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NASA Offers Site For Virginia Tech Drones
2014-01-03 15:50:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Friday that the selection of six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites could have an impact on its research at two of its facilities. The space agency said its Langley Research Center and Wallops Flight Facility could be working with Virginia Tech teams on the UAS research. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier this week that Virginia Tech is planning to conduct UAS failure mode testing and...

FAA Announces Drone Sites
2013-12-30 16:39:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With unmanned flying drones expected to see commercial use in the coming years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced six sites that will be set aside for the development of these robotic aviation systems. The sites are located in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. Congress had tasked the FAA with establishing the test sites as part of an objective to have unmanned drones sharing the skies...

Government Debates Over Possible Move To Lift In-Flight Mobile Ban
2013-12-13 10:38:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to consider whether the decades-old ban on in-flight mobile phones should be lifted. On the same day the federal Department of Transportation, along with three members of Congress, asked for legislation to hang up calls on planes altogether. The Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox released a statement noting that he is considering the possibility of banning in-flight...

2013-12-03 23:22:55

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announces an Instructor Training Resource for Airlines to Comprehensively Comply with FAA Part 121 Subsection N and O Requirements on Stall and Upset Recovery Training for US Air Carriers – Effectively Delivered Stall and Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (AURTA) Instruction to Aircrews Mitigates the Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) Threat to the Traveling Public, the Leading Cause of Crash-Related Fatalities in Commercial Aviation Worldwide over...

2013-11-21 23:31:10

The CSafe RKN is the first, and continues to be the only, FAA and EASA approved active air cargo container. The FAA approval was received in early 2008 prior to the launch of their fleet. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 CSafe Global recently celebrated the six year anniversary of the FAA approval of the CSafe RKN which was received in early 2008 prior to the launch of their fleet. The CSafe RKN is the first, and continues to be the only, FAA and EASA approved active air cargo container....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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