Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

July 02, 2013

EasyJet Founder Dislikes Airbus Deal

Says He Will Vote Against Purchase Of 135 A320 Aircraft

The founder and major shareholder of Britain's EasyJet airline says a deal to purchase 135 Airbus A320 airplanes is "bad," and that he plans to vote against approving the purchase when it comes before the board later this month.

Read More

National Air And Space Museum Announces Donation For Public Observatory

Will Receive $6 Million Gift For Science Education Programming

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum announced that it will receive a $6 million donation from the Thomas W. Haas Foundation to establish an endowment for its Public Observatory Program. It is the largest donation ever given to the museum for science education programming.

Read More

Mechanic Said Daher Socata TB10 Involved In Fatal Accident Not Airworthy

Factual Report From Accident Released By The Board

A Daher Socata TB10 Tobago that went down during a pre-purchase demonstration flight on August 19, 2012 "should not be flown," according to a mechanic who worked on the airplane. The owner of the airplane and the prospective buyer's wife were fatally injured in the accident. The prospective buyer was seriously injured.

Read More

Four Fatally Injured In Canada Mid-Air Collision

Cessna 150, Motorglider Collided Near Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Four people and a dog were fatally injured in an accident Saturday near Pemberton in the Canadian province of British Columbia when a self-powered glider and a Cessna 150 collided in mid-air near the Nairn Falls Provincial Park at about 1300 local time.

Read More

Jennies To Jets To Stealth: Bomb Wing Turns 90

Traces Its Roots Back To The 110th Observation Squadron

From Jennies to jets to stealth bombers, the 131st Bomb Wing's history really began with its co-located flying squadron, now the 110th Bomb Squadron, which traces its roots back to the 110th Observation Squadron. The 110th OS was organized by Maj. Bill Robertson and his brothers, Lieutenants Frank and Dan Robertson, owners of Robertson Aircraft Company.

Read More

ATK And AF Successfully Test New Large Class Stage I Rocket Motor

Engine Represents Air Force's Technology Demonstration Investment Towards Potential Family Of Motors Capability

A newly developed Large Class (92-inch diameter) Stage I solid rocket motor was successfully tested May 23 by ATK and the United States Air Force at ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah. The high-performance motor was developed by ATK for the Large Class Stage I program and uses emerging technologies from other Air Force developmental programs, including the Propulsion Application Program and Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology.

Read More

Advertisement

Lego Helicopter Model In Australia Destroyed By Vandals

'Elvis The Helicopter' Was Comprised Of About 100,000 Of The Plastic Bricks

"Elvis the Helicopter" had taken Lego certified professional Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught over six weeks and 100,000 of the colored plastic bricks to construct at the Cairns Central shopping center in northern Queensland, Australia. It took a group of young vandals only seconds to tip it over, destroying the piece.

Read More

African Entrepreneur Says Google's Project Loon Addresses The Wrong Problem

For That Country, Access To Internet-Enabled Devices Is A More Pressing Issue

A technology analyst in Africa says that Google's Project Loon would not make it easier for people in remote areas to have access to the Internet for a very basic reason: many people in those areas cannot afford to buy the devices that would allow them to go online.

Read More

First AQS-24A Airborne Mine-Hunting Vehicle Delivered To Japan

Will Deploy On New Japanese Helicopter Platform

The first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting vehicles has been delivered to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) by Northrop Grumman. The towed sensor will be deployed on Japan's new MCH-101 helicopter platform.

Read More

Innovative Partnerships Expand NASA's Summer Education Reach

Mini-Awards Of Up to $2,500 Distributed To More Than 170 Educational Organizations

NASA has selected more than 170 educational organizations nationwide to receive Summer of Innovation mini-awards of as much as $2,500 each. The awards are designed to expand NASA's education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the summer break and beyond.

Read More

AD: Various Helicopter Models

AD NUMBER: 2013-06-51

PRODUCT: Various model helicopters with certain part-numbered and serial-numbered Goodrich externally-mounted hoists installed.

Read More

AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-12-04

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-366G1, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters, which requires modifying the fuel tank draining system.

Read More

Advertisement

Airborne 07.02.13: Terrafugia To Fly At OSH13, Electroplanes Too!, NASA Thruster Record

Also: Foxx Confirmed, AEA AML-STC Workshop, JetBlue iPads, Model Aviation Day Is Coming!

If you weren’t excited about Oshkosh before, you should be now... as it will likely be the first time for many of the aviation world to see a flying car actually fly! Terrafugia will be returning to EAA AirVenture in Oskhosh, WI, this July 29th through August 4th. Terrafugia’s Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." Greenwing International (GWI) has been announced as the producer of the  eSpyder and e430 Yuneec-powered electric aircraft. Yuneec International, which first displayed its electric powered aircraft at AirVenture 2009, has been advancing its electric propulsion technologies ever since

Airborne 07.02.13: Terrafugia To Fly At OSH13, Electroplanes Too!, NASA Thruster

Also: Foxx Confirmed, AEA AML-STC Workshop, JetBlue iPads, Model Aviation Day Is Coming!

If you weren’t excited about Oshkosh before, you should be now... as it will likely be the first time for many of the aviation world to see a flying car actually fly! Terrafugia will be returning to EAA AirVenture in Oskhosh, WI, this July 29th through August 4th. Terrafugia’s Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." Greenwing International (GWI) has been announced as the producer of the  eSpyder and e430 Yuneec-powered electric aircraft. Yuneec International, which first display

Read More

Oshkosh: You Will Believe A Car Can Fly

Terrafugia Transition to Fly At EAA AirVenture In Oshkosh

Terrafugia will be returning for its eighth year as exhibitors at EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI July 29 - August 4, 2013, and the company and EAA say they are "thrilled" that the Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" this summer.

Read More

Author And Flight Instructor Rod Machado Responds To FAA's ACS Proposal

Comments Offered To The Agency On Airman Certification Standards

The desire to reduce general aviation accidents is a noble and worthwhile impulse and one about which there can certainly be no disagreement. How we achieve this aim, however, is a matter for discussion. In my opinion, the attempt to accomplish this objective through a rewrite and modification of the Practical Test Standards (PTS) misses the mark by a wide margin.

Read More

Congress Makes Deep Cuts In Civil GPS Funding

Appropriations Committees Slash President's FY2014 Recommendation

Appropriations committees in both the U.S. House and Senate have voted to make deep cuts in the civil communities' contribution to the GPS system next fiscal year. In the House, the entire $20 million was stripped from President Obama's budget request. The Senate cut $5 million ... 25 percent.

Read More

Recession Cost Wichita 11,000 Jobs

But Some Signs Of Recovery Seen In The Nation's Aviation Capital

Hawker Beechcraft's bankruptcy, plant closings, and layoffs have cost the Wichita area some 11,000 jobs since the recession hit in 2008, according to analysis by the Wichita Eagle. But there are some bright spots in the area’s employment picture.

Read More

Advertisement

Jack Wiegand Completes His Mission

Becomes The Youngest Pilot to Fly Solo Around The World

Jack Wiegand completed his mission to break the current Guinness World Records title and became the youngest person to fly solo around the world when he landed on June 29.

Read More

Boeing Delivers ILFC's First 787 Dreamliner For Operation By Norwegian

ILFC Becomes First Leasing Company To Take Delivery Of 787

Several milestones were celebrated Thursday by Boeing, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and Norwegian during a delivery ceremony for a new 787 Dreamliner. It was the first 787 delivered to ILFC and its lessee, Norwegian, which will operate the airplane. The 787 also marked the 700th airplane Boeing delivered to ILFC.

Read More

Toddler Fatally Injured In Idaho Mid-Air Collision

Child's Father Seriously Injured In Landing Accident

Two airplanes collided on landing at the Johnson Creek Airstrip near Yellowpine, ID, Friday, resulting in the fatal injury of a toddler aboard one of the aircraft and the serious injury of his father. Two occupants of the second airplane suffered injuries that were reported to be non-life-threatening.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.02.13)

"I believe the proposed Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) will complicate and increase the cost of flight training while having little if any effect on general aviation’s safety record." Source: Comments added to Docket FAA-2013-0316 by aviation author and flight instructor Rod Machado concerning the agency proposed Airman Certification Standards.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.13): Operating Center Of Gravity Range

The center of gravity for an aircraft loaded and ready for flight.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.13)

Space Frontier Foundation

The foundation says that it is transforming space from a government- owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. "We are determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past."

Read More

Advertisement




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC