NASA Aeronautics Makes Strides to Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Travel

on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Posted in Aerospace, Sci/Tech

Peter Coen: "Lessening sonic booms -- shock waves caused by an aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound -- is the most significant hurdle to reintroducing commercial supersonic flight."

NASA Aeronautics Makes Strides to Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Travel

The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms.

VTOL X-Plane Program Takes Off

on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. Posted in Aerospace, Sci/Tech

DARPA tasks four companies with designing new aircraft to revolutionize vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight capabilities.

VTOL X-Plane Program Takes Off

For generations, new designs for vertical takeoff and landing aircraft have remained unable to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency or the ability to do useful work. DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to overcome these challenges through innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing and rotary-wing worlds, to enable radical improvements in vertical and cruise flight capabilities. In an important step toward that goal, DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 1 of VTOL X-Plane to four companies: 

NASA Picks Small Business Tech Proposals for Development

on Friday, 07 March 2014. Posted in Small Business, Aerospace, Business, Sci/Tech

Michael Gazarik: "NASA's future successes depends on the innovative capacity of American small businesses, and their ability to bring new technology to bear on the problems NASA tackles."

NASA Picks Small Business Tech Proposals for Development

NASA has selected 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that will enable NASA's future missions while benefiting America's new high technology-driven economy right here on Earth.

NASA's Commercial Crew Partners Aim to Capitalize on 2013 Successes in 2014

on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. Posted in Space, Aerospace, Sci/Tech

Kathy Lueders: "The new year offers exciting opportunities for these companies to demonstrate the reach and potential of their hard-earned innovations."

NASA's Commercial Crew Partners Aim to Capitalize on 2013 Successes in 2014

Several companies, working closely with NASA, ended 2013 with an impressive string of achievements to build on in 2014 as the American aerospace industry continues to develop and demonstrate commercial human spaceflight capabilities with the potential to support both commercial and government customers.

NASA Introduces New Blueprint for Transforming Global Aviation

on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in Aerospace, Business

NASA's director Pearce: "We believe that in order for our nation to remain the aviation leader in the world, we have to change our approach as well or we are not going to be in a position to take advantage of these expected new global opportunities."

NASA Introduces New Blueprint for Transforming Global Aviation

There's something new in the air at NASA.

Based on a fresh look at the future of aviation – as well as global trends in technology, the environment and economics – the agency's aeronautical innovators have chartered a new strategic vision for its aviation research programs.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

on Thursday, 22 March 2012. Posted in Aerospace, Business

Fear of flying is a common phobia, but in today's society, it can be debilitating. Here's how to overcome your fear.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

The fear of flying is evident in many people, whether triggered by past experiences or lack of knowledge; it can affect many things. Whether you are unable to travel away for family events and holidays or have to decline business trips — it can hinder a vast part of our life. Fear of flying can stem for a pure lack of understanding of the way a plane works and why turbulence occurs. Another is the fear we have in regards to the plane crashes that have happened over the years. Here are five ways to confront your fear of flying and hopefully help you overcome your fears.

First Boeing Dreamliner Lands in Japan

Written by ADH Staff on Tuesday, 05 July 2011. Posted in Aerospace, Business

Boeing airplane Dreamliner lands in Japan.Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA). After completing its first trans-Pacific flight, the airline, in cooperation with Boeing, will begin readiness testing in order to validate the new airliner’s readiness to enter into service.

“Throughout the coming days, ANA pilots, together with Boeing, will fly a 787 on actual airline routes in Japan using airline dispatch and flight rules. ANA's mechanics and ground crews also will gain experience with the airplane in a simulated operational environment,” Boeing said in a statement.

ANA President and CEO Shinichiro Ito said he expects the Dreamliner to play a significant role in the future ANA operations.

“ANA is proud to be the first airline in the world that will operate the 787,” Shinichiro Ito said. “The Dreamliner is an integral part of our plans to become Asia's number one airline and will allow us to bring new standards of comfort and service to our passengers. Validating all of our training and preparations for the Dreamliner is critical to help ensure a smoother entry into service for our passengers and crews later this year.”

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