ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
02.03.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.03.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: LSA Segment Status Check -
02.03.11 (ANN Special Report, with Bob
Wood, Chairman of the US Sport Aviation Expo)
RFSC Website Updated, About 500 Maintainers Listed
Rotax Flying & Safety Club has recently completed updates to
the RFSC Rotax iRMT (independent Rotax Maintenance Technician)
website with listings of technicians currently trained to work on
BRP-Powertrain Rotax brand aircraft engines.
Mid-Continent Instruments announces the addition of weather
radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and
exchange. The instruments company is expanding its equipment and
employees to incorporate the additional services.
Six Planes And A Helicopter Were Inside When The Roof Succumbed
To The Snow
Six airplanes and a helicopter were inside a Swift Aviation
hanger at Norwood Airport (KOWD) in Norwood, MA, when the roof gave
away Wednesday morning under the weight of several inches of snow,
followed by heavy rain. Officials say that two of the aircraft were
probably total losses.
Data From Jetnet Shows A 16% Gain Over December 2009, Prices
December 2010 brought some welcome good news in the Biz-Av
pre-owned aircraft market. Full Sale Business Jet Transactions of
pre-owned aircraft for the year improved by 16% compared to 2009,
and exceeded the 2008 transaction level by 4.8%, according to data
from Aviation Analyst Jetnet.
CAE And Hal Helicopter Training Center Takes Delivery Of Dhruv
The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying
(HATSOFF), a joint venture owned equally by Hindustan Aeronautics
Limited (HAL) and CAE, said Tuesday that its simulator cockpit for
the civil/conventional variant of the Dhruv has arrived at the
HATSOFF training center in Bangalore.
Security Overflights Provided For 41st World Economic Forum in
Mission "DAEDALUS 11", which ran from January 27th to the 30th,
demanded intensive air surveillance and security for the 41st World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. For this mission the Austrian
Typhoons were called on to protect the skies during a high-profile
The Center Of The LSA World Resides In Sebring Every January!
It was a great four days... and despite rain, winds, frigid cold and other evidence that Florida had lost its rep as a warm and inviting tourist mecca, folks from all over the world showed up in Sebring, Florida, to celebrate all things LSA. While the first day's traffic was outstanding by any standard and the conditions were likewise, Friday through Sunday attendees had to brave some serious rain (Friday) and chilly/windy conditions the rest of the week. But, through it all, they did indeed flock to Sebring.
The Center Of The LSA World Resides In Sebring Every
It was a great four days... and despite rain, winds, frigid cold
and other evidence that Florida had lost its rep as a warm and
inviting tourist mecca, folks from all over the world showed up in
Sebring, Florida, to celebrate all things LSA. While the first
day's traffic was outstanding by any standard and the conditions
were likewise, Friday through Sunday attendees had to brave some
serious rain (Friday) and chilly/windy conditions the rest of the
week. But, through it all, they did indeed flock to Sebring.
FCC Grants Licence For 40,000 Watt Transmitters On Adjacent
The FCC has granted a license to a company called
LightSquared, which plans to offer 4G wireless broadband services
nationwide. But studies show the service may severely
interfere with GPS navigation, according to one GPS industry
Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) Based On DA42 Platform
Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Centaur Optionally
Piloted Aircraft (OPA) has begun its flight test program. The first
fully-configured Centaur made its first flight on Saturday, January
22 from Aurora's base at Manassas, VA.
ABC World News Aviation Analyst To Keynote Awards Luncheon
John Nance, best known to television viewers as the aviation
analyst for ABC World News and aviation editor for Good Morning
America, will speak at the Aircraft Electronics Association Annual
Awards Luncheon during the 54th annual AEA International Convention
& Trade Show.
Airline Training Solutions Launches New "Two-Crew" Professional
Flight Training Program
Representatives of Airline Training Solutions have taken
delivery of their first Tecnam P2006T light twin aircraft at their
facility at Craig Airport (KCRG), (soon to be known as Executive
Airport at Craig Field) in Jacksonville, Florida.
Many GA Segments Are Already Showing Measurable
In his most recent outlook, GA analyst Brian Foley says he sees
an industry now poised to experience a nice growth spurt, albeit
from an extremely depressed base. He likens the situation to what
investors call a "dead-cat bounce", or a sharp, rapid upturn
following a particularly severe decline.
The lawsuit brought by a California olive grower in the Palm
Springs area is getting a bit more absurd by the day. Now, JCM
Farming has added a real estate company as defendants, and
subpoenaed a couple who were passengers in a balloon operated by
Magical Adventure Balloon Rides.