Two members of the space shuttle Endeavour crew are stepping
into space to give the International Space Station’s newest
robot a pair of arms. The crew got its wake up call at 2:28 p.m.,
Saturday, in the form of “We’re Going to be
Friends” by the White Stripes. The song was played for
Mission Specialist Robert L. Behnken.
First N American Carrier To Pursue Alternative Fuels
Continental Airlines, Boeing and GE Aviation have told ANN of
plans to conduct a biofuels demonstration flight in the first half
of 2009 in an effort to identify sustainable fuel solutions for the
aviation industry. Continental is the first major U.S. carrier to
announce plans to highlight technological advancements in
sustainable biofuels that can help to further reduce carbon
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 62nd Fighter
Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, AZ, crashed about 12:00 p.m. Friday
south of Alamo Lake, AZ. At the time of the accident, the F-16 was
on an air-to-air student training mission. One pilot was on board
and was declared dead on Saturday, after examination of the
The 2008 WAI Hall of Fame has four inductees this time out;
Nancy Harkness Love, Major Nicole Malachowski, Geraldine "Jerrie"
Mock, Margaret Ringenberg and one group - The Women's Section of
the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Rolls-Royce has confirmed that US Airways has chosen Trent 700
engines to power up to 30 Airbus A330-200 twinjets. The value of
the new business is approximately $2 billion and includes two
long-term TotalCare services agreements for the Trent 700 and RB211
engine fleets. The A330 order comprises engines for 15 firm and up
to 15 additional aircraft.
Each year around this time, John Tripp walks across a lunar
surface, pondering the challenges ahead for explorers brave enough
to take on its cratered terrain. For now, his "moon" is a winding
ribbon of cement footpaths looped around Huntsville's famed U.S.
Space and Rocket Center, where Tripp is a construction foreman.
Aviall, Inc. plans to open a business office in India during the
second half of 2008. Aviall's India operation will serve the
rapidly growing Indian aviation industry and be headquartered near
New Delhi at the Noida Special Economic Zone in the state of Uttar
A bird’s anatomy – its feathers, hollow bones and
intricate wingspan— enables the animal to take to the skies,
soaring hundreds of feet above the earth. Other types of
“birds,” like those powered by the ignition of three
turbine engines, fly because of the behind-the-scenes work
performed by Marines in coveralls.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum will change your perception of aircraft
Museums. The Museum has the largest collection of Naval aircraft
anywhere in Europe together with the first British built Concorde
which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit.
"I'm just absolutely overwhelmed by all this
Source: Margaret Ringenberg, after being named
to the 2008 WAI Hall of Fame. There were four inductees
this time out; Nancy Harkness Love, Major Nicole Malachowski,
Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, Margaret Ringenberg and one group - The
Women's Section of the Air Transport Auxiliary.