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Space Systems has successfully qualified for first place in Level
Two of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Wednesday.
Flying a brand new vehicle named XA-0.1E (nicknamed Xoie).
Coast Guard C-130 And Marine Super Cobra Collided In
Coast Guard and Navy assets are searching for survivors
following the mid-air collision of a Coast Guard C-130 and a Marine
Corps AH-1W Super Cobra off San Clemente Island Thursday night.
There were 7 people aboard the C-130, and the Cobra carried a crew
When the pilot of a small plane reported an oxygen problem over
Ohio last week and asked to “lose some altitude,” Ron
Lewis, an air traffic controller at Indianapolis Center, responded
immediately. He told the pilot to descend to 17,000 feet from
23,000 feet, and asked him what altitude he wanted.
Says Billings For Flights With A Friend Were Legitimate
The former Governor of North Carolina testified before the State
Board of Elections that invoices filed by a political ally for
flights on private aircraft had nothing to do with getting a break
on repairs for his home in Raleigh.
Wrecked C-130 Will Be Used To Train Iraqi Mechanics
U.S. and Iraqi airmen moved parts of a wrecked C-130 Hercules
transport from Sather Air Base, Iraq to New Al Muthana Air Base,
where they will be used as training aids for Iraqi aircraft
maintainers. The move took place October 27th.
First To Reach That Goal With AgustaWestland A109C
AgustaWestland congratulated North Memorial Air Care on reaching
and surpassing a historic milestone when their A109C model
helicopter achieved 10,000 flight hours. North Memorial is
the first operator in the world to achieve 10,000 flight hours with
Medical Transport Helicopter Scheduled For December
AgustaWestland says Life Star of Kansas signed for an AW119Ke
helicopter during a ceremony at the Air Medical Transport
Conference in San Jose, California, Tuesday. The helicopter will be
used for medical transport and will be delivered to the customer in
December of this year
After a career that spanned 41 years, United Airlines has
officially retired the last of it's B737's after a final flight
from Dulles Airport near Washington, DC to San Francisco. United
first began flying the medium-range airliner in 1968.
Flying Will Continue At Connecticut Farm, But With New
The Shelton, Connecticut Planning and Zoning Commission says the
White Hills Eagles RC Club can keep flying at a local farm, but
they will have to abide by new rules it says will promote safety.
Members of the club have regularly flown their RC aircraft at a
farm near the town for five years.
A Highway And Railroad Track Will Have To Be Rerouted
The Evansville, Indiana airport board approved a proposal Monday
that would allow the city to move Evansville Regional Airport's
main runway nearly a half mile to the northeast. A nearby highway
and rail railroad track would have to be relocated to accommodate
the new runway.
Son Ross Granley Describes Passion for Sharing Aviation with World
Ross Granley grew up on the air show circuit; his father, Bud Granley, flew for 47 years as an aerobatic pilot before starting his own company, “Granley Family Airshows.” Be it helping his father navigate to events, or watching his father perform, Ross’s enthusiasm for aviation began at an early age. Eventually, his passion led him to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, following in his father’s footsteps.
Transportation Secretary Responds To Northwest Flight 188
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday the DOT's
examination of the effects of distractions on the U.S.
transportation system will be expanded to include the cockpit
following last week's incident involving an aircraft that overflew
its intended destination.
First Indication Is That Navy Hornet Can Fly on 'Green
The Navy says it is one step closer to flying the "Green
Hornet." Members of the NAVAIR Fuels team recently made a small,
but very vital step toward changing the source of jet fuel the U.S.
Navy uses. The team tested an F404 F/A-18 engine to determine if it
could run on a jet fuel (JP-5) derived from a weed.
Inspection Shows Pronounced Buckling In Lower Segment
NASA has recovered the main solid rocket booster of the Ares I-X
following yesterday's test flight. The booster was found floating
upright in the Atlantic ocean, but on inspection, divers found
pronounced buckling in the booster's lower segment.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.30.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.30.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part II: IAM's Tom Buffenbarger at NBAA -
10.30.09 (ANN Special Report, with the IAM's Tom
International Association Of Machinists Blasts Northrup/EADS
General Vice President Richard Michalski of the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers issued a statement
Wednesday, which he said responds to recent statements by Northrop
Grumman about its bid to win the Air Force's $35 billion tanker