Finalizes Agreements With ESA And German Aerospace Center
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has announced the global expansion of the Dream Chaser Space System through recently finalized cooperative understandings with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). SNC will work with each agency on the potential application of European technologies to both the current Dream Chaser design, and advanced derivative versions of the vehicle.
Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA), a New York not-for-profit corporation, will offer Haiti's first helicopter emergency medical beginning service this spring. Funded entirely from private contributions and operated to FAA air ambulance standards, the new service will be officially announced this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Haiti.
Races To Be Sanctioned By Record-Keeping Organization
Following the announcement of the resumption of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2014, the FAI and the Red Bull Air Race management have signed an agreement confirming FAI’s official international recognition of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship as well as detailing the FAI’s support in the form of safety supervision.
Spacecraft Reports It Is 'Healthy' And Ready To Get To Work
A NASA team made first contact with the National Science Foundation-funded Firefly spacecraft at 1933 EST on Jan. 6, 2014. On the first pass, the team – based out of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA – received enough data to show that the spacecraft was healthy and transmitting a strong signal.
Order Will Be Worth $724 Million At List Prices When Finalized
Boeing and Air Algerie have announced a commitment for eight Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. When finalized, the order will be worth $724 million at list prices and will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. The announcement represents a key part of the airline's continued fleet renewal and expansion.
The rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effective Wednesday, marks a new era in the history of the company, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defense & Space within the new Airbus Group – the global leader in aerospace, defense and related services.
Precision-Guided Weapons Will Be Carried In The Aircraft's Bomb Bay
Tinker (OK) AFB Airmen will update ground maintenance and mission planning software in support of a new Air Force contract that will increase the B-52 Stratofortress's "smart-weapons" capacity by 50 percent. The $24.6 million agreement stipulates that Boeing will develop a modification to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart weapons in the bomb bay, which will enable aircrews to use the B-52's entire weapons capacity.
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Now you get the safety without the weight penalty. BRS Aerospace recently announced Cessna 182P, Q model owners who purchase and install a BRS system in their aircraft will not only gain the added flying safety, but will also gain a 160-pound allowable gross weight increase. A group in Wichita, Kansas working to restore the B-29 bomber named "Doc" to airworthy condition have an ambitious goal. They want to fly the airplane to EAA AirVenture 2004. The restoration project was undertaken in 2000, but was put on hold for a few years due to the poor economy and lack of hangar space to work on the massive airplane. The EMG-6 ultralight glider has made its first shor
Inhofe, Manchin Send A Letter To Leadership Of Appropriations Committee And Its Transportation Subcommittee
U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter Thursday to leadership members of the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) and the SAC's Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) urging that members fully fund the FAA's Contract Tower Program.
The investigative work into the Jan. 7, 2013, fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston, is estimated to be completed by the end of March, the NTSB said Wednesday. The analytical and report writing phase of the investigation will follow the completion of the investigative activities.
Launch Delayed By A Day Due To High Levels Of Space Radiation
NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard the Antares rocket at 1307 EST Thursday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Says Safety Will Be Compromised By Discouraging Simulator Use
IMC Club International president Radek Wyrzykowski panned the FAA’s Notice of Policy Change in the Federal Register for the reduction of time allowed in FAA Approved Training Devices (ATDs) in a statement released Thursday. The policy change would cut to 10 the number of simulator hours that can be logged toward an instrument rating.
MSN3 To Validate Full Functionality Of Engines And Systems At Extreme Altitudes
The A350 XWB development aircraft, MSN3, is in Bolivia where it will perform a series of tests at the high altitude airfields of Cochabamba and La Paz. Cochabamba is around 8,300 feet above sea level, and La Paz is one of the world’s highest airports at 13,300 feet.
"As you finalize negotiations on the fiscal year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, we urge you to include language ensuring full and dedicated funding for the Contract Tower Program as part of the fiscal year 2014 budget for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)." Source: Letter sent by U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to leadership members of multiple appropriations committees.
Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the missed approach procedure as described on the Instrument Approach Procedure Chart or as previously assigned by ATC.