Possible Explanation For Gullies Seen On The Martian Surface
NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go. Researchers deduced this process could explain one enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand dunes by examining images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and performing experiments on sand dunes in Utah and California.
Project Funded By DARPA And The Air Force Research Lab
Aurora Flight Sciences along with partners ThinGap and Trust Automation are developing safe, high power density electric lift fans, with specific interest in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air vehicle applications. The team's unique approach utilizes a DC brushless ring motor, high switching rate controller, and ducted fan.
Two Fatally Injured When Airplane Went Down Near Warner Robins AFB
The pilot of a Piper PA-32 which went down while attempting an emergency landing at Warner Robins AFB in central Georgia said his engine had stopped, and he would be unable to make it to Middle Georgia Regional Airport, the nearest civilian airfield.
Two People Injured, Several Aircraft Grounded By Indonesian Government
A Chinese-built MA60 turboprop made what was described as a "crash landing" in Myanmar on Tuesday, prompting the government of Indonesia to completely write off the airplane and ground several others pending safety inspections.
Two Of The Composite Airliners On Display In Airbus' Back Yard
A pair of 787 Dreamliners will be the featured Boeing products on display at the Paris Air Show, which begins June 17 at the Le Bourget exhibition center. One 787 will perform daily flying displays from Monday through Friday, while the other – a Qatar Airways 787 – will be on static display.
Company To Support Orion Crew Vehicle, Manage Extravehicular Activity Office
NASA has selected Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of McLean, VA, to provide safety and mission assurance engineering support services for the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a three-year base period beginning Oct. 1, and a pair of one-year options that would extend the contract through September 2018.
One Of That Country's Oldest Aerospace Companies Acquired By African Defense Contractor
One of Africa's oldest aerospace companies, ATE (Advanced Technology and Engineering Company (Pty) Ltd), manufacturers of high-tech products for the global defense industry, has been saved from liquidation with vital technology and skills now staying in Africa, thanks to the acquisition by Africa's largest privately owned defense and aerospace business, Paramount Group.
The System Is Based On Elbit Systems EW And SIGINT
Elbit Systems EW and Sigint – Elisra plan to introduce a self protection Electronic Warfare (EW) system, well suited for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), at the Paris Air Show. Improving the UAS’ survivability, the SPS-65V5 system is based on Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra's experience in the development of systems installed onboard other platforms such as fighters, helicopters and utility aircraft.
L-3 Continues Pushing The Envelope For Standby Instrumentation
First Webcast on 05.23.12: During ANN's amazing sweep through all the news that came about as a result of the extraordinary week that was AEA's 2012 Convention and trade Show, we saw some truly amazing gear. One of the more intriguing introductions came with L-3 Avionics Systems announcement of their updated and enhanced GH-3900 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS). With added features and a new/lower price, the GH-3900 ESIS is "capable of satisfying airworthiness requirements for almost any transport category fixed- or rotary-wing aircraft. Rendering all the importa
Planemaker Says Program Schedule Is 'On Track' For June 14 Flight
Airbus confirms that the A350 XWB first flight is planned for this Friday, based on current visibility of the program and the flight test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB “MSN1” will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time.
Full Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) Says Valuable Lessons Were Learned
The U.S. House Transportation subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing Tuesday to examine the "Lessons Learned" from the battery incidents aboard Boeing's Dreamliner. The airplanes were recently returned to service after Boeing engineers re-worked the battery enclosure, and added insulation between the lithium-ion cells of the units.
Enables The USAF To Evaluate The Falcon 9 Booster For National Security Missions
The Space and Missile Systems Center has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, as part of the company's effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space (NSS) missions.
Will Discontinue Legacy Air Traffic Slot Reservations For Three Airports
The NBAA has learned that the FAA plans changes to some traditional procedures for flights into three Colorado airports for the 2013-2014 holiday season. Specifically, the FAA will discontinue use of a legacy air-traffic slot-reservation program for Aspen Colorado Airport (ASE), Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and Garfield County “Rifle” (RIL) airports during the 2013-2014 holiday season.
Delegation Says Agency's Proposed Voluntary Guidelines Will Be Ineffective
A group of California lawmakers held a public hearing in Griffith Park in the Los Angeles, CA, area to demand that the FAA establish restrictive helicopter corridors over the city to deal with what they say is excessive noise from the aircraft.
Five-Year Contract Will Save More Than $800 Million, Company Says
In an agreement that is estimated to save the U.S. government more than $800 million, the Army and Boeing have signed a $4 billion multi-year contract for 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters, with the Army holding options that could increase its total buy to 215 aircraft. Deliveries from the agreement, which is a cost-effective alternative to annually contracting for the aircraft, begin in 2015.
"This hearing is not about laying blame. Instead, today we will take a constructive look at what has been learned from these incidents." Source: House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo, at a hearing on "Lessons Learned" from the Dreamliner battery incident.
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