G600 Iron Bird Gulfstream Virtual Flight

G600 Iron Bird Gulfstream Virtual Flight

Gulfstream Aerospace’s G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” marking growing maturity of the new aircraft program. The iron bird is a dimensionally accurate structure that includes a flight deck, allowing engineers to test the flight control and mechanical systems—including landing gear, brakes and hydraulics—in a ground-based lab. During the 30-minute session, the iron…

Northrop Grumman's B-21 Unveiled by US Air Force

Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Unveiled by US Air Force

The new B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber was recently released by the U.S. Air Force! The U.S. Air Force unveiled the first rough designs Friday of the new $80 billion Northrop Grumman Long Range Strike Bomber, giving it the designation of B-21. While unveiling the future military aircraft at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando,…

G600 Iron Bird Debut Flight Launched by Gulfstream

G600 Iron Bird Debut Flight Launched by Gulfstream

Earlier this week, Gulfstream announced that the G600 Iron Bird took its debut flight. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and the growing maturity of the G600 aircraft program. A spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that…

100-Year Archive Reveals Insight to Aviation History

100-Year Archive Reveals Insight to Aviation History

Check out this awesome insight into the History of General Aviation! Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in Aviation Week’s 100-Year Archive. One of our interns who was checking the 400,000 pages scanned into the archive asked me a question about an ad for the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp. in an issue from 1917. The two-page…

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

As you begin maneuvering for the planned approach, the controller states that, due to a marine layer that has moved into the area, visibility has gone from the forecast 2 mi. to less than a quarter of a mile. You’ve come prepared. Thanks to the special onboard systems, this approach is authorized down to zero/zero…

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

NASA Increases Budget for X-Plane Funding

NASA aeronautics could see its biggest boost in more than a decade if a $3.7 billion plan is approved that would bring agency-matured technology to flight during the next 10 years. The New Aviation Horizons initiative, if approved by both houses of Congress, would include demonstration and validation of new technologies to dramatically reduce fuel…