Twin-Engine Light Aircraft Designed For National Geographic
Lockwood Aircraft president Phil Lockwood -- lead designer and
motivating force behind the Air-Cam -- received an interesting call
one morning in late November. It wasn’t official yet, the
caller said... but Air-Cam Number One had been accepted into the
permanent collection of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh,
Adam Aircraft tells ANN that in early December, the planemaker
completed a successful series of environmental tests of the A700
very light jet at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air
Force Base in Florida.
Resolve To Be A Better Pilot In 2008, With CFII Bob Miller
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'First, Go Into Space... We Weigh NOTHING Up Here!'
For those who set fitness goals as part of their New Year's
resolutions, NASA astronauts who have lived aboard the
International Space Station have a few tips to face the challenge.
Astronauts on the station are required to work out as much as two
hours each day.
On Friday, NASA shuttle program managers announced February 7 as
the target launch date for Atlantis' STS-122 mission to the
International Space Station, and mid-March for the launch of
Endeavour on STS-123 -- each date two months later than originally
Representatives with AgustaWestland told ANN Friday the first
two VH-71 helicopters built for the President of the United States
have entered the flight test phase with the US Navy and US Marine
Corps at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.
An investigation into what led to the in-flight breakup of an
F-15C Eagle fighter in November 2007 uncovered structural beams in
several aircraft that weren't up to spec, US Air Force officials
said Thursday. Investigators also discovered one of the accident
aircraft's four cockpit longerons, which support the fuselage
during high-g maneuvers, was thinner that design specifications
Is another delay looming for Boeing's 787
Dreamliner? Several analysts predict the planemaker may need
to push off its development schedule for the composite-bodied
aircraft once more... and the stock market has responded, by
driving down Boeing share prices.
Apparent Towbar Failure Sends Plane Partially Off Ramp
The world's largest passenger-carrying airliner has chalked up
its first incident while in airline service. Singapore Airlines'
first-ever Airbus A380 suffered minor damage to its landing gear
Thursday, when the aircraft became disconnected from a tug during
pushback and rolled partially off the tarmac at Changi Airport.
Was turbulence really to blame for an incident onboard an Air
Canada Airbus A319 Thursday? Early reports indicated the aircraft
hit a rough patch of air on its trip from Victoria, BC to
Toronto... but passengers say the pilot told them of an additional
problem once the aircraft came back under control.
After bearing the pouring rain that "blessed" the ground-breaking of a new launch facility headquartered in the shadow of historic Space Launch Complex 40, Aero-TV's Jim Campbell got some rare one-on-one time with SpaceX honcho, Elon Musk. The new facility, which will someday launch Falcon 9 rockets for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) was dedicated early in November, during the World Space Expo. Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) is situated on the historic Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and will start serving as the primary launch site for SpaceX's upcoming Falcon 9 launch vehicle, beginning in late 2008.
Leader In Commercial Space Business Talks About The Future
After bearing the pouring rain that "blessed" the
ground-breaking of a new launch facility headquartered in the
shadow of historic Space Launch Complex 40, Aero-TV's Jim Campbell
got some rare one-on-one time with SpaceX honcho, Elon Musk. The
new facility, which will someday launch Falcon 9 rockets for Space
Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) was dedicated early in
November, during the World Space Expo.
Commissioners Continue To Talk Of Lawsuit Against Agency
The stage has been set in Stuart, FL for a showdown between
Martin County commissioners, who want to shorten runway 12-30 at
Witham Field (SUA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
which is blocking the change.
Says Low Dollar Makes This "The Right Time To Strike"
One big trend noted by retail analysts in 2007 was a surge in
shopping trips by Europeans to the United States. The dramatic fall
of the US dollar's exchange value against the euro has made
vacations, luxury purchases, and even real estate irresistible
values to anyone with euros in their pockets.
Says Mediation "Is In The Best Interests Of All Concerned"
The Allied Pilots Association, collective bargaining agent for
the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, appealed Thursday to the
carrier's management to join in a request for National Mediation
Board (NMB) involvement in the ongoing negotiations for a new pilot
Perhaps this will slow down the jokes about contaminated Chinese
products coming to the US. Reuters reports a Chinese government
emergency team rushed onto a United Airlines jet in Beijing, after
the crew notified air traffic control Sunday they found evidence of
mice onboard the plane.
Takes Flight In Navy's Newest Combat Helo, The MH-60R
The Navy's "Air Boss" experienced firsthand the future of naval
helicopter technology, and led roundtable discussions with the
senior rotary wing leadership stationed at Naval Air Station North
Island (NASNI) in December.
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to be acquired to clear the departure RPZs of all homes. Acquiring
these few remaining homes would achieve the county’s goals of
removing all homes from the airport departure RPZs."
Source: Robert Chapman, FAA Airports Division
Manager for the Southern Region.