ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.20.11 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.20.11 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Carter PAV Flight Test Update -
01.20.11 (ANN Special Report, with Jay Carter of
Carter Aviation Technologies)
2010 First Year Since 2006 Where Spending Rose Every Month
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) said Tuesday that
passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, rose 9
percent in December 2010 compared to the same month in 2009,
marking the 12th consecutive month of revenue growth.
Digital 3-D Modeling May Lead To More Rapid Aircraft
A state-of-the-art virtual reality center for the CH-53K heavy
lift helicopter program, an innovative tool to help identify gaps
in a three-dimensional digital environment prior to experimental
assembly, was unveiled Monday by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
In-Flight Connectivity For Additional Hawker, Falcon
The FAA has granted additional STCs to Duncan Aviation for the
installation of Aircell's Cabin Telecommunication Router, which
provides Wi-Fi access in the cabin for Gogo Biz Inflight Internet
Urges Kids To Be More Active, Eat Well, Study Hard
NASA and 14 international space agencies are challenging
students to complete a nutrition and fitness program known as
"Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut." Approximately 3,700 students
from more than 25 different cities worldwide are participating in
this six-week pilot project.
Engine Manufacturer Will Own Intellectual Property For The
Pratt & Whitney has closed on an agreement with Gas Turbine
Efficiency to purchase the assets of the company's aviation
business, which provides patented technology for Pratt &
Whitney's EcoPower engine wash service.
Aircraft Will Be Stressed To Imitate 160 Flights Per Day
Major fatigue testing of the Airbus Military A400M has begun on
schedule in Dresden in January. The test airframe, known as
MSN5001, will be subjected to a punishing regime of loads, 24 hours
per day, for an initial four weeks, eventually simulating 160
flights per day.
Non-Profit Group Hopes To Have Decommissioned Carrier As A
Museum In Maine
The USS JFK Museum presented a detailed business plan to the
Portland City Council Wednesday night in hopes of gaining their
support in the effort to bring the decommissioned aircraft carrier
USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) to Casco Bay.
Cessna said Thursday at the annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in
Sebring, FL, that it has received more than 60 Skycatcher light
sport aircraft from Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. In conjunction
with its reassembly site at Yingling Aviation in Wichita, KS,
Cessna has delivered more than 30 Skycatchers.
2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on
the LSA Market
ANN Note: As we cover the 2011 US Sport
Aviation Expo, ANN has to admit that we have great concerns about
the direction and viability of the LSA market. While events like
the US SAE have done a spectacular job (no kidding... we are truly
impressed) of helping to provide a focal point for all things LSA,
the poor direction provided to LSA by the FAA and a number of the
alphabet associations leaves us wondering whether or not the the
tremendous potential offered by the LSA market will ever get the
chance to become a reality.
The FAA released statistics Wednesday that in 2010, nationwide
reports of lasers pointed at airplanes almost doubled from the
previous year to more than 2,800. This is the highest number of
laser events recorded since the FAA began keeping track in
Will Replace Tim Kopra, Who Was Injured Over The Weekend
NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on
STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb.
24. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a
bicycle accident over the weekend.
Authority Falls Under DCA Access Standard Security Program
TSA has granted approval for direct flights from Teterboro to
Washington Reagan National Airport (KDCA) departing from a secure
ramp maintained by First Aviation Services - Teterboro under TSA's
DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP).
Renewal Of Existing Agreement For Digital Charting
Jeppesen recently agreed to a five-year charting and flight
planning service renewal contract with Air Atlanta Icelandic.
Jeppesen solutions provided in the agreement include tailored
digital charting services for use with the carrier's flight
"Our U.S. reassembly facility is receiving Skycatchers
from Shenyang Aircraft Corporation at an increased cadence, but
most importantly the quality of the aircraft continues to be
excellent. It's encouraging to see the Skycatcher enter service in
such a positive way." Source: Jack J. Pelton.