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Say hello to the Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor, the airframe manufacturer’s pitch for the Joint Multi Role (JMR)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program.
After a launch that overcame a significant glitch, SpaceX and NASA say the Dragon spacecraft has reached the ISS and been berthed to the orbiting lab.
UPDATE: Corrected headline to change "Cause" to "Origin" The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)...
The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has flown a bumpy route to operational status. In fact, as we go to press, the F-35B is grounded. Notwithstanding those issues which should surprise nobody who understands advanced capability aircraft design and testing, the aircraft and the thus far proven capabilities are pretty impressive to behold. Some of which you may enjoy viewing in this video
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner due to the mounting evidence of problems with the aircraft’s lithium battery sub-system. The move follows an earlier announcement by the agency of a review of the Dreamliner’s safety, design and the certification process that lead to its approval for air carrier operations.
Breaking News: Published reports say an ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing in Japan on 16 January 2013 (local Japan time) due to reports of smoke in the cockpit and battery-related alerts.