To anyone at Boeing who may have snickered when rival Airbus
experienced a number of delays in bringing its high-profile A380
superjumbo to market... one imagines if you didn't believe in karma
then, you do now.
Thwarted earlier this year by a series of technical problems
onboard the orbital observatory, NASA announced this week the space
shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space
Telescope has been rescheduled to launch May 12, 2009.
Combines Avidyne Glass, STEC Autopilot With Proven
Avidyne Corporation and American Aviation of Brooksville, FL
announced this week the completion of American's third Alliant
Integrated Flight Deck Retrofit in a Beechcraft King Air 200-Series
twin-engine turboprop aircraft.
It was a gift that would change my life. Fresh off my
introduction to the joys of riding in a small plane in August 2002,
I had excitedly mentioned my desire to get some more seat time to
my friend Jennifer... who rewarded me that Christmas with a
Discovery Flight at Bode Aviation in Albuquerque.
Facility Near Warrenton, VA Slated To Open In 2011
Management of the nation's air traffic control system will move
to a permanent home in a state-of-the-art facility near Warrenton,
VA in 2011, when a new Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic
Control System Command Center is completed.
Honda Aircraft Stakes Out New Territory Via a Unique Jet Design
There are few things in aviation today that can truly claim the adjective of "Unique." Much of aviation is derived from concepts, designs or planforms that we've seen before... unless you find yourself considering the HondaJet.
Honda Aircraft Stakes Out New Territory Via a Unique Jet
There are few things in aviation today that can truly claim the
adjective of "Unique." Much of aviation is derived form concepts,
designs or planforms that we've seen before... unless you find
yourself considering the HondaJet.
Embraer broke ground Thursday on its first US aircraft assembly
plant and customer center at Florida's Melbourne International
Airport. Present at the ceremony were Florida Governor Charlie
Crist, Melbourne City Mayor Harry Goode, and other distinguished
State and local officials manning ceremonial shovels, along with
Embraer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado.
But Low Fuel Prices Lead To Small Improvement On AMEX
It was a long November for most of the nation's airlines... as
passengers flew away from the prospect of flying on commercial
airliners, even over the traditionally packed Thanksgiving holiday
Two-Year Delay Blamed On "Testing And Hardware Challenges"
NASA's much-touted Mars Science Laboratory will spend more time
on Earth than originally planned. The space agency announced
Thursday the MSL will launch two years later than previously
planned, in the fall of 2011. The original target launch date of
October 2009 "no longer is feasible" due to "testing and hardware
challenges that must be addressed to ensure mission success."
'White Tails' Could Soon Roll Off Production Lines
Boeing and Airbus owe much of the value of their stocks to their
order backlogs. Both manufacturers have years worth of production
stacked up on waiting lists, which could be a major factor in
helping them weather a tough recession.
Will Join Others At NAS Patuxent River For Testing
The VH-71 presidential helicopter replacement program marked
another milestone last Saturday with the maiden flight of the
second VH-71 production aircraft. The aircraft is scheduled to
arrive at US Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, later this
The first state-of-the-art heliport designed to serve both
trauma air transport needs and corporate clients in Downtown Los
Angeles was unveiled at 10 am on Thursday at the formal dedication
of the Robert F. Maguire Heliport.
"What we've seen so far is a very gentle adjustment. We
do expect there is worse to come."
Source: Sandy Morris, an analyst at ABN Amro
bank in London, warning that Boeing and Airbus face potentially
devastating numbers of order cancellations as the global economy
continues to worsen. Both companies are already seeing options for
additional planes dropped by their airline customers... and in some
cases, firm orders are at risk.