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  • NASA knows what caused the early engine shutdown of its 1st SLS moon rocket during major test

    01/19/2021 4:45:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies ^ | 19 January 2021 | Mike Wall
    After analyzing data from the test, NASA has determined that the problem was not with the engines or other hardware, which remain "in excellent condition," agency officials wrote in an update today (Jan. 19). Rather, the shutdown "was triggered by test parameters that were intentionally conservative to ensure the safety of the core stage during the test." Those parameters concerned engine hydraulics — specifically, the system designed to gimbal, or pivot, each engine during flight. On Saturday, the preset parameters for Engine 2's system were exceeded, and the core stage's flight computers ended the test automatically, NASA officials wrote in...
  • NASA studying cause of early end to NASA moon rocket test-firing

    01/17/2021 7:15:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    spaceflightnow ^ | January 17, 2021  | Stephen Clark
    A critical test-firing of NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket in Mississippi ended just 67 seconds after it began Saturday, well short of a planned eight-minute burn that was supposed to clear the way for the space agency to finally ship the rocket’s core stage to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch preparations. The SLS core stage, built by Boeing, lit its four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines for the first time at 5:27 p.m. EST (4:27 p.m. CST; 2227 GMT) Saturday for a burn that was expected to last more than eight minutes, the culmination of a year-long...
  • Indonesia locates black boxes of crashed jet as body parts recovered

    01/11/2021 11:10:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | JANUARY 9, 20217:32 PMUPDATED 13 HOURS AGO | By Fransiska Nangoy, Bernadette Christina
    AKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and pieces of the plane were retrieved. The Boeing 737-500 with 62 passengers and crew was headed on a domestic flight to Pontianak in West Kalimantan on Saturday before it disappeared from radar screens four minutes after take-off. Indonesia National Transport Safety Committee (KNKT) chief Soerjanto Tjahjono said the locations of Flight SJ 182’s two black boxes had been identified. “Hopefully, we can retrieve them soon,” said...
  • Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane feared to have crashed in Indonesia

    01/09/2021 9:46:30 AM PST · by Fido969 · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 people is believed to have crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Indonesia's capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in less than a minute, according to flight tracking website Witnesses said they had seen and heard at least one explosion.
  • Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

    01/09/2021 9:26:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | JANUARY 09, 2021 | Niniek Karmini and Edna Tarigan
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on a domestic flight on Saturday, and debris found by fishermen was being examined to see if it was from the missing plane, officials said. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Flight SJ182 was delayed for an hour before it took off at 2:36 p.m. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar four minutes later, after the pilot contacted air traffic control to ascend to an altitude of 29,000 feet (8,839 meters), he said. The airline said...
  • Boeing Jet With 62 Aboard Missing (Indonesia)

    01/09/2021 5:33:38 AM PST · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    detik news ^ | 1-9-21 | unknown
    Sriwijaya Air flight route Jakarta-Pontianak reportedly lost contact. Regent of Kepulauan Seribu Junaedi said there was a plane crashed around Laki Island, Thousand Islands. Junaedi said he received the information around 2:30 p.m. Juanedi said the plane crashed and exploded. "Yes he said there was (the plane crashed) earlier at 14.30 WIB. Maybe there's a search right now. Infonya there (plane) that crashed, exploded on Laki Island," Junaedi told detikcom,Saturday (9/1/2021). Also read: Sriwijaya Air Plane Lost Contact on Lancang Island thousand Islands Junaedi explained that Laki Island is located around Lancang Island and Tidung Island. According to him, Laki...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 1/8/2021 Newsdump Friday Social Media Purge Pelosi Demands...

    01/08/2021 11:41:08 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/8/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "isolate, demonize and destroy" Ammon Bundy of People's Rights speaking live on You Tube at 1015 pm Eastern time tonight discussing what is being done to people when their social media accounts are shut down... The long knife of social media censorship operating far and wide tonight...' Rush Limbaugh making a move against Twitter tonight... An ultimatum from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to President Trump. He must resign immediately or she will initiate impeachment proceedings... Speaker Pelosi saying in a letter to House Democrats that she has spoken to Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley... North Carolina now under a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/18/2020 Newsdump Friday

    12/18/2020 11:00:28 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/18/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Peoples Rights in Oregon urging support today for Mazatlan Restaurant in Bend. Owners feeling the heat from the Oregon Liquor Control Board and agent Randy Hancock... The home office of a Washington stare official who's been going after businesses in the state for violating COVID-19 restrictions the site of a protest this afternoon... A lockdown in effect for Sydney Australia's Northern Beaches area until Wednesday Midnight... Poland going into a national lockdown from December 28th to January 17th... The US Senate Commerce Committee out with a report saying that Boeing improperly coached test pilots during the recertification for its 737...
  • Video: Ex Cathay Pacific 747 Deliberately Crashed Into Hangar

    11/12/2020 12:59:57 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | 12 Nov 2020 | Linnea Ahlgren
    Most of these days, spectacular movie sequences are created by an army of visual effects specialists. However, every now and then, a director prefers to go the more traditional, analog route. Cheaper than CGI Christopher Nolan is described as “doing nothing by halves.” Meanwhile, in the age of computer-generated images and green screens, even for him, crashing an actual 747 into a building is unexpectedly real and hands-on. However, it turned out to be cheaper to buy an actual jumbo jet rather than construct miniatures and use CGI for the scene.
  • The European Union will impose tariffs on up to $4 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation for U.S. subsidies for Boeing, but said on Monday it was hopeful of an improvement in trade ties under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

