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05.18.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
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ANN Special Feature: Virginia Regional Festival
of Flight - 05.18.10 (ANN Special Report,
with Dee Whittington)
Patriots Jet Team offers Flights to Balloon Festival
Northern California and the Central Valley's only balloon
festival has gotten even more exciting. The Patriots Jet Team
has agreed to perform fly-overs on both Saturday and Sunday
of the balloon festival and four Children's Hospital supporters
have been invited to join the flight.
Distance-Learning Format Of Curriculum Allows Aviation
Professionals To Set Their Own Pace
Purdue University's College of Technology will offer an online
master's degree with an aviation concentration beginning this fall.
The degree program is designed for aviation professionals who are
looking to move into a leadership position.
Just 10 days after taking delivery of its first Cessna 162
Skycatcher LSA on May 5, Sporty's Pilot Shop watched the airplane
fly away with it's new owner, who won it as part of Sporty's annual
I.D. Systems And Garmin Team To Provide New Airport Safety
I.D. Systems, Inc. Garmin have entered into a distribution
agreement to bring an innovative new airport safety product to the
aviation industry. The product ... SafeNav Powered by Garmin ... is
an on-vehicle, GPS-based navigation and alert system.
Plans Are Shaping Up For September Event In Illinois
The Second Annual Midwest LSA Expo is shaping up to be much
bigger and better than the successful inaugural event held last
fall, event organizers say. Nearly 40 aircraft exhibitor spaces
have already been reserved on the flightline with many of the
remaining slots being eyed by aircraft exhibitors.
Attendees Can Get Eight Critical Minutes Of Face Time With
If it works for personal relationships, it just might work in
business relationships as well. The 2010 Oklahoma Aerospace Summit
& Expo is planning a "speed dating" format to give attendees a
unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with OEMs/Primes Contractors
and Government Agencies.
First Quarter Activity Shows A 345% Increase Over A Year
The global Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector experienced
its strongest performance in the past five quarters with regards to
total deal value, according to the most recent
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP report, Mission control:
First-quarter 2010 global aerospace and defense industry mergers
and acquisitions analysis.
Jay Healey Discusses the Latest in In-Cockpit Entertainment Products
On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.
Jay Healey Discusses the Latest in In-Cockpit Entertainment
On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds
attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade
Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the
general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s
2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer,
Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin
Shift Will Be Slow, But The Trend Is Up, Says Brian Foley
General aviation aircraft are typically priced in dollars, and
with the index up 15 percent in just the last six months, the
industry will slowly see a shift from predominately non-North
American buyers to a more even mix.
Poor Weather At Launch Site Forced Launch Cancellation
Japan's Venus Climate Orbiter Akatsuki, along with the solar
sail demonstrator project IKAROS, were set to launched late Monday
(US EDT) from the The Tanegashima Space Center in the southern
portion of Kagoshima Prefecture, but poor weather at the launch
site forced flight directors to scrub the mission.
Virgin Galactic, the US based and regulated Space Tourism
Company, is delighted to announce the appointment of George T.
Whitesides as its first Chief Executive Officer. In this role,
Whitesides will guide VG through its transition from a development
project to a commercially operational business.
USS Enterprise (CVN 65) successfully completed flight deck
certification May 14 pushing itself one step closer to its 21st
deployment. Flight deck certification is a requirement that every
aircraft carrier must achieve prior to deploying with fixed-wing
The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), in conjunction with
A|D|S, is chatting up details for this year's airshow, 19-25 July
2010. Taking place over the first four days of the show, the aim of
the program is to offer visitors and exhibitors greater focus to
their visit and to give them the opportunity to network and discuss
key issues affecting their business with fellow members of their
industry and government officials.
"There is much to achieve at Virgin Galactic over the
coming years as the company moves from the extensive test flying
program and FAA licensing process into commercial operation of
frequent spaceflights from our new home at Spaceport America in New
Mexico. There is a great team at Virgin Galactic and I'm greatly
looking forward to growing the business and establishing operations
at the Spaceport."
Source: George T. Whitesides, who has just
been named as the CEO of Virgin Galactic.