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  • "Son of Blackbird": Boeing Reveals Hypersonic Concept That Could Replace SR-71

    01/12/2018 11:43:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 125 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | By Jay Bennett
    Boeing showed off a scaled concept model of its hypersonic strike and reconnaissance aircraft design. This week Boeing revealed the first design details of a demonstrator aircraft that would go faster than Mach 5. Boeing hopes to build the hypersonic concept around a combined-cycle engine that incorporates elements of a turbine and a dual ramjet/scramjet. The unveiling came at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech forum in Orlando, Florida, as reported by Aviation Week Aerospace Daily. Boeing's model design is similar to one Lockheed Martin is working on. The aerospace industry right now is racing to produce a...
  • Is this USAF’s 4,602mph HYPERSONIC warplane? Google Earth snaps mystery craft in Florida

    01/11/2018 8:42:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 132 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 11th January 2018 | By Simon Green
    A MYSTERIOUS aircraft snapped in a Florida airbase could be the US Air Force’s top-secret hypersonic warplane, according to huge claims. Defence firm Lockheed Martin is understood to be working on a state-of-the-art spy plane for the US Air Force, which could reach over 4,600mph. Google Earth images have now surfaced of an object bearing a startling similarity to artist’s impressions of the plane. The silvery shape was spotted at the end of a runway in the swamplands of the Sunshine State, US. According to Tyler Glockner – who uploaded the clip to his YouTube channel secureteam10 – the area...
  • Coffee, Tea or Bikini? VietJet Stands by Racy Calendar Amid Criticisms

    12/29/2017 1:45:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Dec 29, 2017
    Vietnam's VietJet Aviation said on Thursday (Dec 28) it was standing by a controversial "bikini" calendar, a marketing ploy featuring scantily clad female models that has prompted criticism in conservative South-east Asia and beyond. The annual calendar, which has gone viral online, is part of a broader marketing push by VietJet that has propelled the start-up airline's rapid growth, as it has taken market share from Vietnam Airlines. The publication of the 2018 calendar - which critics say overly sexualises the image of flight attendants and other airline staff - comes as there is a growing debate in the global...
  • Boeing surges after reporting record jet deliveries and massive order backlog

    01/09/2018 7:36:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 9, 2018 | Phil LeBeau | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing delivered a record number of commercial airplanes last year, the company reported Tuesday, firing up a rally in the company's stock. The aerospace giant delivered 763 planes, one more than its previous high set in 2015. The company's stock rallied after the report, closing up 2.7 percent at $318.43 and leading the Dow industrials higher. Boeing, whose shares have more than doubled over the last 12 months, said it booked orders for 912 commercial airplanes, the seventh highest annual total for the company.
  • Officer to be sentenced for lying to carry gun on flights

    01/06/2018 11:42:43 AM PST · by JP1201 · 75 replies
    BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police detective is set to be sentenced Thursday for lying to federal officials so he could take his gun on planes during personal trips and allow a friend to avoid airport security. Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith faces up to a year of probation under the terms of a plea deal. He has also agreed to resign from the department and pay a $7,500 fine. The 28-year veteran of the force was charged last year with falsely telling Transportation Security Administration officials that he was on official police business and was authorized to carry his firearm....
  • COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE IN GULF OF MEXICO

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump can't claim credit for zero jet deaths

    01/02/2018 4:07:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/02/18 | JOAN LOWY
    There were no commercial passenger jet deaths anywhere in the world last year. It's a remarkable record, but is it fair for President Donald Trump to claim some of the credit? The facts tell a different story. Global and U.S. commercial aviation deaths have been trending downward for more than a decade due to a variety of factors.
  • United passenger accused of racism by Jackson Lee is a human rights activist

    12/28/2017 10:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 28, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    We really haven’t invested any virtual ink in the story of Jean-Marie Simon, the United Airlines passenger who was bumped from her first class seat in favor of Texas Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. After all, terrible things happening to people flying on United are pretty much dog bites man stories these days. But the response of both Jackson Lee and the airline to the kerfuffle is turning it into a bit more of a newsworthy item. The explanation for the alleged “mistake” and lack of a formal apology have resulted in United’s customer service department taking another self-inflicted wound....
  • Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

    12/20/2017 4:11:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Grant Martin
    One of the broadest provisions on the Republican-backed tax bill working its way through congress this week is a massive tax cut for corporations. And if the legislation is approved, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may put some major fleet upgrades in the pipeline. According to Bloomberg, Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines suggested that the tax cut "puts us in a position to think about growing faster" and "gives us an opportunity to begin to modernize our fleet." Southwest's fleet is uniquely made entirely up of variants of the Boeing 737, which makes maintenance easier for the carrier but which...
  • Chick-fil-A Feeding Thousands of Stranded Travelers at Atlanta Airport

