ASB Avionics (ASB), under contract with the NOAA, is developing
a Dorsal HF Shunt Antenna for their WP-3 fleet. The P-3 HF Shunt
Antenna builds on ASB’s history of HF Dorsal Antennas for
L-382/C-130, KC-135, 707, 737, and 747 aircraft.
An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in eastern
Afghanistan Sept. 4th at approximately 8:45 p.m. Kabul time. The
crash was not due to hostile fire. There were no reports of
civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the site.
Air Force Hopes Additive Will Reduce Engine Maintenance
Elmendorf Air Force Base officials started to blend a thermally
stable additive known as Plus 100 to its JP-8 aviation fuel Sept.
1. The additive prevents coking and carbon buildup in the engine,
which will greatly reduce engine maintenance.
Intensive Training Continues With Airplanes Expected Late This
Test pilots, engineers and ground crews from Alenia North
America performed an initial test flight of the first of 20
programmed Afghan C-27A "Spartans" recently in Italy. The
medium-sized tactical military transport remains on schedule for
delivery to Naples in late September.