Airborne Multi-INT Lab To Be Used In Live Operations
An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory (AML) developed by Lockheed Martin for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) is now being used by the Italian Air Force in a live operational environment.
Projections Are For London-Sydney Flight In Four Hours
A consortium of companies working with NASA reportedly will take the wraps off their new SST concepts at the Farnborough Air Show next month. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Gulfstream are all said to be collaborating with the space agency to build a suspersonic business jet that will travel from London, U.K., to Sydney, AU, a 12,000 mile trip, in just four hours.
Hopes to Sell Super Seasprite Helo To The Government Of New Zealand
Kaman Corporation has confirmed that the U.S. Department of State has granted authorization that would permit the company to negotiate a possible sale of SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite Helicopters to the Government of New Zealand.
Company Describes Hangar Conditions As 'Deplorable', Airport Claims It Is Owed Six Figures
An FBO which had complained about the conditions at a hangar it rented from St. Louis Regional Airport (KALN) in Alton, IL, has been ordered to cease operations by an Illinois judge. The airport is just north of St. Louis. MO.
The director of the environmental activist group CFACT, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, reportedly challenged Virgin-everything CEO Sir Richard Branson on his stance on the EU-ETS during the recently-completed Rio+20 environmental summit.
Reportedly Broke Both Ankles And Fractured His Skull
A pilot making a flight in a recently-acquired replica of a Focke-Wulf 190 was injured Friday when the plane reportedly lost power and went down on farmland near Levin, New Zealand. The pilot was able to get out of the airplane, but reportedly suffered two broken ankles and a fractured skull in the forced landing.
Will Use Refurbished Soviet-Era Spacecraft For The Journey
An aerospace company based in Britain says it plans to mount a commercial manned mission to the moon using re-engineered Soviet-era Salyut space station modules and Soyuz capsules for the multi-stage trip. It'll be no luxury cruise despite the $156 million price tag Excalibur Almaz has placed on seats for the 500,000 mile expeditions.
Boat He Was Spotting For Picked Him Up After He Was Located By The Coast Guard
The pilot of an airplane working as a tuna spotter off the coast of Massachusetts was rescued Friday after he was forced to ditch his plane in the ocean. The man, known by the crew of the tuna boat for which he was working as a spotter as 'Pat the Pilot', was not injured when the plane went down for unspecified reasons.
Plant Could Generate Thermals Strong Enough To Flip Aircraft
No one questions the need for the United States to seek out and develop alternate sources of energy, but at what price to safety? Critics of the Ivanpah solar energy plant, now under construction in the Mojave Desert, say it could pose a myriad of unkown dangers, including a threat to aviation, reports the LA Times.
Group Claims It Wants To Return The Symbol To It's Original Intent
Beach goers in New York were shocked this weekend when a plane towing a banner with a pro-swastika message flew over Long Beach Island. The banner could reportedly be seen from Manhattan to the Jersey Shore.
An Increasingly Innovative Avidyne Expands Touch-Screen Avionics Line With New IFD510 FMS/GPS
Ya gotta hand it to Avidyne... they've been on the march, of late, in terms of aggressive product development and the willingness to give other/larger companies some REAL competition. With their most recent move into the replacement and aftermarket avionics sector, Avidyne is introducing the IFD510 SBAS/LPV/RNP-capable GPS Navigation System with a touch screen user interface. The IFD510 is a slide-in replacement for existing GPS500/W GPS-only navigators found in many turbo-prop and light jet aircraft, and is an extension of Avidyn
Racing Team Owner Jack Roush Injured When His Beechjet Went Down On Approach
The NTSB has released its probable cause report for an accident which occurred at Wittman Regional Airport during AirVenture in 2010. The accident injured pilot and racing team owner Jack Roush, as well as a passenger in his airplane. Roush lost his left eye in the accident. The NTSB cites Roush's actions as pilot in command as the probable cause of the accident.
Plans To Cut 10 Percent Of Its Workforce By The End Of 2013
The chairman and CEO of Air France last week presented the airline's finalized strategic business project to the Central Works Council and the Company’s management, its impact on jobs and planned methods of handling excess staff numbers.
Eight Young Flight Instructors Will Barnstorm The Nation This Summer
After announcing a program to promote the Skycatcher around the country this summer, Cessna recently invited its group interns consisting of eight pilots and a dispatcher to Kansas to get them ready for their summer-long barnstorming tour.
Company Donates Power Supplies To Help Operate Some Airplane Systems
As part of the extensive restoration of a B-17 undertaken by the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah, GA, California based Chroma Systems Solutions will contribute Modular DC Power Supplies that will provide DC power to the aircraft's radio room, turrets, flaps on the wings along with its landing lights and interior lighting. The Museum will demonstrate the use of this power supply by operating the B-17’s chin turret on Tuesday morning.
Was Part Of A B-17G Aircrew Which Went Down In 1944
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Emil T. Wasilewski, 22, of Chicago, will be buried on June 26, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
Steady Red Lights Causing Deaths Among Migratory Birds
An recent study conducted by federal wildlife biologists indicates that the steady red obstruction warning lights mounted on some towers were associated with the deaths migratory birds in some areas. As a result of the study, the FAA is changing the form that is used by broadcasters and others who own or operate towers 351 feet and taller to request that they be able to turn off the steady red lights in favor of flashing red lights.
Attempt Late Thursday Resulted In A 400 Percent Improvement On Their Earlier Official Record
Students from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering set an unofficial world record of 50 seconds for the duration of a human-powered helicopter flight, far surpassing their 2011 world record of 11.4 seconds with Gamera I and any unofficial flights of prior years. The time will be submitted to the National Aeronautic Association by judge Kris Maynard.
“Air France is facing a fundamental choice about its future. Our business plan has two ambitions: to ensure Air France returns to profitability and to better serve our customers." Source: Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France.