Monthly Archives: August 2012

Russian Firm Tests Honeywell Engine For An-2 Upgrade

By Andrew Compart Source: Business Aviation August 27, 2012 Honeywell is “in discussions with a Russian firm regarding the potential use of our TPE331-12U engine” in Antonov An-2 aircraft, the U.S. manufacturer tells AviationWeek. Honeywell would not provide more details, but the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute in a press release earlier this year said it tested […]

The Founding of Lockheed Martin

The Founding of Lockheed Martin “The way to build aircraft or do anything else worthwhile is to think out quietly every detail, analyze every situation that may possibly occur, and when you have it all worked out in practical sequence in your mind, raise heaven and earth, and never stop until you have produced the […]

Cessna reclaims title of fastest jet Citation Ten gets a speed boost to Mach 0.935

Cessna engineers have found a way to boost the speed of the Citation Ten, the follow-on to the Mach 0.92 Citation X, from Mach 0.92 to Mach 0.935. That beats the Gulfstream 650, once the fastest business jet in the world, which flew at Mach 0.925. The Ten is also 15 inches longer than the Citation X. […]

NEIL A. ARMSTRONG Has Died (1930 – 2012)

Saturday, August 25, 2012 “We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. “Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. “Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy […]

The Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge

The Entrepreneurial Challenge The Entrepreneurial Challenge is a competition held by Sikorsky Innovations to identify and support emerging, revolutionary technology in the rotorcraft market. The challenge provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial companies to understand some of the toughest issues facing the vertical flight community and identify their technology as relevant to one of more of […]

Going Private, Space Industry Eyes State’s Open Spaces

by SHEFALI LUTHRA When XCOR Aerospace, a private California rocket-building company, was looking for a wide-open place to test rocket engines and space planes, it found an ideal site in Midland.   Expanded coverage of Texas is produced by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit news organization. To join the conversation about this article, go p shows […]

USAF Support For ULA Is Scrutinized

By Amy Butler Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology August 13, 2012 Amy Butler Washington As Lockheed Martin and Orbital Sciences Corp. separately propose alternatives for the Pentagon to the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) rocket monopoly, some lawmakers fear the U.S. Air Force will throw too much support to the incumbent contractor, freezing out new entrants […]