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The saga of Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey continues. We reported last week about 500 residents and airport supporters attended a meeting of the Readington Township Committee held for the purpose of allowing public comment and Committee deliberation on an ordinance concerning embattled Solberg Airport. The city wants to condemn the privately owned airport and take it over under eminent domain laws. AMR Corporation and US Airways Group announced Tuesday that the airlines have settled the litigation brought by the U.S. Dep
Create 1st Ever Significant Artificial Ash Cloud For Test Purposes
UK budget carrier easyJet, along with its partners Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation, has successfully completed the final stage of testing for the AVOID volcanic ash technology through a unique experiment involving the creation of an artificial ash cloud.
Active Flow Control Could Lead To Smaller Structures, Saving Weight And Fuel
NASA's Ames Research Center and NASA's Langley Research Center, in partnership with Boeing, have completed wind tunnel testing of a full-scale Boeing 757 vertical tail model equipped with active flow control technology. A major objective of the tests was to show active flow control can enhance the performance of a vertical tail enough to enable future designers to reduce the size of the structure for a whole family of airplanes.
Evidence Suggest Anomaly Does Not Gobble Up Everything In Its Region
Astronomers studying a black hole in our Galaxy with ESA’s XMM-Newton observatory have made a surprising discovery about the cocktail of particles that are ejected from its surroundings. Stellar-mass black holes are often found feasting on material from a companion star. Matter flows from the star towards the black hole, circling in a disc around it with a temperature so high that it emits X-rays.
First Image From Saturn Showing Earth, Venus, And Mars
NASA has released a natural color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible. The new panoramic mosaic of the majestic Saturn system taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows the view as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled at the Newseum in Washington on Tuesday.
Will Collaborate On Program Designed To Reduce The Public Risk Of Asteroid Impacts
A new collaborative effort of the B612 Sentinel mission and the International Centre for Earth Simulation (ICES Foundation), Geneva, Switzerland will explore ways to reduce the public risk of asteroid impacts.
Aircraft Delivered Equipped With ‘Sharklet’ Wing Tip Fuel Saving Devices
S.A.T., the holding company of the Berlin-based German carrier Germania, has taken delivery of its first out of two A321s on order. Both aircraft are equipped with Airbus’ wing tip fuel saving devices, called "Sharklets". The airline has already been operating eight A319 successfully since 2011.
Delays Acquisition Of 197 Aircraft From Other Companies
The Indian aerospace manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has a light utility helicopter in the works that would be manufactured entirely in India. The aircraft would be used to ferry troops and supplies to high-altitude areas of the country.
Ground Communication Outlet (GCO)
An unstaffed, remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots at uncontrolled airports may contact ATC and FSS via VHF to a telephone connection to obtain an instrument clearance or close a VFR or IFR flight plan. They may also get an updated weather briefing prior to takeoff. Pilots will use four "key clicks" on the VHF radio to contact the appropriate ATC facility or six "key clicks" to contact the FSS. The GCO system is intended to be used only on the ground.
Aero Linx: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. AUVSI members support defense, civil and commercial sectors.
“ALPA commends Rep. Meehan and Rep. DeFazio for their determined leadership in making certain that it’s the passengers of U.S. airlines who benefit from U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facilities and not their state-backed foreign competitors.”
Source: Capt. Lee Moak, ALPA president, following ALPA's call on members of Congress to support bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that opposes the Administration’s plan to open a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport.