shot down over the former Soviet Union while working for the CIA. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday morning at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.
During a performance at an air show near Erfurt, Germany on Monday, 49-year old airline pilot Martino Waller flew his 1950's-era Zlin 226 in a formation flight when something went horribly wrong and control of the airplane was lost.
"In the first quarter of 2012 Piper's international aircraft deliveries continued to outpace those in the United States and that, again, reinforces the success of our strong globalization strategy." Source: Piper CEO Simon Caldecott.
A.E.I. maintains a constant liaison with Flight Crew Associations which is particular important as we share common interest in the two most important aspects of aviation, ie. that of Flight Operations and that of maintenance which together determine Aircraft Flight safety to a large degree.