Program Will Allow NASA Scientists To Work With Industry
NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program, in coordination with the
agency's Office of the Chief Engineer and Office of Human Capital
Management, has announced the selection of the 2009 Innovation
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Test Flights A Significant Milestone For FAA, Canadian, And
Bombardier’s Global Vision cockpit successfully completed
its first Bombardier test flight on a Global Express XRS aircraft
on Monday. Dedicated to testing basic system functionality, the
flight marks another significant milestone for the program.
Airmen successfully mated the X-51A WaveRider flight test
vehicle to a B-52 Stratofortress last month at Edwards Air Force
Base, CA. The fit check followed integration earlier in the month
of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne scramjet propulsion system
into the X-51 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA.
They Say It Protects The Privacy Of The Traveling Public
TSA announced Monday that it will begin testing backscatter
advanced imaging technology at Greater Rochester International
Airport. Imaging technologies quickly and unobtrusively screen
passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats without physical
Team Develops Energy Efficient Tire That Won't Go Flat
It sort of goes without saying that if you have a flat on the
moon, it's a long way to the nearest tire store. Not to mention air
is kind of at a premium. So NASA and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Company have developed an airless tire to transport large,
long-range vehicles across the surface of the moon.
GE Aviation workers staged a rally outside the company's
Albuquerque plant Monday in an effort to convince GE management
that the plant should not be closed. The plant, which has been in
operation for 30 years, is slated to be shuttered in the fall of
26 Injured On Continental Flight From Rio To Houston
The NTSB is looking into whether to treat an encounter with
clear air turbulence as an accident. A Continental flight en route
to Houston from Rio de Janeiro Monday encountered CAT near the east
end of the Dominican Republic, and 26 passengers were injured as a
The 'Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act' Is
Still In Subcommittee
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division
endorses the House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Costello's
(D-IL) legislation, HR 3371, which would improve requirements for
pilot hiring, training and duty time.
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 2)!
Last Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Tuesday
released the industry's second quarter shipment and billings
figures, and they do not bode well for a quick recovery. In
the first half of 2009, total general aviation (GA) airplane
shipments fell 45.9 percent, from 1,918 units in 2008 to 1,037
units this year.
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business
Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 2)!
Last Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the
best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom
Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of
business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM) announced a week ago,
Sunday, that it flew its Factory Turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh
fueled on UL94 Unleaded Aviation Fuel. With ASTM actively working
the certification of UL94, TCM has shifted from testing the fuel to
preparing its engines for its eventual introduction.
Piper Aircraft Introduces the G600 on Entry-Level & Twin-Engine
Tuesday, at Oshkosh 2009, Piper announced that it will add the
Garmin G600 glass avionics suite to its primary trainers, its
twin-engine aircraft and the newly revamped Piper Archer that will
come to market next year.
U.S. Army astronaut Col. Tim Kopra Tuesday became the first
International Space Station crew member to communicate through
Twitter. Col. Kopra sent the following message, "What a fun shuttle
mission - especially with 13 people on board station."
Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in
announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of
these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all
accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international
Master Instructor accrediting authority.
Poor 1st Quarter Results Mean Cuts In Service, Jobs Are
The first quarter of 2009 was difficult for British Airways, as
the carrier reported a pre-tax loss of about $250 million. "Trading
conditions continue to be very challenging with underlying revenue
down 16.8% and no visible signs of improvement," said BA CEO Willie
Other Probes Previously Certified For Boeing Aircraft
Aero-Instruments of Cleveland, OH announced Tuesday that, after
18 months of rigorous testing and evaluation, the FAA has approved
the company's 0851HL-AI Pitot Probe as a replacement part on Airbus
S.A.S. airplanes flown worldwide.
"We are encouraged that the overall economic picture is
showing some signs of improvement, which is a crucial condition for
recovery in the general aviation market."
Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete
A coastal phenomena, it is restricted to large bodies of water
and their immediate coast lines. This is usually the landward
extent of the sea breeze. Due to the imbalance of heating between
land and water, a region of maximum upward motion or convergence
occurs by mid-afternoon in the summer some 10 to 15 miles
Aero-Linx: Col. Tim Kopra On
So we'll see if we can generate some followers for Col. Kopra's
tweets from space. Tuesday he sent the first twitter message from
the International Space Station, inaugurating social networking in