There are few details available on why a B-1B Lancer bomber
caught fire as it taxied after landing at an airbase in Southwest
Asia Friday, though we do know the crew was able to evacuate the
A record order book only really matters when the customers take
delivery... whether you're talking about widgets, or airliners.
Boeing noted this week it delivered 8.5 percent more of the latter
in the first quarter of 2008 than in the year prior.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has completed
its probable cause report on an accident in Florida's Lake
Okeechobee last September. It's hard to say which is more bizarre
-- the circumstances of the accident, or the circumstances of the
'America's New Tanker' Garners "Tens Of Thousands" Of Letters,
Two can play at that game. Responding to a flurry of recent
press announcements by Boeing, attempting to garner public favor
for its protest of the awarding of a lucrative US Air Force aerial
refueling contract, Northrop Grumman recently launched its own
"America's New Tanker" website "to inform the general public about
the facts surrounding the US Air Force's selection of Northrop
Grumman to deliver the KC-45 aerial refueling tanker aircraft."
S-Tec announced this week the company is celebrating its 30th
anniversary by giving a lucky aircraft owner a new S-Tec System
Thirty two-axis autopilot during the 2008 Lakeland Fly-In, which
runs April 8 through 13 in Lakeland, FL.
If you're a student who's ever wondered what it's like to be a
NASA scientist, look no further. NASA is giving 5th to 12th grade
students the opportunity to study Saturn and make decisions, just
as scientists on the Cassini-Huygens mission do on a daily
737 Outfitted With Satellite Landing System Shows Off For
Senior military officers and pilots from the US Air Force, Army
and Navy recently got a glimpse of the way many military aircraft
will perform landings in the future, using the latest
satellite-based Precision Approach technology.
Seventeen of Civil Air Patrol’s top volunteer leaders from
across the nation will enhance their leadership savvy at the 2008
Wing Commander Course April 6-12 at CAP National Headquarters, at
Alabama's Maxwell AFB.
"Skybus struggled to overcome the combination of rising
jet fuel costs and a slowing economic environment. These two issues
proved to be insurmountable for a new carrier. We deeply regret the
impact this decision will have on our employees and their families,
customers, vendors, suppliers, airport officials and others in the
cities in which we have operated. Our financial condition is such
that our Board of Directors felt it had no choice but to cease
Source: From a posting on the website of
ultra-low-cost carrier Skybus Airlines, which announced Friday it
will discontinue operations after Saturday. The carrier launched
service in May 2007.