Boeing completed the review and analysis of the November 30th
static test on Thursday, validating the side-of-body modification
made to the 787 Dreamliner. "I am happy to report that the program
has validated the airplane structure for the 787 Dreamliner," said
Scott Fancher, VP and general manager of the program.
Conferees Work Out A Deal To Salvage Part Of The VH-71
Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) said Friday House and Senate
conferees working on the defense appropriations bill have agreed to
restore $100 million to continue work on a scaled-down
version of the beleaguered VH-71 program.
At the start of a dramatic week of weather all across the U.S.,
hurricane force winds hit Mojave Air and Spaceport CA Monday night,
tearing apart a specially created site which had been used
throughout the day to house guests attending the first roll out of
Virgin Galactic's new spaceship.
Replacements Sought For Older Aircraft On The Heels
Of Wide Body Order
Word is that United Airlines will invite Embraer to submit a bid
for new narrow body jets, a domain normally reserved for Boeings'
737 and the Airbus A320. We are going to invite Embraer into that
competition," UAL Chief Executive Glenn Tilton said in an
Charter Flight Making Its First Trip To Wisconsin In 12
Does winter's chill have you pining for central Wisconsin in
July? Well even though it's summertime South of the equator,
hundreds of aviation enthusiasts from Australia and New Zealand are
planning a joint pilgrimage next July, landing in a 747 jetliner at
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010.
"We have had a very successful first flight - the
take-off performance was impressive, we explored a lot of the
operational flight envelope, and it was a delight to operate in
such a well-designed cockpit with its easy interface to all the
normal and military systems"
Source: Capt. Ed Strongman, pilot of the
The launch of NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Exporer (WISE)
has been delayed until at least Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base
in California. It seemed like a good time to learn a little more
about the project, and what it hopes to show.