Monthly Archives: June 2011

World’s first serial hybrid electric aircraft to fly at Le Bourget

Joint press release by Siemens, Diamond Aircraft and EADS Paris, Le Bourget,  23 June 2011 Siemens AG, Diamond Aircraft and EADS are set to present the world’s first aircraft with a serial hybrid electric drive system at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2011. The two-seater motor glider successfully completed its maiden flight on June 8 […]

American Said to Be In Talks for 100 Airbus Single-Aisle Planes

American Said to Be In Talks for 100 Airbus Single-Aisle Planes By Andrea Rothman and Susanna Ray – June 21 (Bloomberg) — Andrew Herdman, director-general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, a group representing 15 of the region’s carriers, talks about Asian demand for new airplanes. Herdman speaks from Kuala Lumpur with Susan Li […]

Northrop Plans Bigger Push Into Adjacent Markets

By Karen Jacobs/Reuters Defense contractor Northrop Grumman is planning a bigger move into related markets to bolster profit in a tougher defense budget environment.Chief Executive Wes Bush, who spearheaded the spin-off of the company’s shipmaking business earlier this year, is de-emphasizing sales growth and has instructed his division heads to pursue market opportunities and contracts […]

TEA Party Space Platform

(Washington DC) — TEA Party in Space (TPIS), a non-partisan organization, today publicly released the TEA Party Space Platform (link to platform). “This is our response to thevacuum of leadership in Washington, D.C., for America’s national space enterprise,” said Andrew Gasser, President of TPIS. “Whether it’s timidity from the White House or Congress’ earmark-laden ‘compromises’, our […]

NASA Commercial Spaceflight Status Briefing to the AIA Space Council June 16, 2011


NASA’s version of Guess what I want to do when I grow up…or…just give me money and go away!

Secretive VIPs splash the cash on customized jumbos

  By Kyle Peterson LE BOURGET, France | Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:36am EDT (Reuters) – The enormous $300 million Boeing Co (BA.N) 747-8 Intercontinental parked at this week’s Paris Air Show is earmarked for an anonymous VIP customer who apparently needs one of the world’s biggest airplanes. In fact eight of the 33 orders listed for […]