Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

September 23, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.23.09

NTSB rules in the emergency landing of the Obama campaign jet.
Weekend pilots continue to provide investigators with job security.
And volunteers resume the search for the only missin

More AERO-Casts

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.23.09

NTSB rules in the emergency landing of the Obama campaign jet.
Weekend pilots continue to provide investigators with job security.
And volunteers resume the search for the only missin

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - Pilot Stress - 09.23.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bryan Neville, Acting National Outreach Manager for the FAA Safety Team, about his presentation on the causes, efects, and strategies for fighting stress in the cockpit,

More AERO-Casts

NASA Sets Target Date For Ares I-X Rocket's Test Launch

Ares I-X Is Stacked, Testing Continues

NASA is targeting Tuesday, October 27th, for the flight test of the Ares I-X rocket, pending successful testing and data verification. Senior managers made the decision after a meeting Monday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Read More

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.23.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.23.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.23.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - Pilot Stress - 09.23.09 (ANN Special Report, with the FAA's Bryan Neville)

Read More

Pratt & Whitney To Cut 1000 Jobs In Connecticut

Work Transferring To Georgia, Asia

Pratt & Whitney will cut 1,000 jobs from its two Connecticut locations, as it transfers that work to plants in Georgia, Singapore, and Japan. The plant in Cheshire, CT will be shuttered, and operations will be scaled back at the East Hartford location.

Read More

Advertisement

FAA NextGen Specialists Fan Out Across The Country

Their Job Is To Assist FAA Regional Employees In Understanding The Technology

The FAA’s safety organization is locating NextGen specialists at every Flight Standards regional office to make sure the safety workforce is up to speed on the high-tech systems and procedures that are transforming the national air transportation system.

Read More

DART Flies Into Helitech Show In Europe

More than 70 New EASA-Approved Helicopter Accessories On Board

The DART Helicopter Services (DHS) team is flying into Helitech 2009 with more than 70 new helicopter accessories certified for European operators. Each of the accessories has been designed to make flying safer, more effective or more efficient, and each product was approved by EASA in 2008-2009.

Read More

Is That A Flight Tracker In Your Pocket?

Pilots May Be Happy To See New Blue Sky Network Gadget For Helicopters And Private Aircraft

Blue Sky Network took advantage of the Helitech 2009 exhibition which opened Monday to introduced the D410A flight tracking and two-way messaging transceiver into its product line-up. The D410A provides a new breed of Iridium satellite-based GPS tracking with new messaging capabilities.

Read More

Saab Wins Upgrade Contract For SK60 Training Aircraft

New Cockpit Displays Are The Primary Change

The Swedish defence and security company Saab has received a contract from FMV (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) for the development and upgrade of the Armed Forces SK60 training aircraft.

Read More

Man Arrested For Shining A Laser Into Aircraft Cockpits

Columbus, Ohio Police Helicopter Was Targeted

A man in Columbus, Ohio was arrested Sunday for shining a laser into the cockpits of a medical services helicopter as well as the police helicopter sent to investigate the incident.

Read More

AD: McCauley

AD NUMBER: 2009-19-04

MANUFACTURER: McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/ 114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0  

Read More

Advertisement

AD: Teledyne Continental Motors

AD NUMBER: 2009-19-07

MANUFACTURER: Teledyne Continental Motors O-470, IO- 470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 Series Reciprocating Engines.  

Read More

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-18-15

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A300, A310, and A300-600 Series Airplanes  

Read More

AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-19-05

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 747 Airplanes

Read More

Aero-TV: Continuing the Buzz - Glenn Martin Updates the Jetpack

A Year After Its AirVenture Premiere, Martin Details Jetpack Progress

Last year, at EAA AirVenture 2008, over 5,000 attendees witnessed the first public flight demonstration of the Martin Jetpack.  Since then, the Martin Aircraft Company has made immense strides to improve the basic design and ease of operation of the prototype; most notably, the company has converted to a fly-by wire system allowing novice jetpack pilots to safely solo the aircraft within an hour of training.  Over the last year, nearly 5,000 test flights have been performed without injury.

