Some Northern Indiana Farmers Want To Close Kentland Airport To
Make Way For Wind Farms
Some landowners in an area of northern Indiana about 80 miles
south of Chicago say a small airport is standing in the way of
progress ... mostly their progress. They say that closing Kentland
Municipal Airport (50I) in Newton County would open up 77 square
miles to wind farming.
A second production rate increase for the Next-Generation Boeing
737 program was announced by the Washington state aircraft
manufacturer Tuesday, taking the rate from the previously announced
34 airplanes per month to 35 in early 2012.
Bell Helicopter's model 407 reached an historic milestone
Tuesday when Bell delivered the 1,000th production aircraft to
longtime customer Shin-Nihon Helicopter Corporation Ltd. at its
manufacturing facility in Canada.
Pilot And Nurse On Board Fatally Injured In The Accident
A 27-year-old pilot and a nurse aboard a Piper PA-31P were
fatally injured Tuesday when the aircraft experienced engine
problems and went down Tuesday morning in a residential
neighborhood in Sydney, Australia.
19 Colleges And Universities Win Grants Totalling $16.8
NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities
nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas
of importance to the agency's mission. In addition to the research
and technology development, the awards enable faculty development
and higher education student support.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing
in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned
to their families for burial with full military honors.
To better portray the history of the Army Air Corps and the Air
Force, and Edwards AFB's part in that history, several of the
streets on the base are being renamed to recognize both military
and civilian personnel who have made significant
contributions to the field.
A contentious labor action, grounding hundreds of flights and
thousands of flyers may soon be over. Communications from Spirit
asserts that that the airline and its pilots have "reached a
tentative agreement on a new contract. The contract, which was
unanimously recommended by the union’s leadership, is subject
to ratification by the pilot membership which is planned for
Brent Wouters Addresses the Continued Need for
Product Liability Reform
In the 1980s, the general aviation industry was brought to its
knees by an explosion of product liability lawsuits. Industry
representatives estimated that the cost of litigation added $70,000
to each new aircraft; the financial blow resulted in widespread
plant closures and bankruptcy.
GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Panel Keeps Evolving
Avidyne is finally starting to offer up
a promised round of improvements, the first of which is known as
Release 9.1... and the crown jewel of that release is a pretty
slick feature known as "FMS Preview."
Aims to Address Commercial Crew Transportation
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Wednesday that
Bigelow Aerospace (BA) has joined the Federation as an Executive
Member, having received unanimous approval by the Commercial
Spaceflight Federation's Board of Directors.
Teledyne Continental Motors announces their participation at
Cirrus Owners and Pilots Migration 8. You can find Continental
Motors located in booth #105 next to Cirrus. Bill Ross, Customer
Service Manager will be available to address customer service and
Presented Each Year For An "Outstanding Achievement In General
The Cessna Model 162 Skycatcher has been named winner of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Piper
General Aviation Award for 2010. The award is made annually to a
company or product judged to have made an outstanding contribution
to the advancement of general aviation.
New Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan
NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian
cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin launched to the International Space
Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 1635 CDT Tuesday
(0335 Wednesday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
USAPA Members Walking Picket Lines With Spirit Crews
The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the
pilots of US Airways, said on Tuesday it fully supports Spirit
Airlines’ pilots, who initiated a strike this weekend over
what the union said are sub-par pay and working conditions.
Milestone System To Be Installed In A Cessna Corvalis
Avidyne announced Wednesday that they have shipped their
10,000th Traffic detection system, which was delivered to Cessna
Aircraft Company for installation in a new Cessna Corvalis aircraft
on the assembly line in Independence, KS.
"Specifically, I'm appalled by the condemnation of
commercial crew as being somehow less safe than government
programs, and the refrain that commercial companies need to prove
they can deliver cargo before they deliver crew."
Source: Robert T. Bigelow, Founder and
President of Bigelow Aerospace.
Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding Earth-size and
smaller planets around other stars. The centuries-old quest for
other worlds like our Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense
excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of
hundreds of planets orbiting other stars.