Apparently so many people have now summitted Mount Everest that
it's become passe. The Times of London reports a British woman was
among three skydivers who became the first to freefall at extreme
altitude through the skies above Mount Everest.
ATSB Says Onboard Electronics Have Caused Problems Before
Perhaps you suspect ulterior motives when the airlines require
you to shut down your computer and cell phone during critical
flight phases. Especially with recently announced plans to offer
in-flight cellphone and wireless internet services, can these
seemingly benign consumer devices really interfere with navigation
and control of an airliner?
NASA and Alliant Techsystems have successfully concluded initial
testing and deployment of the UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA's New
Millennium Program Space Technology 8 Project (NMP ST8). The
project will also produce data that can support Lockheed Martin in
it is effort to develop the Orion crew exploration vehicle for NASA
with the goal to safely transport astronauts to and from the
International Space Station, the Moon and Mars.
Goodrich Corporation tells ANN it recently received FAA
Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for a lightweight durable fan
cowl design for V2500-A5 engine nacelles. Goodrich's Aerostructures
business unit, through its Alabama Service Center in Foley, AL will
provide a one-piece, or monolithic, fan cowl as part of its Prime
Solutions aftermarket support program.
Includes First Tailboom Produced At Columbus Plant
EADS North America marked a major industrial milestone for the
US Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter program this
week, delivering its first final assembly line (FAL) aircraft from
the Eurocopter production facility at Columbus, MS.
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ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.10.08 0830 MDT: At
least one fatality has been confirmed in a hot air balloon accident
near Bernalillo, NM, north of Albuquerque on the last Friday of the
city's annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
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One Of The World's Most Recognizable Aircraft Plays In The Skies Above Oshkosh
At the recently concluded Oshkosh 2008 aerial extravaganza, ANN and Aero-TV, yet gain, got to play with the Goodyear Blimp. We admit it... we love the big monster gas bag and we thought an update and additional look at this amazing and gentle flyer was worth a second look from Aero-TV.
One Of The World's Most Recognizable Aircraft Plays In The Skies
At the recently concluded Oshkosh 2008 aerial extravaganza, ANN
and Aero-TV yet again, got to play with the Goodyear Blimp. We
admit it... we love the big monster gas bag and we thought an
update and additional look at this amazing and gentle flyer was
worth a second look from Aero-TV.
The New York Times reports contract talks between Boeing and its
largest union will resume as soon as this weekend, in an attempt to
end a five-week strike which is costing the company $100 million a
day, and no doubt pinching the holiday season plans of many union
Launch From Baikonur Scheduled Early Sunday Morning
Commander Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury
Valentinovich Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station
crew are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-13 from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan about 0300 EDT Sunday to begin a
six-month stay in space.
Places Orbiter In Better Position For Thermal Emission Imaging
The longest-serving of six spacecraft now studying Mars is up to
new tricks for a third two-year extension of its mission to examine
the most Earthlike of known foreign planets. NASA's Mars Odyssey is
altering its orbit to gain even better sensitivity for its infrared
mapping of Martian minerals. During the mission extension through
September 2010, it will also point its camera with more flexibility
than it has ever used before.
System To Be Offered On S-76C++ and S-76D, Under Consideration
TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft
Corporation to supply its advanced executive-class Simphone
airborne telecommunications system for the S-76 helicopter,
starting with two installations this summer at Keystone Helicopter
in Coatesville, PA.
Conklin & de Decker -- in association with the National
Business Aviation Association -- announced the first annual Alan H.
Conklin Business Aviation Management scholarship will go to Carly
Butwell of Newburgh, NY. The award was presented at the 2008 NBAA
Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, FL, which wrapped up
Swedish Planemaker Also Helps Market L-159 Aircraft
Saab has placed an order with Czech aerospace company AERO
Vodochody for the production of NATO pylons for the Gripen aircraft
system. Transfer of production will commence at the Aero facilities
at Vodochody in the Czech Republic in autumn this year.
This site is dedicated to the 1,701 Brothers In Arm's who gave
their lives, the 4 Medal of Honor recipients, the 5,400 who
suffered injury and the 100 still missing in action from the 1st
Aviation Brigade of the U.S. Army during Vietnam. "Men may die, but
reputation lives on."
White or grey layers or patches of cloud often having a wavy
appearance. Cloud elements appear as rounded masses or rolls and
are comprised mostly of liquid water droplets which may be super
cooled. Altocumulus clouds may contain ice crystals at subfreezing
"Scheduled airlines are pulling out of small, regional
airports so they are literally giving us the regional market.
Service cutbacks by the major and regional air carriers are paving
the way for the emerging, per-seat, on-demand, air taxi services.
Our business model will give business and vacation travelers better
service than they had before."
Source: Todd House, CEO and founder of YourJet.
The upstart air-taxi service has ordered six Diamond D-Jets, to
supplement its lone DA42 Twin Star.