Fourth Time This Year A Strategic Nuclear Bomber Has Been
NATO fighter jets again intercepted a Russian 'Bear' TU-95
strategic nuclear bomber flying deep in European airspace ...
without permission. And the Russian government is being very
tight-lipped about the circumstances of the flight.
First Regular Long-Haul Route To Be Haneda To Frankfort
Just days before the Friday certification announcement, ANA, the
launch customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, announced the first
international routes for the aircraft. The first Dreamliner is
scheduled to be received late September, with the first regular
long-haul international operation to be Haneda-Frankfurt, a new
route to operate from January 2012. The aircraft will also be used
on the Haneda-Beijing route from December, marking the
aircraft’s first regular international service.
Say Convenience Of Pet Owners Not Worth Risks Of Serious
Doctors in Canada are reportedly seeking a ban on pets in
passenger cabins on airline flights in that country, saying they
are posing serious threats to people allergic to animals. As
is the case in restaurants and other public places, service
animals, such as guide dogs, would still be allowed.
Says It Is The Single Largest Problem Facing The Industry
Participating in a joint session with TSA Administrator John
Pistole at the Global Business Travel Association convention in
Denver last week, United Continental Holdings president and CEO
Jeffery Smisek said that the lack of a comprehensive federal
aviation policy is the most pressing issue facing the aviation
industry today. He said the federal government should look to Dubai
as a model of how it should be done.
Fines Imposed Over Problems Alleged In Drug and Alcohol
The FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $262,000 against
Ameriflight, LLC, of Burbank, Calif., for allegedly violating
Department of Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing
programs and provisions of the company's FAA-approved Antidrug and
Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program. The FAA alleges Ameriflight
conducted the Department of Transportation's required
pre-employment drug tests, but did not wait to receive verified
negative drug test results before hiring 14 people to perform
safety-sensitive flight crew or maintenance duties. Ameriflight
allegedly used the individuals to perform the safety-sensitive
duties, again before receiving verified negative drug test results.
The alleged violations of fede
American Heroes Air Show Includes Citizenship Ceremony
The American Heroes Air Show calls itself the US's premier
aviation event devoted exclusively to helicopters. The show returns
to Canton, Georgia, outside Atlanta, on Saturday, September 10th.
Event Director Mike Grier invites families to get an up-close look
at these go-fast, high-tech aircraft and learn how their crews are
on the front lines every day of homeland security, national defense
and public service.
Airline To Introduce First 737 With Boeing Sky Interior
China Eastern Airlines Tuesday took delivery of its first
Next-Generation 737-700 outfitted with both the
High-Altitude/High-Temperature Airport Operations Feature Package
and the new Boeing Sky Interior. China Eastern will operate the
aircraft at the high altitude airports in western China. The
airplane will be assigned to China Eastern Airlines Sichuan Co.,
Ltd. based in Chengdu.
Mini-Radar System Demonstrated Under Terms Of First Task
Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Moon Express says that it has
successfully demonstrated a critical component of its lunar landing
technology to NASA under its Innovative Lunar Demonstration Data
(ILDD) Program contract. The Moon Express Mini-Radar System
promises to radically reduce the cost and mass of the company's
commercial lunar landing system.
Delta II Rocket Set To Boost The Satellites Towards The Moon
NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission
to study the moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled
September 8 launch onboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station in Florida. GRAIL's twin spacecraft are tasked
for a nine-month mission to explore Earth's nearest neighbor in
unprecedented detail. They will determine the structure of the
lunar interior from crust to core and advance our understanding of
the thermal evolution of the moon.
Aircraft Delivered Wednesday Is One Of 52 To Be Modernized
The third production C-5M Super Galaxy has been delivered to the
U.S. Air Force. The sixth C-5M overall to be delivered to the Air
Force, this aircraft will undergo internal paint restoration at
Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., before traveling to its
permanent home at Dover AFB, DE. In July, the C-5M Super Galaxy
became the first U.S. airlifter to perform a polar overflight
direct from Dover AFB to Afghanistan.
