NASA and Sally Ride Science are inviting the general public to "Sally Ride: A Lifetime of Accomplishment, A Champion of Science Literacy," an educational tribute to America's first woman in space on Monday, May 20. The special event will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C. The celebration will highlight Ride's contributions and her legacies.
Joins Lineage 1000, Phenoms At The European Trade Show
Embraer Executive Jets will mark the world debut of its all new, midsize Legacy 500 jet prototype at the 13th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition at Geneva Palexpo Exhibition Center, in Switzerland, during May 20-23. The company will also debut the 2013 Edition of its ultra-large Lineage 1000. The entry-level Phenom 100, the Phenom 300 light jet and the large Legacy 650 will be featured in the static display.
Hours Racked Up By Nearly 1,200 Of The Aircraft Since First Delivery
The global fleet of nearly 1,200 Pilatus PC-12s reached a major milestone this month by accumulating 4,000,000 flight hours since the first aircraft was delivered in October, 1994. To date, the highest time PC-12 has logged over 24,000 hours in operation as an air ambulance with Air Bravo in Ontario, Canada.
National Science Foundation Gulfstream V To Fly In Support Of MPEX Program
To better predict where and when spring thunderstorms rip across Colorado's Front Range and the adjacent Great Plains, researchers have launched a major field project this week with high-flying aircraft and fine-grained computer simulations. The month-long study could point the way to major improvements in lead times for weather forecasts during what has been called a crucial six- to 24-hour window.
ACROSS Designed To Reduce Cockpit Stress And Workload
Pilots are often noted for their ability to deal with high workloads. However, air accident studies have shown that times of high stress or a depleted crew can lead to potentially fatal errors. ACROSS ... an EU-funded research project developing new cockpit solutions to both manage and reduce aircrew operations ... is intended to develop, integrate and test new cockpit solutions to help manage peak workload during a flight, in order to reduce stress and therefore the risk of accidents.
But Some Neighboring Business Object Due To ... Noise
In an effort to increase its business by appealing to cruise ship passengers, Cape Canaveral (FL) air tour operator Florida Biplanes & Helicopters hopes to gain permission to operate from a helipad in a commercial district. But some neighboring businesses, such as Florida Beer Co., say the aircraft is too loud, and have objected to the new location.
Budget Moves Forward Without $2.2 Million Appropriation For The Purchase
The Nebraska legislature has been batting around a $2.2 million budget line item that would have allowed the state government to purchase a Beechcraft super King Air B200 from the University of Nebraska Foundation. But when the last of the bills that make up the state budget was presented last Friday, the money was not included.
Concerned About How Close A New Hangar Will Be Built To Its Existing Structure
The airport authority board for Chicago/Gary International Airport in Indiana has unanimously approved an application from East Lake Management and Development Corp. to use an existing hangar and build a new structure for its fleet of corporate jets.
Key Capabilities Verified For Saab Vertical Lift UAS
Defence and security company Saab has verified a number of key capabilities of its Skeldar V-200 vertical lift UAS through flight campaigns at different sites in US and Sweden demonstrating the system’s performance for both land and sea based operations. A number of successful customer demonstration flights have also been conducted.
The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital is literally a hospital with wings that brings together dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to give the gift of sight to developing countries around the world. Onboard the refurbished DC-10 jet aircraft, local doctors, nurses and technicians work alongside ORBIS’s international medical team to exchange knowledge and improve skills.
The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital is literally a hospital with wings that brings together dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to give the gift of sight to developing countries around the world. Onboard the refurbished DC-10 jet aircraft, local doctors, nurses and technicians work alongside ORBIS’s international medical team to exchange knowledge and improve skills. The mobile teaching hospital is a unique tool in the fight against preventable blindness in developing countries.
The First New Airplane Since The Fleet Was Grounded Goes To ANA
As Boeing has just increased Dreamliner production to seven airplanes per month, the company has been given the green light to resume deliveries of the 787 to customers ... with the first new delivery going to Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA).
Company Will Produce 35 T-6 Military Training Aircraft For $210 Million
The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded a contract worth $210 million to Beechcraft Corporation for the production of 35 T-6 training aircraft, with an option for two additional aircraft. The contract represents the 19th production lot of T-6 aircraft ordered by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy as part of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) procurement program, launched in the late 1990s.
General Aviation Coalition Shares Safety Initiatives To Reduce Fatal Accidents
On Monday, May 13, Aircraft Electronics Association President Paula Derks was among those meeting with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to share safety initiatives along with other trade associations. The primary purpose of the meeting was to reconfirm affirmation of the continued commitment to general aviation safety by all parties, and the recognition of the improvement and the industry's dedication in the past and continued future efforts.
Nearly 30,000 Employees To Be Covered By The Union Partnership
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) have announced a partnership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers at the “new” American Airlines following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
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"Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that exists today: the flight deck of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier." Source: Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces.
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