An Iranian airliner went down in a field near Tehran about 16
minutes after takeoff Wednesday, killing all on board, according to
Iranian state television. The Russian-made aircraft was completely
destroyed, gouging what was described as a deep trench in the
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Offering An Opportunity To Test Experiments In
NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to test
experiments in microgravity aboard NASA's "Weightless Wonder"
aircraft. The opportunity is part of NASA's Reduced Gravity
Education Flight Program, which gives aspiring explorers a chance
to propose, design and fabricate a reduced gravity experiment.
Unless people start to fly again, airlines worldwide could face
one of their worst winters ever, according to an analysis in the
New York Times. While international and business travel shored up
the major carriers for a while, that business fell sharply as the
Companies Leverage eSpace Resources To Maximize Probability Of
If you've ever had a great idea about something to do with
spaceflight, then read on. eSpace: The Center for Space
Entrepreneurship, has unveiled the first three companies
participating in the eSpace incubator.
Essential Air Service Approved For $53 Million Increase
A U.S. House of Representatives panel has increased funding for
the Essential Air Service, which makes airline and other travel
available to some of the more rural communities in the United
States. But money for the much-criticized program is far from a
Free Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenture
The 2009/2010 edition of the Aircraft Electronic Association's
Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts at EAA AirVenture from July 27 to
Aug. 2, in Oshkosh. The free Pilot's Guide is available at the
AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.
Optimum Profile Descents Allow For Lower Power Levels
A generation’s worth of gains in aerodynamics and aircraft
engine technology has dramatically reduced the number of people
exposed to high noise levels near U.S. airports, but future noise
reductions will depend largely on advances being developed through
the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
But It Went Down Within 40 Minutes Of Closing The Deal
A Massachusetts man who bought a 1946 Aeronca Champ still hasn't
gotten to fly it solo ... because the previous owner who was flying
him back to New Hampshire with his new pride and joy was forced to
land at Fox Ridge Golf Club in Auburn, Maine, 40 minutes after they
had closed the deal.
Aerojet and the U.S. Air Force conducted a highly successful
static test of Aerojet's Advanced Second Stage (A2S) Demonstration
motor in support of the U.S. Family of Motors for military and
A 45-year-old German pilot performing in an airshow Sunday
failed to recover from a loop and his biplane hit a car driving
along a road near the local airport, according to multiple European
media sources. Neither the pilot nor the family of three in the car
suffered serious injuries.
Aero-TV Conducts Its Annual Three Question Survey Of COPA Members (Part 3)
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2009 Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's Annual Convention -- that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're visiting.
Lockheed Martin says cancellation of the beleaguered VH-71
program will cost the company 600 jobs at its facility in Owego,
NY. The original $6.5 billion contract had ballooned to over $13
million, and the program was 6 years behind schedule, partly due to
changes in the aircraft's specs.
First Ever Commercial Launch For The Space Start-Up
A Malaysian RazakSAT satellite was successfully placed in orbit
by a SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket Monday, the first time the company has
boosted a satellite into space. It was the fifth launch for the
Falcon 1 Rocket, and the first to carry a commercial payload.
Mooney Airplane Company is crowing a bit now that the M20R
Ovation2 GX has received its certification from the European
Aviation Safety Administration (EASA). This long-range
single-engine piston aircraft cruises at a top speed of 190 knots
at its service ceiling of 20,000 feet.
Aero-TV Conducts Its Annual Three Question Survey Of COPA Members
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks
with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its
favorite exercises during the 2009 Cirrus Owners and Pilots
Association's Annual Convention -- that of surveying a dozen or so
people at an event with three questions targeted toward the
interest group that we're visiting.
API Will Manage Procurement, Inventory, And Logistics
Cirrus Aircraft and Aerospace Products International, Inc.
("API"), a supplier of distribution and supply chain services for
the aviation industry, signed a multi-year exclusive logistics
services agreement to support Cirrus owners, operators and service
Wants The Senate To Cut $1.75 Billion From The Bill
President Obama is insistent that he will veto the Defense
Department Authorization Bill unless Senators remove nearly $2
billion earmarked for the purchase of 7 additional F-22 Raptors.
The Lockheed Martin-built plane is the most expensive jet fighter
ever built, and represents 25,000 jobs in 44 states.
GAMA has opened a European branch office in Brussels, Belgium
and hired Brian Davey as the Director of European Affairs. A native
of Ireland, Brian will represent the general aviation manufacturing
industry before European institutions in Brussels as well as the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Cologne.
The NBAA welcomed reauthorization legislation introduced in the
United States Senate today for funding the FAA and building upon
the work already done to develop a Next Generation Air Traffic
Control System, or NextGen.
A facility established to provide air traffic control service to
aircraft operating on IFR flight plans within controlled airspace
and principally during the en route phase of flight. When equipment
capabilities and controller workload permit, certain
advisory/assistance services may be provided to VFR aircraft.
Aero-Linx: SpaceX Falcon 1
SpaceX successfully launched its first Falcon 1
rocket carrying a commercial payload Tuesday, and it was a
spectacular liftoff. SpaceX has video of the event, and if you
haven't seen it, it's worth a couple of minutes.
"The Essential Air Service program was a promise
made to rural America, and a promise that must be
Source: Excerpt from a letter to Budget
Director Peter Orszag signed by 22 U.S. lawmakers in support of the
Essential Air Service, which provides airline service to rural U.S.