Posted by News Desk on 13 Apr 2023 in Space News
The launch of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s JUICE mission to explore Jupiter and its icy moons has been delayed by 24 hours due to weather conditions. The spacecraft was scheduled to lift off on Thursday, April 13, at 8:15 a.m. ET aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. However, the risk of lightning near the launch pad forced the mission team to scrub the launch about 10 minutes before liftoff.
Posted by News Desk on 12 Apr 2023 in Military News
Two more European countries have announced their intention to operate the F-35: Poland and Romania. Both countries are NATO allies who perceive increasing threats from Russia and seek to modernize their air forces with new technology suitable for interoperability with other F-35 operating nations.
Posted by News Desk on 12 Apr 2023 in Airline News
Boeing (BA) delivered 130 airplanes in the first quarter of 2023, slightly ahead of its European rival Airbus (AIR), which delivered 127 jets, according to data released by both companies on Tuesday. This is the first time since 2018 that Boeing has outperformed Airbus in quarterly deliveries, signaling a recovery for the U.S. planemaker after years of setbacks.
Posted by News Desk on 10 Apr 2023 in Airline News
Vertical Aerospace, a British electric aircraft company, has achieved a major milestone in its effort to certify its VX4 eVTOL aircraft. The company has been awarded Design Organisation Approval (DOA) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), making it the first eVTOL manufacturer to receive the designation.
Posted by News Desk on 07 Apr 2023 in Airline News
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency responsible for regulating civil aviation in the United States, has published a notice of limited, conditional waiver of the minimum usage requirement that applies to Operating Authorizations (OA), also known as slots, at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The waiver allows airlines to temporarily reduce their scheduled flights at these congested airports without losing their slots, due to a shortage of air traffic controllers at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (N90) facility.
Posted by News Desk on 06 Apr 2023 in Military News
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied a protest filed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, challenging the award of a lucrative Army helicopter contract to Bell Textron, Inc. The contract, worth up to $7 billion, is for the development of the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), a new vertical lift aircraft that will replace the UH-60 Black Hawk utility fleet.