Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Went Down Wednesday In Morocco
An accident involving an MV-22 Osprey on Wednesday fatally injured two Marines, and left two others with severe injuries. According to the DoD, the Osprey was operating from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) when it went down in a Royal Moroccan military training area southwest of Agadir, Morocco, while participating in the bilateral Exercise African Lion.
Propeller Manufacturer Has Worked Closely With Thrush Aircraft On The Project
Thrush Aircraft has selected Hartzell Propeller Inc. as the preferred propeller provider on a Thrush aerial applicator powered by GE's H80 engine. Hartzell has worked closely with Thrush Aircraft to select a propeller that would get the aircraft, with a full hopper, off the ground in the shortest possible distance.
Group Of 49 Issues A Letter To Administrator Charles Bolden Protesting Such Assertions
Nearly 50 former employees of NASA have sent a letter to administrator Charles Bolden asking that the agency stop saying that human-caused global warming is scientific fact. The 49 scientists say that such claims are "unproven and unsupported remarks."
Performance Handbook For A380 Revised To Show Improved Fuel Burn
Airbus recently revised its performance handbook to indicate that GP7200-powered A380 aircraft have been demonstrating fuel consumption levels better than previously stated. This latest revision – the third positive adjustment since 2007 -- reflects an additional 0.5% improvement to the previous version of the performance handbook and further increases the GP7200-powered aircraft's competitive advantage.
EADS North America To Supply Two HC-144A Airplanes
The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a $78.5 million contract option to purchase the service's 16th and 17th HC-144A Ocean Sentry Maritime Patrol Aircraft from prime contractor EADS North America. The HC-144A is based on the Airbus Military CN235 tactical airlifter. More than 250 CN235 aircraft are currently being operated by 27 countries.
Mission Will Study Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Other 'Extreme Phenomena'
An agreement has been signed by ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation on Astro-H, an important mission that will provide a unique opportunity for probing extreme phenomena in the Universe.
Aircraft Are A Key Element In Fleet Modernization Program
Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 11 more A330-300 widebody aircraft. The contract was signed Tuesday in Jakarta by Emirsyah Satar, President & CEO, Garuda Indonesia and Tom Williams, Executive Vice President, Programmes, Airbus, in the presence of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Capabilities Of Conceptual Aircraft Are Already Known
While what is now being called "Future Vertical Lift", or FVL, by the Army is still a concept, its capabilities are already known. The FVL concept will be "able to support the Army and the ground commanders better than we can do it today," said Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence.
Service Provider Is Facing Eviction At Van Nuys Airport In Dispute With Former Partner
They say that a business breakup can be like a divorce, and in this instance, it could be the kids who suffer most. Two companies based at Van Nuys airport in California are fighting over the rights to medical helicopter transport business, and the disagreement could mean delays or even cancellations of flights to transport severely injured or ill children and organs designated for transplants.
Taking A Different Approach To Find A Creative Solution
There is a lot of talk these days about the future of GA fuel, and we all know that 100LL will be phased out at some point in the likely not-too-distant future. ANN spoke with representatives from GAMI/Tornado Ally Turbo at Oshkosh this summer which took a different approach to the problem. Head of Engineering, George Braly, told us that what they did was find a fuel that works, and then write a specification around that fuel. The GAMI solution was to pick a high-compression normally-aspirated piston engine, add a turbo-normalizer, and apply for an amended STC. After a great deal of wrangling with
New-Engine Variant To Offer Customers Substantial Fuel Savings In 2017
Boeing said Wednesday it has made a series of design updates to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new-engine variant's performance. "The 737 MAX is on-track to deliver substantial fuel-savings to customers starting in 2017," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program.
Company Plans Orbital And Sub-Orbital Launches From Proposed Facility
The FAA is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of SpaceX's proposal to launch orbital and suborbital launch vehicles from a private site in Cameron County in southern Texas. The EIS will consider the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and reasonable alternatives, including the No Action Alternative.
Homes Were Destroyed When An F/A-18 Struck The Complex
Stories are coming in via the Internet of people who feel the Navy is being less than generous in its compensation for an F/A-18 hitting an apartment complex and destroying their homes. The incident occurred last Friday, and amazingly no lives were lost when the jet went down.
L-3 Communications announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Thales Training & Simulation Ltd’s civil aircraft simulation and training business. The purchase price is approximately $132 million, and will be funded with cash on hand.
Two F-15 fighters under the direction of NORAD intercepted a Korean Airlines Boeing 777 Wednesday shortly after departing Vancouver, BC at approximately 0400 PDT. The intercept was due to a potential threat associated with the aircraft.
A 59-year-old TSA agent assigned to Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, was one of 55 people rounded up in a child pornography crackdown which involved multiple law enforcement agencies. Jose E. Salgado of Chelsea, MA, has been suspended from his duties because of the criminal charges filed against him.
"With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled." Source: Letter signed by 49 former NASA scientists to Administrator Charles Bolden.
A weather map representing conditions on a surface of equal atmospheric pressure. For example, a 500 mb chart will display conditions at the level of the atmosphere at which the atmospheric pressure is 500 mb.