Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Eyes New Line Of Single Turboprops

By Kerry Lynch Source: AWIN First Hawker Beechcraft is paving a future under which the newly restructured Beechcraft Corp. would offer a range of single-engine piston and turboprop aircraft alongside its King Airs -– and perhaps new twins, Shawn Vick, executive vice president-customers, says. Hawker Beechcraft, which plans to emerge from bankruptcy early next year, […]

Nextant 400XT

The Hawker Beechjet 400A/XP® is one of the most popular light jet aircraft due to its cabin size, speed and reliability. The aircraft is operated domestically and internationally in many missions. The drawback of the 400A/XP, and most of its competitive aircraft, is its range. The 400A/XP has a range of only 1,333 nm with […]

Cobalt Valkyrie Co50

Brand New Aircraft Design to Make World Debut at AirVenture   Cobalt Aircraft, based in France,  debuted its prototype Co50 aircraft on July 28 during AirVenture 2010. This clean-sheet design has sleek, fighter-plane features such as an under fuselage engine intake, canard, smooth contoured lines, and split-vertical stabilizers which liken it to an FA-18 or […]

An Airline Fleet Fueled by Natural Gas

By MATTHEW L. WALD At the end of next year, Qatar Airways is scheduled to open a new airport that will include a 25-meter swimming pool and squash courts, among other amenities. But it will also be extraordinary from an energy standpoint because it will pump airline fuel made from natural gas. Qatar has relatively little oil and […]

Ascent’s Thin Panels Make Solar Energy Affordable

By Guy Norris Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology September 03, 2012 Guy Norris The thought of solar cells brings to mind the image of solid blocks of flat photovoltaic panels extending in rigid wings from a satellite or bolted to the roof of a building. Now picture a solar panel so thin and flexible that […]

World’s Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump

World’s Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump By Mike Wall | – 4 hrs ago An Austrian daredevil plummeted into the record books today (Oct. 14), breaking the mark for highest-ever skydive after leaping from a balloon more than 24 miles above Earth’s surface. Add one more feat: Going supersonic. When skydiver Felix Baumgartner stepped from his space […]

Corvette-Size Electric Motor Seen Changing How Jets Taxi

By Thomas Black – Oct 11, 2012 9:01 PM MT As fuel prices continue to soar, airlines are studying new technology that may save more than $200,000 per jet every year. The breakthrough only sounds mundane: It’s all about how planes taxi. Travelers are familiar with the sight of low-slung airport tugs pushing aircraft away from the gate […]