Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

May 09, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.12

A Russian passenger jet is missing in Indonesia…

Pipistrel rolls out a new Alpha Trainer

TSA screeners find a gun stuffed in a child’s

More AERO-Casts

Pipistrel Rolls Out New Alpha Trainer

New Airplane Introduced On The Heels Of The Panthera

Only weeks after introducing its new four-place Panthera composite hybrid airplane, Pipistrel has taken the wraps off a its brand new Alpha Trainer ... which as the name suggest is designed as a primary training airplane.

Read More

Russian Aircraft Vanishes From Radar During Promotional Flight

All Aboard Feared To Be Lost

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 has been reported as losing radar contact with controllers in Indonesia. The jet was on a promotional tour for airline representatives and journalists, and reportedly had 46 aboard, although this might not include the crew.

Read More

NASA Commercial Partner SpaceX Completes Crew Accommodations Milestone

Layout Will Allow Astronauts To Move Effectively Within The Vehicle

SpaceX has finished an important evaluation of a prototype Dragon spacecraft designed to carry people into orbit. This key milestone is part of SpaceX's partnership with NASA under a funded Space Act Agreement to advance the design of crew transportation vehicles.

Read More

Berlin's New Airport Faces Additional Delays

Opening Of Brandenburg Airport Pushed Back At Least 'Several Months'

The opening of a new airport in Berlin has been pushed back at least "several months" by problems with a fire security system. The delay will complicate things for travelers who have already booked flights on Air Berlin and Lufthansa from the new airport.

Read More

FAA Approves Steep Approaches For Falcon 200, 900 EASy Series

All Current Production Falcons Now Certified For Steep Approach

The FAA has approved steep approaches for all Falcon 900 EASy (900EX EASy/DX/LX ) and Falcon 2000 EASy (2000EX EASy/DX/LX) series models. Both model series had already received steep approach certification from EASA.

Read More

Advertisement

Required Navigation Performance Flight Paths Go Live In Brazil

Brazilian Aviation Leaders And GE Collaborate To Improve Air Traffic At Rio De Janeiro’s Santos Dumont Airport

Brazil’s first Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight procedures are approved for operational use, following a successful validation flight by GOL on May 5. The procedures will improve access and capacity at Santos Dumont Airport, while reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions for GOL and other approved airlines that fly them.

Read More

Iowa Flight School Alerts FAA To Pilot’s Fraud

Applicant Falsely Inflated Flight Hours For Rating

A pilot looking to shave some hours off of his commercial pilot training was in federal court on Friday during a hearing in Des Moines. Fahad Nabeel Hussein Al-daous plead guilty to one count of making a false statement to the FAA. A second count was dropped under a plea agreement. The information had been given to the FAA by Livingston Aviation, who stated that Hussein Al-Daous falsely listed more than 130 hours of flying that he did not complete in his logbook.

Read More

Corporate Angel Network Reaches 40,000th Cancer Patient Flight

Patient Flown From NC To NYC To Meet With A Specialist

Ronda Carter flew on Corporate Angel Network’s 40,000th flight from her home in rural North Carolina to meet with a breast cancer specialist in New York.

Read More

Boeing Receives Apache Orders From DoD

Two Contracts Worth More Than $600 Million

Boeing received a pair or orders for Apache Block III helicopters last week. The two contracts together total over $600 million.

Read More

Massachusetts State Police Signs Contract For Night Vision Program

Night Flight Concepts Secures Multi-Year Deal To Supply Equipment, Maintenance, Training

The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) has awarded a multi-year contract to Night Flight Concepts (NFC) for a comprehensive program of night vision imaging system (NVIS) and laser defense support.

Read More

Spirit Airlines Has Change Of Heart

Airline Will Refund Veteran’s Air Fare

Spirit Airlines has announced that it will refund the air fare for Jerry Meekins, a Vietnam veteran with a terminal form of cancer. Meekins has been seeking a refund from the airlines since late April when his worsening condition prompted his doctor to tell him not to fly.

