Posted by News Desk on 29 Mar 2023 in Military News
The US Air Force’s (USAF) AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) program suffered a setback on March 13, 2023, when the second test launch of a fully operational prototype failed to transmit in-flight performance data.
Posted by News Desk on 27 Mar 2023 in Airline News
Reduced-crew operations (RCO) involves flying airliners with less than two pilots on the flight deck. While some proponents argue that RCO could reduce costs, increase efficiency, and address pilot shortages, others contend that RCO would compromise safety, reliability, and public trust.
Posted by News Desk on 24 Mar 2023 in Airline News
United Airlines (UAL) and Archer Aviation (Archer) plan to launch Chicago’s first electric air taxi service in 2025, connecting O’Hare International Airport with Vertiport Chicago, a facility located near the city’s downtown area. The service will use Archer’s Midnight aircraft, which are electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles that can carry four passengers and one pilot. The flight time between the airport and the city center will be about 10 minutes, compared to more than an hour by car during peak traffic, according to Archer.
Posted by News Desk on 23 Mar 2023 in Space News
Relativity Space, a startup that aims to revolutionize the space industry with 3D-printed rockets, suffered a partial setback on Wednesday night when its first orbital launch attempt ended short of achieving all mission goals.
Posted by News Desk on 22 Mar 2023 in Space News
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that some of the company’s new Starlink V2 Mini satellites are experiencing problems and will have to be deorbited. He made the announcement on Twitter on March 22, responding to questions from satellite observers who noticed unusual orbital behavior of the spacecraft.
Posted by News Desk on 21 Mar 2023 in Aviation News
The Leonardo AW09 helicopter, formerly known as the Kopter SH-09, has completed its first flight with the Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2K engine on March 17, 2023. The flight took place at Kopter’s facility in Mollis, Switzerland.