Yukon, Okla.-based repair and refurbishment center Legacy Aviation Services (Booth No. C9432) hired Russ Hampton as a service technician at its Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport facility. Hampton has more than 25 years of maintenance and technical experience on a wide variety of turboprop and jet aircraft, including the Twin Commander series, one airframe in which the company specializes.
A new computer system developed by NASA to automatically calculate the speed and distances between aircraft was scheduled for tests during overnight hours at Chicago O’Hare International Airport last month.
The general aviation and transport aircraft crashworthiness program that NASA has been operating since the 1970s will discontinue several planned and ongoing projects before closing in September, the victim of budget cuts. The facility, located at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is the site for crashworthiness research of both aluminum and composite airframes.
It took a flood in central Pennsylvania three decades ago to get NASA into the business of crash-testing airframes, and the siren call of the “final frontier” to get it out.