Will the Sikorsky Prize for human powered flight in a helicopter be going to a Canadian team? An announcement could be imminent. AeroVelo, a Canadian team that is competing to win the $250,000 award said on its blog earlier this month that it has unofficially satisfied all of the requirements set out to win the prize. It will be at least a month before the Bombardier CS Series Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1) makes its first test flight, According to a statement released Wednesday by the Canadian planemaker. This is the second delay announcement for the CS Serie
Space Florida Proposes To Operate Shuttle Landing Facility
NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, for negotiations toward a partnership agreement to maintain and operate the historic Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Robert Cabana, announced the selection during a news conference Friday at Kennedy's Visitor Complex in Florida.
Session Addresses Cost Barriers To Avionics Product Certification
In cooperation with the FAA, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) played host to more than 50 attendees at this week's AML-STC Avionics Product Certification Workshop, which took place June 25-26 in the Dan Derby Center for Professional Development at the AEA's international headquarters in Lee's Summit, MO.
IRIS Spacecraft Launched From Orbital Sciences Corp Aircraft
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launched Thursday at 1927 PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The mission to study the solar atmosphere was placed in orbit by an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket.
Report From Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI) Shows Demand For New Fuel Sources, Recommends Actions
The commercial aviation industry has a clear path toward cleaner, more economical and more secure energy alternatives through the increased use of advanced biofuels developed in the Midwest, according to a report issued Thursday by the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI).
Joint Precision Approach And Landing System Trials Conducted Aboard USS George H.W. Bush
Landing on an aircraft carrier is now safer thanks to the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) team from the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office (PMA-213). JPALS is an all-weather landing system that uses a Global Positioning System and navigation systems to safely land both land- and sea-based aircraft. JPALS completed its latest round of testing aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in late May.
"This simply is a continuum of the AEA's efforts to bring both the avionics industry and the regulatory agencies together to focus on continuous improvements of the certification processes for avionics systems." Source: Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs.