The airshow business is having a bad time, of late... as
evidenced (again) by Saturday's loss of a World War II British
Hawker Hurricane... one of less than a dozen still known to be
flying. The Saturday accident occurred during a WWII reenactment
with two Me-109s and an Me-108 at the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex
P.180 Avanti II With New Engine Flies From Indianapolis To
Atlanta In Just Over An Hour
With upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6-66B engines,
Piaggio flew into the record books again today with its P.180
Avanti II aircraft setting another new speed record, this time from
Indianapolis to Atlanta.
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Airbus is letting ANN know that the Czech national carrier CSA
Czech Airlines has purchased a further eight A319s, firming up
options placed in the initial contract signed with Airbus in April
of 2005. CSA has now 'firmly' ordered a total of 20 Airbus single
aisle aircraft and holds yet another four on option.
Throughout Iraq there are two things that keep squadron’s
generators burning and their aircraft engines turning, the JP-8
fuel which powers everything from lights to F/A-18s and the Marine
refuelers who ensure everyone receives the fuel they need.
Senior U.S. and Iraqi air force officials witnessed history in
the making with the dedication of the Iraqi Air Force Training
School and the commissioning of 11 officer candidates into the
Iraqi air force.
Boeing has successfully assembled and integrated all flight
hardware onto the first Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF
satellite. GPS llF will bring new capabilities to the GPS
constellation such as full onboard encrypted military code, a new
civil signal, crosslink enhancements, signal power increases and
longer design life.
This site allows you to track-in real time-where satellites are
located. When ANN discovered it, the International Space Station
was a few hundred miles south of Australia. Now, its one of our
Favorites. Check it out, it's addictive!
With respect to reciprocating engines, the brake horsepower that is
developed under standard sea level conditions, and under the
maximum conditions of crankshaft rotational speed and engine
manifold pressure approved for the normal takeoff, and limited in
continuous use to the period of time shown in the approved engine
“We keep the aircraft in the air so they can
support the Marines outside on the ground... If they
don’t have any fuel, they don’t have any flight
Source: Cpl. John Ritter, a USMC motor
transportation refueler with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271,
currently delivering fuel to the fixed and rotary wing
aircraft squadrons flying in and out of Al Asad, Iraq.