Means The County Complies With ICAO Standards For Safety, Regulatory Oversight
The FAA said Monday that Ukraine complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a July FAA review of Ukraine’s civil aviation authority. Ukraine is now upgraded to Category 1 from the Category 2 safety rating the country received from the FAA in June 2005.
NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC) is collaborating with Moon Express to test the company's flight software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander. The collaboration is intended to help foster the development of commercial lunar landers for future low-cost missions to the Moon.
After almost 9 years in space that included an unprecedented July 4th impact and subsequent flyby of a comet, an additional comet flyby, and the return of approximately 500,000 images of celestial objects, NASA's Deep Impact mission has ended.
Company Has Delivered Nine Aircraft To Russia In Recent Months
Bell Helicopter says it is continuing to expand its presence in Russia, announcing purchase agreements for seven aircraft signed during Jet Expo 2013 in Moscow last week. During the show, Bell Helicopter displayed its newest product, the Bell 429, in a corporate configuration.
Seeks To Sustain Landsat Data Over The Next 20 Years
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has kicked off a quest for an innovative and affordable space-based system to extend the Landsat satellite data record for decades to come with a public forum and call for ideas issued Wednesday. The Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day was held in the NASA Headquarters Webb Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
It's one of the things pilots train for and hope never happens. John Pedersen was flying his Rans S-6 Coyote II over the Chicago lakefront early Sunday morning when he heard a loud bang and the airplane started to shake violently.
Pilot Describes Flying The Airplane As 'Loud, Cold, Uncomfortable', But Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
It was loud. It was cold. It was uncomfortable. But to Russell Jones, it was beautiful. There are many memories that Jones, a World War II veteran, has of the heavy bomber Consolidated B-24 Liberator airplane, but one thing seems to stick out. "The Pratt & Whitney engines were damn good," the former tail gunner recalled with a confident laugh. "They kept us going all the time."
World Distance Record Shattered With A Flight Of 258 Feet In Long Beach, CA
Taking off in Washington, D.C. and landing in Long Beach, CA, with layovers in Miami, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth, National Red Bull Flugtag, the homemade flying craft competition, made history Saturday by taking place in five cities in one day.
Sonar Picks Out Aircraft At The Bottom Of Lake Norman, NC
A woman from Cornelius, NC says that a plane that was recently located by sonar at the bottom of Lake Norman north of Charlotte in North Carolina may be one that sunk 30 years ago. And she thinks so because the plane may have belonged to her.
On September 27, 1913, French pilot Roland Garros took off from Fréjus in the south of France, and flew to Bizerte in Tunisia in a Morane-Saulnier G racing monoplane. His accomplishment was re-enacted Sunday by 29-year-old Baptiste Salis, who flew an exact replica of the Morane-Saulnier, albeit with an upgraded, modern engine, 500 miles in seven hours.
Also: Allegiant Air Woes, Sun 'n Fun Volunteers Protest, Orbital Launches, MGL Updates iEFIS, Pilot's Bill of Rights Updated
The Redbird Skyport "Fly More" avgas experiment (otherwise known as the “Buck a Gallon Event”) will kick off in a couple of weeks and here are some details you may need to know... The purpose of this experiment is to study the effect that fuel price has on flying activity. The offer of $1-a gallon avgas is open to any piston-powered GA aircraft that can fly into San Marcos Municipal Airport under its own power. Only the regular tanks in the aircraft will be filled. The state of Texas has made it a crime to take photographs of someone's property without their consent using a UAV. That new law went into effect September 1. The law stemm
YOUR Questions Are Welcome As We Get Ready For Our First (And Long Overdue) With AOPA's Baker
Well... whaddya know, we're finally being granted an interview with the new President of AOPA, Mark Baker... an APPOINTMENT by a remote Board of Trustees that was cloaked in mystery, anonymity, and an utter lack of transparency (which still didn't keep us from getting the word out about his ID long before anyone else -- grin). I have grave concerns about the process so far and some early chinks in the armor that are quickly becoming evident... but I look forward to talking to him directly, even though that should have happened LONG ago. I desperately hope this guy allays my fears... but... well, we'll see.
Will Be Delayed Until After Soyuz Manned Spacecraft Docks With The Station
Managers from Orbital Sciences and NASA decided Monday morning to postpone the approach, rendezvous, grapple and berthing operations of Orbital's Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft with the International Space Station to no earlier than Saturday, Sept. 28. Cygnus' rendezvous now will follow the launch and arrival of three crew members of Expedition 37/38 on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Capability Will Be Added To The Company's Columbus, MS Facility
Beginning in 2014, Eurocopter will install the necessary industrial capabilities to upgrade the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, MS, to a final assembly and test site for Eurocopter AS350 helicopters.
Lufthansa has selected Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines worth $1.5 billion, including TotalCare service support, to power 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The airline also has options for a further 30 of the aircraft. More than 1,400 Trent XWB engines have been ordered prior to its entry into service next year.
Agency Budget Gap Of $700 Million Will Need To Be Closed
Once again, the specter FAA furloughs has appeared as lawmakers tell agencies to trim their budgets for 2014. For the FAA, that means that some $700 million needs to be cut from the budget, and agency officials say that would mean sending workers home without pay.
FAA Determined That The Aerial Fly-Bys Were An 'Air Show'
The Flabob Flying Circus says it has been forced to cancel its Aerial Cavalcade because the FAA determined it met the definition of an air show, and they did not have enough time to complete the paperwork for a waiver.
Northrop Grumman Facility Will House Program Management, Engineering Teams
Dignitaries including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson participated in the dedication of Northrop Grumman Corporation's Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne Friday. Scott kicked off the event, which also featured remarks by Nelson and company officials. Representatives from other federal, state, regional and local offices, and civic organizations also attended.
An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 went in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110).
A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure.