ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.09.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.09.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Politics Behind Spaceport
America: 04.09.07 (ANN Special Feature, with New Mexico
political blogger Heath Haussaman.)
It appears are the skies ARE getting more crowded... not with
swarms of VLJs, but rather satellites designed to assist in global
positioning system (GPS) navigation. Soon, US-designed GPS
satellites and Europe's developing Galileo system will face a new
rival in orbit: GLONASS.
American Legend Subisidiary Offers Pilots That Option
Texas Sport Aircraft Company told Aero-News Monday about the
introduction of the Texas Sport amateur-built aircraft. The Texas
Sport is a factory-new aircraft kit, intended for amateur builders,
in the spirit of the American Legend Cub and historic Piper J-3
Sky Harbor Airport Tower Sim Will Be 15th Purchased By FAA
Software integration and simulation technology developer Adacel
told ANN Monday the company has received an order to deliver an
additional MaxSim air traffic control Tower Simulator System (TSS)
to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Expected To Arrive On Top Of The World Within A Day
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.09.07 1515 EDT:
Aero-News has learned Polar First helicopter pilots Jennifer Murray
and Colin Bodill are due to reach the North Pole in the next 24
hours, nearly a week ahead of schedule.
King Air C90GT, Baron G58, Premier I Bizjet Also On
A special edition 60th Anniversary Beechcraft Bonanza G36 will
highlight Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's exhibit at this year's
Lakeland Fly-In, set to get underway next week. Joining the Bonanza
will be a Beechcraft Baron G58, Beechcraft King Air C90GT and
Beechcraft Premier IA.
AD NUMBER: 2007-06-01R1
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-01R1
SUMMARY: We are clarifying information contained in
Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-06-01, which supersedes AD
62-24-01 and applies to all Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Beech
Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-07-07
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-07
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A,
-3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines.
City Councilors Reject Wal-Mart Bid to Build, Support Site For
In news that caused Wal-Mart's ever-happy smiley face to
frown, Albuquerque city councilors last week rejected the world's
largest retailer in support of acquiring its 22-acre site for
recreational purposes, including use as landing space for the
city's annual International Balloon Fiesta.
Move over Air Academy, EAA's residential summer camps for older
students. There's a new game, er camp, in town - and your younger
sibling, whom you thought you could leave at home, can now climb
onboard a new aviation day-camp experience.
An April 4 letter from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to Air Force
Secretary Michael Wynne was critical of the manner in which the Air
Force selected a Boeing twin-rotor HH-47 Chinook last November for
a contract worth as much as $15 billion, reported Reuters.
A Jet Airways plane carrying Indian Minister
Shriprakash Jaiswal and others from New Delhi to Varanasi developed
a fire in one of its engines shortly after landing and all aboard
had deplaned at Lal Bahadul Shastri Airport, reported the Times of
A most difficult aspect of wing design can be choosing the correct
airfoil cross sectional shape. Although most airfoil shapes can
support flight, only the right one will save thousands of dollars
in operational costs over the life of the aircraft.
"These rules represent another step forward for
commercial human space flight. To help move this exciting industry
from concept to reality, our goal is to streamline and facilitate
the licensing process for flight testing under the experimental
permit while maintaining public safety."
Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey,
commenting on the agency's release Friday of regulations governing
the issuance of experimental permits for launching reusable