NASA and industry engineers conducted the initial
full-scale, full-duration test firing of the first stage motor for
the Ares I rocket Thursday. The Ares I is a crew launch vehicle in
development for NASA's Constellation Program.
The Two Nations Agree On A Comprehensive Approach To Space
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Canadian Space Agency
President Steve MacLean signed a framework agreement Wednesday for
cooperative activities in the exploration and use of outer space
for peaceful purposes.
Training And Flight Services Executive Says Increased
Efficiency Can Lower Costs
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Training and Flight Services Vice
President, Sherry Carbary, urged the industry to stand together
through the current economic challenges by lowering training costs,
increasing efficiency and embracing competency-based training
Region Will Account For 35 percent Of World Value In New
Boeing forecasts that the Asia Pacific region will rank as the
world's largest aviation market over the next 20 years, requiring
8,960 new commercial jets valued at approximately $1.1 trillion.
Asia Pacific is the largest market in the forecast for new
airplanes in terms of both units required and market value.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched
the PAN satellite at 1735 EDT, today from Space Launch Complex-41
as a commercial launch service. This launch marks the 10th overall
mission for ULA in 2009 and the third Atlas V mission of the
Chicago Man And His Wife Stranded In Las Vegas For Most Of A
A suburban Chicago man who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 350
pounds was tacitly told by Southwest Airlines employees he was too
large to fly back to Chicago from Las Vegas, leaving he and his
wife stranded for some 19 hours.
Let's Look Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update from
EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st,
Friday marked the second annual “WomenVenture”
celebration at EAA AirVenture. An estimated 550 women
gathered at AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show
support including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs.
Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network
For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but
a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like
the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.
Human Space Flight Commission Report Calls Current Situation An
The Augustine Commission Report has concluded that to return to
the moon, NASA's budget would have to increase by $3 billion per
year over the currently budgeted $18 billion. Panel member Edward
Crawley, a professor of aeronautics at MIT, said "Under the budget
that was proposed, exploration beyond Earth is not viable."
Aircraft Hit A Radio Tower Guide Wire
In Instrument Conditions
The NTSB has released its preliminary findings in the crash in
Tulsa, Oklahoma last week of a Piper PA-32 in which the pilot and
four passengers were killed. The airplane hit a radio tower guide
wire. Impact with the ground was followed by a post-crash fire.
Instructors May Lack Proper Licensing, School Says It's Not
The FAA is investigating a complaint received last week that
Texas Southern University's School of Aviation has hired
instructors who are not properly licensed, a violation of federal
guidelines. According to TSU, the courses in question are part of a
degree program, but are not intended to lead to FAA licensing.
Other Industries, Individuals In Britain Would Have To Cut
Emissions 90% By 2050, Report Says
If airlines continue to grow, the British government's Climate
Change Committee warns that every other segment of the country will
have to cut their emissions by as much as 90 percent by 2050, a new
New Orders Represent A 70 Percent Increase In The Army
BRS Aerospace (Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc.), a manufacturer
of whole-aircraft emergency parachute systems, military cargo and
personnel parachutes, and reflective safety products, announced
Wednesday that it has been awarded an extra $2.75M in new orders
(an increase of 72% over its initial order) by the US Army.
Each Part Being Hand Made For The Replica Biplanes
At one time, the Avro 504 could be seen throughout Great
Britain. Built between 1914 and 1927, the biplane was used as a
primary trainier up to the beginning of WWII, and they gave
thousands of pilots had their first taste of flight. Now,
Blue Swallow Aircraft in Charlottesville, Virginia is recreating
two Avro 504s.
"The Committee finds that no plan compatible with the FY
2010 budget profile permits human exploration to continue in any
meaningful way."Source: Excerpt from the Human Space
Flight Commission Preliminary Report.
Aero-Linx: Avro 504 Web
Before today, I'd never heard of the Avro 504. We all love
learning about new, or new to us, aircraft, so a bit of today was
spent looking around this site. I hope you find it enjoyable and