ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.14.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.14.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Aspen's Helicopter Products
- 05.14.10 (ANN Special Report, with Aspen
Avionics CEO John Uczekaj)
Even Non-Canadian Registered Aircraft Operating In Canada Must
Carry Correct ELT
After 12 years of debate, consultation and negotiation,
Transport Canada has decided to mandate new ELTs that broadcast on
406 MHz for most aircraft flying in Canadian airspace, including
private aircraft (Canadian and foreign).
On-Site Kit Evaluation Of The STOL CH 750 Kit Completed
A four-person FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) concluded
its two day visit to Zenith Aircraft Company in Mexico, Missouri
Wednesday. The team was sent to determine whether the STOL CH 750
aircraft kit will officially allow an amateur-builder to meet the
"major portion" (or "51% percent") requirement.
$325,000 Civil Penalty For Improper Landing Gear
The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to assess a
civil penalty of $325,000 against Continental Airlines for
operating an aircraft on at least a dozen commercial flights
without properly maintaining its right main landing gear.
New Jersey Students Win NASA, USA TODAY National
In the "No Boundaries" competition, students work in small
groups or individually to develop a project that markets careers at
NASA to teens. They selected one of the four STEM (science,
technology, engineering, or math) disciplines and choose a career
within that discipline.
NASA Is Organizing A "Tweetup" In Houston For The STS-132
NASA has really embraced the concept of social media, and if you
don't yet know what a "Tweetup" is ... ask any nearby teenager. But
the social media phenomenon extends beyond the Internet, and NASA
Twitter followers will have the chance to personally go inside the
heart of a space shuttle mission.
Test Pilot, Rob Johnson, Introduces the Newly Certified DA42 NG
On April 10th, 2010, Diamond Aircraft announced the FAA certification of the company’s latest development, the DA42 NG. In addition, the certification approved both IFR and FIKI operations. For existing DA42 owners and operators, the FAA also approved the conversion of TAE powered DA42s to the NG configuration, including the optional installation of the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot.
ATA: Airlines Committed To Fuel Efficiency And CO(2) Reduction
Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and John Kerry (D-MA) unveiled the
Senate version of an energy bill Wednesday that includes
cap-and-trade language for carbon emissions and specific CO(2)
Aircraft Was Part Of The Tehachapi, CA Independence Day
The NTSB has finished its investigation of an accident which
occurred on July 4th in Tehachapi, CA, in which an Aero Vodochody
L-29 went down after a low pass over towns the 4th of July parade,
fatally injuring both people on board.
The FAA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD),
prompted by several reports of cracking in a tail gearbox (TGB)
control lever, part number (P/N) 350A33-1058-03, including an
accident involving an AS350B2 helicopter.
Will Assist As The Libyan Government Looks Into Afriqiyah
The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team
of investigators to assist the government of Libya in its
investigation of an accident involving an Airbus A330-200, which
was equipped with General Electric CF6-8E1 engines.
ANN has learned that a judge has dismissed all charges against
Jason Blair, the Executive Director of the National Association of
Flight Instructors, which stemmed from a allegations of
embezzlement at an airport where he had been manager.
The Aero-TV crew is in Virginia for the Team America Rockety
Challenge, the world's largest rocket contest, sponsored by the
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association
of Rocketry (NAR).