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2013-05-20 23:19:23

The Riveer Total Aircraft Washing System (TAWS®) is being deployed to a growing number of air stations and field ops as both military and commercial aviation mounts a growing battle against corrosion on fixed wing and rotary aircraft. South Haven, MI (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The Riveer Total Aircraft Washing System (TAWS®) is being deployed to a growing number of air stations and field ops as both military and commercial aviation mounts a growing battle against corrosion on fixed wing...

100 Test Flights Completed By The X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft
2012-11-08 14:00:53

NASA The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights -- the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it began flying Aug. 7. Between 2007 and 2010, the aircraft, then in the X-48B configuration, made 92 flights. "Once again, working closely with...

Solar Impulse Team Postpones Flight From Rabat To Madrid
2012-07-02 19:31:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The flight of the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco to Madrid, scheduled for July 3, 2012, has been postponed until further notice due to unexpected strong high and middle altitude winds. Piccard was to fly the solar-powered airplane over the Strait of Gibraltar at altitudes above 13,000 feet tomorrow (July 3). However the flight director made...

World's First Flying Car Has Successful Test Flight
2012-04-03 12:03:37

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The world's first flying car completed a successful first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport last week, bringing humanity one step closer to the Jetson age. Terrafugia's Transition Street-Legal Airplane is a two seat personal aircraft that flies on unleaded automotive fuel and can park in a single car garage. The aircraft is street legal, capable of driving on roads and highways, and has also completed successful diving and conversion tests....

Biplane Design Could Break Sound Barrier
2012-03-15 12:25:14

MIT researchers have found a way to produce a cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplane that is capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. The team has shown through a computer model that a modified biplane can produce significantly less drag than a conventional single-wing aircraft at supersonic cruise speeds. Qiqi Wang, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, said less drag would allow the plane to require less fuel, making it cheaper to fly, and would also make it...


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