Boeing has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Air Force to
provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker
aircraft. Based on Boeing's 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen
Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft
currently in the Air Force fleet.
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Money Earmarked For Projects In Charlotte, Orlando, And St.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced approximately $56
million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding
for airport security projects at Charlotte Douglas International
Airport (KCLT), Orlando International Airport (KMCO), and St. Louis
International Airport (KSTL).
"Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air" is
a documentary about 20 female pilots, including Amelia Earhart, who
raced across the country in 1929 over a nine-day span to prove that
flying was a safe mode of transportation, and to show that women
could indeed fly.
Cirrus Aircraft has been preparing for the upcoming 10-year
service requirements on the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS)
to ensure the overhaul process was defined, and so that owners
could meet the requirements through a timely, organized and
Formal Dedication Of The New Homebuilders Hangout To Take Place
It's a special breed of aviator who flies an aircraft they've
built themselves, and at this year's AirVenture, they'll have a
place to gather and share their tips of the trade. The new
Homebuilders Hangar is debuting at EAA AirVenture 2010 on
Monday, July 26th at 1630.
The RAAF's Super Hornet fleet grew to eleven with the arrival of
six new F/A-18F aircraft at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Base Amberley on July 6th. The RAAF's first five Super Hornets
arrived in Australia on March 26.
Last Of Five New King Airs To Be Delivered To RAAF No. 38
Squadron This Year
No. 38 Squadron at RAAF Townsville will soon receive the
eighth and final King Air Interim Light Transport, Greg Combet,
Minister for Defence Materiel and Science announced Tuesday. Three
King Airs were handed over from Army's No. 173 Air Surveillance
Squadron in November 2009.
Warbird Went Down In The Gulf Of Mexico Off Fort Walton
The NTSB has issued its preliminary findings in an accident
involving an AT-6G which went down July 2nd in the Gulf of Mexico.
The accident was witnessed by several people on the beach in
Destin, FL, who said the aircraft entered a spin following a steep
climb, and spun into the water.
P-51 Mustang Owner Bob Baker Describes His Journey to the Pattillo
Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a
chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which
their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary
opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his
hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the
Pattillo brothers, to EAA AirVenture 2009.
Wrong Location Given For Planned Afghan Ground Patrol
A joint assessment team composed of International Security
Assistance Force and Afghan security forces members has determined
that an air strike that killed six Afghan soldiers and injured one
other this week was the result of miscommunication between ISAF and
US Aerospace And Antonov To Bid On USAF Tanker Program
Aerospace and defense contractor U.S. Aerospace said
Tuesday that it has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement
with Antonov to bid on the request for proposal to supply 179
aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force.
Autonomous flight at low altitude and landing zone
evaluation/selection using a full-size unmanned helicopter were
recently demonstrated by a team from Piasecki Aircraft and Carnegie
Residents Say Flight Plan Changes Dramatically Increased Air
Traffic Where They Live
When the FAA conducted flight path tests at Santa Monica airport
in California, it concluded that the test caused only a minimal
impact on the residents, but significantly eased congestion and
delays at both Santa Monica (KSMO) and Los Angeles International
"ET-138 is the last in a series of tanks that has
provided increasingly safer launches of space shuttles."
Source: John Honeycutt, manager of the
External Tank Project Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight
A clearance issued to a departing IFR flight which authorizes
IFR flight to a specific fix short of the destination while air
traffic control facilities are coordinating and obtaining the
The NASA Innovation Pavilion provides Solvers the opportunity to
develop innovative solutions to the unique challenges faced by NASA
in achieving its mission to pioneer the future of space
exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics