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ANN Special Feature: The Role of Primary
Training in Airline Safety Issues -
02.12.10 (ANN Special Report, with SAFE's
Three Short Courses Focus On Safety/Security, Human Factors,
And Accident Investigation
The Professional Programs Office of the College of Aviation at
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host three five-day
classroom courses in May 2010 at the university's Daytona Beach
campus that will cover the latest topics in safety, security, human
factors, and accident investigation.
Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV Will Be Evaluated For
The European Defence Agency (EDA) has selected an Astrium and
EADS Defence & Security (DS) consortium to lead a six-month
study to demonstrate that by using satellite communications it is
feasible to integrate UAVs into civil airspace.
Safety Management System Components Outlined, Audit Standards
In an effort to continuously promote and enhance the safety of
on-demand charter operators, the Air Charter Safety Foundation
(ACSF) has developed two resource documents and a brochure
addressing the need for, and implementation and evaluation of,
Safety Management Systems (SMS) programs.
Family Day Activities Celebrate 100 Years Of Women As
In September 1910, Blanche Stuart Scott became the first
American woman to pilot an airplane. On Saturday, March 13,
2010 the International Women's Air & Space Museum in Cleveland
will celebrate her achievements and 100 years of American women in
flight with the museum's fifth annual free family day.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says that all of the
flight hardware for the debut launch of the Falcon 9 vehicle has
arrived at the SpaceX launch site, Space Launch Complex 40
(SLC-40), in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Avro Jets Will Provide Air Transportation For Natural Gas
Avro RJ and BAe 146 jetliners from BAE Systems will provide the
vital air transport links to service Chevron Australia operations
in the north-west of Western Australia including the offshore
Gorgon project being developed by Chevron.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel
hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the
2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in
1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community
forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air
shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and
250 Relief Missions Completed, 100 Tons Of Supplies
Bahamas Habitat announced Thursday its aviation relief operation
has passed a significant milestone by completing its 250th relief
mission to Haiti. To date, volunteer pilots and aircraft have
delivered over 200,000 pounds of medical supplies and food as well
as over 70 medical personnel.
City Of Avon Park, Florida Aircraft Services Need "Solid Paper
Following complaints of favoritism by another airport tennant,
the FAA looked into allegations that the city of Avon Park, Florida
offered a lease arrangement to Florida Aircraft Services that it
had not extended to other FBOs at Executive Airport (KAVO).
US Army Awards BRS Major Cargo Parachute Contracts
BRS Aerospace, a manufacturer of whole-aircraft emergency
parachute systems, military cargo and personnel parachutes, and
reflective safety products, announced Thursday that it has been
awarded an additional $8M in new orders by the US Army to
manufacture "low velocity" and “high velocity” cargo
"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains
of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him
the gates of heaven." Source: Dr.
Werner Von Braun, speaking 51 years ago this week on the importance
of space travel.
Communication is very important in most aspects of life, but in
aviation, it can be critical. Proper use of your comm radios can
make your flying much more professional. Here are a few tips for
making the best use of your comm radios in a variety of