Eclipse 500s To Be Assembled In 'State-Of-The-Art' Ulyanovsk
Eclipse Aviation has confirmed to ANN, that the Russian State
Bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) Supervisory Board, chaired by Russian
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has approved the construction of a
factory in Ulyanovsk, Russia to assemble the Eclipse 500. VEB
announced that it expects to finance the project in full, with a
total value of $205 million.
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced
Monday the 2008 winners of the annual USRA Scholarships. As the
2008 awardees, USRA's selection committee has chosen an outstanding
group of students in physical science and engineering disciplines
from colleges across the US.
Paul S. Lockhart Named Senior VP, Space Systems And
Paul S. Lockhart will join QinetiQ North America in October as
the Mission Solutions Group's new senior vice president, space
systems and services. The business unit he will head is a leading
provider of mission-critical services to US agencies involved in
space operations. Lockhart will be based in QinetiQ North America's
Fairfax, Virginia facility.
Reacts To Largest One-Day Oil Price Gain In NYMEX History
If you're looking for some good news about the economy... don't
read this. The Air Transport Association (ATA) -- lobbying group
for the nation's largest airlines -- reacted Monday to oil's
largest one-day price gain in NYMEX history... stating the record
increase reaffirms that speculation is playing a significant role
in driving up the price.
Though a probable cause report on last week's fatal crash of a
Learjet 60 as it attempted to takeoff from in Columbia, SC is at
least a year away, investigators believe the plane's crew was
attempting to abort the takeoff due to a suspected blown tire.
Looking For Two Men Who Stole, Crashed Man's "Hobby"
Police in Killeen, TX are offering a crimestoppers reward for
information on two unidentified white males who apparently stole a
Quicksilver MX-II early Monday morning, then crashed it into some
mailboxes in the 1200 block of Charisse Drive.
The Physiology Of Aircraft Accidents, With George Bibel
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.23.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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ANN Special Feature -- The Physiology Of Aircraft
Accidents: 09.23.08 (ANN Special Report, with
George Bibel, author of "Beyond The Black Box.")
Tower 'At the Center of Refuge From Hurricane Ike'
The latest NATCA rant claims that air traffic controllers at
Lake Charles Tower are not only suffering from the aftermath of
Hurricane Ike, but are also bearing the brunt of a severe staffing
M7 Aerospace has teamed with San Antonio
Aircraft Support (SAAS) to create a major modification center in
San Antonio specializing in custom corporate interiors for regional
airliners, business aircraft and helicopters needing interior or
ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community
One of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock. Gathering in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth, Minnesota, it is an event chock full of fun, fellowship, education and more than a few surprises. Exceptionally well organized, by ANY standard, the event hosts hundreds of planes, flyers and exhibitors -- and rarely leaves any attendee looking for more.
ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community
One of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration"
hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock
-- which just happened to be a GREAT place for ANN and
Aero-TV to gauge the mood and feelings of the Cirrus
NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is setting its sights on a crater
more than 20 times larger than its home for the past two years. To
reach the crater the rover team calls Endeavour, Opportunity would
need to drive approximately 7 miles to the southeast...
Congress To Give Airlines "War Insurance," But Passengers Left
On Tarmac -- Indefinitely
With Congress about to pass an emergency extension of
legislation re-authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the
airlines appear poised to receive $500 million in "war insurance"
guarantees paid by tax dollars...
BIG Surprises Coming For ANN's Annual Coverage of the NBAA
The NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) is
nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely that
some of you may have some news/announcements to make.
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The VH-71 (file photos below) presidential helicopter program
has achieved another major milestone with the first operational
pilot production helicopter (PP-1) having completed its maiden
flight at AgustaWestland's facility in Yeovil, England.
Godfather to Viking and a Fair Number of Engineers
That was a role Taback – who passed away on August 30 --
could play naturally and did, from days when Langley was the
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics laboratory and he
helped shepherd the X-15's instrumentation through its supersonic
In 1989 a team of dedicated Marine volunteers, led by Brigadier
General Jay Hubbard, established the museum and the foundation at
MCAS El Toro, CA. When El Toro was closed in 1999 by BRAC, a group
of former Marines from San Diego, led by Major Generals Bob Butcher
and Frank Lang formed the "Flying Leatherneck Historical
Foundation" and assumed the 501(c)(3) charter from the El Toro
“There is a lot of talk about aviation system
modernization and how to get it done – but for it to be fully
funded and implemented, government and industry leaders must
continue promoting its benefits and value.”
Source: From remarks offered by
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed
Bolen, at an aviation industry forum earlier last week. Bolen
reiterated the support from the general aviation community for
aviation system modernization, and pointed out the benefits of
continued system transformation.