Monthly Archives: August 2010

RR Trent 1000

Technology lead for the first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™ Product details At 10:27 am Pacific Time (18:27 GMT), on the 15th December 2009 the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner™ eased effortlessly into the skies powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. This marks the debut of the quietest, cleanest and most fuel efficent airframe and engine […]

Freighter747-8’s one million pound takeoff

Boeing/Bob Schneider Weighing in at more than one million pounds, RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, took off from Victorville, California. The airplane starts accelerating down the runway. In the flight deck, Captain Paul Stemer feels the weight of the situation. Boeing/Bob Schneider Before the flight, Boeing Flight Test pilot Capt. Paul Stemer inspects one of […]

Boeing Shifts Leaders on 747-8 Freighter After New Delay on 787 Dreamliner

Boeing Co. said it will replace the head of its 747-8 Freighter program, plagued by production delays, hours after announcing the sixth postponement in shipments of the 787 Dreamliner. Pat Shanahan will lead efforts to certify and deliver the 747-8, assuming the post from Mohammad Yahyavi, according to a memo to Boeing employees yesterday. Yahyavi […]

Gulfstream 2010 Calendar

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH WINDOW – BALTIC SEA – MISSION HEAT1X/TYCHO

  The Hybrid Exo Atmospheric Transporter or HEAT, is a real scale rocket with a 640 mm diameter tube that will function as the final rocket and carrier of the one person spacecraft. The oxydizer for the HATV will be liquid oxygen (LOX). The HEAT booster will finally serve as the transportation vehicle for the […]

FAA Tests 100LL Alternative

Aug 23, 2010 By Bill Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com  FAA has conducted another round of tests on an alternative fuel to leaded avgas, a new fuel which the developers said today is not only cleaner, but delivers more energy. The fuel, produced by Swift Enterprises Ltd., is made of pure hydrocarbons and can be derived from biomass, […]

Tsunami

    Tsunami, the first original homebuilt unlimited racer since 1939. Tsunami is designed for speed record attempts and air racing. There is an ongoing raising of funds to rebuild this historic plane. Your donations will bring us one step closer towards our goal of seeing Tsunami grace the skies again.  Click on the Donation page, then click the Donation button, enter the amount […]