Boeing has bagged a multi-satellite deal with Inmarsat to build
three Ka-band satellites to add to Inmarsat's current mobile
satellite services fleet. Financial details were not disclosed. The
fixed-price contract, with options, calls for three 702HP
commercial spacecraft with 89 Ka-band beams that will operate in
geosynchronous orbit with flexible global coverage.
Was Captain Of A Plane Hijacked By Palestinian Militants
Reginald Levy started his 50th birthday like he did many days,
departing Brussels as a pilot for Sabena Airlines on a flight to
Tel Aviv. But on this day, May 8th, 1972, the Boeing 707 Levy was
flying was hijacked by Palestinian militants about half way through
the flight to Israel.
From a spectator's point of view, a Coronet mission may seem
simple; a group of tankers flies with a group of fighters across
the ocean, ensuring the smaller aircraft have enough fuel to get
home. Beyond that first glance, however, the "air bridge" is a
complicated, critical mission which takes precise planning and
coordination to complete. It's also a mission the 100th Air
Refueling Wing members perform several times a week.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
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Fields of AeroWorks International)
Long-Time Aviation Veteran To Broaden Gulfstream's
Selling business jets internationally requires the tact of a
diplomat, the insight of an intelligence analyst, the ability to
handle many languages, and above all, the flexibility to forge
bonds with business and world leaders. Gulfstream says Tarek Ragheb
has all of those qualities.
Communications Can Be Critical Under Such Circumstances... And
Who Better To Teach That Than The NTSB?
The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two
days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public
affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency
communications following a major aircraft accident or incident.
Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Coverage of EAA
Airventure Oshkosh for Friday, July 30th, 2010
The morning brought a gathering of women in aviation called
WomenVenture. ANN's Tom Patton had a chance to talk with Peggy
Chabrian afterward. The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced
Friday it's taking delivery of more Quest Kodiaks. Aspen Avionics'
Brad Hayden told Aero-TV about a software upgrade now available for
"Queen Of The Fleet" In The Air For The First Time In Six
It was a long time coming, but the Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
said Thursday that FIFI has returned to flight. "The Queen of the
Fleet" ... which is the world's only flyable Boeing B-29
Superfortress ... returned to the skies early Thursday morning for
its first flight since 2004.
Pilots Concerned With 'Risks' Associated With Sale
Capt. Chris Cashmareck, chairman of the ExpressJet pilots’
unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, reacted this
week to the formal announcement of the intended sale of ExpressJet
Airlines to SkyWest Holdings, Inc., with a subsequent merger of the
airline with Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
Second EVA Scheduled For August 11 To Complete Repairs
The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a
failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been
moved to Saturday, August 7. A second spacewalk is planned for
Wednesday, August 11, to complete the repairs.
Yet again, an open door seems to be a contributor in an aircraft
accident. The Velocity, which features large clam shell doors on
either side of the fuselage, would likely have been a tough bird to
handle with an open (and eventually separated) door and may have
presented controllability issues during the short tragic flight....
Repeat after me... Preflight, Preflight, PREFLIGHT!