New Annunciation Control Unit Brings Vital Information To Pilots' Field Of View
Every incremental update to the amazing revolution that is taking place under our noses in the avionics industry presents a number of opportunities for those smart enough to grab the chance to support them. Mid-Continent Instruments is one of those smart little company that has built a niche out of supporting the best and brightest technologies in the avionics world with technologies of their own.
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and Aero-TV-- Part 1
For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes,
we’ve had a bit of fun in the process. There are but a few
places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the
Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the
heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going
to make a difference and what really qualifies as exceptional
unless you've been watching this industry carefully for several
years... as we have.
Organizations' Pilots 'Delivering Aid and Assessing
The folks of Bahamas Habitat tell ANN that its first response
pilots are now delivering aid to numerous points in the Bahamas
affected by Hurricane Irene. The organization moved quickly and had
its first planes arriving on Friday August 26th shortly after the
storm passed to the north. The group has set up a main depot
and coordination post at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE).
Volunteers and pilots have come in from numerous points in the US
and Bahamas. Planes were dispatched to deliver supplies and assess
the damage and needs so the organization can direct the next wave
of volunteer pilots according to the conditions they find on the
ground in the various "Out Islands".
New Annunciation Control Unit Brings Vital Information To Pilots'
Field Of View
Every incremental update to the amazing revolution that is
taking place under our noses in the avionics industry presents a
number of opportunities for those smart enough to grab the chance
to support them. Mid-Continent Instruments is one of those smart
little company that has built a niche out of supporting the best
and brightest technologies in the avionics world with technologies
of their own. One such opportunity presented itself with
Garmin's long-awaited update of the aging GNS 430/520 generation
with an altogether new series of boxes, the GTN 650/750.
Adds Turn-By-Turn Surface Directions To Touchscreen Aviation
Adventure Pilot, LLC has partnered with iGO Navigation to create
a new road navigation add-on with 3D visuals and voice guided
turn-by-turn driving directions for its iFly 700, which was
introduced last year.
Visioning Document To 'Transform The Nation's Aviation
The FAA has released a document titles "Destination 2025", which
the agency says is a vision statement "that captures the future we
will strive to achieve – to transform the Nation’s
aviation system by 2025." In the executive summary of the document,
the FAA states that its mission is to provide the safest, most
efficient aviation system in the world.
Says FAA Did Not Conisder Increased Traffic When Runway Was
A Seattle-based federal court of appeals has struck down plans
for a third runway at Hillsboro, OR, west of Portland (KHIO). While
the proponants of a new runway said it would be a boon for
aviation-related businesses at the airport, Judge Betty Fletcher,
writing for the majority, said the FAA and other agencies "do not
explain why this is so and do not refer to anything in the record
backing their contention."
Provides Forum To Discuss Global Changes In Aeronautical
The FAA has announced plans for an Air Transportation
Information Exchange Conference, to be held August 30 - September 1
at the NOAA Science Center & Auditorium in Silver Spring, MD.
This free conference will provide a forum to discuss and exchange
concepts and practices related to major global changes in
aeronautical information (including exchange structures),
information services, and other information sharing related
Aero Linx:Hurricane Hunters
Welcome to the home of the world famous “Hurricane
Hunters.” It's true! We fly right into the eye of a
hurricane! The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the
Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the
only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical
storms and hurricanes--since 1944. Our ten Lockheed-Martin WC-130J
aircraft and crews are part of the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air
Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.
advisory issued by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center
when they have determined that hurricane conditions are a potential
threat to a coastal area or group of islands within a 24 to 36 hour
period. A watch is used to inform the public and marine interests
of the storm's location, intensity, and movement.
"We made our first flights on Friday as soon as it was
safe to fly... One of our first stops was to Governor's
Harbour on Eleuthera Island to deliver supplies and check on our
staff and our base camp there. Though there was damage, we are just
all so thankful no one has been injured."
Source: Cameron King, Bahamas Habitat's
Aviation and Disaster Relief Coordinator, discussing how the
organization started delivering aid to numerous points in the
Bahamas affected by Hurricane Irene. The organization moved quickly
and had its first planes arriving on Friday August 26th shortly
after the storm passed to the north.