As the first production-spec F-35 Joint Strike Fighter prepares
to take its first flight later this summer, BAE Systems has started
assembling the aft fuselage of the first short take-off and
vertical landing (STOVL) version of the advanced fighter
Partners With Heads Up Technologies To Offer Wireless XM
Representatives with Avidyne Corporation and Heads Up
Technologies, Inc. told ANN Wednesday of a new option to add XM
music, news, sports and entertainment audio programming to both new
and existing Avidyne EX500 multi-function displays (MFDs) with XM
WX Satellite Weather datalink.
Though it was frustratingly overshadowed Tuesday by subsequent
developments from North Korea, the successful launch of the space
shuttle Discovery certainly bears mentioning again... especially as
it appears, at least for now, that a major issue on past shuttle
launches has been nearly resolved.
Analysts say there was no way the United States was in any
danger from Tuesday's series of missile firings from North Korea...
but US officials are calling the incident a "provocation," and that
likely means the military is hardly going to stand by and do
Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Avoiding Runway Accidents
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.05.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft
101: 07.05.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner on
lessons GA pilots can learn from last December's runway overrun
accident at Chicago's Midway Airport.)
It was just over a year ago when things were looking bleaker
than bleak over at Boeing. In the wake of an Air Force procurement
scandal, the company was also dealing with the fallout from the
sudden resignation of CEO Harry Stonecipher. But that was then, and
this is now.
FAA Agrees To Buy Or Soundproof Homes Near MS Airport
Talk about quieting objections. As part of a $59 million program
over the next eight years, the FAA has agreed to either soundproof
-- or purchase -- over 1,110 homes and apartments near the
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
"The fight for freedom starts here." That is the rallying cry of
the VoteJacksonville.com Coalition, as it begins a petition drive
to move the US Navy Master Jet Base to Cecil Field. The committee
was formed to put the question of returning Cecil Field to the Navy
Aero-News has learned that following the initial flight test
series in late April, Diamond’s D-Jet resumed flight testing
after installation of its data acquisition system and minor planned
modifications to the inlet engine fairings.
Aero-News has learned a conference on suspected unapproved
aircraft parts will be held in Australia next month. People from
throughout the aviation industry are urged to take part in the
conference, which will be held August 21-23 at the Sydney
Indicated Airspeed -- The speed of an aircraft as shown on
its pitot static airspeed indicator calibrated to reflect standard
atmosphere adiabatic compressible flow at sea level uncorrected for
airspeed system errors.
Source: An unidentified US official to CNN, on
the intent behind North Korea's launch Tuesday of at least six
missiles -- including at least one Taepodong 2 ICBM, which
reportedly fell from the sky about 40 seconds after liftoff.