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July 26, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.26.13

House Members Protest FAA Airventure Fees…

The Obama Administration Halts Delivery of F-16s to Egypt…

Pennsylvania to Improve 19 Airpo

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Alaska Airlines And Hawai`i BioEnergy Sign Purchase Agreement

Hawaiian Island-Based Consortium Of Landowners Pioneering Production Of Bio-Based Fuels

Alaska Airlines and Hawai`i BioEnergy LLC have signed an agreement for the carrier to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft. Alaska Airlines is Hawai`i BioEnergy's second customer, and the first airline to sign a contract.

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New Edition Of NBAA's Light Business Airplane Buyer's Guide Now Available

Designed To Help Businesses Select The Right Airplane

The NBAA has released the 2013 edition of its Light Business Airplane (LBA) Buyer's Guide. First published in 2009, the guide helps businesses in selecting an airplane to meet their needs by providing an overview of the light business airplanes currently in production.

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MyGoFlight To Unveil New iPad Display

Sight Line Display Puts Critical Flight Information In Line Of Sight. Provides Head Up, Eyes Out View

MyGoFlight, a company focused on the design and manufacture of iPad gear for pilots, has announced it will unveil a new iPad display built for the rigors of the cockpit during the upcoming EAA AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh.

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The Eurocopter Foundation Partners With Two NGOs

Agreement Designed To Advance Aeronautical Education And Aid Disadvantaged Communities

The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation has launched its first outreach initiatives through agreements with two France-based non-governmental organizations: the Castel Mauboussin Association and Acting for Life.

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InFlight Labs Leverages iPad For Two-Way Communication For Aircraft

First In-Flight Audio/Video Communications Tool For Pilots, FAs, ATC, Air Marshals

InFlight Labs, LLC is set to introduce a new proprietary product – SkyBridge InFlight Video Communications – which is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2013.

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Tenth Parachute Test For NASA's Orion Adds 10,000 Feet Of Success

One Of The Three Main Parachutes Was Intentionally Cut Away

A complicated, high-altitude test Wednesday demonstrated NASA's new Orion spacecraft could land safely even if one of its parachutes failed.

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MATLAB And Simulink Deployed To ISS For NASA SPHERES Project

Experiment To Study Vehicle Assembly, Formation Flying In Space

Technology designed to test algorithms related to relative attitude control and station-keeping between satellites, retargeting and image plane filling maneuvers, collision avoidance, and fuel-balancing algorithms have been deployed to the ISS.

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US Army Soldiers Test JLENS In Real-World Scenarios

Early User Testing Completion Paves Way For Operational Evaluation At Aberdeen Proving Ground

The U.S. Army has completed Early User Testing (EUT) of the Raytheon Company developed JLENS. During the six-week-long EUT, soldiers tested JLENS' ability to operate in a number of complex scenarios that replicated an operational environment. The soldiers also tested JLENS' endurance by operating the system continually for 20 days.

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Battery Association Supports UAE Statement On Cargo Plane Accident

Expresses Concerns About Non-Compliant Shipments Aboard Aircraft

PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association, has issued a statement commending the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates for the release of a comprehensive report detailing its thorough investigation into the 2010 cargo plane accident near Dubai.

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AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-14-11

PRODUCT: All Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-15-03

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, and AS350D1 helicopters with a single hydraulic system and a certain hydraulic pump drive installed.

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Classic Airborne--Oshkosh 07.27.12: Cessna, House Aviation, Piper's Numbers

Oshkosh Day Five Coverage -- Final Part of Hightower Interview Series, VERY Cool Sonex Chat!

Looking Back At Oshkosh 2012--Part Five: Two members of the House Aviation Subcommittee and two other members of Congress held a town-hall-style meeting at AirVenture Friday. The members addressed issues ranging from user fees and aviation fuel issues to UAVs in the national airspace and the Pilot’s Bill of Rights. Congressman Tom Petri, the Republican who represents the district which also contains Oshkosh and the chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, said there has been an “onerous effort” to come up with regulations to

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House Members File Protest Of FAA's AirVenture ATC Fees

Bipartisan Letter To FAA Calls Fees Unauthorized 'Revenue Mining'

A bipartisan group of 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, denouncing the agency's assessment of fees on aviation events nationwide, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Delivery Of F-16s To Egypt Stopped

White House Cites Instability In The Country Following Recent Coup

The military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has caused the Obama administration to suspend the delivery of four F-16 fighters to Egypt, though senior defense officials say the move is not punitive.

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Garmin Adds To Its Experimental, LSA Aircraft Offerings

GTR 200 Comm Radio Features Advanced Audio Panel Features, Intuitive Control

Garmin has introduced the GTR 200 panel mount comm radio for experimental and light sport aircraft that offers a slim design and powerful features, including advanced auto-squelch, 3D audio, stereo intercom, stereo music input, alert inputs, best-in-class standby frequency monitoring, on-screen frequency identification, and much more.

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NASA Astronauts Demo Operations In CST-100 Spacecraft

Commercial Space Transportation Vehicle's Interior Unveiled Ahead Of Critical Design Review

Two NASA astronauts for the first time evaluated communications, ergonomics and crew-interface aspects of the Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 capsule, showing how future astronauts will operate in the spacecraft as it transports them to the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations.  

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Klyde Morris 07.26.2013

They Haven't Changed Much Since Middle School, Klyde ...


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Pilot's Guide to Avionics Available At Oshkosh

Annual Publication Distributed Free By AEA

Published annually by the AEA, the 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be unveiled with free distribution at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI next week. AEA staff members will distribute thousands of free copies to pilots and aircraft owners at the AEA's AirVenture booth Hangar B.

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Charlotte Airport Officials May Have Thought Wednesday Was Jinxed

Bees Swarm Airliner Tug, Moving Walkway Motor Caught Fire

Wednesday was not the best of days for managers at North Carolina's Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.26.13)

“These demonstrations are an important step leading to our Critical Design Review this autumn, and we’re confident that we’re taking the right measures to provide a spacecraft that is safe, cost-efficient and innovative.” Source: John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and program manager, Commercial Programs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.26.13): Feeder Route

A route depicted on instrument approach procedure charts to designate routes for aircraft to proceed from the en route structure to the initial approach fix (IAF).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.26.13)

Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada’s airports.

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