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2014-02-18 16:20:23

TETERBORO, New Jersey, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2000 Falcons now in operation around the world Dassault Falcon Jet recently delivered its first Falcon 2000S in Brazil following certification by ANAC, Brazil's aviation regulatory authority, late last year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/671183 ) "The Falcon 2000S is a terrific option...

Building Better Aircraft Based On Bat Wing Motions
2014-02-18 12:57:54

[ Watch the Video: Bats Inspire Next-Gen Aircraft ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are studying how bats flap their wings in hopes it will help in designing small flying vehicles in the future. The team studied how bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them and wrote about their findings in a paper published in the journal Physics of Fluids. Over 1,000 bat species have hand membrane wings in which their fingers are “webbed” and are...

Looking Back At X-29A Aircraft In 'Sweeping Forward'
2014-02-14 13:56:40

Jim Banke - Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come. A pair of the Grumman-built X-29A experimental aircraft flew 436 times between December 1984 and August 1992, with all but 14 of those trips into the air...

DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops
2014-02-13 06:59:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas. “US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make...

2014-02-12 20:20:26

DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the details of its 2014 JumpStart ProgramSM, aimed to give more new pilots a comprehensive introduction to general aviation by learning to fly in a Cirrus. The program is a unique collaboration between Cirrus Aircraft, Cirrus' largest vendor suppliers and Cirrus' flight training partners to allow first-time pilots to train in new, fully-equipped Cirrus airplanes. Innovative JumpStart Program components include both...

DARPA Dreams Up Satellite-Launching Hypersonic Space Plane
2014-02-12 15:03:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program will help add a quick, affordable and routine ride to space. The program aims to build a fully reusable unmanned hypersonic vehicle that DARPA said would be like providing “aircraft-like access to space.” The proposed vehicle would launch from a “clean pad” with a small...

2014-02-10 16:22:08

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson and Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will speak at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 11:25 a.m. (EST). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13652LOGO) Remarks from Lawson and Kapoor will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised...

2014-02-10 16:21:12

MADISON, Ind., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a minimal investment in just two Rotary Lift Mach((TM)) series mobile columns and a Rotary Lift truck frame adapter kit, vehicle service professionals can affordably add a versatile 12,000 lb. or 15,000 lb. capacity lift to their shops. The easy-to-use frame-engaging adapter kit transforms a pair of mobile columns into a fore-and-aft lift that's perfect for servicing Class 3 and most Class 4 trucks. (Photo:...

2014-02-06 12:21:48

SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the FAA for Split Scimitar Winglets to be installed on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Split Scimitar Winglet program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the...

2014-02-05 08:22:03

Common Processor approach promises reduced sustainment costs, enhanced readiness PALMDALE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force will get its first look at a faster, more affordable way to replace obsolete avionics on the B-2 stealth bomber under a contract awarded last August to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Under the 43-month, $43.5 million award, the company will produce a functional...


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2010-11-24 15:29:37

The boomerang is a flying tool, made of wood or carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with a curved shape that is often used as a weapon or for sport. They have also been made of bones and come in many different shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and their intended function. The most commonly recognizable type is the returning boomerang which travels in an elliptical path and returns to its point of origin. The returning boomerang has lopsided wings in order to create...

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