Florida, California, Washington, DC, And New York City Will
Display The Spacecraft
After 30 years of spaceflight, more than 130 missions, and
numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet
will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to
inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers.
First Airshow Appearance Made By Solar-Powered Aircraft
The organizers of the International Paris Air Show are said
Monday the solar airplane Solar Impulse will make its first-ever
airshow appearance at the Le Bourget event, and that the aircraft
is scheduled to fly daily.
While it's not known whether the timing of the move has anything
to do with a recent decompression incident aboard a Southwest
Airlines B373, the Solana, Sweden-based airline SAS says it
has made a decision to phase out the MD80 and Boeing 737 Classic
aircraft it operates from Stockholm and Oslo.
Company To Provide Comprehensive Information Technology (IT)
Services To FAA, DOT, Other Federal Agencies
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was
awarded a prime contract by the FAA, Enterprise Services Center
(ESC) to provide comprehensive information technology (IT) services
to the FAA, DOT, and other federal agencies.
Soloy Aviation Solutions has delivered its 85th Cessna 206/207
Mark I turbine conversion to JAARS. The newly converted Cessna 207
will be deployed in Cameroon, a coastal country in central west
German And U.S. Agencies Team Up For Advanced Rotor
Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum
fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Gottingen and NASA are
investigating the exact origin of rotor noise. The aim is to make
the helicopters of the future quieter.
M7 Aerospace LP (M7) has been awarded a $15.6 million
contract by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent
River, Maryland to perform Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and
maintenance for a mixed fleet of seven RC/EC/C-26D and 12 UC-35C/D
Twin Turboprop To Be Used Initially For Mission
Qualifications And Training
The Department of the Air Force recently announced it will base
the MC-12W Liberty aircraft at Beale AFB in California. The
announcement comes following the completion of an environmental
assessment that concluded with a finding of no significant impact,
clearing the way for the final decision.
The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An
There are few more contentious issues facing GA right now as the
question about what will eventually replace 100LL. There are few
folks working hard to address the issue, but they all report that
they're facing serious hurdles in not only perfecting their product
but wading through the bureaucratic processes necessary to make
their fuel a reality. ANN had the chance to spend some quality time
with a number of the folks behind the Swift Fuel program, one of
the more prominent players in the race to replace 100LL -- and the
conversations were intriguing -- and educational.
The night before the second launch attempt we got a later start
out of Daytona than we had the first time. We stopped and ate and
this time we were all armed with sleeping bags. Just as we had
planned Friday morning, almost everyone parked where they had been
for the scrub.
Americans Back Improving The Nation's Aviation System
Recent polling conducted on behalf of the Aerospace Industries
Association shows considerable public support for fully funding the
Federal Aviation Administration and the Next Generation Air
Chamber Of Commerce Leader Calls
For Construction Of Aviation Business Park
The president and CEO of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce wants
the city of Oshkosh and Winnebago County to pave the way for an
aviation business park adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport, a move
he says will establish the city's place as a "leader in the
In an effort to help disabled persons achieve a goal of learning
to fly, Flight Design has donated one of its hand control systems
for use by a disabled student who has access to a Flight Design
Cady Coleman, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Play "Bourree"
Harmony reached new heights recently as NASA astronaut Cady
Coleman, circling Earth aboard the International Space Station, and
musician Ian Anderson, founder of the rock band Jethro Tull,
collaborated for the first space-Earth duet.
"Then the STS-1 stood up on two stilts of flame as
bright as the sun. Everyone was screaming "GO!... Go Baby GO!...
GO!" I heard myself screaming it and I heard it echoing up and down
the riverbank." Source: ANN Cartoonist and Contributer Wes
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