ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.08.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Tom Poberezny on EAA Young
Eagles - 03.08.11 (ANN Special Report,
with Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Tom Poberezny)
FAA Recognizes Aviation Professionals For Contributions In
In each of the past 48 years, the General Aviation Awards
program and the FAA have recognized a small group of aviation
professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation
maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to
aviation, education, and flight safety.
STC Granted For Three Bell Platforms, Others Pending
HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation
System, has been granted an STC by the FAA on Bell 206B, 206L, and
407 helicopters. By reducing pilot workload and increasing aircraft
stability, HeliSAS sets a new standard in helicopter safety.
Technologically Advanced AS350 Simulator Also Gets NVG Training
The FAA has granted American Eurocopter's AS350 Full Flight
Simulator (FFS) Level B and NVG training certification, continuing
the company’s enhancement of its training capabilities in
support of its helicopter operators’ efforts to improve
The Test Airframe Has Successfully Completed The Number Of
Required Simulated Flight-Cycles
Airbus Military has successfully completed the number of
required simulated flight-cycles on a full scale test airframe to
achieve civil type certification of the A400M by the European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Pilatus Launches iPad Delivery Program For The PC-12 NG
Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., manufacturer of the PC-12 NG, is
reinventing the aircraft delivery and ownership experience with the
launch of its new iPad delivery program. Pilatus is the
world’s first aircraft manufacturer to offer such a program
to its customers.
Expects That 16,900 New Turbine Helicopters Will Be Delivered
During Next Ten Years
A long-term growth forecast released Sunday by Rolls-Royce
at HAI shows the company expects growth in demand for new turbine
helicopters. Over the ten-year period beginning 2011, total
helicopter deliveries are predicted to be more than 16,900
Preserving history is a tough gig... especially bits and pieces
of it that comprise a fairly small part of it all. Such is the
ultra-dedicated mission of the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum,
Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving
the legacy of the man that created one of the iconic helicopter
companies of the century.
ANN's Paul Plack had a ball at last month's popular Rotorcraft
Association annual convention and Fly-In in Mentone, In. While
there was plenty to see and experience, Paul was particularly
impressed with the demo flying of John Snider, the owner of
Personal Rotorcraft, LLC and a distributor for the Mosquito kit
helicopter line. John's stunning Mosquito XE put on quite a show
and few folks who saw him fly will be able to forget his aggressive
demos of the machine at Oshkosh and Mentone.
AgustaWestland is exhibiting the AW169 helicopter at Heli-Expo
2011 for the first time. Unveiled at the Farnborough International
Airshow in July 2010, the AW169 program is progressing as planned
with the first flight scheduled in 2012.
Said Air Force Ran The Competition Within The Outlined
EADS North America announced late Friday that it will not
protest the U.S. Air Force's selection of the Boeing offering in
the competition to replace the service's aging fleet of KC-135
aerial refueling tankers.
The Naval Helicopter Historical Society was organized to gather,
preserve and display the legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation to
include past, present and future helicopter operations in the Navy,
Marine Corps and Coast Guard.