by Kerry Lynch Supersonic airliner developer Boom is planning to flight test its XB-1 supersonic demonstrator to gather data that would be used in the development of the Mach 2.2 Overture airliner. (Photo: Boom Supersonic) The FAA took another step toward facilitating the development of civil supersonic aircraft with the release of a final rule today that clarifies procedures […]
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FACC conducted the test flight of the EHang 216 at its plant site in St. Martin im Innkreis. As a pioneer in the field of Urban Air Mobility, FACC is setting another important milestone in the development of future urban mobility together with its strategic partner EHang. The EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle produced by […]
By DAVE MAKICHUK What exactly is it? The US Army and Sikorsky are converting a pair of UH-60 Black Hawks to use cutting-edge automation and fly-by-wire controls, with side-by-side formation flights, Breaking Defense reported. Sikorsky’s automation work has been partially funded for several years by DARPA, which calls the program ALIAS, Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System. Still don’t get it? We’re […]
Midwest ATC Service, Inc. seeks highly responsible and professional candidates to perform the duties of an Air Traffic Control Specialist. Work involves the responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the air traffic control system for the airport and surrounding airspace in accordance with FAA regulations. The work is performed with a high degree of independence […]
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Keith Bucklew, commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron 311, taxis down the flight line in an AV-8B Harrier II assigned to VMA-311, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, during his last flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2020. The last flight is a significant […]
(CNN) —It looks like a spaceship, runs on fuel that up until a few years ago experts were calling “crazy,” and has barely left the drawing board, but in the eyes of one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, it’s undoubtedly the future. Not even the distant future. Airbus hopes we’ll be soaring into the […]
Nav Canada is partnering with Ottawa-based Searidge Technologies in a trial that involves flight service specialists in Saint John, N.B., providing real-time aerodrome advisory services (AAS) to Fredericton International Airport (YFC). Sitting in a darkened room at Saint John Airport, the flight service station (FSS) specialists peer at three monitors connected to eight cameras installed […]
For the first time in its history, The Ohio State University Airport has logged the most takeoffs and landings of all airports in Ohio for a single month. The unprecedented milestone was achieved in back-to-back months during summer 2020. The official tallies recorded by the Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS) were 10,447 operations for June and 10,701 […]
The F-117 Nighthawk’s story just gets richer with age. Over the last half-decade, we have seen a consistent expansion of flying operations by the supposedly retired stealth attack jets. Although I have long posited that the F-117s that are still flying would be involved in aggressor operations, the Air Force’s demand for low-observable adversary capabilities […]
An American-made F-16V releases flares during a military exercise in Taichung. Taiwan, on July 16, 2020. (Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images) JERUSALEM — Recent flight tests of the F-16V fighter jet incorporated a new version of the pilot’s helmet that introduces a visor with optical inertial trackers and is designed to provide improved durability, accuracy […]