File this one under "Ewww" ... and if you're near breakfast or
lunch, you might want to read it later. A U.S. Airways flight
departing Atlanta's Hartsfield International airport was forced to
return to its gate Monday after maggots started dropping out of one
of the overhead luggage compartment.
German Aircraft To Get Payload Integration Work In
The newest UAV airship from the German manufacturer Sanswire has
arrived in Maryland for initial inspection of the craft, and the
integration of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)
technologies into the UAV's sensor bay.
Will Service Aircraft In North Africa And The Mid-East
Military aircraft powered by the Rolls-Royce T56 engine in the
Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region will have those engines
serviced and repaired by Vector Aerospace under a new contract
Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday that Deutsche Lufthansa
AG of Germany has placed a firm order for eight CRJ900 NextGen
regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight
previously announced purchase rights.
Aero-Linx: 20th Space Control
The 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,
tracks more than 16,000 near-Earth and deep-space objects. The
squadron is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing,
Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
"Demonstrating the refueling of one UAV by another is a
historic milestone... It adds aerial refueling to the list of
capabilities that can be accomplished autonomously by Global Hawks;
it opens the door to greatly expanded operational utility for UAVs;
and, as a side benefit, it promises to increase the safety and
reliability of aerial refueling between manned aircraft by reducing
Source: Carl Johnson, vice president,
Advanced Concepts for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.