Maiden Flight Of The Commercial Rocket Planned For Friday,
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, and Ken Bowersox, VP of Astronaut Safety
and Mission Assurance, say the Falcon 9 maiden launch scheduled for
Friday has about a 75 percent chance of success, and regardless of
the outcome, the launch is expected to provide valuable data.
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Col. Dunlop Will Be The First Woman To Command A Test Pilot
Col. Dawn Dunlop, who was the first woman to fly the F-22 Raptor
in 2003, will become the the first female test pilot to command an
Air Force Wing when she assumes that role with the 412th Test Wing
at Edwards Air Force Base, CA on June 4th.
Industry Leaders Say Life Jackets May Not Be The Best Solution
To The Problem
After four people died following an accident involving a
floatplane in Canada on Saturday, the Canadian Transportation
Safety Agency has again called for float plane operators to be
required to carry a personal floatation device (PFD) for every
person on board the aircraft.
Seen As A Replacement For The Slovak Air Force MiG-29s
Two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, one piloted by the Alenia
Aeronautica test pilot Matteo Maurizio, landed in the Central
European country of Slovakia for the first time on May 28th to
participate in the Piestany Air Show.
The Company Has Had Its Ups And Downs In The Decade Of Its
In July 2000, the French Aerospatiale-Matra, the German
DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (DASA) and the Spanish CASA companies
merged to become EADS, and the company says that in the ensuing
decade, it has become a global leader in the aeronautics, space,
defence and associated services sector.
The first unmanned VTOL System to fly at ILA Berlin will be
Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The
company plans daily flight displays at Berlin Schonefeld airport
from June 8-13.
Recent publications from the Aerospace Industries Association note that, "America’s requirement for workers who are well educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is falling far short of anticipated need. Trends are discouraging, and interest is lacking among American youth. We simply aren’t producing enough engineers and non-engineering technical workers, such as hands-on manufacturing labor. Without dramatic change, these needs will go unmet, the future of the American aerospace industry will be bleak and the consequences for the nation will be extreme."
Recent publications from the Aerospace Industries Association
note that, "America’s requirement for workers who are well
educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
is falling far short of anticipated need...
The Department of Defense has certified that six acquisition
programs, including the Joint Strike Fighter and the Block 3
upgrade program for the Apache AH-64 helicopter, should continue
under Nunn-McCurdy legislation.
Missing Control Rod Bushing Could Cause Excessive Vibration,
Loss Of Control
The FAA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD)
(2010-12-51) for Agusta Model AW119 MKII helicopters. The EAD is
the result of the report of a missing control-rod bushing (bushing)
from a 90-degree tail rotor gearbox (TGB) installed on a Model
AW119 MKII helicopter.
Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J.
Creamer and Soichi Noguchi landed their Soyuz-17 spacecraft in
Kazakhstan Tuesday, June 1, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month
stay aboard the International Space Station.
Less That Half Of Delta Employees Represented By Unions
Following a ruling from the National Mediation Board, which
lowers the bar for approving union representation, union organizers
have aggressively targeted Delta Airlines employees, which have the
lowest percentage of union representation of any of the major
Will Provide All Employees With Identity Theft Protection
The FAA has contracted with a company called Identity Force to
provide all employees with identity theft protection services. The
FAA says the contract is part of the agency’s continued
response to a breach in February 2009 that exposed the personal
information of more than 45,000 employees and retirees.
"We should know and do know ... well before it gets to
50 percent cost growth. The Nunn-McCurdy 'bell' rings well after
the managers of the enterprise should know about what is happening
and should be acting." Source:
A senior Pentagon official speaking on condition of anonymity.