Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Spin Test: Icon A5 vs. Cessna 150

The under-development amphibian takes the spin resistant challenge. By Robert Goyer / Published: May 30, 2012 Related Tags: Icon Aircraft Icon Aircraft, the company that’s making the Icon A5 LSA amphibian, has put out a video explaining and demonstrating what their design can do. It’s impressive. A while back I wrote a blog that was critical […]

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Copenhagen Suborbitals is a suborbital space endeavor, based entirely on private donaters, sponsors and part time specialists – LAUNCH CAMPAIGN 2012

LAUNCH CAMPAIGN 2012 MISSION Copenhagen Suborbitals is a suborbital space endeavor, based entirely on private donaters, sponsors and part time specialistsOur mission is to launch human beings into space on privately build rockets and spacecrafts. The project is both open source and non-profit in order to inspire as many people as possible, and to envolve […]

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Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV)

  Northrop Grumman’s 300-foot-long, 70-foot-tall, remotely piloted Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) airship is scheduled to fly for the first time in early June at Lakehurst, N.J. The maiden flight could take place anytime between June 6 and 10, weather permitting, and will be followed by a trip to Florida where it will be outfitted […]

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Solar Impulse lands safely in Madrid

After a flight lasting approximately 17 hours, the HB-SIA prototype has finally landed in Madrid-Barajas airport at 01:28:50AM. The pilot, André Borschberg, made his way out of the cockpit, smiley and certainly happy to stretch his legs. “The flight went very well and thanks to the team of meteorologists, everything went according to the plan: […]

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Bombardier Unveils Learjet 70 and 75

By Fred George fred_george@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First May 14 , 2012 The long wait for Bombardier to move on a replacement for the Learjet 40XR and 45XR is over. The aircraft maker is launching the Learjet 70 and 75, both slated to enter service in second half 2013. The new models will feature more thrust, improved […]

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AeroVironment, Textron Advance Lethal Mini-UASs

By Graham Warwick Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report May 25 , 2012 Textron Defense Systems has demonstrated refinements to its BattleHawk squad-level loitering munition with flights of the lethal unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force at Socorro, N.M. BattleHawk is a tube-launched, warhead-equipped small expendable UAS unveiled by Textron last year as […]

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Boeing to Modernize Flight Deck and Avionics for US and NATO AWACS Fleets

$368M contract is 2nd phase of US Air Force and NATO program These images are available for editorial use by news media. SEATTLE, May 23, 2012 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a $368 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) contract to develop a design that modernizes the flight deck and avionics of the […]