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May 28, 2010

Pratt & Whitney Delivers Final F135 Flight Test Engine

First Lot Of Production Engines Are Ready For Installation

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the final F135 flight test engine, along with the first lot of F135 production engines, which the company says marks another major program milestone.

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Kaman Helicopters Awarded Army Contract To Upgrade K-MAX To Mil Specs

Autonomous Unmanned Helo A Step Closer To Field Deployment

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) has awarded a $2.9 million contract to Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman). The contract will be used to develop enhanced mission capabilities for the unmanned K-MAX helicopter.

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Aero-TV: Team America Rocketry Challenge -- How To Launch An Aerospace Career

America's Youth Prove They Can Deal With Aerospace Challenges

Under bright blue skies, teams of middle and high-school students from across the country proved to one and all that they, indeed, have the right stuff. With spectacular weather and some of the finest professional and amateur rocket researchers and hobbyists in the world to overlook the proceedings, the 2010 TARC has been judged an unqualified success and we quite agree. A team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA, took first place at the Eighth Annual TARC, Saturday, earning the title of national champion.

This One IS Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

X-51 Waverider Makes Historic Hypersonic Flight

An X-51A Waverider flight-test vehicle successfully made the longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight May 26 off the southern California Pacific coast. The more than 200 second burn by the X-51's air breathing scramjet engine accelerated the vehicle to Mach 5.

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