The deal that set everyone abuzz at NBAA2010, namely an
investment in the reinvigorated Eclipse program by industry
behemoth Sikorsky, has been completed. The program allows Eclipse
to draw upon "the vast resources and expertise of Sikorsky," as
well as take on an undisclosed monetary interest.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
02.02.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.02.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: First Flight of Onex -
02.02.11 (ANN Special Report, with Sonex
Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett)
When Air Forces Northern officials need an aircrew to fly a
search and rescue mission, run counterdrug support or play the bad
guy, they frequently call on the members of the Civil Air Patrol,
who are always more than eager to lend a helping hand.
Joining Together To Preserve Florida's Role In Nation's Space
Key representatives from Florida's space industry plan to visit
the state capital in Tallahassee on March 16 to participate in
Florida Space Day and share the challenges the industry faces in
ensuring Florida remains at the forefront of the nation's space
Aircraft Tasked With Utility Operations And Cargo Lift Missions
Two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters have been delivered to airlift
services provider AAR CORP. for operations in Afghanistan. AAR will
use the aircraft to perform passenger and cargo lift missions on
behalf of the United States Transportation Command.
Looking To Gather Economic Data Relevant To The Aviation
A survey to assess the economic impact of bilateral aviation
safety agreements (BASA) has been launched by AeroStrategy and the
Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). ARSA is an
international trade association that represents companies
performing aviation maintenance.
Facility Home To An EC225 Simulator At Aberdeen In
Eurocopter officially inaugurated its new North Sea Service
Center in Aberdeen, Scotland Monday, providing a highly capable
training, technical support and logistics facility in close
proximity to helicopter operators who support the region’s
vital oil and gas industry.
Best PBL Implementation Recognizes Military Partnerships With
The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded its Best Performance
Based Logistics (PBL) award to AAI Corporation's Shadow Tactical
Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) at the 7th Annual Defense Logistics
Two-Screen Systems To Be Installed In Bell And Eurocopter
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the
selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight
Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of Eurocopter and Bell
PGA-Portugalia Airlines and Fokker Services have agreed to a
Lifetime FLYFokker Take Care contract for the support of their six
Fokker 100 aircraft. The contract, which was signed last December
31, names both the ABACUS services and Fokker Services as preferred
NGOs Claim President, Family Holding Assets Belonging To
A business jet belonging to the family of deposed Tunisian
President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been seized by French
officials near Paris. The move is part of the EU's effort to freeze
the assets of Ben Ali and his wife after being ousted in a popular
One Of The Most Amazing Aspects About Ballooning Are The Folks Who Are Devoted To It
It's been a few months now and still the sites, sounds and sensations of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta bring a smile to our faces. Better than that, though, are the friends we made, the rest of the people we met and the world we were privileged to be a part of, that tumultuous week.
One Of The Most Amazing Aspects About Ballooning Are The Folks Who
Are Devoted To It
It's been a few months now and still the sites, sounds and
sensations of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta bring a smile to
our faces. Better than that, though, are the friends we made, the
rest of the people we met and the world we were privileged to be a
part of, that tumultuous week.
Depending On Which Company You Ask, It's High Crimes Or Much
Ado About Nothing
The World Trade Organization has handed over its final report
concerning government subsidies received by Boeing to both the U.S.
and European governments. While the report is supposed to be kept
confidential, both Boeing and Airbus had immediate statements
putting their spin on the document.
Capt. Owen Honors Says There Was "Affirmative And Tacit
Approval" For His Controversial Vids
In a statement spanning 15 pages, Capt. Owen Honors defends the
practice of producing and showing a series of videos some have
described as "vulgar" and "profane". Capt. Honors produced the
videos while he was the XO of the aircraft carrier U.S.S.
Study Found Some Potential Safety Issues With Airbag Restraint
After adopting the safety study Airbag Performance in General
Aviation Restraint Systems on January 11 the NTSB is issuing six
safety recommendations to the FAA to address issues concerning
airbag restraint systems and shoulder harnesses.
Soldiers of the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military
Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted squad
training the past two weeks at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson,
Alaska, to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
Rising Demand For New Gadgets In Older Airplanes Could Buoy The
New research shows retrofit and aftermarket sales in previous
years had resulted in unprecedented profits for avionics
manufacturers, but currently, they are streamlining their
operations and often relying on niche markets to stay afloat.
Trinidad and Tobago's flag carrier Caribbean Airlines has
officially signed a contract for the purchase of 9 ATR 72-600
aircraft, valued at some $200 million, according to a news release
from the European turboprop manufacturer.
"The WTO's decisions confirm that European launch aid
stands alone as a massive illegal subsidy only available to
Airbus." Source: Boeing Statement on WTO Report.
"From today, Boeing can no longer pretend that it doesn't
benefit from generous and illegal state subsidies."
Source: Airbus Spokesman Rainer Ohler.