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May 22, 2015
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Aviation Week & Space Technology

Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider First Flight

Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter made an hour-long first flight on May 22 at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rigid coaxial-rotor Raider hovered and maneuvered at low speed, with its pusher propulsor disconnected (but turning due to friction). The flight begins a year-long, roughly 100-flight-hour test program to expand to Raider’s flight envelope to meet Sikorsky’s key targets of 220-kt. cruise speed carrying weapons, hover at 6,000 ft. on a 95F day, and 3g maneuverability at speed....More
May 22, 2015
Commentary
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Podcast: Top Performing Airlines of 2015

Who are the top performing airlines of 2015? Based on our study, it may not be the size of the company, but how well the business is run....More
May 22, 2015
Video
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Let's Go Flying: Airbus A350

Aviation Week chief aircraft evaluation editor Fred George flew left seat in Airbus’s new big twin....More
May 15, 2015
Commentary
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Podcast: How Big An Impact Do Crashes Have On Aircraft Programs? 6

In the wake of the Airbus A400M crash, London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne, Military Editor Bill Sweetman and Executive Editor James R. Asker discus the effect of crashes and incidents on early aircraft programs. Among the aircraft discussed are DC-10, A320, A380, F-16, V-22, XB-70, Dark Star and several airships....More
May 8, 2015
Commentary
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Podcast: Shakeup in the Global Fighter Market 1

Aviation Week defense editors on the recent success of Dassault’s Rafale and Saab’s Gripen fighters and what that means for the rest of the market. Will it spell doom for the Eurofighter Typhoon? Does Boeing’s F-18 have a shot at more orders in Kuwait. And a peek at the upcoming competition for a Turkish fighter....More
May 6, 2015
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SpaceX Pad Abort Test 1

Watch video of the pad abort test for the Crew Dragon vehicle from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral on May 6....More
May 1, 2015
Commentary
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Podcast: The Rise of the Civilian UAV Industry

Until now, the military has driven development of unmanned aerial vehicles. But the U.S. Navy X-47B’s recent aerial refueling demonstration could be a transition point for the fledgling industry, in which commercial players are increasingly pushing the technical edge....More
May 1, 2015
Interview
Business & Commercial Aviation

Fast Five: Steve Charbonneau

Chairman, NBAA Safety Committee; Senior Manager, Aviation Training and Standards, Altria Client Services Inc., Richmond, Virginia...More
Apr 30, 2015
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First Flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard 4

Blue Origin sent its New Shepard suborbital human spacecraft to an altitude of 307,000 ft. over West Texas, with a “perfect” first developmental flight of the crew capsule but loss of the reusable cryogenic booster to a hydraulic-system failure....More
Apr 24, 2015
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GE Aviation's Erlanger Parts Warehouse: A Study in Efficiency

Take a look inside GE's Erlanger Parts Warehouse at the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) -- where on average 300,000 aircraft engine parts are shipped out to customers around the globe each week....More
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May 18, 2015
Article

Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015
blog

Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015
Article

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More
May 7, 2015
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Vantage Searches For An Advantage 3

It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area....More

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