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2014-07-28 08:23:04

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on 7 July 2014 in Tehachapi,...

Supersonic Passenger Travel May Be Coming Closer To Reality
2014-06-18 03:31:45

Karen Northon, NASA The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the progress they are making in overcoming some of the biggest hurdles to supersonic passenger...

Airbags Take The Weight In ACTE G-III Loads Tests
2014-06-18 03:05:00

NASA Technicians at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory recently completed structural evaluations on a modified Gulfstream G-III aircraft that will serve as a test bed for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project. The loads tests assisted engineers in predicting the levels of structural stress the airplane will likely experience during ACTE research flights. And for the first time, some unusual hardware aided the process: the aircraft was...

2014-06-17 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA's efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the...

2014-05-27 16:20:42

LAS VEGAS, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Aviation Summit is excited to announce it will host the crowd-favorite Parade of Planes at the event scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Palm Springs, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91382 The Parade of Planes is set for Thursday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. The planes will taxi from the Palm Springs International Airport to the Palm Springs Convention Center, traveling down East Alejo Road to North Avenida Caballeros to...

Lowering Risk Of Midair Collisions For Small Aircraft
2014-05-19 12:08:26

North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new modifications for technology that helps pilots of small aircraft avoid midair collisions. The modified tools significantly improved pilot response times in making decisions to avert crashes. At issue are “cockpit displays of traffic information” (CDTIs). These are GPS displays used by private pilots to track other aircraft in their vicinity. However, pilots often focus on the closest...

2014-05-01 23:09:22

CEO Steve Lewis Brings Pilots and Passengers Together to Share Aviation Costs, Avoid Typical Airport Madness, and Create a Unique Experience For Both New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Car pooling has been an economical and environmentally-friendly way to get to work for years. But now the same concept is about to take off from a small airport near you. AirPooler is the brainchild of entrepreneur Steve Lewis, who wanted to help pilots subsidize the cost of flying, with passengers who...

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...

2014-03-27 00:20:13

PERTH, Australia, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The disappearance of Flight MH370 could have only involved human input, according to a veteran Boeing 777 check captain. Speaking exclusively to www.AirlineRatings.com the check captain said that given the facts we know, for MH370 to end its flight in the southern Indian Ocean, "human input was essential". "We are not dealing with an out of control plane," he said. "It is impossible for the Boeing 777 to fly this course by...

2014-03-04 12:24:07

A team of researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes finds that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature's solutions to operating in the air. Flying snakes are particularly intriguing to researchers because they lack wings or any other features that remotely...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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