Monthly Archives: December 2011

A123 confirms Fisker Karma batteries could have cooling problem

Battery maker A123 has announced that batteries it supplied to Fisker Automotive for its Karma range-extended luxury sedan might have “misaligned” hose clamps for the cooling system, which could cause coolant to leak. Unabated, A123 admits the leak could cause an electrical short-circuit. According to Bloomberg-BusinessWeek, the company has a fix for the issue, and luckily the issue was discovered […]

Cirrus SR22/SR20 Safety records are below GA average

By AVweb Staff       When the Cirrus SR20 and 22 first appeared a dozen years ago, the models’ full airframe parachute system and stall/spin resistant wing were expected to set new standards for light aircraft safety. But according to Aviation Consumer‘s January edition, the Cirrus line has achieved, at best, a middle of the […]

New crew arrives at International Space Station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:01pm EST (Reuters) – A Russian Soyuz capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Friday with a trio of astronauts, bringing the orbital outpost back to full staffing after a failed cargo ship launch in August disrupted flight schedules. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA’s Don […]

Airlines Lose Challenge to EU Expansion of Carbon Cap-and-Trade System

By Stephanie Bodoni – Dec 21, 2011 2:05 PM MT Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — Diogenis Papiomytis, consultant at Frost & Sullivan, discusses the European Union’s planned expansion of its carbon cap-and-trade-system. He speaks with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg) Enlarge image Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association […]

NASA, Industry Leaders Discuss New Booster Development for Space Launch System

On Dec. 15, more than 120 aerospace industry leaders from more than 70 companies attended the Space Launch System’s Advanced Booster Industry Day held at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The event focused on a NASA Research Announcement for the Space Launch System’s (SLS) advanced booster. Marshall is leading the design and development […]

Business Jets today announced the delivery of a BBJ to Nanshan Jet of Yantai, China, rounding out a strong year of orders and deliveries to Chinese customers.

  Representatives of Nanshan Jet took delivery of the airplane at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle. This is the first BBJ for Nanshan Jet and one of the first aircraft the company will operate on its own. “Previously our jets were operated by Air China. We’re thrilled to begin this new adventure with Boeing […]

F-35 Concurrency Woes

By Glenn Pew, Contributing Editor, Video Editor A 55-page report this weekend made public a laundry list of flaws currently dragging on the F-35 fighter program and is complicated by a production plan called “Concurrency” that allows Lockheed Martin to churn out the jets while testing continues. Structural cracks, electrical gremlins and a “classified” problem are among those […]