If you lined them all up in a single room, it would be a rogue's
gallery of military aerospace contractors: Dassault, CASA, SAAB,
Embraer, Antonov, Ilyushin, Dornier, Bombardier and Lockheed
Martin. Now France's ATR has joined this august crowd, all hoping
to sell India a couple of maritime surveillance aircraft.
Simeone Siriro Kabyemera is a charcoal burner in the forests of
Uganda. He was just sitting down under the thick jungle canopy for
a lunch of maize meal porridge when he heard a terrible sound. He
looked around and saw trees being uprooted. There was a terrible
ripping, crashing sound and Simeone ran for his life.
What the charcoal burner heard was an Antonov AN-26 crashing into
the thick forest growth, moments after taking off from Entebbe
Airport on its way to Kinshasha. Six people reportedly died in the
Crew Survives Runway Construction + Night-Vision Goggles =
By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
Air Force Special Operations has a reputation to uphold, and so
does the C-130 Hercules. The first's motto is "Anything, Anytime,
Anywhere," and the second is noted as a remarkably robust
Rutan To Embrace Space, He's "Finished With Airplanes For A
The guy who put Mojave, CA, on the map, SpaceShipOne into the
history books, and himself at the top of the list as the
most-admired airplane designer in decades, says the time has come
to move beyond all of the above. In recent candid talks including a
recent wide-ranging interview with well-known space writer Irene
Mona Klotz and a December 20th interview with George Nemiroff, Burt
Rutan says that Mojave won't be the only spaceport for the coming
project, that it won't -- it can't -- look like SpaceShipOne, and
that he is finished with airplanes for the time being.
Popular Soap Opera Drives Japanese Tourism to Korea
In East Asia, the airline business is different. Gigantic planes
crammed with seats upon seats whisk teeming masses of people from
city to city on a rigid schedule -- when all is going well, it's
more like a skyfaring tramline than anything Ernest K. Gann would
Boeing has released its year-end commercial airplane orders
numbers, capping what the manufacturer says was a strong year in
which it launched the 7E7 Dreamliner and 747 Special Freighter
programs and enhanced its 777 family by delivering the first
777-300ERs and offering a freighter based on the 777-200LR.
In the labor dispute between Alitalia and its cabin crews, the
flight attendants tried something a little different Friday. They
stopped serving food and drinks to passengers on domestic and
short-haul international flights.
The town of Ninety Six, SC, is in shock after a McCormick County
council member and former teacher of the year, her husband and
their two children were lost when their Piper PA-28 went down near
Bradley, SC. Friday night.
Images returned by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras during a
New Year's Eve flyby of Saturn’s moon Iapetus
(eye-APP-eh-tuss) show startling surface features that are fueling
heated scientific discussions about their origin.
As The Rovers Continue Their Remarkable Mission, Another Mars
Mission Is In The Works
Even as the Spirit and Opportunity rovers complete a year of
successful operation on Mars, the next major step in Mars
Exploration is taking shape with preparation of NASA's Mars
Reconnaissance Orbiter for launch in just seven months.
"[E]veryone in the world wants to fly on it because it's the
only operable, private manned spacecraft. However, Paul [Allen]
feels that it needs to be preserved for the Air and Space
Museum.... So, I don't think we're still debating it; it probably
will not be flown again. I think we'll move on and our future space
flying will be done with SpaceShipTwo instead of
Source: Burt Rutan, in an interview with George
Nemiroff, on what will happen to SpaceShipOne, now that it's won
the X-Prize. Don't worry -- SpaceShipTwo is on the way.
Ren�e Kwiat, environmental compliance project coordinator
for Lee County Port Authority, has been designated a master-level
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. The certification qualifies
her to handle, manage and advise on hazardous materials related to
environmental protection, safety, transportation, security and
regulatory compliance. She is one of 8,800 active CHMMs in the