Strong Warranty Expected to Stimulate New Aircraft
German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has significantly
improved its warranty program, calling it the XP or eXtended
Protection Warranty. The new warranty program covers new airplane
purchases, as well as those previously delivered.
An indigenously-developed multi-role helicopter in India has
suffered what that nation's News X Live online service says is the
fifth crash in the program's troubled development. The Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Dhruv went down Sunday at the Mana
Airport in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district.
RS-25Ds To Be Repurposed For SLS Heavy Lift Vehicles
The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory
from Kennedy Space Center's Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, FL, is
underway. The RS-25D flight engines, repurposed for NASA's Space
Launch System, are being moved to NASA's Stennis Space Center in
'Miracle On The Hudson' Plane Now On Display At the Carolinas
Three years ago Sunday, US Airways Flight 1549 departed
LaGuardia airport for a routine flight to Charlotte, NC, but got
only as far as the Hudson River. The flight, piloted by Captain
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger famously ditched in the river after a
bird strike caused both engines to flame out, but in what has now
become known as "The Miracle On The Hudson," not a single passenger
or crewmenber lost their lives in the accident.
Indian Paramilitary Forces Say Planes Crashed in 1946
More members of the Greatest Generation may soon be coming home.
An online news service in Bangladesh is reporting that Indian
paramilitary forces have discovered the wreckage of a World War II
C-47B cargo aircraft in northeastern Tripura state.
Palatka, FL airport officials are set for their second annual
Community Open House/Fly-In planned for Saturday January 28th. The
event is planned for 0900-1600 EST. “This will be a great
opportunity to come out and meet local pilots from all over North
East Florida and share what we do with our local and regional
community members. There will be plenty of food, fun and
festivities," said Airport Manager, John Youell.
Aircraft Has Flown Over 10,000 Hours Since 1990
In the early hours of the day on January 13th, the aircraft
parking ramp at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan was alive with
activity. Checklists were run, hatches checked, bombs loaded and
missions briefed, as the crew chiefs, support units, and flyers of
F-15E Strike Eagle #89-0487 achieved a milestone 10,000 flying
Velocity Airplane Landed On Its Belly In Key West, FL
A 2010 Velocity kitplane suffered a landing gear failure and
landed on its belly at Key West International Airport Sunday, but
the story has a mostly happy ending. While the airplane was
damaged, the pilot and three passengers all escaped without
Orlando, Florida Performance Of 'Red Tail Skirmish' Salutes
Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard R. Hall, Jr.
A member of the Tuskegee Airmen was honored during a concert by
the United States Air Force Band's Ceremonial Brass January 14 at
The First Academy Faith Hall in Orlando, FL. Retired Air Force
Chief Master Sgt. Richard R. Hall, Jr., a Winter Park, FL, native,
was attending Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans when he
was called to active duty in 1942 to serve with the Tuskegee
Landowner Wins Settlement After Claiming Undervaluation
Eminent Domain laws allow government agencies to condemn private
land for projects which benefit the public, but as one Indiana
county has learned the hard way, taking more than is needed, or
fudging on the fair value of that land, can get expensive. An
attorney for a woman whose land was taken for a runway expansion
says he'll file for a judgment to collect $865,000 in compensation
won by the landowner in court.
Dan Gryder is a Delta pilot, also an instructor and airshow
performer in the DC-3. But he's also a bluegrass musician known for
putting together jam sessions at his campsite at Oshkosh each year.
Recently, Dan posted a video on YouTube, offering an introductory
lesson to guitar players and linked it on his Facebook page, which
prompted a humorous exchange with former Cessna CEO Jack
Here and There, The Aviation Revolution Is Alive And Well...
I don't have to tell you that all things aviation are not in the best shape we've seen them... but here and there, true believers are doing their best to not keep the art and craft of aviation alive and well... but doing their best to advance the art wherever possible. One of those people, a revolutionary at heart, Jerry Gregoire, is trying to make a critical part of the aviation world in the hopes that his own brand of revolution will spark others.
Here and There, The Aviation Revolution Is Alive And
I don't have to tell you that all things aviation are not in the
best shape we've seen them... but here and there, true believers
are doing their best to not keep the art and craft of aviation
alive and well... but doing their best to advance the art wherever
possible. One of those people, a revolutionary at heart, Jerry
Gregoire, is trying to make a critical part of the aviation world
in the hopes that his own brand of revolution will spark others.
Jerry is putting his money where his heart is... A few weeks ago,
he finished construction of a multi-faceted aviation research and
development laboratory, l
Cost-Cutting, Restructuring At The Core Of The Plan
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM has examined a proposed
transformation plan for the group to be implemented over three
years (2012-2014) which will focus on three priorities set out on
November 9th last year: restoring competitiveness through
cost-cutting, restructuring the short- and medium-haul operations
and rapidly reducing debt.
SpaceX's much anticipated launch of an unmanned Dragon
spacecraft to dock with ISS has been postponed, with no new launch
date set for the test. SpaceX had gotten permission from NASA to
combine the COTS 2 and 3 demonstration flights into one.
Debris Of Failed Russian Mars Probe Now Beneath The
Officials in Russia, US and Europe agree that based on tracking
data, it appears the failed Phobos-Grunt Mars probe burned up on
re-entry over the Pacific Ocean Sunday afternoon. The BBC reports
the spacecraft's last orbit took it over Japan and the Solomon
Islands, to the east of Australia and New Zealand. Alexei
Zolotukhin of the Russian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti,
"Phobos-Grunt fragments have crashed down in the Pacific Ocean."
The official Russian conclusion is that the fragments fell about
1,250 kilometers (777 miles) west of the island of Wellington at
As Delta Airlines, US Airways and a private equity firm called
TPG Group appear to be mulling bids to take over struggling
American Airlines, business experts are weighing in on who might
prevail, and wondering if anti-trust regulators will go along.
Aircraft Went Down On Flight To Hyannis From Martha's
The bodies of two people believed to have been aboard a
single-engine Piper which authorities believe went down in the
Atlantic ocean off the coast of Massachusetts have been found on a
beach, but the wreckage of the airplane has not been located.