Score one for Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft Company, as
those manufacturers attempt to overthrow the selection of Boeing
for a lucrative USAF contract. On Thursday, the Government
Accountability Office sided with protests lodged by the two companies in
June, and recommended the Air Force allow revised
proposals in its competition for a new combat search and rescue
Low On Gas? Nearest Pump Just Ahead... At 8,000 Feet
When running on empty, a driver pulls into a station, pays,
selects a fuel type, inserts the nozzle into the vehicle and fills
their tank. A Marine Corps pilot, on the other hand, radios to
another aircraft for support, and ascends 8,000 feet into the
clouds at speeds of 200 knots to hook up to an 85-foot tube,
trailing from either wing of a supporting aircraft.
60th Annual Event Kicks Off September 25 In Atlanta
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the
recipients of the Association's 2007 Flying Safety Awards Program
this week. These winners will be formally recognized during NBAA's
60th Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA.
His boss may have cleared him of responsibility... but it still
must have been embarrassing for the pilot of an Airbus A380 now on
a demonstration tour throughout Asia, when his plane accidentally
scraped a building while taxiing for departure Saturday morning
from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport.
Technologies Power On-Board Processing During Unmanned Systems
Aero-News learned recently unmanned vehicles equipped with
on-board sensor data processing capabilities developed by Augusta
Systems Inc. successfully "swarmed" during recent field tests and
demonstrations, operating autonomously, with limited intervention
by human operators.
"We were both strapped in, Nick was unconscious. I was
feeling bad, I knew I had some injuries. I was bleeding from my
head and my wrist was out of shape. I got out and then shut
everything off. I was pretty dazed... I was concerned for myself. I
was losing a lot of blood, I was pretty shattered. I thought there
was a fairly good possibility I could die."
Source: New Zealand flight instructor Richard
Bateman, who with student Nick Eagleson survived a crash in the
rugged terrain of New Zealand's South Island last Sunday.