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ANN Special Feature: Dave Juwel at Sebring 2011
- 02.23.11 (ANN Special Report, with
ANN Contributor Dave Juwel)
Soloed A Helicopter After Only Three And A Half Hours
Commander Stewart Ross Graham, a Founding Member of Twirly
Birds, will be the honored guest during the organizations annual
meeting planned during the HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando, FL. Commander
Graham, USCG, (Ret.) first soloed in a helicopter in 1943 and
signed the original membership roll helping form Twirly Birds in
Will Support NATO Jet Trainers In Collaboration With
Underpinning the growing importance of support and services to
its business portfolio, BAE Systems has today announced a new $6.16
million contract to continue support of Hawk jet trainers at the
NATO Flying Training program based in Canada (NFTC).
ICAO Conference In New Delhi Outlines A "Roadmap" To
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole this week joined the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional
Conference in New Delhi, India, where the 14 member states in
attendance adopted the Security Roadmap on Aviation.
Perhaps a sign of an improving economy? FBO service provider
Business Jet Center (BJC) reported Monday that 2010 was the best
year on record for fuel sales volume at their Oakland International
LaBarge Will Provide Electronic Assemblies For USMC Helos
A contract worth $3.8 million has been awarded to LaBarge, a
provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), by Bell
Helicopter to continue to produce electronic assemblies for the H-1
Upgrade Program for helicopters used by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Large Transport Category, VIP aircraft Completions center of
Standard Aero in Dallas, TX, has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI)
and received a Slot Deposit from a Far East customer for
upcoming/near-term VIP completion work on a new ("green") Airbus
Corporate Jet (ACJ).
From The 21st Annual Women In Aviation
Conference, Part 1
ANN E-I-C Note: By the time that you read
this, ANN and Aero-TV personnel will be on their way to Reno, NV,
for the 22nd Annual Women In Aviation Conference... we are looking
forward to this year's event more than ever since we will be
announcing the two winners of the first scholarships we will be
in memory of Vicki and we're THRILLED with the
two women who impressed us so much that we decided they were
International Markets Provide Large Share Of Increases
Piper Aircraft Inc. significantly increased its new aircraft
market share, billings and deliveries during 2010, highlighted by
the company's performance in the pilot training sector. And for the
first time in recent Piper history, international exports accounted
for more than half of the company's volume.
Vice CSAF: Air Force Must Prepare For More Complex, Varied
During remarks to the Air Force Association's 27th Annual Air
Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando,
FL Feb. 18, the Air Force's senior ranking official reviewed
the service' s priorities and underscored Air Force commitment to
making the most of available resources in a challenging fiscal
Curtchfield: New Rotary Wing Platform Should Be An Army
While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter
and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of
that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.
Liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen was loaded into Discovery's
Power Reactant Storage and Distribution system Tuesday as the
countdown for the STS-133 mission continues. Discovery is to lift
off Thursday, Feb. 24, at 1650 EST.
Timing Is Still Unsure, But One Analyst Thinks The Answer Is
Helicopters have a lot of moving parts -- as do all the
different and intertwining markets driving sales in this industry.
And GA analyst Brian Foley sees a bright spot in this, at least for
the rotorcraft market.
Embraer celebrated the opening of its first U.S.aircraft final
assembly plant Monday at Melbourne International Airport in
Melbourne, Florida. The new 80,000-square-foot hangar and modern
paint shop facility is dedicated to the executive jet business in
the company's largest market.
"As our industry builds back to growth and prosperity,
we will need to work in industry-government partnerships where
there is tremendous pressure to do much more with much less."
Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.