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NASA Book Reveals New Twist in Flight Research
2014-03-31 15:30:11

Jim Banke, NASA Sometimes the inspiration for innovative technological solutions comes from unexpected places. That's one of the key messages author Peter Merlin hopes readers will take away from reading NASA's newest book in its Aeronautics Book Series, "A New Twist in Flight Research: The F-18 Active Aeroelastic Wing Project." In this case the inspiration for the test project involving an F-18 with "elastic" wings came from no less than the world's first airplane – the 1903...

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...

2013-05-28 12:21:00

Currently Accepting Reservations DALLAS, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, PlaneSmart! Charter, a subsidiary of PlaneSmart! Aviation, is approved to offer the Piaggio Avanti P180 for hire. The company is based in North Texas and authorized for operations throughout the United States. "We are pleased to have a Piaggio Avanti P180 that we can offer clients one flight at a time," stated Michael Brosler, President & CEO of PlaneSmart! Aviation. "This plane not...

2012-09-10 22:20:11

POMEZIA, Italy, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the Eurofighter Consortium and prime contractor Alenia Aermacchi to provide inertial and satellite navigation systems for Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft. Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/. Northrop Grumman Italia will provide the Eurofighter Fibre-optical Gyro Inertial Navigation System and a global...

2012-08-07 02:21:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Draken International has signed an agreement with the New Zealand government to purchase eight (8) McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawks as well as various other equipment and accessories. This successful transaction marks the end of a great chapter in New Zealand aviation history and the beginning of a great foundation for Draken International. Draken, recognizing the increasing demand from the defense contracting industry, intends to operate...

2011-10-04 03:12:00

LONDON, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current operations in Libya directly impacting the direction of the fighter jet market, military and industry professionals are faced with the challenge of defining immediate upgrade plans and future capability developments. How are investments being prioritised for future fighter modernisation programmes in light of these recent operations and tightening budgets? Is it better to procure new fighters now, potentially saving...

2010-11-23 00:01:06

SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Swedish aerospace company Saab, to meet the needs of the Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP) requirements of the Gripen fighter aircraft program. Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Swedish aerospace company Saab,...

2010-06-07 07:10:00

TWENTY-NINE PALMS MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FIELD, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Marine Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) cleared a flight of civilian A-4 Skyhawks to drop inert, practice ordnance on a USMC target range on May 27th. JTACs controlled the pilots and A-4 Skyhawks of Airborne Tactical Advantage, Co., known as ATAC, the US Navy's tactical aircraft training provider. ATAC, the US industry leader in DoD airborne tactical services, is the first civilian company cleared to...

2010-02-01 00:05:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIRSHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has initiated the upgrade of the TERPROM® Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The upgrade adds air-to-surface targeting information to the existing TERPROM predictive ground proximity warning system capabilities, and is expected to be incorporated into the future batch enhancement upgrade to the aircraft. The system is being...

2009-11-12 11:32:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. The Military Aircraft Avionics Market 2009-2019 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0163728/The-Military-Aircraft-Avionics-Market-2009-2019.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The latest defence report - The Military Aircraft Avionics Market 2009-2019 - reveals the dynamic opportunities presented by one of the defence industry's few...