Media reports from Europe indicate that the French accident
investigative agency BEA plans to release preliminary information
gleaned from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of AF
Flight 447 on Friday. The agency reportedly plans to post a
statement on its website.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
05.26.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
05.26.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: John King on Culture Change
- 05.26.11 (ANN Special Report, with John
King of King Schools)
"Flight Path To Sustainable Aviation" Focuses On Australia, New
Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial,
'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is
a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by the
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
First Of Two Satellites To Be Carried On July Launch
The initial payload for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 dual-payload
launch is now in French Guiana following a trans-Atlantic delivery
flight as preparations continue for this fourth heavy-lift mission
of 2011, which is planned in early July from the Spaceport.
Stability Augmentation System And Autopilot For Ohio-Area
Shreveport, LA Air medical service provider and helicopter
completions specialist Metro Aviation has recently completed the
first installation of the Cobham HeliSAS autopilot system for an
air medical AStar owned and operated by the company.
Tactical Mapping Targeted At Law Enforcement And Military
AeroComputers has successfully integrated its UC-5100
tactical mapping system and the L-3 Wescam MX-10 EO/IR system. The
company says the development marks the latest example of its
ongoing commitment to delivering reliable and accurate EO/IR sensor
and moving map integration.
Rheinland Air Service, Daher-Socata Showcase The Aircraft
Visitors to AviationExpo in Bitburg, Germany will have an
opportunity to see the brand new TBM850 D-FRAS (S/N 569) featuring
the Garmin 1000 glass cockpit and the quiet, high-performance MT
TCM's Alternative Turbo For The SR22 Has The
A few weeks back, at the 2010 Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's
Association annual convention, ANN had thew chance to get some
additional details on the TCM alternative for the Turbo-charged
SR22 series. While the Tornado Alley STC has gotten high marks from
owners, TCM felt that it was time to offer an all Continental
solution to a segment of the industry that has proven to be
hard-flying and demanding aircraft operators.
Board Says Organizational Culture Was A Contributing
The NTSB said Tuesday it has determined that a New Mexico State
Police (NMSP) helicopter pilot's decision to take off from a remote
landing site, without conducting a thorough assessment of the
weather and night time conditions, was the primary cause of a 2009
Grant Targeted Towards Individuals In Intermediate Training
As past recipients of Women in Aviation, International
scholarships, both Deborah Hecker and Evelyne Tinkl knew how
career- and life-changing a WAI scholarship can be. Both women had
won WAI type rating scholarships in 1998 and went on to have
successful airline careers.
More than 100 aircraft are now enrolled in Gulfstream's Flight
Operations Risk Management Service (FORMS), the largest base of
business aircraft participating in any Flight Operations Quality
Assurance/Flight Data Monitoring (FOQA/FDM) program.
Youth Learn Of World War II Through The Memories Of
60 students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (GCISD) Tuesday
boarded the American Airlines 757 yellow-ribbon aircraft, "Flagship
Freedom," for a trip to Washington, D.C. The students accompanied a
group of veterans for a day featuring in-flight learning,
interviews with veterans, and visits to important monuments.