Slashed Hours Affected Benefits For Laid Off Employees
Over 1,000 hourly workers at Cessna's Advanced Engineering
Facility in Wichita, KS will be back on a full work
schedule next week,
after having their hours cut as the planemaker
continues to grapple with the effects of a slumping economy.
It was with sadness Aero-News learned this week of the passing
of Jim Cheatham, who pioneered advances in helicopter-mounted
aerial photography and headed the world's only civilian helicopter
demonstration team, Showcopters.
Will Halt Love Field Service In June; Plans To Return
American Airlines signed a new 17-year lease at Dallas Love
Field on Thursday, which extends the airline's commitment to the
downtown airport until 2028... but then announced the carrier plans
to pull its sole remaining route from the airport until a massive
terminal rejuvenation project is completed.
Company Developing Potential Therapeutics Using
When space shuttle Discovery finally lifts off from the pad on
its STS-119 mission, it will be carrying some nasty bacteria...
that scientists hope will help earthbound doctors fight virulent
Goal Is To Make Landings In Blinding Conditions Safer
Sikorsky announced Thursday the successful demonstration of
technology designed to enable safer helicopter landings in blinding
conditions, including brownouts. Sikorsky and its "Sandblaster"
project teammates -- including Honeywell International and Sierra
Nevada Corp. -- performed the demonstrations at the US Army
Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), AMRDEC at Ames Research
Center, Moffett Field, CA.
The public is invited to join in on the fun as NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center celebrates 100 Hours of Astronomy in
conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy. This four-day
event, designed to bring astronomy to the public around the world,
runs from April 2-5, 2009 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
near Washington, DC.
Passive Sensors Allow Simultaneous Air And Ground Missions
Boeing's Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program
has successfully completed a series of risk-reduction flight tests
that demonstrated the compatibility and effectiveness of the IRST
system on the Super Hornet strike fighter.
"We have every intention of returning service to Love
Field when the new terminal is completed."
Source: Kevin Cox, Vice President - State and
Community Affairs for American Airlines. The airline signed a new
17-year lease at Dallas Love Field on Thursday, which extends the
airline's commitment to the downtown airport until 2028... and then
announced it plans to pull its sole remaining route from the
airport until a massive terminal rejuvenation project is