The much vaunted Me 262 project has taken to the air once again.
Sounds unheard-of for many decades (except for the few test flights
last year) are again being heard, but this time in the NW USA as
the first of several replica Me 262s has been completed. This bird,
named "White 1" has been rebuilt following a landing accident on
its second flight, on January 17th, 2003.
Chelton Aviation has taken autopilot technology to new heights
with features that simplify operation, lower costs and provide more
accurate tracking. The feature-laden AP-3C TSO autopilot consists
of three components, utilizes attitude based automatic pitch trim
as a standard feature and leads the industry in holding altitude in
The two-man crew aboard the International Space Station was set
Wednesday to try it again -- a spacewalk to repair a gyro-critical
circuit breaker. Both American Michael Fincke and his Russian
counterpart, Gennady Padalka were to participate in the walk,
leaving the station itself unmanned for approximately six
Following up on an innovative trade-in program for Rotax
two-stroke engine program, a new and far more aggressive version of
that effort has just been announced. Engines traded in under this
program will not be rebuilt, reused, or put back into service.
Their serial numbers will be taken out of service as aircraft
engines. Rotax hopes that the result will deplete the sport
aviation market of old, tired, and worn-out "rebuilt" or
One Pennsylvania lawmaker said she was flabbergasted after a
pilot thought to have been drunk flew a meandering path right into
oncoming traffic at Philadelphia International -- dismayed that
there are no laws in the Keystone State that prohibit flying while
Rob Logan and Mike Mahar of Cleveland (OH) will race Tweety Bird
in the upcoming US Air Race national competition. Named for its
brilliant yellow color, the Lancair Legacy 2000's speed will be
equalized making the race a test of pilot skills. Rob and Mike will
join in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of cross country
The FAA Wednesday awarded Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) of El
Segundo (CA), a $13.5 million contract to begin upgrading the
automated system the agency uses to ensure the most efficient flow
of the nation’s air traffic.
"A quick reaction team surrounded the apron area and personnel
started full frisking of passengers."
Source: Yogendra Nath Sharma who runs security at
Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, after a caller
said two aircraft would be hijacked on Tuesday. The caller said he
wanted to collect a reward offered for information on terrorism.
There were no hijackings and the phone number given by the caller
turned out to be a fake. But the incident highlighted an ongoing
airport security alert in India, where intelligence reports
indicate Islamic fundamentalists might try to hijack a commercial
aircraft and fly it to the Persian Gulf.
Charter Guide has created a separate joint venture entity, known
as CharterX Corp. CharterX licenses technology to the most
significant air charter operators and brokers for their online
quoting and reservations and operates the principle online industry
The Boeing Company Wednesday said it is selling to BAE Systems
North America its Commercial Electronics unit based in Irving (TX).
The Commercial Electronics business will become part of BAE
Systems' Platform Solutions Sector, which provides a broad range of
capabilities and products for commercial and military aircraft.