Program Helps Ease Transition Into College Life, Retain Women
Majoring in the Field
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced Thursday --
during the 20th annual Women in Aviation Conference in Atlanta, GA
-- it has launched an innovative peer mentoring program to help
young women aspiring to become engineers successfully transition
from high school through the critical first year of college.
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The second short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B
Lightning II accomplished its first flight on Wednesday, February
25. The aircraft, known as BF-2, joins a conventional takeoff and
landing (CTOL) F-35A and another STOVL F-35B that already have
logged a combined total of 84 flights.
A major milestone was reached Wednesday, as the first set of
wings for the RAF's advanced new fleet of tanker aircraft left
Airbus UK's Broughton plant in North Wales. The wings were loaded
onto a giant Beluga aircraft to transport them to the
Toulouse-based production facility where the new tanker aircraft
will be assembled.
Trailing Pilot Saw Ailerons Drooping; Investigators Find
The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on
the January 25 takeoff crash of a Remos GX at Sebring Regional
Airport (SEF), released this week, sheds new insight into the
accident that seriously injured the pilot, Mike Kostelac, and
claimed the life of British aviation photographer Steven E.
Plane Impacted At Extreme Nose-Up Attitude, Little Forward
Turkish news reports state five airline employees, including
three pilots, were among the nine fatalities from Wednesday's downing of a Turkish Airlines
737-800 while on approach to the runway at
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
Earlier this week, Boeing delivered the second of eight
long-range 777-200LR jetliners that have been ordered by Qatar
Airways. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett in the early
afternoon on a shuttle flight of more than 14 hours to its new
operational base at Doha International Airport.
Following weeks of seeming indecision about when NASA planned to
launch its next shuttle mission to the International Space Station,
NASA announced Wednesday a plan that could support launch of
Discovery, now tentatively targeted for March 12.
Scientists Say Efforts To Study Greenhouse Gases Waning
The failure of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory to reach orbit
is more than an isolated disappointment to the agency and climate
researchers. The Washington Post reports it's a real setback for
what is hoped will one day be a network for monitoring earth's
Company Advances Environmental Friendliness Of Its Planes
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Wednesday its
ongoing efforts to create a Wichita sustainability coalition. In
partnership with Wichita State University (WSU), HBC is forming a
coalition of local manufacturers that will focus on increasing
You must have heard the rumors... a VSTOL Harrier "JumpJet" in civilian hands!! Well, rumor no more, ANN and Aero-TV is proud to introduce you to Art Nalls, former USMC Fighter jock and the owner/operator of the only civilian Harrier in the world... much less on the airshow circuit.
Says High Performance Aircraft Is "Perfectly Suited For
In a move that opens up a brand new market for the most modern
single-engine piston certified aircraft in Cessna's product line,
the planemaker announced Wednesday it has gained full type
certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for
the 400 Corvalis TT high performance plane.
You must have heard the rumors... a VSTOL Harrier "JumpJet" in
civilian hands!! Well, rumor no more, ANN and Aero-TV is proud to
introduce you to Art Nalls, former USMC Fighter jock and the
owner/operator of the only civilian Harrier in the world... much
less on the airshow circuit.
Eclipse Services And Support LLC Aims To Keep Orphaned Jets
Eclipse 500 air-taxi operator Linear Air announced Wednesday the
formation of Eclipse Services and Support LLC, a cooperative entity
intended to allow owners of the 250+ Eclipse 500 very light jets in
operation to acquire from the now-bankrupt planemaker the
intellectual property and other assets relevant to the ongoing
technical, maintenance, parts and other support required to upgrade
their aircraft to final configuration and keep them flying into the
First In A Series Of Updates On NASA's Next Manned Space
Pre-stacking of the Ares I-X vehicle has started in the VAB at
NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Key parts that will make up
the test launch vehicle have been arriving there since late 2008
and now the upper sections of the vehicle that will be the first
test of project Constellation hardware are beginning to take
When Washington scrambled to fund public works and construction
in the name of economic stimulus, among the special interests which
lined up at the trough was airports. The argument was compelling --
many airports have expansion plans in place, ready to go as soon as
funding is available.
Free Soda, Water Returns To Domestic Flights In March
One of the more egregious 'revenue-enhancing' measures attempted
by US Airways last year will soon end. The Tempe-based carrier
announced this week complimentary beverage service in coach will
return to US Airways and US Airways Express Flights beginning March
Lockheed Martin has been selected by the United Arab Emirates to
provide 12 C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to modernize
the country's tactical airlift fleet. The announcement was made by
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President,
Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at the IDEX Defence Exhibition
in Abu Dhabi.
Welcome to Scholarship Flight Training. High school teens from
across the country train to be pilots and learn about careers in
aviation. The sky is the limit! Find out how you can be part of
this program as a student or a mentor, sponsor, supporter, or owner
of fractional shares in an aircraft.
A pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail on
wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. It allows a
large quantity of cargo to be bundled into a single unit. Since
this leads to fewer units to load, it saves ground crews time and
effort and helps prevent delayed flights. Each ULD has its own
packing list (or manifest) so that its contents can be tracked.
"Despite the struggles of Eclipse Aviation Corporation,
culminating in this Chapter 7 liquidation, it's clear from our work
at Linear Air that the Eclipse 500 VLJ is well-worth supporting and
we believe the owners of the several hundred Eclipse 500s in the
fleet will agree."
Source: Bill Herp, CEO of Linear Air. The
air-taxi operator announced Wednesday the formation of Eclipse
Services and Support LLC, a cooperative entity intended to allow
owners of the 250+ Eclipse 500 very light jets in operation to
acquire from the now-bankrupt planemaker the intellectual property
and other assets relevant to the ongoing technical, maintenance,
parts and other support required to upgrade their aircraft to final
configuration and keep them flying into the