ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
05.13.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
05.13.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Julie Clark at WAI 2010 -
05.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with Airshow
Veteran Julie Clark)
New Report Cites Challenges, Opportunities For Recreating
A new report prepared by the Ash Center for Democratic
Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University focuses on leveraging America's
current leadership in global aviation to assure primacy in the 21st
With the national jobless rate front page news, the aviation
maintenance industry continues to be a major employer around the
country and an important economic contributor in many states. The
industry’s direct and indirect impact on the U.S. economy is
NASA Studies Find Omega-3 May Help Reduce Bone Loss
NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found
in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone breakdown that
occurs during spaceflight and in osteoporosis. Ongoing research for
decades has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in
1st Soyuz Undergoes An Initial Assembly Checkout At The
The first Soyuz to be assembled in French Guiana is
undergoing its initial assembly checkout, in preparation for
Arianespace's maiden commercial flight from the Spaceport in French
Guiana later this year.
Company Continues Its Expansion Into Commercial Specialties
Precision-machined tungsten heavy alloy weights, which perform a
critical function in establishing aeromechanical stability of a
helicopter's rotor blades, will be supplied by Aerojet for the new
Composite Main Rotor Blade (CMRB) developed by Boeing for the
AH-64D Apache Block III (AB3) program.
CEO John Uczekaj Discusses Aspen’s Future in the Rotorcraft Industry
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels. Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."
CEO John Uczekaj Discusses Aspen's Future in the Rotorcraft
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC
certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight
display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels. Aspen developed the
newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software,
in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the
lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."
The FAA has published a revised Special Airworthiness
Information Bulletin (SAIB) for Cessna Models 336, 337, and F337
(Reims) series airplanes with wingtip extensions. The
Administration says the revision is a result of comments received
from individuals and other airworthiness authorities.
The FAA Safety Team (FAAST) has published an advisory about the
hazards of MET (Meteorological) Towers that are often erected
quickly and can be in place for months or years. The towers are put
up to help gather meteorological information before the
construction of a wind farm or other alternative energy
NASA Flight Directors Give The Green Light To Final Scheduled
Wednesday was "L-2" at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida,
as the shuttle and crew prepare for STS-132. Countdown clocks
across the launch complex were activated at 1600 EDT Tuesday and
the countdown continues on schedule for liftoff Friday at 1420.
The first General Electric GEnx engines on a Boeing 787
Dreamliner came to life Monday with initial engine starts.
Customers can choose between the GEnx engines and the Rolls-Royce
Trent 1000 engines to power their 787s.
The Dog Was Traveling From Mexico To Canada With Its New
It's frustrating enough when an airline loses your luggage, but
something else entirely when the lost item is a Jack Russell
terrier mix on his way to a new home. But that's what happened to
Paco, who was on a Delta flight with his new owners on their way
home from Mexico to Canada.
"Aviation is essential to our nation's economy and our
ability to compete in international commerce. This committee ...
will begin the important conversation about how to ensure the
industry remains vital and competitive."
Source: DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.