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Successful Flight For NASA X-48C Aircraft
2012-08-08 04:53:48

[ Watch the Video: NASA's X-48C Test Flight Successful ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The unmanned aircraft X-48C successfully flew for the first time on Tuesday at the Edwards Air Force Base, according to NASA. The Boeing aircraft was formerly known as the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, and was modified to evaluate the low-speed stability and control of a low-noise version of a notional, future Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) aircraft design. This HWB design,...

Introducing The X-56A MUTT: Who Let The Dog Out?
2012-03-07 11:50:59

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center soon will have a new dog in the yard, and it's a real MUTT. That's short for the Multi-Use Technology Testbed, a small unmanned aircraft being developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to test technologies that will be needed for new kinds of lightweight, flexible aircraft. MUTT is one of the Air Force's newest X-planes, designated X-56A. The 7.5-foot-long aircraft has a 28-foot wingspan and will be powered by two 52-pound thrust JetCat...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Today's modern, fly-by-aircraft could become die-by-wire death traps, needing nothing more than a clever computer hack to make them drop out of the sky, according to a newest fact-based thriller released today from New York Times best-selling author and technology entrepreneur Lewis Perdue. Extensive research, Perdue said he conducted, confirms that a real possibility of such a hack exists, and is one of the core themes in Die By Wire. Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 Today's modern,...

2011-07-27 07:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) announced today that it has been selected by Embraer to provide the primary flight control system for the new Embraer KC-390 jet transport aircraft. Under the agreement, Goodrich will design and manufacture a new, fully-integrated, fly-by wire, primary flight control system comprising state of the art electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), electro-backup hydrostatic actuators (EBHAs), actuator electronics and...

2011-06-27 11:22:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation's A400M systems have performed well throughout the aircraft's flight test program and are supporting Airbus in its path to aircraft certification. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "Hamilton Sundstrand is proud of its long and successful partnership with Airbus and EADS," said Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain Bellemare. "We are pleased to continue that...

2011-06-13 10:37:00

ELGIN, Ill., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Customer and testing data has proven that Simrit's E454 EPDM (ethylene-propylene rubber) O-ring sealing systems outperform competitive O-rings in critical commercial aircraft hydraulic systems. Manufactured to the highest possible quality and extensively tested, the phosphate ester fluid hydraulic sealing systems are expected to perform flawlessly for years in primary and secondary flight controls, and braking systems of commercial aircrafts....

2011-06-08 07:30:00

GLEN HEAD, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Safety Resources (ASR), a pioneer in life-saving emergency-landing systems for small aircraft, today announced that it has been awarded patent No. 7934682 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its innovative TriChute Safe Landing System. The new patent revises and updates the technology from a previous patent. The TriChute Safe Landing System is designed to equip general aviation aircraft with a pilot-controlled mechanism that...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'