Platform Will Be The New Generation M-346 Fighter Trainer
On March 15, Finmeccanica subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi (AAEM),
and EADS Defence and Security (DS) submitted a joint response to
the Request For Information (RFI) issued by the European Defence
Agency (EDA) about the Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT)
The Non-Nuclear Lancer Has Shifted To Close-Air Support
The non-nuclear B-1 Lancer has adapted from a strategic mission
to a close-air support role, and will continue to play an effective
part in today's fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to leaders
at Texas' Dyess AFB.
NASA's LRO Team Helps Track Laser Signals To Russian Rover
Using information provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance
Orbiter (LRO) instrument teams, researchers have successfully
pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the
lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian
Lunokhod 1 retroreflector.
Florida Company Has Supplied Black Hawk "Front Office" For 5
Kaman Aerostructures (Kaman) delivered its 500th H-60 helicopter
cockpit to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Tuesday. The milestone
UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter cockpit will be incorporated into an
airframe which will undergo final assembly at Sikorsky's
Bridgeport, CT. facility for delivery to the U.S. Army.
Companies Developing Rocket Engines For Space Launch
A U.S. derivative of a Russian rocket engine is a step closer to
boosting vehicles into space, as Aerojet and its Russian partner
United Engine Corporation (UEC), announced the signing of an
agreement Tuesday outlining efforts to provide NK-33 and AJ26
rocket engines to the commercial launch market.
Level D Certification Expected Next Month For Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins has delivered an advanced Edge 737 NG Full
Flight Simulator (FFS) to the Pan Am International Flight Academy's
North American training center in Miami, marking the U.S debut of
the new system. The announcement was made Tuesday at the World
Aviation Training Symposium (WATS).
Promoted After 5 Months With NASA's Information Office
NASA Chief Information Officer Linda Cureton has announced the
appointment of Deborah Diaz as the agency's new deputy chief
information officer. Diaz will be a key member of the office that
provides information technology services to all staff.
NTSB Chairman Details the Tradition of Women’s Service in Aviation
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.” Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
NTSB Chairman Details the Tradition of Women's Service in
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in
Aviation International organization held their 21st annual
conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney's Coronado
Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme,
"Aviation - It’s a Small World."
Air travelers must no longer be subjected to lengthy tarmac
delays on domestic flights and will enjoy additional consumer
protections as a result of a new rule that take effect Thursday,
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
Tail Rotor Blade and Pitch Change Links Found Damaged
Every time I start getting lax about my
pre-flight habits, a perusal of recent NTSB accident summaries
brings me back to reality... and makes me far more attentive to the
process of making sure that my aircraft truly is ready for flight.
Here's one more case in which some extra attention could have
prevented a lot of damage... and a potential accident.
Secretary Napolitano Confirms Operations During Congressional
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said during testimony Tuesday
before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary that three Predator B
UAS's are operating in a border patrol capacity along the boder of
Texas and Mexico.
Credits DoD For Its "Wise Decision" To Put Program Back On
A few days ago, Connecticut-based helicopter maker Sikorsky and
Lockheed Martin announced that they would be partnering to develop
the next generation Presidential helicopter. Connecticut Governor
M. Jodi Rell issued the following statement Wednesday concerning
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Public And Media Invited To Tour Hurricane Hunter Aircraft
NOAA hurricane experts are visiting five Gulf Coast cities
aboard a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft to raise awareness about
storm threats and the danger of being caught without a personal
hurricane plan. The five-day tour got underway April 26.
"Everyone knows the rules going in - the passengers and
the airlines. We expect carriers to take steps to avoid
tarmac delays and cancellations by adjusting their schedules and
providing timely information to passengers. "
Source: Transportation Secretary Ray
We've had a couple of stories recently about The Arthur C.
Clarke Awards, named in honor of a man who was arguably one of the
best, and certainly one of the most prolific, science fiction
writers of the 20th century. The awards are presented by the
foundation that carries Clarke's name.