First Contracts Already Exceeding Combined Target By $1 Billion
U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says that Lockheed Martin needs some pressure to keep the costs of the F-35 JSF program from soaring further out of control.
Honeywell's UOP Process Technology Used To Produce Fuel For An ICAO Sustainable Energy Project
Some of the flights carrying delegates to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were powered by Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from its UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process. The Rio+20 Conference brings together world leaders, governments and other participants to discuss worldwide sustainable development.
Airline Is One Of The Country's First Carriers To Be 100 Percent Certified For RNP AR Across All Of Its Fleet Types
JetBlue Airways on Tuesday became the first FAA-certified carrier in the U.S. to utilize the new satellite-based Special (Non-Public) Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) approaches to Runways 13L and 13R at its home base at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
C-17 Training Building Named After The Legendary Pilot
Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen's Air Force legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope. Tuesday, leaders at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina renamed the C-17 Aircrew Training Building after Halvorsen June 15 with a dedication ceremony in honor of the legendary "Berlin Candy Bomber."
Triples Training Capacity For Airlines At The Shanghai Campus
Boeing has has expanded its Flight Services business in China, saying the move will greatly enhance training capacity for airlines in the region. With the introduction of an advanced 787 Dreamliner training suite for pilot and maintenance training, and a newly-installed 747-400 full-flight simulator, the company is tripling its offerings at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai training campus.
Twenty-five people have brought a lawsuit against Garmin stemming from an accident in the Republic of Congo in 2010. The plaintiffs claim that the Garmin GPSMAP 496 installed in the aircraft was defective.
Each Scientist Will Focus On A Specific Area Of Human Space Flight
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has enlisted seven of the nation's top scientists to serve as team leaders in its efforts to protect astronaut health during long-duration spaceflight. Each of the scientists will lead one of NSBRI's seven discipline area research teams focused on specific challenges faced by humans in space.
Last A-29 Super Tucano And F-5M Aircraft Delivered To The FAF
Embraer said Tuesday it has successfully performed the first flight of the A-1M prototype at its manufacturing plant in Gavião Peixoto, in outstate São Paulo, during a ceremony attended by the Aeronautics Commander, Air Force General Juniti Saito, and officers from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) High Command.
A-1J Skyraider Pilot To Be Interred At Arlington National Cemetery
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Tuesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest balloon festival and is an icon in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Each year, when the hundreds and hundreds of hot air balloons take to the skies, they do so with a marketing theme.
An Aviation Veteran Evaluates The Impact Of A New and Innovative Aviation Training Program
It was quite an event... and one that featured a unique brand of excitement that we do not see too often in the GA world anymore -- the feeling that something "really different" is right around the corner. The event we speak of was Redbird Skyport's 'birthday' of November 8th, 2011 -- a date to remember... for the first time in a LONG time, aviation industry luminaries gathered together to celebrate the start of something unique, innovative and utterly NEW. A multi-faceted aviation research and development laboratory, located in San Marcos, TX, the Redbird Skyport
Continues Court Case To Reinstate The Contract Awarded Last December
Perhaps hoping that the second time will be a charm ... Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced Tuesday that it has submitted the final components of its response to the United States Air Force's request for proposal (RFP) for its Light Air Support (LAS) Program.
Legislation Still Contains Alexander Amendment Which Could Threaten The Air Tour Industry
House and Senate conferees are reportedly close to an agreement to move forward on a federal highway bill which could have broad implications for the National Airspace System and be particularly harmful to air tour operators, according to the Helicopter Association International.
The Essential Air Service, which became a political football during last year's FAA reauthorization debate, has come out pretty well in the latest round of hearings held by the House Appropriations Committee. The panel voted to give the program an 11 percent boost ... to $241 million ... in the next budget.
Departure From Rabat, Morocco Planned For Thursday
After a first unsuccessful attempt to reach Ouarzazate, the Solar Impulse team remains determined to try again to land in Southern Morocco, a region known for its turbulence and high wind. If all goes according to plan, the solar airplane, designed and flown by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, will depart from Rabat-Salé International airport for its second attempt to reach Ouarzazate Thursday at 0700 local time.
Launching Aireon Joint Venture To Enhance Flight Efficiency, Safety Through A Public-Private Partnership
Air traffic management agencies around the globe will for the first time be able to continuously track aircraft anywhere in the world through a planned joint venture announced Tuesday by Iridium Communications. Aireon LLC will deliver this surveillance capability to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) around the world and their commercial airline customers through a planned joint venture between Iridium and NAV CANADA with support from the FAA and suppliers Harris Corporation and ITT Exelis.
Data Includes April 2012 And The YTD 2012 Results For The Pre-Owned Business Jet, Business Turboprop And Helicopter Markets
Corporate aviation analyist JetNet has released April 2012 and the YTD 2012 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop and helicopter markets, and the results could be described as somewhat gloomy. The Fleet For Sale percentages for all market sectors were down in the April YTD comparisons from 2011 to 2012.
Sole Manufacturer Of 50-Seater Regional Aircraft Continues To Invest In This Niche Market
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the ATR 42-600, a new member in the family of turboprop airplanes manufactured by ATR. This certification, prior to the aircraft's entry into service and for the plane's new equipment, marks the end of a series of ground and in-flight tests which were performed on the ATR 42-600 prototype.
(abbrev. MESO)- A storm-scale region of rotation, typically around 2-6 miles in diameter and often found in the right rear flank of a supercell (or often on the eastern, or front, flank of an HP storm).