But ARG/US Still Reports Fewer Operations Than Last Year
In a direct May 2008 to May 2009 comparison, Aviation Research
Group/US reports that business aircraft activity, measuring all IFR
flights in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) grew in
May of this year.
Boy... this has to be tough on the crew of STS-127... for the
second time, they've been all set and ready to launch... only to
have to make plans for another day. At 1:55 a.m. EDT, Wednesday,
launch managers called a scrub, cancelling the day's planned launch
of space shuttle Endeavour on its STS-127 mission.
Cessna has signed an agreement with Indonesia's Susi Air
for the purchase of 30 Grand Caravan single engine turboprops.
Cessna will deliver eight new Caravans in 2009 and the remainder of
the order by the end of 2011.
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PAMA, the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, has
announced it is ending its affiliation with the Society of
Automotive Engineers (SAE) and will focus exclusively on programs
and support for aviation.
A lot of news is coming from Bell Helicopter during the Paris
Air Show, beginning with the announcement that it has been awarded
Phase 1.5 of a two-phase Joint Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the V-22
Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the Marine Corps (MV-22), and Air
Force Special Operations Command (CV-22).
The Lindbergh Foundation announced today that eight
individuals from around the country enjoyed a rare opportunity to
experience what few others have known -- a flight and some stick
time in the EAA's Spirit of St. Louis reproduction. The rides
were part of the Lindbergh Foundation's on-line auction and took
place May 15-17.
Making The Back of Your Prop Part Of Your Instrument System
What a concept! The VirtualHUD Head Up Display is an intriguing product that allows a pilot to have situational awareness without taking their eyes off where they are flying. It uses a novel technology to project the flight instruments onto a virtual surface created by the back of a spinning propeller.
NASA has selected 100 full-time undergraduate students to
receive a one-year college scholarship. NASA's Motivating
Undergraduates in Science and Technology, or MUST, project awards
scholarships and internships to students pursuing degrees in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM,
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and its predecessor
companies have a proud heritage of trainer aircraft history,
delivering military training aircraft to governments around the
world since the 1930s. HBC recently achieved milestones when the
T-6 reached one million flight hours and in the delivery of the
500th T-6 airplane...
The FAA recently selected winners for its 3rd annual
Design Competition for Universities. Binghamton University - State
University of New York, The Ohio State University, and the
University of Southern California captured first place awards; nine
other submissions also received awards.
Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters flown by the U.S. Army in the
Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war have accumulated more than
900,000 flight hours without a single material failure with the
aircraft and are expected to break the 1 million fleet flight hour
mark this fall, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. reported from the Paris Air
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is
looking for nominations for the Air Show Hall of Fame. The
Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to recognize those who made
significant contributions to the air show industry, and represents
the pilots, stuntpeople, announcers, producers, aircraft designers,
builders and other innovators who have changed the face of air
Installation Expected In 40+ U.S. Government Aircraft
TrueNorth Avionics has been selected to supply its
Simphone¯ (pronounced 'Symphony') airborne telephone for the
U.S. government VIP transport fleet, as defined by the U.S. Air
Force's TARS (terrestrial aeronautical radiotelephone system)
thunderstorm not associated with a front or other type of
synoptic-scale forcing mechanism. Air mass thunderstorms typically
are associated with warm, humid air in the summer months; they
develop during the afternoon in response to insolation, and
dissipate rather quickly after sunset.
Building or restoring your own airplane, or even considering a
homebuilt project? This site allows you to keep a complete online
log of your project, complete with notes, pictures, hours spent,
"We must inspire confidence in every traveler, every
time he or she steps onto an airplane. We are acting now and acting
together because safety is our highest priority."
Source: Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood at a meeting of airline officials, pilots, and the FAA.