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EAA Counsel Alan Farkas has filed a 48 page Petition for Review of FAA Action and Other Relief with United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of EAA's attempt to overturn last spring's surprise FAA decision to bill the organization for the annual AirVenture Fly-In. The Farkas brief, again, seems very well-constructed and takes the FAA to task on several key points. Shell has reportedly become the first major oil company to develop a lead-free replacement for aviation leaded gasoline, and will now begin a strict regulatory appro
Plans Call For The Spacecraft To Use Hydrogen Peroxide As Rocket Fuel To Propel Scientific And Commercial Payloads From Earth Orbit To The Moon
Privately funded lunar resources company Moon Express has unveiled its "MX-1" lunar lander spacecraft, calling it a "breakthrough robotic space vehicle capable of a multitude of applications including delivering scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon at a fraction of the cost of conventional approaches."
Deliveries Already Underway From Independence, KS Facility
Cessna has received type certification of the all-composite TTx aircraft in Brazil from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil. Deliveries of the aircraft to customers in Brazil commenced in November at Cessna’s facility in Independence, KS.
Performances Penciled In For The Closing Weekend Of The Show
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds has scheduled an appearance at Oshkosh during AirVenture as part of its 2014 flying schedule. The 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention is scheduled for July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI.
Searching For Missing Bonanza Believed Down In Rugged Terrain
When a single engine plane goes down in the continental U.S., Civil Air Patrol’s cell phone and radar tracking experts are certain to be involved. Their mission – reduce the search area from thousands of square miles to the actual crash site or within a couple of square miles – is urgent, because reducing the crash-to-rescue time saves lives.
House And Senate Republicans Ask Huerta For Information On Cell Phone Use In Flight
Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over aviation have sent a letter to FAA administrator requesting a long overdue report on the results of the agency’s study on the impact of the in-flight use of cell phones for voice communications.
Sea Robin System Is An All-Electric Fuel-Cell-Powered Autonomous Aircraft
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine.
Branson, Key West, And Jackson Leave The Network On June 7, 2014
Southwest Airlines announced today its decision to close three cities in the airline's network. On June 7, 2014, Southwest will cease operations at Branson (MO) Airport (KBKG), Key West (FL) International Airport (KEYW), and Jackson-Evers International Airport (KJAN) in Jackson, MS.
"The MX-1 is the 'iPhone of space'; a platform capable of supporting many apps including our core plan of exploring the Moon for resources of benefit to humanity." Source: Moon Express Co-founder & CEO Bob Richards.
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs.