The FAA is proposing a hefty rate hike on the fees that it charges operators of flights that transit U.S.-controlled airspace but do not takeoff from land in the U.S. That an action is causing friction with a rulemaking committee that requested a lesser increase....More
B&CA breaks down Mission Costs — direct costs, fuel expenses and per-mile costs — for ultra-long-range jets, including Gulfstream G550, G650 and G650ER; Dassault Falcon 8X; Bombardier Global 6000; Boeing BBJ; and Airbus ACJ319 in the 2015 Operations Planning Guide.
Boeing is testing a deployable wingtip feature, the first of its kind to enter service on any commercial airliner, that will increase the 777X's overall span for flight and retract for ground operations....More
Three new or derivative weapons were unveiled at the MAKS show here last week by Tactical Missiles Corporation, all designed specifically to fit the internal weapon bays of the Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter....More
Has Lockheed Martin found the right mix of advanced design and conventional thinking with its Hybrid Wing Body airlifter concept? Wind-tunnel tests confirm its efficiency promise and a demonstrator is on the cards....More
SpaceX says it remains at least “a couple of months” away from returning to flight following the Falcon 9 launch failure on a resupply mission to the International Space Station on June 28, partially because the company’s accident investigation has taken longer than expected....More