Monthly Archives: October 2010

Lockheed Martin’s PTDS in High Demand in Afghanistan

  One of the Coalition Forces’ most valuable assets in its new age war in Afghanistan has a distinctively old school look about it. Aerostats – similar to blimps and hot air balloons that have been used by militaries for more than 100 years – equipped with high powered video surveillance capability have been quite […]

Boeing and State Corporation Rostechnology Finalize Order for Next-Generation 737s

MOSCOW, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the State Corporation Rostechnology today announced the finalization of an order for 50 Next-Generation 737 airplanes. The order includes purchase rights for an additional 35 Next-Generation 737s. The State Corporation’s Supervisory Board approved the definitive agreement that was signed and announced on Sept. 17 during the Sochi Investment […]

Embraer Phenoms Enter NetJets Fleet

  Fractional ownership company NetJets is laying the groundwork to streamline its fleet and bring in the next generation of business jets with last week’s announcement that it will buy up to 125 Embraer Phenom 300s valued at more than $1 billion. The order, announced Oct. 18 at the National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting […]

Sea Launch Exits Chapter 11

   PARIS — Sea Launch has successfully completed a 16-month Chapter 11 reorganization that will allow it to resume operations early next year free of debt. The reorganization, approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., followed approval of the company’s acquisition by Energia Overseas Ltd. (EOL), a unit of Russian space contractor Energia, […]

FAA certifies missionary’s Subaru-powered flying car

Sparks are flying as we walk into the airplane hanger. Steve Saint is sharpening a machete on an electric grinder.  He comes over to introduce himself wielding the knife he extols as both a tool and a weapon. But we’ve come to talk about something else he is working on, a flying car. Saint heads […]

Google Lunar X PRIZE Update

The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity for the Google Lunar X PRIZE. After helping our colleagues celebrate the awarding of the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, we hit the road to attend the 61st International Astronautical Congress in Prague, and then to host the 4th annual Google Lunar X […]

Sharklet A320 Will Be Baseline For NEO Version

  Airbus will use the forthcoming A320 variant equipped with sharklet winglets as the benchmark or baseline airframe for the New Engine Option (NEO) derivative that is expected to be launched by year-end. Airbus’s senior vice president flight and integration test, Fernando Alonso, says that the first production sharklet A320, which is due to fly […]