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02.09.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
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02.09.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part II: Life After an FAA
Vendetta - 02.09.11 (ANN Special Report,
with Ed Jezska, a pilot and former employee of the FAA's Birmingham
Designed for NASA's CCDev-2 Competition, Companies Say Liberty
Can Achieve, First Flight by 2013
ATK and Astrium are working together in response to NASA's
Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement, offering NASA
launch services with the Liberty rocket. This new launch vehicle
combines two of the world's most reliable propulsion systems, with
a collective heritage of nearly 150 successful flights.
Winners To Be Selected In Three Categories As Well As
Applications for the $60,000 Electric Flight Prize at EAA
AirVenture 2011, showcasing the accomplishments and viability of
flight powered exclusively by electricity, are now being accepted.
Three flight competitions will be held during EAA AirVenture
First County In Asia Pacific To Certify The Phenom 300
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia has
certified Embraer's Phenom 100 and 300, making
Indonesia the first Asia-Pacific country to have the Phenom
300 light jet certified and increases the list of the Phenom 100
certificates to 21 agencies, worldwide.
Safety Lights Designed To Prevent Runway Incursions To Be
Installed At Charles de Gaulle Airport
The first European airport to implement a Runway Status Light
(RWSL) Control System will be Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris.
Northrop Grumman's Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary,
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract for
Lockheed Martin Gets The Follow-On Work On The Program
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $107 million follow-on contract
for the next phase of Space Fence, a program that will increase
space situational awareness and enhance safety for both manned and
unmanned space operations, to Lockheed Martin.
As We Noted Before -- Cessna's Big, Bad BizJet Gets Bigger, Badder -- Here's Why
NBAA 2010 closed the to year with a bang... and one of the biggest of said 'bangs' came from the friendly Cessna folks of Wichita, KS. It was at NBAA2010 that Cessna launched the Citation Ten, a larger, advanced version of the world’s fastest certified business jet, the Citation X. It also marks the debut of the Garmin G5000 avionics suite and a Cessna-exclusive advanced cabin management system, and it features more powerful and more efficient Rolls-Royce engines.
By Bob Miller, CFII, ATP, Frequent ANN
Like many of you, I received a form letter recently from AOPA's
CEO, Craig Fuller. He was writing in the capacity of chairman of
the AOPA Political Action Committee (PAC). His letter was
masterfully crafted. In it, he appealed to the very heart of every
card-carry AOPA member. Choking back tears, I read how Chairman
Fuller began flying at the tender age of 17 and how he earned money
taking aerial photos. Ahhh, it was a classic Horatio Alger story at
As We Noted Before -- Cessna's Big/Bad BizJet Gets Bigger/Badder --
NBAA 2010 closed the to year with a bang... and one of the
biggest of said 'bangs' came from the friendly Cessna folks of
Wichita, KS. It was at NBAA2010 that Cessna launched the Citation
Ten, a larger, advanced version of the world’s fastest
certified business jet, the Citation X. It also marks the debut of
the Garmin G5000 avionics suite and a Cessna-exclusive advanced
cabin management system, and it features more powerful and more
efficient Rolls-Royce engines.
Flight Design Will Unveil Proof-Of-Concept Airplane This
While legacy companies like Cessna and Piper look to make
inroads into the "entry level" LSA market, German LSA manufacturer
Flight Design says it will show a proof-of-concept a four-place
airframe in the U.S. at AirVenture this summer.
Fighter Look And Feel And Radial Power With Retractable
Kansas-based New Century Aerosport has introduced the Radial
Rocket RG, a retractable landing gear development of its fixed-gear
tailwheel-equipped Radial Rocket. The first flight of the new
tricycle gear RG model took place at Johnson County Executive
Airport in Olathe, Kansas in December.
Record Set September 11th Using High-Octane Sustainable
The world governing body for air sports and aeronautical world
records has confirmed Richard "Smokey" Young set an official
international airspeed record on Sept. 11 using an unleaded,
sustainable general aviation fuel.
Order Book Is Open For First Light-Sport Aircraft Using
Amphibious Clamar Floats
The FAA accepted ASTM certification for the amphibious CTLS
Floatplane on January 15, 2011 and it made its public debut at the
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida a week later. Now,
Flight Design has announced that is ready to accept orders for
The EASA certified the SMA SR305-230E diesel engine for general
aviation on January 24. The engine logged 2,500 hours of ground and
flight testing for this certification program. Service entry, which
is scheduled for early 2012.
Al-Qaeda Forces Reportedly Have Seized The Wreckage
A Predator UAV which may have been involved in spying over Yemen
has gone down, according to police officials there. Reports
indicate that Al-Qaeda forces have been able to make off with the
wreckage of the downed drone.