The Burnelli Web Site
Evidence of Suppression and Official denial is overwhelming
MAY 5, 1995

Reply to Attn of: RR

Mr. Chalmers H. Goodlin
Chairman and President
The Burnelli Company, Inc.
7372 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33126

Dear Mr. Goodlin:

Your letter of March 29, 1995, to the NASA Administrator has been forwarded to me for response. You asked for an explanation as to why NASA discriminated against the Burnelli Company when we awarded the McDonnell-Douglas Company a contract to investigate blended wing-body aircraft configurations. We do not believe that NASA has discriminated against the Burnelli Company. Proposals for innovative research efforts were widely solicited through a NASA Research Announcement 94-OA-02 dated February 28, 1994, and we did receive a number of impressive plans. However, The Burnelli Company did not submit a proposal and consequently was not a candidate for funding in this research program. The McDonnell-Douglas proposal was competitively selected for funding.

One way for your company to obtain an evaluation of your lifting body aircraft design is to submit an unsolicited proposal to NASA seeking a contract for further development of this concept. The enclosed brochure describes the procedure for submission of a formal unsolicited proposal.

Please be advised that NASA does occasionally take a license in a patented invention. Of course an issued U.S. patent must exist before a license can be considered. If you have an unexpired U.S. patent, you may offer NASA a license in the patented invention by contacting Mr. Allen Kennedy at 202-358-2065, or by writing to NASA of your intent to license your invention. Please include a copy of the patent with your letter and send the request to the Office of the Associate General Counsel (Intellectual Property), Mail Code GP, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546.

Thank you for your interest in NASA.

Sincerely yours,


Robert E. Whitehead
Acting Associate Administrator for

Correspondence is listed in Chronological order
March 29, 1995 to present day (1 - 33)
(All correspondence since March 29, 1995 is present)

1. Mar 29, 1995 Burnelli letter to NASA 2. May 5, 1995-NASA response 3. Aug. 10, 1995-Burnelli letter to NASA General Counsel
4. Aug. 31, 1995-NASA response 5. Sept. 6, 1995-Burnelli responds to NASA Sr. Patent Atty 6. Sep. 20, 1995-Burnelli to NASA re: lifting body research project
7. Sept. 21, 1995-NASA says "the patent expired" 8. Sep. 27, 1995-Burnelli to NASA Counsel, "..when criminal conspiracy is involved.." 9. Oct. 3, 1995-NASA Gnl Counsel, "..I am not your attorney.."
10. Oct 3, 1995-Burnelli to NASA, "..outrageous bureaucratic tyranny.." 11. Oct 6, 1995-BURNELLI submits reports and tests to NASA 12. Nov. 2, 1995, Burnelli, "..may I have a response.."
13. June 27, 1996 Burnelli claims NASA is refusing to acknowledge 14. July 3, 1996 - NASA: "We will not consider taking licence".. 15. July 9, 1996 Burnelli, presents Lockheed correspondence
16. Aug 12, 1996 Burnelli presents Flight magazine article 17. Aug 27, 1996 - NASA Gen'l Counsel requests past correspondence-lost 18. Sept 3, 1996 Burnelli, " ..appeal to you, correct a grave injustice.."
19. Sept 6, 1996 NASA: "..we have no record of your letter.." 20. Sept 24, 1996 - Burnelli: "..all aircraft mfr's recognized Burnelli importance in mid-30's" 21. Sept 25, 1996 NASA: "..Burnelli did not submit a proposal.."
22. Oct 7, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have deferred our correspondence.." 23. Oct 11, 1996 - Burnelli: "..internet NASA FACT is a lie.." 24. Oct 28, 1996 NASA: "..we will continue to disagree.."
25. Dec 9, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have repudiated your obligations.." 26. Jun 10, 1965 - Jean A. Roche', Head Aeronautician Engr./Tech. Advisor, US Army Air Forces 27. Jan 13, 1997 BURNELLI: "..we have not received answers to our letters.."
28. Jan 29, 1997 BURNELLI: .."we request that NASA provide no further funding to BWB project.." 29. Feb 10, 1997 BURNELLI: ..Smithsonian article quote:.."the first to touch on the concept was Vincent Burnelli.. " 30. Feb 20, 1997 - NASA: .."considers this matter closed.."
31. Sep. 4, 1995 AVIATION DAILY article .."McDonnell eyes blended wing body research.." 32. Feb 5, 1986 MIAMI HERALD: " NASA behind the times" 33. CARISI Report

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