Read More

Advertisement

Cassini Finds Saturn's Moon Phoebe Has Planet-Like Qualities

Appears To Have Actively Evolved Before Becoming A Satellite Body

Data from NASA's Cassini mission reveal Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought. Scientists had their first close-up look at Phoebe when Cassini began exploring the Saturn system in 2004. Using data from multiple spacecraft instruments and a computer model of the moon's chemistry, geophysics and geology, scientists found Phoebe was a so-called planetesimal, or remnant planetary building block.

Read More

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-01-05

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 airplanes; and Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, B4-622R, and F4-605R airplanes.  

Read More

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-09-06

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-700 series airplanes.

Read More

Classic Aero-TV: Aspen Connected Panel-Seamlessly Integrate iPads In The Cockpit

Aspen Avionics Announces The Revolutionary Connected Panel Program

Uniform standards? Seamless integration? Interoperability? Increase the value of (and the ability to operate) our GA fleet? Ridiculous! GA has never been able to get its act together THAT much... so far... but maybe, just maybe, its time that changed -- at least, if Aspen Avionics and their partners have something to say about it. It happened at Oshkosh... like most neat things that involve aviation... Aspen Avionics announced a (patent-pending) line of Connected Panel products that integrate aviation application data from personal handheld devices with certified avionics mounted in an a

Read More

Hawker Beechcraft Releases Restructuring Plan

Debt Reduction Agreement Supported by A Majority Of Senior Secured Lenders And Senior Bondholders

Hawker Beechcraft announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with a significant number of its senior secured lenders and senior bondholders on the terms of a financial restructuring plan that will strengthen the company for the future and eliminate approximately $2.5 billion in debt and approximately $125 million of annual cash interest expense.

Read More

Space Tug Revealed by Spaceflight Inc.

SHERPA Designed to Deploy Small And Secondary Payloads

Commercial space company Spaceflight on Monday unveiled its SHERPA in-space tug, which is dedicated to hosting and deploying small and secondary payloads.

Read More

Advertisement

Aero-Business 101: You Need To Fish With Shorter Worms

Advertising And The Aviation Business

Now, I know this won’t be the most popular article with people that sell advertisement, but my focus is on the rejuvenation and success of small and medium sized aviation businesses. So let’s see if I can help facilitate your greater success.

Read More

Southwest Airlines Names Vice President Of Strategic Planning

Mike Delehant To Succeed Kathleen Wayton In That Role

Southwest Airlines recently announced that Mike Delehant has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Planning. In this position, Delehant is responsible for ensuring Southwest's strategies and business plans are always aligned and focused on meeting its objectives.

Read More

Bob Hoover To Speak At Lindbergh Foundation's 35th Anniversary Celebration

Author Reeve Lindbergh To Offer Perspective On 85th Anniversary Of Transatlantic Flight

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation confirmed Tuesday that legendary airshow performer and test pilot Bob Hoover will join speakers Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan for the Foundation's 35th anniversary gala at The Explorers Club on May 18th. In addition, the Foundation announced that noted author Reeve Lindbergh, youngest daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will also participate in the program.

Read More

First Flight Test Complete On Hawker 400XPR Engine Test Article

More Powerful Engines Part Of Overall Upgrade Package

The successful first flight of the Hawker 400XPR engine test article was announced Monday by Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS). This was the first flight of an upgraded aircraft with new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines.

Read More

Mick Maurer Tapped As President, Sikorsky Aircraft

Jeffrey P. Pino To Retire July 1st

Mick Maurer has been appointed as as President of UTC's Sikorsky Aircraft  subsidiary, effective July 1. Maurer will report to UTC Chairman & Chief Executive Louis Chenevert, succeeding Jeffrey P. Pino, who will retire July 1. To ensure a seamless succession, Pino and Maurer will collaborate closely during the next two months, after which Pino will serve as a consultant to Sikorsky.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.09.12)

"Bob Hoover has been a hero and mentor to me as well as the entire airshow industry for decades, saving countless lives. He is a true aviation legend."  Source: Lindbergh Foundation Board member and air show performer Sean Tucker.

Read More

Advertisement

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.12): Altitude Capture

An autopilot function that enables the autopilot to level the airplane at a selected altitude automatically.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.09.12)

International Scientific and Technical Soaring Organization Meteorological Panel

The vision of the Meteorological Panel is the worldwide exchange of ideas in the field of meteorology as a contribution to the development of airsports: gliding, hanggliding, paragliding and ballooning.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC