ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
10.27.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
10.27.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: New Aircraft Large and
Small - 10.27.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Steve Ridolfi, Bombardier's President for Business Aircraft,
and Terrafugia's Carl Dietrich)
NASA has issued an announcement seeking proposals from U.S.
industry to further advance commercial crew space transportation
concepts and mature the design and development of system elements,
such as launch vehicles and spacecraft.
The Copperstate Fly-In, held in Casa Grande, Arizona, has become
an aviation enthusiasts' delight. The diversity of types at this
year's show, which ran October 21-23, covered the gamut from
powered parachutes to heavy iron, offering something for everyone's
Fourty-Four New Airplanes To Eventually Be Flying For The
Low-cost carrier Air Arabia (PJSC) has taken delivery of the
first of 44 A320s on order, during a delivery ceremony in Hamburg,
Germany. Air Arabia becomes the newest operator and customer of
directly purchased Airbus aircraft.
Next Phase Will Be Expansion Of Aircraft Capabilities
The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter has successfully completed
production flight testing and will begin development and flight
testing of options that will be made available to international
Lockheed Martin, ARINC Form Team To Compete For The New
The U.S. Air Force is seeking bids for the development of a new
deployable radar system designed to rapidly establish airfield
operations anywhere in the world for both military and disaster
relief efforts. Lockheed Martin and ARINC Incorporated have teamed
up to compete for the contract.
Karen Loughran Will Promote Australian Firms To U.S.
The State Government of Victoria, Australia said Monday that it
hopes to expand its presence and expertise in the North American
Defense & Aerospace industry with the strategic appointment of
Karen Loughran as Manager, Defense & Aerospace for North
Will Provide Night Targeting System Upgrade For AH-1W Cobra
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana
has awarded a $45.5 million contract to Elbit Systems of America,
LLC, for the supply of the Night Targeting System Upgrade (NTSU)
and associated line items for the AH - 1W Cobra helicopters.
Successful Composite Wing Mating Achieved In
The first phase of construction of the 600,000 sq. ft. facility
in Belfast that will house the manufacture and assembly of the
advanced composite wings for the all-new CSeries commercial
aircraft has been completed on schedule.
ANN Got Up EVERY Morning at 0400 To Bring This Coverage To You -- SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT (Grin)
It was one of the finest weeks I can recall in many moons... as our ANN/Aero-TV crew braved early morning wake-up calls to enjoy the very best of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta experience... and we had a seriously good time. We flew, we chased, we spent a LOT of time with hundreds of balloonatics and we truly got in touch with the true magic that makes sport ballooning one the most amazing past-times on/over Earth.
ANN Got Up EVERY Morning at 0400 To Bring This Coverage To You --
SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT (Grin)
It was one of the finest weeks I can recall in many moons... as
our ANN/Aero-TV crew braved early morning wake-up calls to enjoy
the very best of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta experience...
and we had a seriously good time.
Says He "Better Understands" The Chinese Plans For Human Space
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden led a small delegation to
China October 16-21. Bolden said the visit, which was opposed by
some members of Congress, was intended to "ensure that agencies and
departments with an interest in NASA's activities with China are
fully informed and engaged."
Restrictions Set To Go Active At 1135 EDT November 1
The FAA has posted information regarding a TFR for the next
launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. Flight activities will be
restricted on Monday, Nov. 1 from 1135 EDT until no later than
1719. If postponed to Tuesday, Nov. 2, the TFR will be hot from
0912 EDT until no later than 1653.
Robonaut 2, better known as R2, is packed and ready for his ride
into outer space next week aboard the space shuttle Discovery for
his first real work assignment at the International Space Station
Association Does Not Support Forms' Continued Usage
In a letter to the FAA, the Aircraft Electronics Association
(AEA) said while it does support the continued use of FAA
Form 337, it is important for the Agency to accurately account for
the public burden associated with the use of this form in its
request to the Office of Management and Budget.
Marcus Schrenker Attempted To Fake His Own Death By Bailing Out
Of His Airplane
The former money manager who parachuted out of his airplane in
an attempt to fake his own death and escape the wrath of investors
who lost millions has no ability to repay his victims, a
court-appointed receiver says.
EADS North America Developing Initial Technical Demonstration
The Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) industry team is preparing
for the first flight of one of three company-funded Technical
Demonstration Aircraft (TDA), EADS North America announced Monday
at the Association of the U.S. Army annual convention.
On Display At the 2010 Euronaval Exhibition In France
Eurocopter’s comprehensive portfolio of naval and maritime
helicopters will be highlighted at the 2010 Euronaval exhibition
and conference, including the participation of a fully-equipped
NHIndustries NH90 NATO frigate helicopter – which is entering
service with a growing international operator base.
“It’s an honor to be given the opportunity
to fly around the aircraft carrier. But the credit goes to the
pilots I’ve flown with and the maintainers that have
maintained the aircraft throughout the years.”
Source: Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
5, Capt. Daniel S. Cave.