    12/17/2017 10:42:07 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 59 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had a problem. How do you feed thousands of stranded airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with no electricity. It turns out the answer was pretty simple: call Chick-fil-A. Normally Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays so employees can attend church and spend time with their families. Click here for America’s fastest-growing, FREE, Conservative newsletter – The Todd Starnes Report! But when the lights went out at the international airport — the mayor needed immediate help in feeding folks with no place to go. So he called Dan Cathy, the chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A. Spokesperson...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY December 17

    12/17/2017 1:28:12 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    By Presidential Proclamation, December 17 is Wright Brothers Day. The President is requested each year to issue a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Wright Brothers Day is an annual United States national observation. It is codified in the US Code and Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers were American brothers, inventors and aviation pioneers...
  • Boeing Execs Head to Iran as Congress Cracks Down on Tehran’s Use of Planes For Terror

    12/15/2017 5:43:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Executives from major airplane manufacturers Boeing and AirBus will reportedly head to Iran next week to hammer down multi-billion dollar deals to sell the Islamic Republic a new fleet of commercial planes amid a congressional crackdown on Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft to transport weapons and terrorist fighters across the region. As controversy continues to swirl around Boeing's and AirBus's efforts to sell Iran a fleet of new jets, Congress has taken steps to mandate the U.S. government release public reports outlining Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft for illicit terrorism purposes.
  • Sun Country Airlines is being sold to NY investment group

    12/14/2017 11:44:14 AM PST · by PeteePie · 5 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | December 14, 2017 | Kristen Leigh Painter
    The Minnesota owners of Sun Country Airlines are selling the Eagan-based carrier. Apollo Global Management, a New York-based investment group, will purchase the airline for an undisclosed sum. Mitch and Marty Davis, the current owners, said they decided to sell Sun Country to a group that could help grow the company faster. The headquarters will stay in Minnesota and Jude Bricker will remain president and chief executive.
  • Wingsuit Flyers Fly INTO A Plane

    12/13/2017 4:51:26 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    biggeekdad.com ^ | 12/12/2017 | biggeekdad.com
    Prepare to be amazed as you watch two wingsuit flyers jump off a mountain that they have just climbed and then fly into a plane. The two wingsuit flyers are Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen and they have without a doubt pulled off one of the craziest flying stunts ever. You have to be a little crazy to jump out of a perfectly good airplane but you have to be borderline nuts to attempt to fly into a plane. VIDEO AT LINK OR
  • Lockheed Martin Elects Jeh Johnson and James Taiclet to Board of Directors

    12/11/2017 4:35:05 PM PST · by Elderberry · 54 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/11/2017
    Lockheed Martin (LMT) announced today that its board of directors has elected Jeh C. Johnson and James D. Taiclet, Jr. to the board effective January 1, 2018. Johnson, 60, is a partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Previously, he served as U.S. secretary of homeland security as part of an exemplary career of public service. He also served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Air Force. He's currently a director of PG&E Corporation (PCG). Taiclet, 57, is chairman, president and chief executive officer...
  • Falsified NTSB Investigation Frames Pratt & Whitney Canada

    12/02/2017 12:55:48 PM PST · by rx · 74 replies
    Feugen Publishing, Inc. ^ | December 2, 2017 | Hugo Feugen & Nellie Ristvedt
    These are the partial findings of an investigation into the claimed catastrophic engine failure that was said to have occurred within a couple minutes of take-off of a commuter airline Cessna Grand Caravan that carried a pilot and eight paying passengers off Moloka'i, Hawai'is Kalaupapa Peninsula on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. The multi-media report's findings are generally limited to the NTSB's crash investigation. Found were several instances of fraudulent and likely criminal activity by NTSB employees or others participating closely with the NTSB investigation. The NTSB is the US Transportation System's investigative agency, uniquely chartered to be insulated from outside...
  • Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

    11/23/2017 5:26:52 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 16 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Reuters
    TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. An official in the company's Beijing-based press office, who only gave his surname as Ding, told Reuters on Wednesday that flights were suspended because "business was not good". He declined to comment on when flights might resume. The suspension by China's national flag carrier comes shortly after a visit by a senior Chinese envoy to the city and also coincides with a U.S. decision to put...
  • Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

    11/22/2017 2:27:03 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Joe McDonald
    State-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. The move followed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to add Pyongyang to a list of governments that support terrorism but there was no indication that prompted Air China's decision. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said he had no information. The suspension left North Korea's Air Koryo as the only airline with regularly scheduled service to the North. Its website lists flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and Dandong in...
  • German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

    11/16/2017 6:43:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2017 10:35 AM EST
    A German court has ruled that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its verdict Thursday that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to close contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country’s boycott of Israel. […] An Israeli citizen sued the airline after he booked a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok with a stop-over in Kuwait City. …