Temporary Stop Work Order Issued In Light Of HBC Legal
The Air Force had announced last week that the Super Tucano had
been selected as its Light Air Support aircraft, and would be built
at Jacksonville International Airport in Northeast Florida. Embraer
has partnered with Sierra Nevada Corporation to build the airplane.
But the $355 million contract for 20 airplanes, pilot training and
support was put on hold Wednesday due to pending litigation brought
by Hawker Beechcraft.
The U.S. DOT has fined AirTran Airways $60,000 for violating
federal aviation laws and the Department’s rules prohibiting
deceptive price advertising in air travel. “Consumers have a
right to know the full price they will be paying when they buy an
airline ticket,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood. “We will continue to take enforcement action
when our airline price advertising rules are violated.”
April 2010 Eruption Of Eyjafjallajökull Caused Massive
Der Spiegel reports that the eruption of Iceland's
Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April of 2010 resulted in the
greatest closure of European airspace since World War
II. Easyjet, a budget airline, now says it plans to equip 20
of its planes with a device called "Avoid," which claims to be
able to discern between rain clouds and ash clouds at 20 kilometers
Elbit Systems Awarded Contract Valued At Approximately $50
A contract valued at approximately $50 million has been awarded
to Elbit systems to supply Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS) to a governmental office of a country in the Americas. The
UAS will be operated in a variety of perimeter security
Titan Has Dense Atmosphere, Earth-like Surface Features
Earth's Moon has no atmosphere, so maneuvering close to the
surface requires lots of rocket fuel and complexity. But scientists
say Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has a dense atmosphere, and
they're ready to try a mature technology to explore it - the
Fuel Cells, Microrobotics Being Developed For Possible Future
Robotic exploration to remote regions, to include distant
planetary bodies, is often limited by energy requirements to
perform, in repetition, even the simplest tasks. With this in mind,
researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are looking into
a novel approach that could some day aid scientific space and
planetary research without the need for power-intense options often
A new engine electronics analyzer for Rotax 912 series engines
has been introduced by the Light Sport Group. Dubbed "Dr. Rotech,"
the device has been designed to assist aircraft mechanics, pilots,
and aircraft owners in troubleshooting the systems of the most
popular line of Rotax engines.
Exhibit Coincides With Marine Aviation Centennial
A temporary exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum
(NASM) is set to open for a year-long run on Jan. 14. Presented in
partnership with the National Museum of the Marine Corps, "Fly
Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012"
observes the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marine Aviation.
Owners of all Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza airplanes who
purchase a factory engine upgrade from Continental Motors will
automatically receive a D’Shannon Aviation baffle kit as part
of the package. From January 2 - February 28, 2012, when Baron and
Bonanza owners upgrade their Continental Engine, they will receive
a D’Shannon Baffle Kit at no charge.
Maintenance Contracts Part Of Success Through Recession
The helicopter industry in general has weathered the recession
better than the fixed-wing side, in part because of continued
military spending. But Columbia Helicopters, based in Aurora, OR,
has also found new ways to make money, and reports growth and a
boost in employment as a result.
Company To Provide Instrument Landing System Modernization
Services In Support Of The U.S. Air Force
A prime contract to provide Instrument Landing System (ILS)
modernization services in support of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) from
the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) has been awarded to
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The contract
has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options,
and a total contract value of more than $22 million, if all options
Low Passenger Numbers Preclude Airport From Receiving Federal
North Platte Regional Airport (KLBF) has failed for a third
straight year to reach 10,000 enplanements, which means the airport
will not be eligible for about $1 million in federal grant money
from the FAA.
Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At Airventure -- 'How Did You get Involved in Aerobatics?'
Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Aerobatic Beginnings
ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at Airventure 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. in this program, Bob talks his beginnings in aerobatic flight. Ask any pilot who he (or she) thinks is the best he ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace and professionalism exhibited by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover -- a man whom many have no hesitation calling t
Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Aerobatic
ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public
conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at Airventure 2011...
where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this
program, Bob talks about his beginnings in aerobatic flight. Ask
any pilot who he thinks is the best he (or she) ever saw and
depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers
might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity
to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace
and professionalism exhibited by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover -- a man
whom many have no
In a news conference to discuss the future of the National
Championship Air Races, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA)
announced on Wednesday the formation of a Blue Ribbon Review Panel
to study the event. The panel will examine any possible changes or
modifications that could be made to enhance the already high level
of safety established by the FAA and existing RARA procedures.
Three Fatally Injured En Route To Pick Up A Heart For
The NTSB's preliminary findings from a December 26th helicopter
accident which occurred near Green Cove Springs, FL, offers few
clues as to what may have happened to the aircraft. The pilot and
two medical personnel were en route to a hospital in Gainesville,
FL, to pick up a heart for transplant at Mayo Clinic in
Defense Budget Reductions, Limited Opportunities For New Work
And Competitive Cost Structure Driving Need To Close Facility
Boeing said Wednesday that the Boeing Defense, Space &
Security (BDS) facility in Wichita will close by the end of 2013.
The Wichita facility currently employs more than 2,160 people. "The
decision to close our Wichita facility was difficult but ultimately
was based on a thorough study of the current and future market
environment and our ability to remain competitive while meeting our
customers' needs with the best and most affordable solutions," said
Mark Bass, vice president and general manager for BDS' Maintenance,
Modifications & Upgrades division.
Fee Imposed To Cover Airline's Costs Under The EU-ETS
Delta will begin charging an additional three dollars on tickets
purchased for flights to Europe to cover the cost of its compliance
with the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme. Delta is reportedly the
first major U.S. carrier to announce a fee in response to the
Agency Also Made Progress On NextGen With Implementation
In the spirit of the new year, the DOT is spending some
electrons on its blog highlighting the agency's accomplishments for
the past 12 months. A recent post attributed to DOT secretary Ray
LaHood shines the spotlight on what's been going on at the FAA.
Test Capsule Splashes Down In Hydro Impact Basin In
NASA will conduct the final water test landing of the Orion crew
capsule on Friday, Jan. 6, at NASA's Langley Research Center's
Hydro Impact Basin in Hampton, Va. Testing began last summer to
certify the Orion spacecraft for water landings. Orion will carry
astronauts into space, providing emergency abort capability,
sustaining the crew during space travel and ensuring safe re-entry
You can obtain the times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset,
transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and end of civil
twilight, along with information on the Moon's phase by specifying
the date and location.