Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday the government has awarded the
Bethesda, MD-based company a nearly $100 million contract for
long-lead tasks related to the production of 30 new Advanced Block
52+ aircraft for Greece.
The US Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial
reconnaissance system recently passed the 5,000 combat flight-hours
mark while on a mission supporting the global war on terrorism,
according to the aircrafts' manufacturer, Northrop Grumman.
Both Treated For Hypothermia, Cause Of Engine Failure
A little bit of luck -- in the form of unusually calm waters,
and a couple well-placed helicopters -- may have played a role in
the survival of two men whose Piper PA-28 Warrior went down Monday
in the frigid Hudson River just off Yonkers, NY.
While Boeing may have decisively won the airliner sales race in
2005, that does not mean that rival Airbus didn't have a rather
impressive year of their own, with 749 firm orders on the books.
That figure includes 30 additional A320 airliners ordered by Air
Deccan on December 22, taking the number of firm orders by the
Indian low cost carrier for the 180-seat airliner to 62.
A shrimp boat crew off the coast of St. Augustine, FL has
apparently found the wreckage of a Cessna 195 that went down in the
Atlantic Ocean last month off the Florida mainland. Two bodies,
believed to be the father and daughter lost in the accident, have
been recovered from the scene.
Aero-Craft 101 With Tom Turner: Deciphering 'The Rule Of
Accurately flying an IFR approach is all about... just
that, flying the airplane. Especially as you get closer to your
destination (and to the ground) proper pitch, heading, and
airspeed control is crucial --- and too often, pilots are most
concerned with 'chasing' the needles, instead of heeding basic
piloting skills. That can result in having to go missed -- or
To help general aviation pilots understand the complexities of
today's stricter airspace rules and reduce violations of restricted
airspace, the FAA is offering special online training for anyone
who flies in or near restricted areas -- especially a certain area
around Washington, DC.
In an unusual observation, a team of scientists has scanned the
northern polar region of Earth with NASA's Chandra X-ray
Observatory. The results show that the aurora borealis, or
"northern lights," also dance in X-ray light, creating changing
bright arcs of X-ray energy above the Earth's surface.
Air Transportation Gallery Closing January 9 For New Exhibition
The Air Transportation gallery at the National Air and Space
Museum’s flagship building on the National Mall in Washington
will close on Jan. 9, 2006, in preparation for a new exhibition the
Coalition aircraft flew 50 close-air-support missions Jan. 1 for
Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to
coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction
activities, and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist
Officially titled Authorized Release Certificate the form is
the FAA's preferred method for documenting the approval of
products, parts, and appliances that are considered approved by the
Administrator. Despite everyone’s belief, duct tape does not
come with an 8130 tag.
"Today we must announce that we will be ceasing
scheduled service operations this Thursday evening, January 5. The
financial pressures in the industry have prevailed. We have run out
Source: From a letter posted on the website of
Flyi -- parent company to Washington, DC-based Independence Air --
announcing the airline's demise. Formerly a contract carrier for
United and Delta as Atlantic Coast Airlines, Flyi becoming a
stand-alone airline in July, 2004 -- becoming another player in the
crowded low-cost carrier market along the east coast. While almost
universally praised for its customer service (it was named one of
Zagat's top five domestic carriers in 2005,) Independence
executives said the business simply was never there.