ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.02.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: User Fees & ADSB -
03.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Reason's Robert Poole)
Will Increase Space Allocated To Science On The Station
NASA and the Italian Space Agency announced a new use for an
existing Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) known as "Leonardo."
It will be transformed into a Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM)
for the International Space Station.
Speakers Include FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, First Officer
Jeff Skiles Of The 'Miracle On The Hudson'
Hundreds of avionics manufacturers, dealers, installers and
other general aviation professionals are preparing for the 53rd
annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, from April
7-10, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL.
Flight attendant leaders from the Association of Flight
Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) and the Association of Professional Flight
Attendants (APFA) met last week with the offices of several
influential Senators to promote moving forward with the FAA
Multi-Year Agreement For Management Of PW4000 Engines
Singapore Airlines Cargo has signed a multi-year fleet technical
management agreement with Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines
& Global Services to provide Singapore Airlines Cargo with
powerplant engineering and on-wing fleet management for its fleet
of PW4000 engines.
NTSB Member Will Talk About Accident Investigation Process
Robert Sumwalt, the 37th board member of the NTSB, will present
"An Insider's View of NTSB Accident Investigation" at 1400 in the
Reid Conference Center on Tuesday, March 2, at NASA's Langley
Research Center in Hampton, VA.
As airlines have tried with little success to raise fares amid
growing concerns that oil prices may again start to climb, they
appear ready to again increase the fees charged for checked
luggage, industry observers say.
Acquires Prague-Based Company For Modifications, Upgrades
Bell Helicopter announced the acquisition of Aviation Service,
Monday. The Prague-based company provides modifications and
upgrades, avionics and special mission packages in the Czech
Republic, and reports annual revenues of about $14 million.
Wins $886 Million USAF Contract To Improve Satellite Security,
The U.S. Air Force has selected Raytheon Company for an initial
contract of $886 million to develop a new element of the Global
Positioning System to improve the accuracy of information from GPS
CJ4 Program Manager, Norm Baker, Provides an Exclusive Factory Tour
At Cessna Aircraft, “safety begins with a durable airframe.” Each airframe is stress-tested five times the aircraft’s standard lifetime; yet, Cessna’s renowned safety and reliability begins on the production line. State-of-the-art technology allows employees to create replicable, seamless assembly for each new aircraft on the line. In the third of his four-part series, Baker describes Cessna’s CJ4 wing construction including the vertical wing assembly, systems assembly, and vertical horizontal assembly.
Steve Miller Explains the Basic Annual Process for Cirrus Owners
For owners, the aircraft’s annual maintenance check is a time of year that most dread; yet, it is as fundamental to aviation safety as the procedures that every pilot goes through before each flight. Required by the FAA to meet basic airworthiness standards, an aircraft’s registered owner or operator must complete a specific number of inspections and maintenance procedures to be safe (and legal) to fly each year.
CJ4 Program Manager, Norm Baker, Provides an Exclusive Factory
At Cessna Aircraft, "safety begins with a durable airframe."
Each airframe is stress-tested five times the aircraft's standard
lifetime; yet, Cessna's renowned safety and reliability begins on
the production line. State-of-the-art technology allows employees
to create replicable, seamless assembly for each new aircraft on
Steve Miller Explains the Basic Annual Process for Cirrus
For owners, the aircraft's annual maintenance check is a time of
year that most dread; yet, it is as fundamental to aviation safety
as the procedures that every pilot goes through before each
flight. Required by the FAA to meet basic airworthiness
standards, an aircraft's registered owner or operator must complete
a specific number of inspections and maintenance procedures to be
safe (and legal) to fly each year.
ANN Is About To Grow -- Again... And Is Seeking EXCEPTIONAL New
2010 is turning out to be a REALLY interesting year
for ANN. Without tipping my hand (yet), ANN is about to embark on
some serious expansion and is heading into some interesting new
territories over the next few months. In other words, we're
about to grow again -- a lot...
ANN Opportunities 2010
Aerovel's Flexrotor design is essentially an efficient winged
airframe with a large rotor in place of a propeller. For hover, it
pitches from wing-borne flight to nose-vertical, and uses
helicopter-style collective and cyclic pitch controls.
As the role of U.S. forces shifts to a supporting role for the
Iraqi Army and Police, unit missions must also adapt to the
changes. For the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 130th
Aviation Regiment, from Morrisville, NC, this means turning their
advanced capabilities from shooting to observing.
NASA Administrator Reportedly Surprised At Anger Directed His
The Obama administration's desire to hand the reigns of human
space flight over to private companies is running into stiff
opposition on Capitol Hill, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
is finding his management style the subject of some intense
criticism as well.