By Mary Grady, Contributing editor In the U.S., airports generally are sited far beyond the outer edges of urban areas, but a new project in Nigeria aims to make the airport the very center of the city. The proposed Minna Airport City/Aerotropolis Project will consist of two runways that cross diagonally, with a control … More Nigeria Plans “Aerotropolis”
BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Air China, Boeing (NYSE: BA), and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners today conducted China’s first sustainable biofuel flight. The two-hour mainland flight from Beijing Capital International Airport was witnessed by officials from both countries and highlights the viability of using sustainable aviation biofuel sourced in China. … More Flight highlights bilateral cooperation on renewable energy between China and the U.S.
AMBERLEY, Queensland, Oct. 21, 2011 — Four new Boeing [NYSE: BA] F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley today, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets ahead of contract schedule. The arrival at the base was marked by the four new Super Hornets joining 16 … More Australia’s F/A-18F fleet expands to 24 multirole ‘Rhinos’ New RAAF Super Hornets delivered early, on budget
HATDepot.Study 517135main_Guidi SLS Charts for NAC Space Ops Committee February 11 2011 545101main_11-05_HEC_Formulation_Plan Sends Letter to Former Administrator Griffin Asking Him to Join in Call for Transparency After Science Committee Testimony Washington, Sep 26 – Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) continued his criticism of NASA’s new design for deep space exploration by … More ***PRESS RELEASE*** Rohrabacher Demands Release of NASA’s Recent On-Orbit Fuel Depot Analysis
By Noah Shachtman A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones. The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying … More Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet
By Johanna Somers LUXEMBOURG | Thu Oct 6, 2011 8:20am EDT (Reuters) – European rules forcing all airlines to pay for carbon emissions are within the law, an adviser to Europe’s highest court said on Thursday, in the latest stage of a bitter battle between the European Union and the aviation industry. From January next year, all … More EU’s top court lawyer says airline carbon cap is legal
By Howard Schneider, Published: August 22 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — At a General Electric flight simulator here, the visibility has been set at near zero to mimic thick rain and clouds. But a video console near the pilot shows a vivid picture of nearby mountains precise enough to allow a plane to take off or land despite the … More GE ‘all in’ on aviation deal with China
By JOHN BUSSEY During a factory tour in South Carolina, Jeffrey Immelt smiles and cuts me off after I ask another question about his new venture in China: “I’m done,” says the chief executive of General Electric. “This was reviewed by the Commerce Department and the Defense Department.” China’s Planned Passenger Jet Will Compete With … More China Venture Is Good for GE but Is It Good for U.S.?
Review of NASA’s Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry Space and Aeronautics | 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Mar 30, 2011 2:00pm – 4:00pm Opening Statements U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello Acting Ranking Member A Review of NASA’s Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry Mr. Chairman, thank … More Review of NASA’s Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced to a special joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American to the Moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of that decade. President Kennedy’s confidence that this Cold War goal could be accomplished rested on the post-Sputnik … More Former Senator Schmitt Proposes Dismantling of NASA and Creation of a New, Deep Space Exploration Agency
Sometime this year, a Japanese technician will perform the final piece of work on the last F-2 fighter to leave the Nagoya works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. With that, Japan’s 45 years of post-war fighter production will cease and the progressive loss of skills already under way in systems manufacturing will have spread to every … More Three Contenders Remain For Japan F-X
DENVER — Lockheed Martin has cut out an entire test article from the Orion crew exploration vehicle that it is recasting in a new role as deep-space Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), combining test objectives for the remaining articles in an effort to keep the vehicle within the tight schedule set by Congress. By combining … More Orion Funding Reduced