    11/10/2020 11:43:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2020 | Bob Price
    An Oregon court sentenced a BLM activist to 20 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to kicking a dazed man in the face. Video captured the moment when he kicked the man after others pulled him from a crashed car, assaulted him, and shoved him to the ground during an August BLM protest.
  • Boeing will lay off another 7,000 workers as losses mount

    10/28/2020 1:33:36 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 October 2019 | Chris isidore
    Boeing announced it will cut an additional 7,000 jobs as its losses continue to mount following a plunge in revenue. The aircraft maker had already announced was reducing staff by 19,000 jobs earlier this year, through a combination of voluntary and involuntary layoffs. It said Wednesday it expects to get down to about 130,000 jobs by the end of the year, which would mean an additional 7,000 job cuts, in addition to the natural attrition at the company throughout the year. In August the company had warned employees there would be additional job cuts coming, as it offered a new...
  • Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

    10/22/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/20 | Business Insider
    Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company's cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung. The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored
  • Loyal Wingman combat drone taxis for the first time

    10/23/2020 11:59:44 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies ^ | October 21, 2020 | By David Szondy
    Boeing's Loyal Wingman combat drone has taxied under its own power for the first time, carrying out several ground maneuvers at speeds of up to 14 knots (16 mph, 26 km/h) and stopping on command. The Loyal Wingman is being developed for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the aircraft used in the latest test is one of three class prototypes being built under Australia's Advanced Development Program. Boeing says the low-speed taxi was carried out to verify the function and integration of drone's systems, which include steering, braking, and engine controls. When the 38-ft-long (11.7-m) drone is ready...
  • Mysterious Autonomous Boat Drifts Ashore on Isle of Tiree, Scotland

    10/10/2020 6:26:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    The Isle of Tiree Coastguard Rescue Team were called to a report of an object in the water on September 28. Members of the public were quick to help out the team and identify the object as an autonomous wave glider, which could easily have traveled miles from home. As of last week the boat's owner had not yet been found. The boat's appearance is identical to the surface element of the Boeing Liquid Robotics Wave Glider. The surfboard-shaped object has large solar arrays fore and aft, a large handle at the bow and three hard points for launch and...
  • World's largest jet engine earns official US certification

    09/30/2020 3:23:02 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 29 Sept 2020 | Nick Lavars
    The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the GE9X follows thousands of hours of testing, and clears the engine for life aboard the world’s largest twin-engine aircraft, the Boeing 777X. Before that maiden flight even took place, GE Aviation said it had hundreds of orders on the books from a range of customers in the aviation space, but its primary focus has been the forthcoming family of wide-body planes from Boeing. Developed to power these next-generation 777X passenger jets The GE9X engine itself is as wide as a Boeing 737 fuselage, and is 10 percent more efficient than the GE90...
  • Boeing will consolidate Dreamliner production in South Carolina as demand drops

    10/01/2020 8:29:22 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 1 2020 | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing on Thursday said it plans to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at its South Carolina facility next year, a bid to lower costs amid weak demand, marking a blow for its Seattle-area production hub. Boeing in July said it would evaluate consolidating production lines for the widebody jets, which it currently has in both Everett, Washington, and North Charleston, South Carolina, a plant where the workforce isn’t unionized.
  • Boeing is looking at moving the entire B737 MAX production line out of Seattle, Washington.

    09/27/2020 1:32:15 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 94 replies
    Boeing is thinking of moving the entire B737 Max aircraft production line out of their Everett Production Facility. Democrat, loser, Governor, Inslee is begging Boeing to remain in Washington State!!! Boeing is considering facility sites in Texas, Florida, South Carolina where the political and economic conditions are much more favorable to corporations such as Boeing Commercial Aircraft. The Boeing B787 aircraft was moved out of Seattle to the state of South Carolina where "All" B787 aircraft are built!!! Democrat, Governor, Inslee is killing the manufacturing business in the failing, riot infested, State of Washington!!!
  • Boeing CEO pledges a 20 percent increase in black employees

    08/28/2020 2:44:29 PM PDT · by karpov · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2020
    Boeing is seeking to increase black US employees throughout the company by 20 percent and mandate benchmarks for hiring people of color, Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told employees in a memo on Friday reviewed by Reuters. US corporations have become more responsive to complaints related to racial equality following a summer of sweeping anti-racism protests over the slaying of black people by police. The changes at Boeing, a stalwart defense contractor with its corporate headquarters in Chicago and largest factories in Washington state and South Carolina, appeared to mark the first concrete steps by the planemaker to address the issue....
  • Air India Express plane crash-lands at Calicut airport

    08/07/2020 9:31:57 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 21 replies ^ | August 7, 2020
    An Air India Express plane with nearly 200 people on board has crash-landed during heavy rain in southern India’s Kerala state, killing at least three people and injuring more than 50 others, local officials say. The accident happened at 7:40 p.m. on Friday when the aircraft, a Boeing 737, was attempting to land at Calicut International Airport after a flight from Dubai. Visibility was said to be low due to heavy rain.
  • Fire causes structural damage on Ethiopian 777F

    07/22/2020 6:01:26 AM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    Air Cargo World ^ | 07/22/2020 | Jeff Lee
    A major fire has resulted in significant damage to the upper fuselage of an Ethiopian Airlines 777F in Shanghai (PVG). The six-year-old aircraft had arrived from Brussels (BRU). According to the airline, the fire occurred while cargo was being loaded. The 777F was about to fly to Sao Paulo (GRU) and Santiago (SCL) via Addis Ababa (ADD). There were no injuries. Photos and videos on Chinese social media show the fire burning through the fuselage skin in several locations. In a statement, Ethiopian said it had worked with the authorities to contain the fire, and that the cause of the...