All posts in 'Aviation News'

NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body Crash

Posted on May 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The battered hulk of the M2-F2 lifting body rests upside-down on Rogers Dry Lake after its crash on May 10, 1967. On May 10, 1967, NASA research pilot Bruce Petersen was severely injured when the wingless M2-F2 lifting body crashed and flipped over numerous times on the bed of Rogers..
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AVX Presses Case For Coaxial-Rotor Demonstrator

Posted on May 9th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Graham Warwick, Aviation Week & Space Technology Can a small company pull off an upset and win a role in the most important rotorcraft demonstration of this decade? It may face competition from giants Bell Helicopter, Boeing and Sikorsky, but AVX Aircraft believes it can. More than that, the Fort..
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Terrafugia introduces TF-X Vertical Lift Flying Car Concept

Posted on May 6th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition® street-legal airplane, announced its vision for the future of personal transportation. Building on its experience with the Transition® program, Terrafugia has begun feasibility studies of a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, the TF-X™. Incorporating the state-of-the-art in intelligent..
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Follow the Solar Impulse Flight Across The United States

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Solar Impulse is an innovative project leveraging technological prowess and the spirit of adventure by means of an airplane. Launched in 2003, it completed the world’s first solar 26-hour day and night flight in 2010. In 2011 Solar Impulse flew to Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France) and in 2012, the HB-SIA prototype..
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Cessna Citation Sovereign First Flight

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Factory Fresh

Cessna’s new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the program last year. The flight of the new Sovereign lasted a little more than two and a half hours and included tests of the Garmin G5000 avionics with auto throttles,..
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SpaceShipTwo First Powered Supersonic Flight

Posted on April 29th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar InvestmentsPJC, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2). The test, conducted by teams from Scaled Composites (Scaled) and Virgin Galactic, officially marks Virgin Galactic’s entrance into the final..
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Boeing Museum of Flight offers B-17 Ground School

Posted on April 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

From May 17-19, 2013, The Boeing Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course centered around the iconic World War II bomber, the Boeing B-17. This course will familiarize participants with the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the the plane’s systems..
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Bell introduces third-generation tilt rotor, the V-280 Valor

Posted on April 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Bell Helicopter used the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, as the launching pad for what they call their “Third-Generation” Tiltrotor — the Bell V-280 Valor. “The introduction of the Bell V-280 Valor underscores our commitment to our military customers. The..
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Grumman Hellcat F6F-5 Flies Again

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Flying Heritage Collection’s F6F Hellcat, under restoration for years, returned to the skies on March 27th for the first time! This aircraft was designed to be flown as an unmanned drone for anti-aircraft target practice, but was instead used for training. It has never undergone a thorough restoration, so..
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Meet the SABRE Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine

Posted on March 14th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Reaction Engines Ltd. announces the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine. Critical tests have been successfully completed on the key technology for SABRE, an engine which will enable aircraft to reach the opposite side of the world in under 4 hours, or to..
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