The remains of Lt. John Joseph Houston were positively
identified by medical personnel of Training Squadron 28 Nov. 18.
The T-34C Turbomentor aircraft that went missing Oct. 28 has been
located and salvage operations have begun.
Ground-Idle And Flight-Idle Power Tested, Takeoff Power
Airbus Military achieved a key milestone in the A400M military
airlifter program, when all four Europrop International (EPI) TP400
turboprops on the aircraft were run simultaneously for the first
time on Wednesday.
Aircraft Carried Relief Supplies For Victims Of Typhoon
Boeing delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to U.S.-based
leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and its
customer, Philippine Airlines (PAL) Wednesday. The new airplane is
the first 777 to join PAL's fleet and is one of two leased
777-300ERs the airline will deploy on its international routes
StandardAero has received a $36 million delivery order from the
U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for overhaul of Taiwanese
T56 Engine and Quick Engine Change (QEC). The award was made to
StandardAero's Government & Military sector based in San
Challenger Center for Space Science Education has received a
$274,000 grant from NASA for education and public outreach in Earth
and space science. The award is designed for the development of a
Space Weather team to enhance the network of 47 Challenger Learning
Centers' signature simulated spaceflight missions.
Two major U.S. carriers are making it more expensive to travel
this holiday season, and others are expected to follow. Continental
and American Airlines have announce additional surcharges on peak
travel dates of as much as $30 per ticket.
Redbird Flight Simulations announced the expansion of its
Austin, Texas based operation Tuesday. To better serve the
needs of their growing customer base, Redbird has not only doubled
their manufacturing facility but has also added key support and
Stands for "passenger facility charge." It is a tax authorized
by Congress, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration,
assessed by airports, and collected by airlines as an add-on to the
fare. It is designed to help pay for airport improvements that
enhance safety and capacity.
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"The C-17 Simulator commissioning marks the start of
aircrew training in Australia. From January 2010, RAAF C-17 pilots
will undertake their training at Amberley instead of travelling to
the United States (US)... The attainment of the C-17 simulator
is another successful outcome for the C-17 Heavy Air Lift Project
and further testimony to the cooperative relationship between the
Department of Defence, the United States Air Force and its
Source: Greg Combet, the Minister for
Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science...