Utah Back Country Pilots believes that through sharing their
knowledge and experience of remote airstrips they can make
backcountry flying in Utah safer. Their Airstrip Database is being
constructed and refined and they invite members and nonmembers
alike to use it as a guideline.
An S-duct is a unique type of jet engine intake duct, used only
on trijets. The S-duct is located in the tail, or empennage, of the
aircraft. As well, the shape of the S-duct is distinctive and
easily recognized. The S-duct was invented as a solution for
positioning the central engine on trijets.
"I'm delighted Bombardier Learjet has selected NIAR as
a key partner in the development of its new business jet. It's a
tribute to the outstanding scientists, engineers and technicians at
NIAR, who are among the best in the world."
Source: Wichita State University President Don
Beggs. Bombardier Learjet announced Friday the school's National
Institute for Aviation Research will conduct structural testing and
certification for the new Learjet 85 midsize business jet.