“We came in peace, for all mankind”

July 20, 1969

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Gone but never forgotten

MV-22A Osprey BuNo 163914

Brian James
Sean Joyce
Gary Leader
Gerald Mayan
Robert Rayburn
Anthony Stecyk
Patrick Sullivan

July 20, 1992

New Garmin avionics for the general aviation market

GWX 70 weather radar

GDL 39 ADS-B

GDL 88 ADS-B

The ADS-B products are a big deal. With the upcoming ADS-B Out mandate and the benefits that ADS-B will provide to general aviation pilots in terms of traffic and weather information, this is a major market opportunity that Garmin is not unexpectedly pursuing.

The Airbus/Boeing narrow-body race continues

Both the A320neo and 737 MAX programs advance.

DARPA’s new hypersonic research vehicle program

Read about it here.

Soyuz TMA-05M launch

The Soyuz TMA-05M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10:40 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 14, 2012, carrying Expedition 32 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide to the International Space Station.
Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

The evolution of modern fighter tactics

A four part series by Northrop Grumman.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

ISS Expedition 32 launch

Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Suni Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft at 10:40 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 14 (8:40 a.m. Kazakhstan time on Sunday) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Photo of the week

Expedition 32 Soyuz Rocket Rollout

Large gantry mechanisms on either side of the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft are raised into position to secure the rocket at the launch pad on July 12, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 32 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide is scheduled for July 15 (Kazakhstan time). Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Hawker Beechcraft may be acquired by a Chinese company

First Cessna decided to manufacture its Cessna 162 Skycatcher in China. ThenĀ China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. acquired Cirrus, the manufacturer of the most advanced piston-powered general aviation airplanes. Now Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. is likely to acquire Hawker Beechcraft.

Looking at these events together, it is increasingly clear that China is taking a strong interest in business and general aviation.