A330 "Disintegrated" On Landing. One Child Survives
A Libyan Airbus A330 landing in Tripoli after a flight from
South Africa has reportedly "disintegrated" on landing at Tripoli
Airport, killing 103 of the passengers and crew on board, but
leaving a "miracle" survivor ... an 8-year-old boy.
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Allows Elementary School Kids To Learn About Critical "Go, No
As NASA prepares for one of its final three space shuttle
launches on Friday, May 14, the agency is offering the ABCs of
3,2,1 liftoff to students and educators throughout the nation. A
new computer simulation program will allow them to launch the
shuttle from their own classrooms.
The Army's one millionth Unmanned Aerial System flight hour
marks a window in time through which to view a broader trajectory
of explosive change and expansion -- one in which the advent of
UAVs in Iraq and Afghanistan have added more eyes to the fight,
found and destroyed more enemies and saved more lives.
Enhanced GPS Part Of ADS-B Package Utilized By Icelandair To
Meet GNSS Requirements
FreeFlight Systems' 1203 SBAS/GPS has been selected and
installed on Icelandair's B757-200 fleet as part of their ADS-B
program which received an STC from EASA in late March, the company
If you happen to be in Southern California this weekend, you
might want to stop by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
CA for a close-up look at JPL's past, present and future. It's
JPL's annual Open House being held on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday,
May 16, from 0900 to 1700.
Becker Avionics has gotten together with South America-based
Redimec, and announced that it has entered into a dealer agreement
with the maintenance and repair center for avionics, instruments
and electronic equipment.
Early Warning And Control Aircraft Ready For Operational
Training And Use
The Commonwealth of Australia has accepted the first two Project
Wedgetail 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C)
aircraft into the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fleet. The
aircraft were accepted during a ceremony last week at RAAF Base
A Pakistani man wearing shoes designed to massage one's feet was
detained at Karachi airport because the shoes contained batteries
and circuit boards, but the person wearing them said they were
simply intended to keep him comfortable on his flight.
CEO James Wiebe Details Belite's Newest Featherweight Technology
In only its second year since entering the industry, Belite Aircraft continues to establish a reputation for innovation and marketplace presence. After an aggressive redesign of an existing Part 103 aircraft, Belite introduced three new LSA models: the Belite 254, the Superlite, and the Trike. At the 2010 Sun’N’Fun Fly-In, Belite made yet another leap in the LSA market, introducing an all-new line of lightweight, solid-state avionics specifically designed for Part 103 and experimental aircraft.
CEO James Wiebe Details Belite's Newest Featherweight
In only its second year since entering the industry, Belite
Aircraft continues to establish a reputation for innovation and
marketplace presence. After an aggressive redesign of an existing
Part 103 aircraft, Belite introduced three new LSA models: the
Belite 254, the Superlite, and the Trike. At the 2010 Lakeland
Fly-In, Belite made yet another leap in the LSA market, introducing
an all-new line of lightweight, solid-state avionics specifically
designed for Part 103 and experimental aircraft.
Extensive Coverage Planned Of Team America Rocketry
With Atlantis poised on pad 39A for a launch Friday, the Aero-TV
crew will turn its cameras on rockets of a smaller scale on
Saturday. Teams of students from all over the nation will be
gathering this weekend at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA for TARC,
the Team America Rocketry Challenge, and Aero-TV will be there.
Up To 15 Kids In Each Of 7 Midwest Cities Will Have An
Opportunity For A Unique Flight
Young people in seven Midwest cities will have a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in unique vintage aircraft
this summer, as the American Barnstormers Tour will include flight
opportunities for selected young people through the EAA Young
The Lee County Port Authority, Board of Port Commissioners,
county officials, business leaders and other community
representatives gathered last week for a groundbreaking ceremony
for the new General Aviation Complex at Page Field General Aviation
Airport (KFMY) in Fort Myers, FL.
E-Green Technologies (EGT) - 21st Century Airships, developers
of state-of-the-art technologies for mid, high altitude and
heavy-lift airships, announced Tuesday that it has hired Allan P.
Judd to be their Chief Test Pilot.
Record rainfalls in the central part of the U.S. have pushed the
Cumberland River out of its banks, which as inundated the Cornelia
Fort Air Park (M88), a GA airport just across the river from
Aircraft Lost Part Of A Wing When The Engine "Blew Up"
The pilot of a kit-built jet successfully made an emergency
landing just short of the runway at Loveland, Colorado, about 1000
Sunday after the plane's engine "blew up" in flight, causing the
airplane to lose at least a portion of one wing.
From our "think before you Tweet" department, consider the story
of Paul Chambers, a British man who was concerned about his flight
from Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster being cancelled due to snow
“Business at Page continues to grow with nearly
76,000 annual operations. The infrastructure improvements ... at
Page Field will help us meet the future demand of general aviation
in Southwest Florida.”
Source: Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive
director of the Lee County (FL) Port Authority.
We have a story today about one of the worlds most modern
airships which can fly to the fringe of space, but lighter-than-air
craft have a long history in military and civilian use. They're the
subject of today's Aero-Linx.