ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.09.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.09.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Pt I: Pilot Training Reform
Symposium - 03.09.11 (ANN Special Report,
with Doug Stewart, Chairman of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and
Reestablishment Of Tampa As Historic Gateway to Cuba
Tampa International Airport has been given the green light to
accept flights to and from Cuba. The Airport has received its
official approval Monday from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to
operate Cuba flights.
Work began Monday on the 787 Dreamliner at Boeing's Global
Services & Support site in San Antonio, Texas. During change
incorporation, airplanes that are not part of flight test are
configured to conform with the standards established as part of
type certification efforts.
Airline Becomes The First Chinese Customer For Boeing's Newest
Boeing and Air China have signed an agreement for the purchase
of five 747-8 Intercontinental jetliners. Air China is the first
Chinese carrier to contract the passenger version of the new,
Collaborative Effort With Vector Aerospace Of Canada
Rockwell Collins said on Monday it has successfully installed
its Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS) into a Sikorsky
S-61 long-range helicopter. This retrofit is the first installation
of a Pro Line 21 avionics system on a rotary wing aircraft.
Aircraft To Be Utilized As A Fire Fighting Helicopter
The Public Procurement Authority of the Republic of Korea has
selected the AW139 for the Incheon Fire Fighting Department. The
helicopter will perform fire fighting, emergency medical service,
air rescue and transport missions and is scheduled to go into
service in 2012.
Night Flight Concepts has taken the wraps off a Night Vision
Goggle (NVG) Orientation Kit to introduce the basics of NVG
operations. This complimentary webinar series will help
organizations accelerate learning of NVG solutions and development
time for night vision (NVIS) program planning.
Renewed As S-76 Overhaul And Repair Center, Customer Support
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, a provider
of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has
received renewal as a Sikorsky Aerospace Authorized S-76 Overhaul
and Repair Center, as well as renewal as a Sikorsky Aerospace
Authorized S-76 Customer Support Center.
Metro Aviation Will Convert Three Helos For University Of
As the result of a recent competitive bid award, Metro Aviation
will finish three Eurocopter EC155B1 critical care transport
helicopters for The University of Michigan Health System Survival
Uniflight Will Put New Engines In JetRanger, LongRanger
A cooperative venture between Bell Helicopter and Rolls-Royce
was announced Sunday by Uniflight to provide the RR500 turboshaft
as an engine upgrade kit to the 206 series of light single engine
What Pilot Doesn't Want (Much) MORE From Their Airplane?
MORE! It's a phrase much beloved by those us in aviation as we search for the conditions, modifications or skills that allow us to derive every erg of performance out of the flying machines we love. One of the 'Master of More" is a fellow by the name of Darwin Conrad... a guy who has devoted much of his life to NOT leaving well enough alone. And hundreds of aircraft owners are thanking their lucky stars for that fact.
What Pilot Doesn't Want (Much) MORE From Their Airplane?
MORE! It's a phrase much beloved by those us in aviation as we
search for the conditions, modifications or skills that allow us to
derive every erg of performance out of the flying machines we love.
One of the 'Master of More" is a fellow by the name of Darwin
Conrad... a guy who has devoted much of his life to NOT leaving
well enough alone. And hundreds of aircraft owners are thanking
their lucky stars for that fact.
In comments to the FAA regarding its proposal to mandate SMS for
air carriers, the Aircraft Electronics Association
(AEA) objected to the proposal as written while supporting the
general concept of incident management and using a risk-based
analysis for strategic regulatory decisions.
In a media briefing Monday at Asian Aerospace 2011, Randy
Tinseth, vice president of Marketing for Boeing Commercial
Airplanes, said that the Asia Pacific region’s air traffic
growth will exceed the world average by a large margin over the
next two decades.
Two Recent Certification Approvals Received For The Medium Twin
AgustaWestland said this week at Heli-Expo that the AW139 has
recently obtained certification for offshore take off and landing
procedures for operations according to Performance Class 1 (PC1)
and PC 2e (enhanced) requirements, as defined by the stringent JAR
OPS 3 rules.
Expands Laser Eye Protection Program (LEPP) For Greater
Night Flight Concepts has responded recent FAA reports of a
record number of laser strike incidents in 2010 by announcing at
Heli-Expo 2011 the expansion of their new Laser Eye Protection
Program to help aircraft operators improve safety and prevent the
risk of eye damage.
Operators May Enroll New Or In-Service Engines In Maintenance
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has announced new JSSI
programs for the Eurocopter EC-135 and the EC-145. The JSSI hourly
cost maintenance program for the EC-135 provides coverage for the
Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 and Pratt & Whitney PW206B2 engines.
Well Known Authority On Homebuilt Aircraft And Sport
Justin B. “Jack” Cox, EAA Lifetime 14286, who
influenced generations of aviators as the long-time editor-in-chief
of EAA Sport Aviation magazine, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011,
at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, North Carolina.
“Asia Pacific will account for one-third (10,320)
of new airplane deliveries worldwide over the period. This demand
is driven by the fact that Asia Pacific will account for 44 percent
of travel in 20 years’ time. This is sweet music to an
airplane manufacturer’s ears.” Source:
Boeing's Randy Tinseth.