QinetiQ’s Zephyr UAV exceeds official world record for longest duration unmanned flight

  QinetiQ’s Zephyr HALE UAV in flight at White Sands High resolution download (1MB ) QinetiQ’s Zephyr High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has exceeded the official world record time for the longest duration unmanned flight with a 54 hour flight achieved during trials at the US Military’s White Sands Missile Range … More QinetiQ’s Zephyr UAV exceeds official world record for longest duration unmanned flight

Jet-A Alternatives

  This December, if the planets align properly and the members of the ASTM International concur, it will become legal to operate a business jet on a blend of conventional Jet-A and low-emissions biofuels refined from weeds, soybeans, tallow or algae.After years of research and testing by engine and airframe OEMs, the airlines and armed … More Jet-A Alternatives

Klapmeier teams up for new turboprop project

Former Cirrus Aircraft Chairman Alan Klapmeier has made a public return to the development of breakthrough technology aircraft, announcing that his new company, Kestrel Aircraft, will certify and build the single-engine Kestrel JP10 turboprop at a decommissioned naval air station in Maine. Klapmeier and company co-founder Anthony Galley were flanked at an airport news conference … More Klapmeier teams up for new turboprop project

Lockheed Martin F-22 Soars At Farnborough

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 22nd, 2010 — The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-22 Raptor showcased its unrivaled maneuverability and aerial prowess for the international crowd attending the Farnborough International Airshow, July 19-20, in the United Kingdom. The Raptor, the world’s only operational 5th generation fighter, made its second straight Farnborough appearance after its popular performance during the … More Lockheed Martin F-22 Soars At Farnborough

Cessna Delivers Four Aircraft to Chinese Customers in June

 Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, marked a very successful month in the People’s Republic of China with the delivery of four aircraft – one Citation Mustang and three 208 Caravans. Two of the Caravans were financed by the leasing division of AVIC, China’s primary aviation organization. The aircraft add to Cessna’s … More Cessna Delivers Four Aircraft to Chinese Customers in June

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Joins the CSF, Endorses NASA’s New Direction

 Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has joined the Federation as an Associate Member. With 3,100 employees across Florida, California, Alabama, and Mississippi, including more than 1,800 employees in Southern California, the company is a leading provider of propulsion and power systems for space flight. … More Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Joins the CSF, Endorses NASA’s New Direction