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AirNav Systems Releases AirNav RadarBox 3D

Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:04:06 GMT

In February 2010, AirNav Systems announced its release of AirNav RadarBox 3D, a tri-dimensional worldwide flight tracking software. AirNav Systems is the leading provider of ADS-B real-time global flight tracking solutions. The company owns the only existing global ADS-B flight tracking network. The company’s new release, AirNav RadarBox 3D, is the world's first tri-dimensional worldwide flight tracking software.

Terror in the Sky: The Top 5 Biggest Air Disasters in History

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:10:52 GMT

Why is there a huge hole in the side of the World Trade Center? On the morning of Sept 11, 2001 I flipped on the Today Show morning news program in Los Angeles a few minutes before 6am. They were showing a video of a huge gaping hole in the side of one of the World Trade Center buildings, with a massive black cloud billowing out. One of the anchors, Katie Couric said, “As Matt just mentioned we have a breaking news story to tell you about. Apparently a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Center here in New York City.”

Cockpit Fatigue - Are Pilots Asleep at the Controls?

Posted on Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:51:05 GMT

As the airplane banked over the Swiss Alps, Kurt looked out his window. He could see them all in a little line: Samedan, St. Moritz, Silvaplana and Chamfér. He smiled to himself – he just ended the greatest skiing weekend of his life. He turned his head to the pillow to take a nap.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Takes to the Skies

Posted on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:16:23 GMT

Boeing's newest and biggest passenger plane took off for the first time at 9.59am on Sunday Mar, 20, 2011. The newest model of the 747 line, the 747-8 Intercontinental was resplendent in orange and white as it took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington under a canopy of blue skies. It was followed by two T-33 chase planes and the cheers of a throng of Boeing workers gathered for the event.

Bratislava International Airport has a brand new terminal

Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2010 01:43:55 GMT

The International Airport at Bratislava, Slovak Republic has had a historic moment in the last month. This moment is has been historic because a brand new terminal has been opened up.† The previously used one has been built in 1970 and could not handle the growing passenger volume that has been generated by the largest active airline flying to the airport, Ryanair.

Cecil Field As A Spaceport

Posted on Sun, 27 Jun 2010 15:16:52 GMT

Back In January The FAA The federal government has granted the Jacksonville Aviation Authority a license to operate a commercial, horizontal launch spaceport at Cecil Field.  Living around Cecil Field (KVQQ) all my life, this is a real exciting prospect, The Ex Navy Master jet base has been a part of my life since 1969 and to see it listed, as a spaceport is good for the local economy and for our Countries space tourism/space research.  

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Again

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2010 15:02:11 GMT

Space ship two, officially names VSS Enterprise Completed it’s second Captive test flight over the Mohave Desert Sunday May 16th All test goals where achieved in this test flight. Spaceship two was pressurized and powered by the mother ship and climbed to 51,000 ft .The ship was flown to that altitude to test its flight worthiness and to test it’s descent from a space flight.

Dreamflyer Adds Motion to NASA's Flight Simulation

Posted on Sat, 03 Apr 2010 07:24:12 GMT

NASA’s Cognitive State Monitoring Lab is using a Dreamflyer-driven flight simulation system combined with optical neuroimaging technology to monitor Human Performance and Cognition in Extreme Environments. One of NASA’s core objectives is to improve flight deck safety by monitoring and thus better understanding physiological reactions of personnel to extreme conditions.

X37 Space Plane

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2010 13:00:46 GMT

Officially named the X-37B/OTV will take flight next month, it is a small sized version of The Space shuttle, and Witch can fit inside the cargo bay of its bigger cousin! This space vehicle was originally designed to fly with a 6-person crew, but after NASA turned the project over to The US Air Force, The vehicle will fly Unmanned To test concepts for future shuttle type spacecraft.

Aircraft "Instructions" Painted on Kulula Airlines

Posted on Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

I know this isn't current news, but when I came across this little gem I had to take a closer look. It would seem that Kulula Airlines has decided to paint one of it's aircraft with... well, instructions.

Boeing 787 Goes to Victorville, CA

Posted on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 06:00:00 GMT

On March 9th the second Being 787 built flew out of its home state of Washington for the first time. It flew down to Victorville, California.

The spirit of the B-17 lives on

Posted on Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:00:00 GMT

The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) has recently announced its spring schedule for its restored B-17, “Aluminum Overcast.” The tour will take the “Flying Fortress” on a total of nineteen different stops over a span of two and a half months with the first stop landing in Deer Valley, Arizona. Each one of the stops this spring will allow willing and paying people the opportunity to fly and/or get a ground tour of the aircraft.

Airbus To Raise A320 Production Rate

Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2010 11:00:00 GMT

Airbus, the largest European aircraft company, has announced that it will be stepping up its monthly A320 aircraft production by 2 aircraft, to 36, in order to prepare for the economic marketís recovery, as financial experts predict the end of the world recession.

Resurrecting SkyEurope Airlines

Posted on Thu, 11 Mar 2010 01:00:00 GMT

Although SkyEurope Airlines, ceased operations on August 31, 2009, the company still is being mentioned in many laws suits even today. The final status of Sky Europeís debt is to be around 180 million euro; this fact was provided by the statistical office of the Slovak Republic.

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