Sikorsky Aircraft Developing Optionally Piloted Black Hawk
Sikorsky is collaborating with the U.S. Army to develop an
optionally piloted demonstrator Black Hawk helicopter, the company
announced Thursday from the Army Aviation Association of America
(AAAA) Annual Convention in Ft. Worth, TX.
NASA To Launch GM Co-Developed Human-Like Robot To ISS
NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this
year to become a permanent resident of the International Space
Station. Robonaut 2, or "R2", was developed jointly by NASA and
General Motors under a cooperative agreement.
Space Agency And Auto Maker Explore Advanced Technologies
A new agreement between NASA and Chrysler may put rocket science
on the road and automotive technologies in space. The collaboration
seeks to use technologies originally developed for human
spaceflight to enhance future vehicles and adapt advanced
automotive technology for use in space.
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65% Say They Are Willing To Cooperate In Full Body Electronic
Ninety-three percent of Americans said they are willing to
sacrifice some level of privacy to increase safety when traveling
by air, according to research conducted in January and February by
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station
Pacific's (NCTAMS Pac) Makalapa (Pearl Harbor) Tech Control helped
a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) talk
with an active duty Navy family member stationed in Japan over a
video teleconference (VTC) April 10.
DHS Funds Research To Turn Smart Phones Into Personal Security
The Department of Homeland Security has gotten initial funding
for research which could eventually turn your iPhone into a
chemical detection device that would automatically call authorities
when it senses a dangerous substance.
Engineers Test ARAI: Automatic Receiver Aircraft
Engineers at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air
Force Base are testing a system known as the Automatic Receiver
Aircraft Identification, or ARAI. Currently installed on a test
aerial refueler, if the tests are successful, Air Force officials
say the system will significantly improve air-to-air refueling.
Areas Of Research Range From Durability To Noise
NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, has selected five
companies to provide the agency with support for analytical and
experimental research and technology development, primarily for
As most places are celebrating the spring thaw, Cirrus Aircraft
is looking ahead to much warmer weather. The company says it plans
to offer air conditioning as a factory-installed option in its SR20
line sometime in September.
Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old
Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation
restorations. Having learned to fly at the age of 15,
Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by
exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos,
Accused Of Embezzlement While Manager Of Hastings City/Barry
Jason Blair, the Executive Director of NAFI, was arrested
earlier this month and charged with embezzlement. The charge stems
from some 2,510 gallons of fuel that allegedly went unpaid while he
was the manager of the Hastings City/Barry County Airport in
Would Require Replacement Of The Elevators In All
An FAA NPRM published in the Federal Register last week would
require that the elevators in all Cessna Citation X airplanes be
replaced, superseding an existing AD which calls only for the
inspection of the elevator assemblies.
Pilot, Two Nurses Fatally Injured In Early-Morning
The NTSB has released its preliminary report in the crash of a
medical helicopter which went down in the early morning hours of
March 25th near Brownsville, TN. The pilot and two medical
personnel were injured fatally as a result of the accident.
Belite Aircraft is breathing a little life ... or in this case
maybe its fire ... into its marketing effort this year by unveiling
an eye-catching paint scheme for its Belite 254, Superlite and
Trike Part 103 aircraft. The paint gives the airplane
the distinct appearance of a dragon in flight.
Cessna's CEO Issues Aviation Industry-Wide Call To Action
Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton issued a
call to action urging the general aviation community to take a
leadership role in defining solutions to environmental issues so
that responsible stewardship works in conjunction with economic
considerations required for industry growth.
Two Additional Test Aircraft Will Join Program Later This
The first P-8A Poseidon test aircraft arrived at Naval Air
Station (NAS) Patuxent River, April 10. The aircraft, recently
assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20, arrived after
a six hour, 55 min. flight from Boeing's Seattle facilities.
Say Further Delays Put Our War Fighters In Jeopardy
Twelve members of the National Defense Trust (NDT) sent a letter
to President Barack Obama Wednesday expressing concern over the
ongoing delays and political maneuvering preventing the Air Force
from awarding the contract to build the next generation of aerial
"Space exploration is not a luxury, not an afterthought
in America's brighter future. It is an essential part of that
quest." Source: President
Barack Obama, in a speech at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
The new P8 Poseidon is only the lates in a long line of Naval
Patrol Aircraft with squadrons dating back to 1911 ... nearly 100
years. With the first of the P8's arriving for flight testing at
NAS Pax River this week, it seemed like an appropriate time for a
look back at the Navy's previous patrol aircraft and squadrons.