Bye Energy has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
with Vertical Power on the incorporation of Vertical Power's
electrical power management system into Bye Energy's electric
hybrid propulsion system (EHPS). The collaboration will initially
focus on the experimental and light sport markets.
Company Awards 25 Firm Orders Each To Airbus and Boeing
United Airlines appears to be pulling out the stops with the
announcement Tuesday of a significant investment in the company's
future. The company placed widebody aircraft orders for 50 aircraft
of designs that have not yet flown.
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Short-Form Daily News Program)
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Airport No Longer Handles At Least 1% Of Nation's Air
Scheduled flights at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
International Airport have been cut to the point that CVG will not
be listed as one of the nation's busiest airports for the first
time since 1993, according to the FAA.
Raytheon Awarded Contract To Study Radar Blackout Zones Caused
By Spinning Turbines
Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract by the United
Kingdom's NATS, formerly National Air Traffic Services, to conduct
software modeling and field trials of technology that minimizes the
effects of wind turbines on radar signals.
The first composite lay-up for the A350 XWB has been
manufactured today in Nantes, France, and marks the 'coming to
life' of Airbus's new long range aircraft. This panel for the
center wing-box (CWB), entirely made of carbon, has a surface area
of 387 square feet.
Advance Bio Jet Fuel One Of Several Products To Be
ClearFuels Technology and Rentech made a joint announcement
Monday to say they have been selected to receive up to $23 million
as a grant from the U.S. DOE to construct a biomass gasifier at
Rentech’s Energy Technology Center (“RETC”) in
Increased Use Of Composites And New Engines In Block III
The Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III program has completed the
first flight of its structures test aircraft. The test, conducted
November. 23 in Mesa, AZ demonstrated flight characteristics
and handling maneuvers. Tests are expected to continue for the next
Will Bring The African Airlines' ATR-72 Fleet To 12
ATR and the Algerian national airline Air Algérie
announced Monday they have entered into a contract for the purchase
of 4 ATR 72-500s by the African airline. This agreement, which is
valued at some $82 million, was inked in Algiers.
First Tweet From Off-Planet Nominated For Online Award
Astronaut Mike Massimino (pictured) sent the first ever
Twitter message from space back in May, with the message "From
orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, &
enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has
Meet Lt. Colonel Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, One of the Two Team MS760 Pilots
Beginning today, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
Meet Lt. Colonel Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, One of the Two
Team MS760 Pilots
Beginning today, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather
at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is
profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers
we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
A source close to the project says the first Dreamliner flight
is planned for December 18th, with the second flight possible just
after Christmas. However, Boeing officials said in an e-mail a date
has not been set for the maiden flight.
Neither Aircraft Performed Any "Abrupt Or Evasive
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in the November 28th
mid-air collision between a tow plane and the glider it had
released over Crazy Creek Private Gliderport in Middletown,
California. Both the tow plane and glider pilots were killed in the
collision, and both aircraft were destroyed.
Expects Certification Of Czech-Built Powerplant Early Next
GE Aviation's wholly owned subsidiary, GE Aviation Czech is set
to begin by year-end certification testing of its new H80 turboprop
engine, which will produce up to 800 shaft horsepower (shp) to
power utility, agriculture and business and general aviation
The FAA announced Friday it is soliciting bids from companies
interested in competing for NextGen support contracts with an
approximate combined value of $7 billion, the largest award in the
They Contend Air Traffic Control Rules Were Not Followed During
The two pilots who flew a Northwest Airlines jet about 150 miles
beyond its intended destination say ATC bears at least part of the
responsibility for the incident. The pilot's responses to an
Administrative Law Judge were made on November 24th, but just made
“Today is the culmination of a dream that began
many decades ago, was stimulated by Paul Allen’s funding of
our X-Prize winning SS1 and then moved forward to commercial
reality by Sir Richard and Virgin’s visionary investment in a
new future for space transportation.”
Source: Burt Rutan.