Explorer Aeronautique President Bernard LaFerriere Confirmed As
Sole Person On Board
Just a few days ago, ANN's Juan Jimenez was writing about an
intriguing LSA design called the Ecoflyer for Aero-News readers the
world over... and now we regret to say that the aircraft that was
featured is no more.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.29.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, cont'd -
04.29.09 (ANN Special Report, with Cessna CEO
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission marks its sixth
anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its
sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet
detector in space.
Still Achieves Earnings Per Share Of $1.03 For Second Quarter
Fiscal Year 2009
Aerospace giant, Rockwell Collins, is reporting earnings (per
share) of $1.03 for the second quarter of fiscal year 2009 --
pretty much level with the same period last year. Earnings, per
share, remained level despite a second quarter fiscal year 2009
sales decline of $48 million, or 4%, to $1.138 billion compared to
sales of $1.186 billion a year ago.
ANN regrets to report that facts are emerging
in which yet another pilot has been pulled from a duty flight, for
the aroma of alcohol that accompanied him. An Air Canada pilot,
said to be boarding to serve as a "backup" pilot for a B777 flight
from London, England, to Calgary, Alberta was confronted by
security after a Heathrow guard claimed to have smelled alcohol
emanating from the pilot.
Dr. Michael Hickey, associate dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, was recently
elected to a one-year term as associate director of the Florida
Space Grant Consortium (FSGC).
Event Hosted By Flybe Takes Place In Exeter, Devon,
Embraer is talking up their recent participation in the second
E-Jets Operators Maintenance Forum (OMF), April 28 and 29, in
Exeter, Devon, England. Hosted by Flybe Airlines and organized by
E-Jets family operators, in conjunction with Embraer, this event
"provided a good opportunity for sharing experiences and best
practices regarding maintenance, in pursuit of a means to reduce
Sikorsky has delivered six S-300CBi helicopters
to Bristow Academy, a Florida-based flight training school. All six
aircraft will join Bristow's fleet of 48 S-300CBi helicopters,
currently used for training instruction at Bristow's three U.S.
locations in California, Florida, and Louisiana.
CAE has received IA approval from the FAA for six of
its e-Learning maintenance training courses. The e-Learning
courses, which are offered to maintenance technicians remotely over
the web, include the B737NG engine ground operations, advanced
digital principles, human factors, maintenance diagnostic systems
(MDS) and reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM).
Part Three Of Our Three Question Survey From The AEA 2009 Convention and Tradeshow
Few sub-industries within aviation prove to be as much of a bellwether as does the avionics industry. While most of the recent major developments in aviation utility can be laid at the doorstep of all things avionics, this industry benefits from both major business outlets... new and upgrade sales. So... as goes the avionics industry, so goes the rest of aviation -- and thus the reason for our interest in the health of the avionics biz.
Part Three Of Our Three Question Survey From The AEA 2009
Convention and Tradeshow
Few sub-industries within aviation prove to be as much of a
bellwether as does the avionics industry. While most of the recent
major developments in aviation utility can be laid at the doorstep
of all things avionics, this industry benefits from both major
business outlets... new and upgrade sales. So... as goes the
avionics industry, so goes the rest of aviation...
Despite being 'on the bubble' for potential program cancellation
by the Obama Administration, the ninth and final VH-71 to be built
under "Increment 1" of the US Presidential Helicopter Replacement
Program departed AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility Tuesday on its
way to the United States for completion by prime contractor
Comfy 737s... Who Knew? Unveils 787-Like Performance, Comfort
Changes to Next-Gen 737s
After declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 42 cents per
share, Boeing is also reporting that seven airlines will be the
first to incorporate a new, spacious 737 Boeing Sky Interior
starting in late 2010. The interior features soft, blue-sky-like
Sandia Aerospace has received FAA-TSO approval on their state of
the art SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer. Sandia Aerospace has designed
the SAC 7-35 specifically for the new generation of integrated
Multi-Role Tanker Transport Demonstrates Refueling
The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), the bird put forth
as the Northrop Grumman KC-45, has marked a new development
milestone by flying as a receiver aircraft with a C-135 tanker
operated by the French Air Force.
"The Transport Canada rule is eight hours, but we have
that additional buffer for safety reasons. The bottom line is that
pilots are not supposed to have a drink for 12 hours before they
operate an aircraft."
Source: Air Canada
spokesperson, Peter Fitzpatrick, explaining the regs around
alcohol consumption for the airline, as well as for Transport
Canada... after one of the airline's pilots was removed from a B777
flight on suspicion of alcohol abuse.
An average thermal circulation in a planet's atmosphere due to
warm air rising at lower latitudes, moving to higher latitudes,
then descending and moving back to lower latitudes nearer the
surface. On Earth, such circulations, known as Hadley cells, exist
between the equator and 30° N/S (the most prominent and
permanent cells), 30° N/S and 60° N/S, and 60° N/S and