Hi-Tech Jobs For WI -- Racine Invests In Building A Promising
The Racine City Council on Wednesday approved a $1.2 million
low-interest loan for DeltaHawk Engines, Inc., which plans to
manufacture a family of 2-12 cylinder engines for the general
aviation industry. The two-percent loan will be provided in
$400,000 increments over three years, and is tied to facility
improvements on DeltaHawk's future manufacturing plant in Racine.
The Racine Redevelopment Authority unanimously approved the loan
last Thursday, paving the way for the Council vote this past
Unique Direct to Owner-Operator Capability Added to Lycoming
Lycoming's industrial horsepower has added some 'Air
Power.' Air Power Inc., located at Arlington, Texas, Municipal
Airport in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, has joined Lycoming's
worldwide distributor network. Founded in 1992, Air Power is an
industry leader in the sale of factory engines and parts for
general aviation, with over 27,000 factory engines sold
Plane Manufacturer "Negligent And Careless" In Aircraft
The family of a Jacksonville Beach, FL woman fatally injured
when a Bombardier Q400 being operated by Colgan Air as Continental
Connection Flight 3407 went down in Buffalo has sued the
manufacturer for alleged negligence in the aircraft design.
New Electronic Warfare Devices And Image Generators Enhance The
CAE Australia today announced that a major upgrade to the
Australian Army's S-70A Black Hawk full-flight and mission
simulator (FFMS) has been completed on-schedule and recently
entered service for the Australian Army.
Lockheed Martin Wins Follow-On Performance-Based Contract
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $726.6 million contract
modification to Lockheed Martin for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor
fleet. This modification is for the 2011 Follow-On Agile
Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was
awarded initially in 2008.
ARINC Will Modify The Aircraft For Rockwell Collins
A major communication systems upgrade on U.S. Navy E-6B aircraft
that are part of the Take Charge And Move Out (TACAMO) strategic
communications relay mission and the Airborne Command Post (ABNCP)
command and control missions will be performed by ARINC Engineering
Total UK C-17 IP Benefits To Date Exceed $1 Billion
Industrial participation (IP) programs for the first five C-17
Globemaster III aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) have
been completed by Boeing. To date, the planemaker says it has
delivered benefits of more than $1 billion to United Kingdom
industry for this aircraft program.
In and amongst all the brightly appointed wings and rotors seen at the recently concluded 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, the folks of Remos Aircraft were doing their best to make a case for their flock of LSAs. In 2011, they were focusing a lot of attention on their Remos GX, the successor to the previous G-3 variant.
Piper Brought The PiperSport To Market Using Some Unique Ideas
It was an interesting year for the folks of Piper Aircraft... and while issues with the vendor that built their PiperSport turned out to be serious enough to sever the program just a few weeks ago, it sure showed it had the "right/light stuff" when it came to working the LSA market.
Landmark Aviation has announced its acquisition of the assets of
Odyssey Aviation. “This acquisition expands our presence
in the Midwest and Southeast, and enhances our network capabilities
to better service our customers,” said Dan Bucaro, Landmark
Aviation President & CEO.
In and amongst all the brightly appointed wings and rotors seen
at the recently concluded 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, the folks of
Remos Aircraft were doing their best to make a case for their flock
of LSAs. In 2011, they were focusing a lot of attention on their
Remos GX, the successor to the previous G-3 variant. The
$127,900 (base price) GX boasts some significant improvements over
its predecessor, including a new carbon fiber wing, new fuselage
design, a number of enhanced safety features, extended luggage
space, a standard ground-adjustable propeller, and night VFR
Piper Brought The PiperSport To Market Using Some Unique
It was an interesting year for the folks of Piper Aircraft...
and while issues with the vendor that built their PiperSport turned
out to be serious enough to sever the program just a few weeks ago,
it sure showed it had the "right/light stuff" when it came to
working the LSA market. Piper did some ingenious stuff with
the PiperSport program -- including the mounting of one of the
first credible social media sales and support programs in GA... and
garnered solid successes in short order -- even to the point where
a PiperSport was sold over the web early in the program's
The AW139M, which is the customized military version of the
multi-role, AW139 helicopter, has been introduced by
AgustaWestland. The military variant of the helicopter is
integrated with proven U.S. military technology for the U.S. Air
Force's Common Vertical Lift Support Program.
Any Teacher Can Submit An Proposal For An Experiment
For the first time, NASA is offering teachers from across the
country an opportunity usually reserved for researchers -- the
chance to design a science experiment and then test it aboard a
microgravity research plane.
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the rotor disc in which the rotation of the blade is moving in the
same direction as the movement of the helicopter. If the helicopter
is moving forward, the advancing blade will be in the right half of
the rotor disc; if moving backward, it will be in the left half; if
moving sideward to the left, it will be in the forward half; and if
moving sideward to the right, it will be in the rear
Aero-Linx: Biplanes vs.
Ever wondered why modern airplanes only have one set of wings?
You may have heard that it's more efficient than the old biplanes,
but why is that? And why do sail planes have those long thin wings?
There are actually two significant reasons that a monoplane is more
efficient aerodynamically than a biplane or a triplane (or any
number of stacked wings if you're really ambitious), which are
"Any teacher from anywhere in the country can submit a
proposal to fly an experiment. It doesn't matter if you teach
kindergarten or advanced placement in high school. What better way
to make science and math come alive? We can't wait to see the
experiments educators and their students propose."
Source: Cindy McArthur, 'Teaching From
Space' project manager, in commwents associated with the
announcement that for the first time, NASA is offering
teachers from across the country an opportunity usually reserved
for researchers -- the chance to design a science experiment and
then test it aboard a microgravity research plane.