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2014-07-01 12:22:02

DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hawke Aerospace Holdings, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Terrance L. Reininger as President of Uniflight, LLC headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas. Joe Hawke, Chairman & CEO, said: "We are pleased to have Terry join the management team. He brings a strong background in flight operations, engineering and maintenance, repair and overhaul." Terry is a graduate of Texas A&M where he obtained a degree in Aerospace...

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...

2014-04-10 16:20:53

STRATFORD, Conn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article, the tests are part of a three-year program to validate that the largest helicopter ever designed and built by...

2014-03-24 08:35:36

Test team focusing on flying second aircraft, moving flight test program to East Coast SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first major milestone of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight test program, clearing the aircraft to fly at various altitudes, speeds and weights. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available...

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...

2013-08-28 23:19:38

Aviators to Make Historic Flight in Southern California Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Aeroscraft manufacturer Aeros announced today the members of its flight test crew, who are now under final preparations for a historic first flight within the coming weeks aboard a new innovative lighter-than-air vehicle designed to transport oversized cargo above the clouds later this decade. The test flight crew members include airship veteran Corky Belanger as Test Pilot in Command and U.S....

AirSTAR: Saving The Lives Of Pilots And Passengers
2013-07-24 10:46:43

NASA [ Watch The Video AirSTAR, Making Airliners Safer ] Loss-of-Control (LOC) occurs when an aircraft departs from normal flight. It is the leading accident category for aircraft fatalities in the commercial fleet. "Yet, flight experiments with transport aircraft are rarely conducted on conditions present in LOC accidents," said David Cox, element lead for subscale testing at NASA's Langley Research Center. For Cox and the rest of the AirSTAR (Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft...

Orion Module Passes Tests
2013-06-07 10:25:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA´s Orion crew module has passed a month-long series of static load tests designed to mimic the stresses of long-term spaceflight, officials from the US space agency announced on Thursday. The module, which is scheduled to launch as part of Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in September 2014, will travel farther from Earth than any spacecraft built for human use in over four decades. Orion will fly approximately 3,600...


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Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

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