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Mon, May 20,2013 11:38:30PM
Maneuver Performed Aboard CVN 77 The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) began touch and go landing operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 17. For UCAS-D, this represents the most significant technology maturation of the program. Ship relative navigation and precision touchdown of the X-47B are critical technology elements for all future Unmanned Carrier Aviation (UCA) aircraft.
Mon, May 20,2013 10:21:49PM
HTF7000 Series Surpasses 1.5 Million Flight Hours With Better Than 99 Percent Dispatch Reliability Honeywell has announced that its HTF7350, the latest engine to join its successful HTF7000 series, will power Bombardier's new Challenger 350 super midsize business jet. In addition to the HTF7350, Honeywell will supply Bombardier with its 36-150 APU, which is currently on the Challenger 300 aircraft, and its Inertial Navigation System and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) database.
Mon, May 20,2013 10:21:10PM
Also: PC-12 Record, Maule Nation, Cockpit Lockout, 34,000 Airliners Needed, Beechcraft Wins Big Contract You know you're having a bad day when a flight goes so bad that you feel you must resort to using a parachute to see you safely through the flight… and then the chute malfunctions. That's exactly what happened last Thursday to Cirrus Pilot Tim Valentine while enroute from Addison, TX to Kansas. Valentine spoke at length with ANN shortly after the incident saying he experienced an instrumentation failure at 7,000 feet and "in the soup" while trying to avoid the backside of a thunderstorm. With the loss of his HSI and autopilot and a suspect attitude indicator, he decided to hit the silk by deploying the CAPS… a system that had been repacked the year before in accordance with the lifetime limits established by Cirrus. On Thursday the team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity received confirmation in a transmission from the red planet that the rover drove 263 feet, bringing Opportunity's total odometry since landing on Mars in January 2004 to 22.220 statute miles, a new NASA record....
Mon, May 20,2013 04:24:48PM
Four Buried As A Group May 2 A Navy Pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted-for and was buried with full military honors along with his crew. According to the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO), Navy Lt. Dennis W. Peterson, 28, of Huntington Park, CA, was the pilot of a SH-3A helicopter that crashed in Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:21:39PM
Forest Service Smoke Jumpers Smokejumping was first proposed in 1934 by T.V. Pearson, the Forest Service Intermountain Regional Forester, as a means to quickly provide initial attack on forest fires. Today, Smokejumpers are a national resource.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:21:01PM
The delay that occurs before an instrument needle attains a stable indication.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:20:39PM
"While the Eurozone as a whole remains in recession, there are bright spots that give grounds for optimism. Cessna believes it is right to invest now to maintain our leadership position." Source: Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Sales, speaking Monday at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:19:54PM
Say Hello To Aero-Twitter! Twitter is designed to work on a mobile phone as well as on a computer (and can be accessed via your IM clients). All Twitter messages (called "Tweets", naturally) are limited to 140 characters, so each message can be sent as a single SMS alert. Brevity is a virtue when using Twitter, since you can't say much in 140 characters (then again, the world would probably be a better place if people spent less time reading their cell-phones, anyway).
Mon, May 20,2013 04:19:51PM
Bird Has Its Wings Clipped For Its Own Safety Swans mate for life, and scientists believe losing a mate can be very difficult for the birds.In the U.K., a swan named Whopper, which was being cared for by Daniell Le Brun at the les Mielles Golf and Country Club near Jersey that recently lost its made in an accident reportedly suddenly took a "fancy" to helicopters operating from nearby Jersey Airport.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:18:39PM
Receives A 10 Year Sentence After Guilty Plea A 41-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting at an airplane ... a federal offence.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:16:23PM
Independent, Third-Party Service To Include Financial And Risk Modeling BizAv industry veterans Jeff Habib and Cass Anderson have officially launched the Intercontinental Aircraft Group, LLC (“IAG”). Created in 2012 and headquartered in Manhattan, IAG provides independent, third party acquisition and advisory services to buyers and owners of business jets.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:15:36PM
Crowdfunding Campaign Exceeded Goal By Nearly $20,000 The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), in partnership with Challenger Center for Space Science Education, sponsored a first-of-its-kind crowd funding campaign to place a trailer before "Star Trek Into Darkness" ... which opened May 17 ... to educate the public, most especially young people, on the exciting human spaceflight programs now underway. The trailer will play in more than 50 cities nationwide.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:12:24PM
Three Young Men Fatally Injured In Nov. 16 Accident The family of the pilot of a Cessna 172 who was fatally injured when the airplane impacted a truck crossing an active runway and went down has notified Knox County, ME, that they intend to file a lawsuit against the county. Two passengers were also fatally injured.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:09:02PM
Program Includes ‘No Charge’ Certification Packages For Operators Installing Aviator 200 Systems Aircell has signed an agreement with P3 Voith Aerospace GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, to develop several new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Aviator 200 in-flight connectivity system in the European market.
Mon, May 20,2013 04:07:14PM
Boy Scouts Among Those Who Routinely Count On Such Events As Fundraisers How many times have you gone to an air show and found that the young people directing you to a parking space are a local Boy Scout troop ... or the official program said that some of the proceeds benefit scouting or some other non-profit organization?