Stratolaunch Systems Breaks Ground In CA | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.17.17

Airborne 01.18.17

Airborne 01.19.17

Airborne 01.20.17

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.17.17

Airborne 01.18.17

Airborne 01.19.17

Airborne 01.20.17

Fri, Jan 27, 2012

Stratolaunch Systems Breaks Ground In CA

Smaller Of Two Hangars Going Up In Mohave Desert

Construction is now underway on an 88,000 sq. ft. hangar in the Mohave Desert which will house the factory which builds the latest collaboration between aircraft designer Burt Rutan and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Their new company, Stratolaunch Systems, Inc., is based in Huntsville, Alabama, but construction and testing of the six-engine mothership inspired by Rutan's earlier White Knight will happen in the California desert.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Gary Wentz, Stratolaunch's CEO, commented at last week's groundbreaking, "Today marks the start of an exciting journey for us. Over the next year, we will have a visible presence in the Antelope Valley with two new facilities and a pair of 747-400 aircraft which will undergo salvage to supply parts and subsystems for integration into our carrier aircraft."

The plane will be the largest ever to fly, with a wingspan of 385 feet. The partners have previously said they will use engines, avionics, flight deck, landing gear and other systems recycled from retired Boeing 747s to reduce development costs.

The hangar now under construction will actually be the smaller of at least two to be built at Mohave. The next one will enclose 94,000 sq. ft., and allow wing-to-fuselage assembly, as well as providing office space.

FMI: http://stratolaunchsystems.com/

Advertisement

More News

Could have Been Worse -- FAA, Skypan International Reach Fine Agreement

Company Had Faced A $1.9 Million Fine A comprehensive settlement agreement has been reached between the FAA and SkyPan International, Inc., of Chicago. The agreement resolves enfor>[...]

Airborne 01.18.17: AirVenture 2017, King Schools Drone Test, Tico Warbirds

Also: Plastic Fuel, 747 Down, Great Lakes, Lily Suit, Neffenger Stepping Down, Coast Flt Training, Boeing-SpiceJet EAA-AirVenture is many things to many people, and not the least o>[...]

Airborne 01.18.17: AirVenture 2017, King Schools Drone Test, Tico Warbirds

Also: Plastic Fuel, 747 Down, Great Lakes, Lily Suit, Neffenger Stepping Down, Coast Flt Training, Boeing-SpiceJet EAA-AirVenture is many things to many people, and not the least o>[...]

Airborne 01.17.17: Gene Cernan, KSMO NIMBY's Threaten AvBiz, Lily Drones Kaput

Also: Gone West: Bill Bordeleau, Aero-Calendar, Duncan Aviation, Norwegian Air, Drone Advisory, QinetiQ, Drone v Space Needle We’re sorry to report that, according to a Tweet>[...]

FAA Issues AD For Diamond DA42 Aircraft

Has Received Reports Of Uncommanded Engine Shutdowns In Flight The FAA has issued an AD for Diamond DA42 aircraft following reports of uncommanded engine shutdowns in flight.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC