Preparing For 2016 Orbital Flight Of Dream Chaser Spacecraft From Florida
In the latest example of NASA Kennedy Space Center's transformation into a multi-user spaceport, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, CO announced Thursday steps it will take to prepare for a November 2016 orbital flight of its Dream Chaser spacecraft from Florida's Space Coast.
Program Achieves 10 Per Month Rate, Highest Ever Production For A Twin-Aisle Airplane
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at the rate of 10 airplanes per month has been rolled off the assembly line. The airplane, a 787-8 and the 155th Dreamliner built, will be delivered to International Lease Finance Corp. for operation by Aeromexico.
Last week Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2014, which included language that funded the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), a key step in the road toward transitioning to a high-octane unleaded piston aviation fuel.
Initiative Designed To Promote Growth Of The Pilot Community
Aviation Access Project (AAP) has announced the formation of a Flight Center at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in Greenville, South Carolina. Headed by local Greenville businessman Mitchell West, the Flight Center represents a new initiative to promote the growth and development of the pilot community in the Upstate area of South Carolina by offering low-cost aircraft ownership with a flight training option.
Company Sees Improving Demand And Growth In Global Aircraft Leasing
International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced Tuesday that the company completed a total of 281 lease transactions in 2013 including both extensions and new leases of aircraft from ILFC's portfolio.
Part Of Network Facilitating Communications With The ISS
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L), the 12th spacecraft in the agency's TDRS Project, is safely in orbit after launching at 2133 EST Thursday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Airplanes Named For Luminaries In Soviet Literature And Academia
Aeroflot has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing B737-800 Next Generation and its 91st Airbus A320. The airline has named the 737-800 NG in honor of Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aytmatov, while the new A320 bears the name of the Soviet and Russian linguist, critic, writer and academician Dmitry Likhachev.
"This is a crucial program for the health and long-term viability of general aviation. Funding PAFI at the requested level keeps us on track for a managed, sustainable, and safe transition to a high-octane unleaded replacement for 100 low lead." Source: Doug Macnair, EAA vice president of government relations.