Monthly Archives: April 2012

Launch your own satellite for US$8000

By Brian Dodson An Interorbital Systems TubeSat in low Earth orbit Image Gallery (12 images) Interorbital Systems (IOS), a rocket and spacecraft construction company founded in 1996, is ready to fulfill its 2009 goal of making access to space available to all. Well, at least to anyone who can afford a motorcycle. For US$8K, IOS provides the […]

Is Cessna Interested in Hawker..Yes…Probably want to buy the Beechcraft King Air franchise..whats your guess?

First-quarter revenue up, losses down at Cessna By Molly McMillin The Wichita Eagle Orders at Cessna Aircraft were higher in the first three months of 2012 than they were in the last three quarters of 2011 combined, and its customer prospect list continues to improve, company officials said Wednesday. Revenue increased for the company, and losses […]

Hawker Beechcraft reports losses of $632.8 million

By Molly McMillin The Wichita Eagle Hawker Beechcraft is working on a “path forward” to put the company on firm financial footing, its CEO said as the company filed 2011 financial results, which showed staggering losses. As expected, Hawker Beechcraft posted losses of $632.8 million last year and sales of $2.44 billion, the company said in […]

Pipistrel Unveils New Panthera 4-Place Airplane

Pipistrel took the wraps off its super-efficient Panthera four-seater this week at the Aero Expo in Friedrichshafen, Germany, giving avgeeks a first glimpse at the aircraft that boasts a 1,000 nm range and a cruise speed of 200 knots, all while burning a mere 10 gallons of gasoline per hour. The prototype unveiled at the Expo […]

A Satellite System That Could End Circling Above the Airport

Stuart Isett for The New York Times Technology that has been adopted by Alaska Airlines could be used at big, busy airports to cut 30 miles from a plane’s approach to the runway. By JAD MOUAWAD SEATTLE — Capt. Mike Adams demonstrated what the future will look like at the nation’s airports as he pulled back […]

Analyst: Worldwide UAV Market Will Total $89 Billion In 10 Years

Teal Group Releases 2012 UAV Market Profile And Forecast Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. Teal Group’s 2012 market study estimates that UAV spending will almost double over the next decade from current worldwide […]

The unorthodox five-place Synergy aircraft concept gained critical attention with its public introduction about one year ago and, as AVweb learned Thursday, itmay soon be taking another enterprising turn. Aircraft are generally designed to do one thing very well (high speed cruise, for example), often at the expense of other things (like fuel burn, slow flight, or landing speed and […]