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April 23, 2016

Magnus Aircraft, Siemens Fly eFusion Electric Airplane

First Electric Airplane Completely Designed And Built In Hungary

The all-electric airplane Magnus eFusion has made its maiden flight at the Matkópuszta airfield in Kecskemet, Hungary on April 11. The eFusion of Magnus Aircraft Corp. is a two seat side-by-side low-wing monoplane with non-retractable tricycle landing gear.

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Boeing Reportedly Mulls New Variant Of 737 MAX

Hopes To Compete With New Bombardier Airliners

Boeing is reportedly considering a 150 seat version of its new 737 MAX airplane in light of competition from Bombardier's CSeries airliners.

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Airbus Facing Delivery Issues With A320neo

Nearly-Finished Airplanes Reportedly Stacking Up On Ramps Due To Supply Chain Issues

The ramps at Airbus' factories in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany are reportedly becoming crowded with A320neo airplanes due to issues with its supply chain.

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NASA Preparing For Fourth Series Of Flight Tests Of Unmanned Aircraft

Flights Intended To Assist In Integration Of UAVs Into The NAS

NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the FAA as they develop the regulations to allow integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

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XTI AIrcraft Exceeds $1 Million In Equity Crowdfunding Investments

Will Accelerate Development Of TriFan 600 Prototype

After capturing the imagination of the public with its TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane, XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) is accelerating its development program and redoubling efforts to translate excitement about the aircraft into $3 million in actual investments.

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VFA 115 Hones Close Air Support Skills With Australian Defense Force

Three Weeks Of Training Concluded April 15

The "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 participated in three weeks of close air support exercises with the Australian Defense Force from March 26 - April 15.

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Analyst: Boeing And Lockheed Should Take Note Of SpaceX

Recovery Of Booster At Sea Seen As A Significant Step

By now, you know that SpaceX was able to land a Falcon 9 booster on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean following the launch of a supply ship to ISS.

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A350 XWB FFS Installed At Airbus Training Center In Miami

First Such Sim In America Qualified To Level-D By FAA And EASA

The FAA and EASA have qualified to Level D the first A350 XWB simulator in the United States.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.23.16)

“The move from a full-scale flying prototype to this subscale will trim a year from the development schedule.” Source: XTI Aircraft Chief Engineer Dr. Dennis Olcott.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.16): Airspace Hierarchy

Within the airspace classes, there is a hierarchy in place to account for any overlap of airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.16)

The Vintage Sailplane Association

The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to promote the acquisition, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes by its members, and to assist the National Soaring Museum in the preservation of soaring history and the promotion of vintage sailplane activity.

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