Nevermind Asking If The Dreamliner Will Hack It... Can Someone
Hack The Dreamliner?
Unless it's an order announcement -- or photos from its first
flight -- Boeing would probably prefer to keep its delayed 787
Dreamliner out of the news cycle right now. As interest in the
composite-bodied airliner increases, however, so do the
headlines... which is likely why news of a potential security flaw
in the design of the aircraft made the rounds in the general media
Airbus and Boeing have cautioned for months they expect a sharp
drop in orders for 2008, following record showings for both
manufacturers in 2007... but it seems the world's financial markets
are just now coming around to that reality. Aerospace stocks took a
sharp drop Monday, and the expected orders slowdown is to
Will Provide Fly-By-Wire Computers, Associated Interfaces
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) selected Rockwell
Collins to provide primary flight control computers, pilot controls
and horizontal stabilizer trim system for the Mitsubishi
Regional Jet (MRJ).
Stop us if you've heard this one before. An airline passenger on
an international flight is feared to have contaminated 44 fellow
passengers with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, after
disregarding a diagnosis and flying anyway.
Just a few weeks ago at the annual I/ITSEC Conference, Aero-TV spent several days flying and researching some of the most exotic and impressive technologies in the aerospace world... whether you were trying to help pilots land Hawkeyes on a carrier, fly serious air combat profiles against dissimilar aircraft, or dock future spacecraft (that do not yet exist) at the ISS.
While no one ever expected that FAA was their 'friend...' no one
expected them to take sides. And in 2007, the Federal Aviation
Administration might as well have been called the Federal Airline
Administration... especially with the revolving door of senior
people who crossed over from 800 Independence Ave. to cushy jobs in
the airline sector.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM) is calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to
suspend a new program that allows companies in China to gain
expedited access to sensitive U.S. aerospace technology, including
telecommunication and composites technologies with potential