Air Force officials have reactivated the 69th Bomb Squadron
Sept. 3 at Minot Air Force Base. The new unit is the fourth
operational B-52H Stratofortress squadron in the Air Force and
joins the 23rd Bomb Squadron as the second squadron at the North
Communications Satellite Will Launch From Kazakhstan On A
International Launch Services (ILS) and Eutelsat, a provider of
satellite telecommunications, announced a contract Monday for the
launch of the W7 satellite on an ILS Proton. The W7 satellite was
built by Thales Alenia Space and is currently in preparation for
delivery to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Northern Thunderbird Air Chooses Guardian For Flight
Guardian Mobility announced today that its Guardian 3i tracking
device has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
approval by Transport Canada for installation in Beech 1900C and
Cessna Expects Type Design Validation From China By The End Of
Cessna Aircraft Company announced Tuesday it received an
order for three Citation Sovereigns from the China Flight
Inspection Center (CFIC) of the Civil Aviation Administration of
China (CAAC). Cessna expects to receive CAAC type design validation
by the end of 2009.
France To Buy Military Transports Built By Embraer
Brazil and France announced Monday that the two countries will
extend their military relationship with Brazil's purchase of 36
Rafale fighter jets, and the technology to build its own. The
four-to-six billion dollar deal is intended to supply Brazil with
modern fighter aircraft for the next 30 years.
JFK Slated For Nearly $7 Million For Taxiway Improvements
The FAA has awarded a grant of almost $7 million for
improvements to several taxiways at JFK International Airport.
Taxiways S, SC SD and SR will benefit from the funding. The money
will be used for projects like pavement rehabilitation.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) continues to be one of the
leading suppliers of business jets in the Asia Pacific region. The
company late last week announced its plans to showcase its
revolutionary Hawker 4000 with Avion Pacific at the 2009 Asian
Aerospace International Expo.
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cracking in the frame, or in the frame and frame reinforcement,
common to the 1.04-inch nominal diameter wire penetration hole
intended for wire routing.
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For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but
a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like
the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.
U.K. Court Says Terrorists Planned To Bomb Aircraft Bound For
Three suspected Muslim terrorists have been found guilty in
London's Woolwich Crown Court of plotting to destroy airliners
using explosives smuggled in plastic soda bottles. When originally
uncovered, the plot was responsible for sweeping new rules
governing liquids and gels carried on airplanes.
WTO Says Government Involvement In Airbus Gave It An Unfair
In a written statement late last week, Aerospace Industries
Association President Marion Blakey said the WTO made the correct
ruling concerning government subsidies provided to Airbus as they
relate to the Aerospace Industry.
Lieutenants Lee and Travis Amerine, the Amerine brothers, knew
they wanted to fly from an early age. "There was an F-4 Phantom
squadron near our hometown in Paris, Arkansas. We would watch them
take off from the end of the runway," said Travis.
NASA Webcast Connects Students With Astronauts, New Hubble
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts
will participate in live education webcasts on Tuesday, September
8th at 1400 EDT and again two days later on Thursday, September
10th at 1300.
"AIA welcomes the World Trade Organization ruling today
as reported in the press that the European government's launch aid
to Airbus is not consistent with its rules. "
Source: Aerospace Industries Association
President Marion Blakey .
We have a story today about a 2nd B-52 Bomber Group being stood
up at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. The B-52 has been
around for a lot of years as the U.S. Air Force's front line
strategic bomber. This site gives a fairly complete history of this