ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.06.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.06.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part II: The Vance Breese Story -
10.06.10 (ANN Special Report, with Vance
Monday, Space Experience Curaçao (SXC) and XCOR
Aerospace, Inc. announced the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) for the wet lease of a production version of
the Lynx suborbital spacecraft, pending United States government
Owners Of "Master Instructors" Program Say They Have Been
Vindicated In The Marketplace
Sandy and JoAnn Hill, owners of Master Instructors LLC, recently
agreed to dismiss their copyright infringement lawsuit against the
National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) in exchange for a
waiver of fees and costs.
Maya Charles Will "Return To His Original Interests"
As The Prop Turns? Some changes have been made in the newsroom,
AGAIN, at Flying Magazine. Robert Goyer, executive editor at
Flying Magazine, has been promoted to Editor-In-Chief, replacing Michael Maya
Charles, who had only been in the position
a short time. Goyer has been with the magazine since 1994 when he
was hired as Associate Editor.
A large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 business jet recently
established a city-pair speed record between Savannah, GA and
São Paulo, completing the 3,922-nautical-mile flight in less
than nine hours.
SpaceX is continuing its preparations for the next launch of a
Falcon 9 rocket, which will include the first flight of an
operational Dragon spacecraft. November 8 is currently the
projected launch date.
An international trip can be the adventure of a lifetime for a
pilot. Pilots planning international flights now have a broader
selection of charts from which to choose, as Sporty's has expanded
its offerings of aviation charts to cover many additional
UH-72A Aircraft To Be Equipped For Security And Support
The U.S. Army has awarded a $67 million contract to EADS
North America for the supply of Mission Equipment Packages (MEP) on
UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to be operated by Army
National Guard Security and Support Battalions (S&S
"Team Care" Helps Families With Special Needs Navigate The
Organizers of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
program called Team Care say it has helped more than 750 families
who have children with life-threatening illnesses as they traveled
through Orlando International Airport (MCO) during the past
Peter Bowers Details Extensive Updates to the Classic WACO
On Monday, May 17th, 2010, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation
announced the FAA certification of the WACO YMF 5-D aircraft.
The updated WACO model is the culmination of nearly two years of
engineering, development and testing. The all-new FAA and EASA
certified aircraft is built from the ground-up to customer
specifications including color and paint scheme, leather and
carpet, and avionics equipment.
European Pilots Who Earned Licenses And Ratings in The U.S.
Would Be Required To Obtain European Licences
In a move termed "disastrous" by IAOPA, the EASA has proposed
rules which will make it impossible for European citizens to fly in
Europe on American licences, render worthless the FAA Instrument
Rating and, IAOPA says, blow the bottom out of the market in
The final Dreamliner to join the flight test fleet made its
first flight Monday from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The
airplane, ZA006, is the second 787 equipped with General Electric
GEnx engines to fly.
Wake Vortices Predicted To Be "More Substantial" From New
The FAA has established procedures requiring 10 miles of
separation between Boeing's 787 and 747-8 airplanes and aircraft
departing or landing behind them. The minimum en-route spacing
behind one of Boeing's new airplanes is set at five miles.
Company Services Aircraft Ranging From Bizjets To LSAs
SportairUSA announced late last week that it has earned the
necessary FAA certificates to be a 14 CFR 145 Repair Station
serving the general aviation community in Arkansas and surrounding
states from its facilities at the North Little Rock Municipal
Up To 20 Positions Being Brought Back From Overseas
A GE facility in Loves Park, IL which makes bleed valves for
aircraft engines will see a return of about 20 jobs that had been
outsourced overseas. The move is due to a law passed five years ago
by Congress which gives companies a tax break for manufacturing
components in the United States.