Aero-TV:  Avionics Tip of the Week - Getting Started with WAAS Training (Part 2)

Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding

Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach.  Through its system of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the continental United States and Hawaii, WAAS utilizes collected data to create a GPS signal correction that is then broadcast to WAAS-enabled receivers.  The result is a GPS accuracy improvement of approximately three meters 95% of the time.

Aero-TV: Continuing the Buzz - Glenn Martin Updates the Jetpack

A Year After Its AirVenture Premiere, Martin Details Jetpack Progress

Last year, at EAA AirVenture 2008, over 5,000 attendees witnessed the first public flight demonstration of the Martin Jetpack. 

Read More

Advertisement

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Getting Started with WAAS Training (Part 2)

Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding

Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach. 

Read More

New FAA System Improves Safety In Remote, Non-Radar Regions

System Is Entirely Transponder-Based, Requires No New Equipment

A new surveillance system introduced by the FAA in Colorado allows air traffic controllers to track aircraft not covered by radar in remote, mountainous regions. The FAA and the Colorado Department of Transportation are sharing the cost of Wide-Area Multilateration, which began initial operations on Sept. 12 .

Read More

FAA Selects Searidge Airport Surface Management Technology

System To Be Used For Runway-Light Automation At Teterboro Airport

The FAA has selected the Searidge Technologies intelligent-video-based surface management system, IntelliDAR, to provide runway-light automation at the Teterboro Airport, New Jersey.  Teterboro Airport is one of the most active general-aviation airports in the United States.

Read More

Groundbreaking Bio Jet Fuel Agreement Announced

Companies See Demand Of 280(M) Barrels Annually

BioJet Corporation (formerly JatrophaBioJet)and E85 LLC jointly announced Monday that they have executed a Bio-SPK forward contract for the sale by BioJet and the purchase by E85 of 4 million barrels of aviation bio jet fuel. The fuel delivered under this contract will meet ASTM International specifications.

Read More

Teamsters Authorize Strike Vote For Cleveland-Based Flight Options Pilots

Final Bargaining Session Set For Late October

 Teamsters Local 1108 has authorized a strike authorization vote among its members who are the pilots employed by Flight Options LLC. The Teamsters and Flight Options management have been in negotiations over a first contract for pilots since June 2006.

Read More

AAR Selected By Continental Airlines For 757 Winglet Installation

Indianapolis Location Will Install Winglets On 16 Airliners

AAR announced Monday that it has been selected by Continental Airlines to perform winglet installations for 16 of the airline's Boeing 757-300 aircraft. The work will be performed at AAR Aircraft Services' Indianapolis location, the company's repair and overhaul (MRO) operation located at Indianapolis International Airport.

Read More

Advertisement

County In New York May Face FAA Sanctions Over Airport Contracts

Oneida County Executive Says Everything Was Done Properly

The FAA has sent a letter to Oneida County, New York officials saying a contract with one of the FBO's at Griffiss International Airport may violate its exclusivity rules, putting future airport improvement grants in jeopardy.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.23.09)

“The new system, called Wide-Area Multilateration, lets us see aircraft we couldn’t see before due to the rugged terrain. It improves the safety and efficiency of those flights and saves time and money for passengers and operators.” Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.09): Threshold Crossing Height

The theoretical height above the runway threshold at which the aircraft's glideslope antenna would be if the aircraft maintains the trajectory established by the mean ILS glideslope or MLS glidepath.  

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.09)

Aero-Linx: Air And Space Museum - Winglets Have you ever wondered why something that looks as simple as winglets are always cited as improving aerodynamics, efficiency, and fuel economy in aircraft? We went looking for an explanation today, and found a good one from The Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC