United States Department of Defense

July 16, 2008 - 10:30am

A revolution in the progress of aviation could result from Rockwell Collins’ recent acquisition of Athena Technologies. Athena Technologies said it is convinced that the time has arrived for completely safe operation of unmanned parcel-carrying aircraft.
Athena bases its prediction on a successful flight test in which it ejected almost 60 percent of the right wing on an F/A-18 subscale model without an ensuing disaster.

May 8, 2008 - 11:47am

Over the last few decades cities have been witnessing corporate migrations from traditional business and residential cores to the suburbs. In the case of Houston, the fourth-largest city in the U.S., the move has been predominantly toward the north, where the Gulf of Mexico’s wetlands give way to a more idyllic setting of pine forests, rolling hills and woodland lakes.

January 10, 2008 - 9:52am

On Sunday, authorities arrested Christopher Cartwright and Paul Wilkinson in New York City, accusing them, along with Far East Russia Aircraft Services (Feras), Aerocontrol and Matthew Bittenbender, of “conspiring to steal information relating to U.S.

June 16, 2007 - 10:54pm

Some three weeks after closing negotiations to buy defense logistics contractor Dimensions International, Honeywell Defense and Space president Ed Wheeler prepared to travel to Paris “feeling good” about the company’s position, notwithstanding the tumultuous political environment in the U.S. “We don’t expect to see great upsets in budgets and whatnot, certainly not as long as troops are in harm’s way,” Wheeler said.

January 30, 2007 - 5:01am

Initial feedback from the public has prompted the Department of Defense to rethink its November 18 announcement that it is removing certain flight information publications and charts from public sale effective October 1.

November 27, 2006 - 1:14pm

General Michael Hagee, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, opened the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey press briefing at Farnborough this week with full praise for the big tilt-rotor, two of which are here in Farnborough–one on static display and one making demonstration flights.

October 9, 2006 - 4:48am

• General aviation operations will be limited to 24 arrivals and 24 departures each day.

• Pilots must be pre-certified under a program similar to the Twelve-Five program.

• Flight plans and crew manifests must be filed 24 hours in advance.

• Aircraft will be swept and crew, baggage and passengers will undergo screening at the gateway airports before departure.

 
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