The National Transportation Safety Board will be sending a team
of investigators to Perpignan, France to assist in the
investigation of Thursday's accident in which an Airbus A320
crashed into the ocean.
The outcome of union contracts covering nearly 20,400 engineers
and technical workers at The Boeing Company will be decided on
Monday, when the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in
Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, counts member ballots.
Boeing announced this week the NATO Airlift Management Agency
(NAMA) general manager, on behalf of the Strategic Airlift
Capability (SAC) nations, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance
with the US government for the acquisition of two Boeing C-17
Globemaster III long-range cargo jets. The agreement follows NATO's
October 1 announcement that the 12 SAC nations had formally agreed
to move forward with the acquisition of C-17s, which will address
national requirements for strategic airlift.
Nevermind $100,000 toolbags and
troublesome water reclamation units. NASA
Astronaut Don Pettit has come up with a REALLY useful invention: a
zero-gravity cup that allows spacefarers to enjoy their coffee
Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in
Iraq and International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
during operations November 25, according to Combined Air and Space
Operations Center officials in Southwest Asia.
Malaysia Airlines and ATR announced this week the signing of a
Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA), valued at US $27 million, for
spare parts and maintenance services for the new ATR 72-500 fleet
of the two Malaysia Airlines' subsidiaries, MASwings and
To our knowledge, the terms "Avro RJ" and "luxurious"
have never been used in the same sentence... but that's about to
change. BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced Thursday a
significant milestone has been achieved in the Avro Business Jet
(ABJ) program, with the completion of the first aircraft fitted
with a luxurious Design Q interior.
Welcome to the Blackbird Archive: One of the best resources on
the Internet for information, photos, and diagrams pertaining to
the A-12, YF-12, SR-71, and D-21. This archive contains history and
specifications on all Blackbird variants and most other associated
In describing the tracking motion of an AZ-EL or ALT-AZ mounted
radio telescope, to "plunge" means to exceed 90° in elevation
and then to continue tracking as elevation decreases on the other
side without swiveling around in azimuth. This is not a capability
of DSN antennas.