Cites "Extraordinary Adverse Market" As Reason For Delay
It wasn't that long ago that American Airlines lobbied hard for
the Department of Transportation to award a lucrative route to
Beijing to the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier... but alas, that was
then, and this is now.
Faced with a five-year gap between the space shuttle's 2010
retirement date and the first manned flight of an Orion space
capsule, NASA is confronted with an increasingly unappealing
choice: continuing flying an aging spacecraft many believe is
inherently unsafe... or cast its lot with a newly resurgent, and
increasingly belligerent, former enemy.
August Marked Golden Anniversary Of G-I First Flight
Fifty years ago last month, Grumman Aerospace test pilots Carl
Alber and Fred Rowley took the first Gulfstream I twin-engine
turboprop on its maiden flight, marking the birth of what is today
a flourishing market for business aviation aircraft.
Ever-mindful of the political ramifications from doing business
with a country known to be a state sponsor of terrorism, last week
European Aeronautic Defense and Space Corp. (EADS) vehemently
denied its Airbus division was on the verge of announcing a
airplane deal with Syria.
The PR effort is on... big-time... at least if you happen to be
heading to the Republican Convention. People arriving at
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for this week's
Republican National Convention will reportedly 'receive a warm,
personal welcome from dozens of roving volunteers and festive red
and white decorations.'
The first aircraft to fly by pulsed-detonation engine power,
along with associated hearing protection technology -- both
developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory here -- became
additions to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during an
Aug. 25 ceremony at the museum annex at Wright-Pat.
As Hurricane Gustav moves closer to the Gulf Coast of the United
States, Civil Air Patrol members are making preparations to
safeguard CAP assets and preparing to respond to requests for
assistance after the storm makes landfall.
Emirates First Middle East Carrier To Receive Two 777 Variants
On The Same Day
Boeing and Dubai-based airline Emirates celebrated the delivery
of a 777-300ER (Extended Range) and a 777-200LR (Longer Range)
Thursday, marking the first double 777 delivery to a Middle East
airline. Representatives from the Emirates and Boeing team are
pictured here prior to the airplanes' departure for Dubai.
ZuluLog has announced that it has deployed version 2.0 of its
aviation record-keeping software into active production. The new
version features numerous enhancements including a custom scripting
language, new analysis tools, support for mobile devices, a
streamlined user interface, and new modules for professional
A spacecraft orbit that precesses, wherein the location of
periapsis changes with respect to the planet's surface so as to
keep the periapsis location near the same local time on the planet
"Alabama Wing has activated a mission command staff and
is identifying aircrew, ground team, urban direction finding (UDF)
team and mission staff members who are available for a one- or
two-week tour after the storm makes landfall."
Source: Maj. John P. Neil, director of
operations for the CAP's Alabama wing. Civil Air Patrol members are
making preparations to safeguard CAP assets and preparing to
respond to requests for assistance after the storm makes landfall.
Gustav could impact the gulf states by tomorrow. The storm is
projected to move in a northwesterly direction but it is too early
to tell specifically where landfall will occur.