NASA successfully completed another parachute test of its Orion spacecraft high above the skies of the U.S. Yuma Army Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona on Tuesday. The test examined the maximum pressure Orion's parachutes might face when returning from exploration missions.
Flights Between U.S. Hubs Will Precede The Start Of International Routes
United Airlines plans to fly its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on domestic routes starting in November as it prepares to begin previously-announced international service in December and January. The company said Wednesday that as the initial aircraft are inducted into the fleet late in September, they will be based at United's Houston hub.
Emerging Lessor Enhances Portfolio With New Airplanes
ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. (ICBC Leasing), has signed an agreement with Airbus for a total of 50 A320 Family aircraft, including 30 A320ceo and 20 A320neo. The aircraft purchase agreement was signed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing by Li Xiaopeng, Senior Executive Vice President of ICBC and Chairman of ICBC Leasing, and Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO of Airbus.
Agency Cites 'Inattention' In Baggage-Screening Area
The TSA has begun termination procedures for six baggage screeners at Boston's Logan International Airport because of "inattention" to their jobs. They were reportedly distracted by their cell phones and other electronic devices while screening luggage for explosives.
Corps Retires The CH-53D After More Than 40 Years Of Service
First deployed during the Vietnam War, the CH-53D helicopter made its final flight in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 16. For the “Ugly Angels” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), being a part of the final flight that ended a legacy in Marine aviation came with mixed emotions.
First Lt. Harry Eck Was Aboard A B-17G That Went Down Over Germany
The remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).
Will Explore A Helicopter Completion And Customization Center In China
In a signing ceremony Wednesday witnessed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Eurocopter and Tianjin Free Trade Zone inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the creation of a completion and customization center for Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family of light helicopters in Tianjin through a joint venture.
Twin Commander Aircraft LLC has just developed a kit that ensures good results in an area that can be difficult to protect from pressurization leaks--the rudder-pedal horns. Leaks in the boots that enclose the rudder-pedal horns can result in noticeable loss of pressure differential, which means a higher cabin altitude at cruise.
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WACO Classic Aircraft is making progress on the first Great Lakes biplane airframe, as well as the first airplane ordered by a customer. The company says the project is moving into high gear with nearly all vendors online, all of the engineering updates approved, and drawing updates mostly complete. A team of students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland have soared to new heights in their quest for the Sikorsky Prize. With new freshman pilot Henry Enerson providing the power, the human powered helicopter Gamera II soared to an altitude of 8 feet during a recent 25 second flight. Who’s the king of Hot-Air? Nick Donner of
Clark School Team Unofficially Satisfies Two Sikorsky Prize Requirements
Students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have unofficially satisfied two of the three American Helicopter Society Sikorsky Prize competition requirements with a flight that unofficially lasted 65 seconds, stayed within a 10 square meter area and hovered at two feet of altitude.
First Twin-Spacecraft Mission To Investigate The 'Hazardous Region' Of Near-Earth Space
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), the first twin-spacecraft mission designed to explore our planet's radiation belts, launched into the predawn skies at 0405 EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
'Friends Of LaGuardia Airport' Working To Stop Construction Of Trash Processing Facility
A group working to stop the construction of a trash processing plant less than half a mile from the end of one of LaGuardia Airport's runways in New York says a recent report from the Department of Transportation's Inspector General on wildlife mitigation at airports reinforces their argument that the plant not be built.
'Blue Moon' Occurs On The Day Of His Memorial Service
We've all heard the expression "Once in a blue moon." And while the moon doesn't actually turn blue, it is a rare occurrence. A Blue Moon is a second full moon in a calendar month, and there will be on on August 31st.
Employees Hold Rally, March Outside Company’s Headquarters In Indianapolis
Republic Airways pilots, flight attendants and mechanics, members of a Monitoring Committee and other allies rallied and marched outside the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis Thursday to demand that "the company honor its professional employees who keep passengers safe."
Curiosity's recent landing on Mars will make for some great teaching opportunities at all levels. The Education home page for NASA JPL is the perfect place for parents and teachers to find activities for a budding rocket scientist, engineer, technician, or any kid that dreams of going to space.