ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
08.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
08.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: FAA's Bureaucratic Morass -
08.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with Earl
Lawrence, Vice President for Government and Industry Affairs at the
Experimental Aircraft Association)
Rainier Heli-International Uses Kaman Helo Under A Forest
Containment of a major wildfire in California’s Sequoia
National Forest was accomplished with the help of Kirkland,
WA-based Rainier Heli-International using a a company-owned
and operated Kaman K-MAX cargo helicopter.
Crew Operating From Bagram Airfield In Afghanistan
As Air Force operations in support of flood relief operations in
Pakistan resumed, aircrew and support personnel from the 746th
Expeditionary Airlift Squadron prepared to forward deploy to Bagram
Airlines Will Seek Fuel-Efficient, Lightweight Airplanes
From the aircraft integrator's perspective, fuel-efficient and
light-weight aircraft that adhere to environmental norms and
have low operational costs are the key market drivers for global
commercial aircraft programs.
The Australian computer vision technology company Sentient has
taken the wraps off a maritime surveillance system it says
automatically detects and tracks objects on the surface of the
ocean below an aerial vehicle.
U.S. And Colombian Marines Train Together In CH-46E Helos
Colombian Marines search the sky as they hear a loud commotion
overhead. Within minutes, three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters creep
from the trees and land at the flight line as part of a joint
subject matter expert exchange on Colombian Marine Corps Base
Covenas in Colombia, August 13.
Rockwell Collins Says Components Increase Aircraft Accuracy And
Flight control and navigation systems designed by Rockwell
Collins will play a critical role in the Small Tactical Unmanned
Air System (STUAS) program, which it is hoped will provide the
warfighter with greatly enhanced levels of intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) .
Sikorsky Remains One of Aviation's Most Aggressively Innovative Companies
Oshkosh 2010 was no stranger to innovation... though we must note that this year was a bumper crop in terms of the breadth of excitement we saw within the confines of Wittman Field... sport aviation, GA, BizAv, Military, Aerospace, you name it... there was no shortage of exciting innovations to feast your eyes on... especially where Sikorsky was concerned.
Sikorsky Remains One of Aviation's Most Aggressively Innovative
Oshkosh 2010 was no stranger to innovation... though we must
note that this year was a bumper crop in terms of the breadth of
excitement we saw within the confines of Wittman Field... sport
aviation, GA, BizAv, Military, Aerospace, you name it... there was
no shortage of exciting innovations to feast your eyes on...
especially where Sikorsky was concerned.
No Single Factor Caused The Accident, But Some Finger-Pointing
Is Contained In Reports
The Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard have each
released reports concerning a mid-air collision last October in
which a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine AH-1W
Cobra collided off the southern California coast. Nine service
personnel were lost in the accident.
Kansas Republican Says Aviation Is A "Major Driver" Of Kansas
Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback, who
currently serves as U.S. Senator from that state, unveiled what he
calls a "Road Map for Kansas Aviation" at a news conference in
Copenhagen Suborbital Plans First Launch August 30th
A couple of enterprising Danes are getting set to launch
what they say is the first amateur-built rocket designed to
eventually carry a person into the fringes of space. And one of its
inventors plans to be the first to take the ride.
Drew McEwen Will Work With Dealers Throughout North And South
Piper, which recently shook up its top executive ranks, has
named successful aircraft sales executive Drew McEwen as Director
of Sales, Americas. McEwen joins Piper after a 28-year career at
X-37B Has Been In Space For 4 Months, Its Mission Is Still
Amateur skywatchers, who have been tracking the Air Force's
secret X-37B spacecraft since its launch in April, lost track of
the mini-shuttle for a little over two weeks before it reappeared
... in a different orbit.
Pilot Was Lost, Mistakenly Entered Chinese Airspace
It appears that the pilot of a North Korean aircraft which went
down last week in China may not have been defecting after all. The
official line is now that the airplane suffered a mechanical
problem and its pilot got lost, entering Chinese airspace by
"The Wichita Aerospace Cluster has unique industry,
research and development, and training partnerships that are the
envy of the world." Source: Kansas
Republican U.S. Senator and gubernatorial candidate Sam