ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
02.18.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.18.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: NAFI on Photo ID Pilot
Certificates - 02.18.11 (ANN Special
Report, with Jason Blair, Executive Director of the National
Association of Flight Instructors)
Alleges Company Operated An Aircraft Without Proper
The FAA is proposing a $585,725 civil penalty against Corporate
Air of Billings, MT, for allegedly operating a Shorts SD-3-30
twin-turboprop cargo aircraft when it was not in compliance with
Federal Aviation Regulations.
Tiny Aircraft Hovers and Flies in Any Direction, Weighs
Two-Thirds Of An Ounce Including Batteries And Video Camera
In a technical milestone never before achieved, AeroVironment
says it has demonstrated controlled precision hovering and
fast-forward flight of a two-wing, flapping wing aircraft that
carries its own energy source, and uses only the flapping wings for
propulsion and control.
Money Will Go To Construction Of A Fourth Museum Building At
Boeing plans to donate $5 million to the Air Force Museum
Foundation in three installments over the next three years. The
foundation will deliver the funds to the U.S. Air Force for the
benefit of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.
First To Fly The Puma, Gazelle, SE3000, And Other
ANN has learned that Eurocopter test pilot Jean Boulet passed
away earlier this week at the age of 90. In a statement released to
the media, the company paid tribute to Boulet's "legendary piloting
skills and passion for flying established the Group's place in the
history of rotorcraft."
Company Says Engine Exceeded Expectations In Nearly 200 Hours
Initial ground testing on the first PurePower PW1000G series
engine, the PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, has
been completed by Pratt & Whitney. The company said the engine
completed nearly 200 hours of ground tests at the company's West
Palm Beach, FL. facility.
Lab Collaborated With University Of Cincinnati, GE On
Advanced military jet aircraft have engines that provide the
needed speed and maneuverability. However, with this greater power
there is significant noise during takeoff and landing. The noise
can impact the public and affect the health and safety of flight
General Gary L. North Has 83 Combat Missions To His Credit
The Air Force Association is pleased to announce , Commander of
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), as the guest speaker for the March
session of the AFA Air Force Breakfast Program Series, to be held
on Thursday, March 10, at 0700 EST at the Sheraton Crystal City
Hotel in Crystal City VA.
ALL eyes craned skyward as the sound the F-86 became audible...
and the only person enjoying it more had to be the guy on the
stick... Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass. The North
American Aviation F-86 Sabre was one of this nation's best known
and much favored transonic jet fighters. Best known for its
astounding ability to take down MiG 15s in the Korean war, the bird
developed an almost mythical rep among the pilots who flew
Allocates $59.7 Billion, Requires Administrator To Identify
The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (HR 658) approved
by a vote of 34 to 25 in the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure Wednesday is being called a "job-creating, fiscally
responsible bill which saves $4 billion."
Calio: Bill Recognizes Contribution Of Commercial Aviation To
The Global Economy
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) commended the
leadership of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Chairman John Mica Wednesday for passing an FAA reauthorization
bill that it says enables airlines to compete globally without
additional taxes and regulatory burdens.
Cargo Vessel Should Not Conflict With Discovery Visit
ESA's second Automated Transfer Vehicle, Johannes Kepler, has
been launched into its targeted low orbit by an Ariane 5. The
unmanned supply ship will deliver critical supplies and reboost the
International Space Station during its almost four-month
“The federal government must do more with less,
and this bill does just that by requiring the FAA to identify
savings in a manner that does not negatively impact aviation
safety. ” Source: John Mica (R-FL).