Space shuttle program ends with no replacement in sight, F-35 pilot training begins, and American Airlines orders Airbus jets for first time

AVIONICS INTELLIGENCE VIDEO BLOG, 25 July 2011. The Space Shuttle Atlantis completed its last mission to the International Space Station marking the end of the U.S. space shuttle program -- without a replacement space capsule ready to go. In other aviation news the first F-35 production jet landed at Eglin Air Force Base to kick off pilot training and American Airlines broke with tradition in its latest narrowbody aircraft order by buying Airbus jets for the first time. John McHale’s Avionics Intelligence Video blog touches on these subjects and gives perspective on where America's manned space program is heading.



AVIONICS INTELLIGENCE VIDEO BLOG, 25 July 2011.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis completed its last mission to the International Space Station marking the end of the U.S. space shuttle program -- without a replacement space capsule ready to go. In other aviation news the first F-35 production jet landed at Eglin Air Force Base to kick off pilot training and American Airlines broke with tradition in its latest narrowbody aircraft order by buying Airbus jets for the first time. John McHale’s Avionics Intelligence Video blog touches on these subjects and gives perspective on where America's manned space program is heading.
For more, please see:
More than 500 layoffs announced by Boeing in its Space Exploration division
Space shuttle retirement homes announced
American Airlines splits big narrowbody passenger jet order between Boeing and Airbus
First F-35 jet for pilot training arrives at Eglin AFB
F-35 training jets funding approved by Norway
Airbus sets air show sales record at Paris, receiving commitments for 730 aircraft worth $72.2 billion
Test of Orion navigation system made during latest space shuttle mission
NASA budget remains flat, supporting commercial spaceflight as shuttle program winds down

More in Home