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03.04.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
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03.04.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Women in Aviation
International Recap - 03.04.10 (ANN
Special Report, with ANN E-I-C, Jim Campbell)
The Goal Is To Develop A Deployable ILS For Use In Theater
Officials from the 853rd Electronic Systems Group at Hanscom AFB
in Massachusetts are working to improve the transportability and
deployability of instrument landing systems with an upcoming
request for proposal for a deployable instrument landing system, or
Rocket Racing League (RRL) said Wednesday it has reached a major
milestones in the development of the Rocket Racer, or X-Racer, the
rocket-powered aircraft being developed to compete in the Rocket
Brings 12 Years Of Leadership Experience To The Company
XOJET announced Wednesday that Benjamin Murray, former EVP of
NetJets, Inc., and CEO of Executive Jet Management has joined as
president. Mr. Murray will assume responsibilities for XOJET's
global business effective immediately.
Pawan Hans Helicopters Orders Seven Additional Dauphin
Eurocopter is showing a strong presence at India Aviation 2010,
the second edition of the international exhibition on Civil
Aviation Sector. This event, organized by the Indian Ministry of
Civil Aviation, finds Eurocopter presenting many of its commercial
helicopters and latest technology.
The government of Tunisia has signed a contract with Lockheed
Martin for the purchase of two C-130J Super Hercules airlifters
with an initial three years of logistics support. Tunisia's new
C130Js, scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and 2014, will be the
longer fuselage or "stretched" variant of the C-130J.
Pilots Fly Further, Carry More Ordnance, Land Better Under
The U.S. Army is leveraging cutting-edge technologies from its
Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to give the Block III
Apache aircraft increased power, lift, maneuverability and
hard-landing ability, service officials said.
737-800 Went Down Just After Departure From Beirut
Lawyers have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Boeing
on behalf of the families of those who were aboard an Ethiopian
Airlines 737-800 that went down just after takeoff from Beirut
January 25th. The airliner went down in the Mediterranean during
what was described as a "fierce" storm.
Boeing has gotten started on the first maintenance training
program conducted under the five-year In-Service Support (ISS)
contract for Project Wedgetail, Australia's 737 Airborne Early
Warning and Control (AEW&C) program.
Belite Aircraft Announces Expansion to Product Line at SAE 2010
At the 2010 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Belite Aircraft unveiled the successors to their existing Belite ‘254’ FAR Part 103 compliant ultralight aircraft. Belite Aircraft hopes the two new models, deemed the “Trike” and the “Superlite,” will provide higher aircraft performance than the Belite 254 while maintaining economical pricing. Both models feature the same weight-saving carbon fiber design as the original Belite 254, but as C.E.O. James Wiebe explained, “the results go beyond simply making an existing design lighter and incorporating some optional features. At Belite, we’ve been able to adapt and refine our desi
Belite Aircraft Announces Expansion to Product Line at SAE
At the 2010 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Belite Aircraft unveiled
the successors to their existing Belite ‘254’ FAR Part
103 compliant ultralight aircraft. Belite Aircraft hopes the two
new models, deemed the “Trike” and the
“Superlite,” will provide higher aircraft performance
than the Belite 254 while maintaining economical pricing.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Calls Obama's NASA Budget "Short
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Ranking Member on the
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced
legislation Wednesday to close the gap in U.S. human space flight
that will occur if the space shuttle is retired before the next
generation of space vehicle is developed.
Covington Municipal Removed From Class B Airspace In Latest
The FAA has made some adjustments to it's proposed changes for
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which will
likely be good news for pilots operating in and out of Covington
Municipal Airport (9A1) south of the city.
As the Space Shuttle program winds down, we're going to see a
lot of these kinds of stories over the next few months. The
program's final flight tank - designated External Tank-138 - has
completed a critical production milestone at the NASA Michoud
Aircraft Went Down On First Day Of India Aviation 2010
Two Indian Navy pilots were killed Wednesday when the HJT-16
Kiran Mk2 trainer they were flying in a airshow demonstration went
down, impacting a building in a residential area near Begumpet
Airport in Hyderabad.
"Not only are we turning our backs on 40 years of
American space superiority, we are giving up vital national
security and economic interests to other nations."
Source: U.S. Senator Kaye Bailey
"From their headsets to you" the website says. This site offers
anyone with an internet connection the ability to listen in on
conversations between controllers and pilots at some of the world's
busines airports, and some local towers as well.