New Product Introductions Live Streamed in High-Definition by
One of the most popular sessions each year at the Aircraft
Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show
is the New Product Introductions. This must-see event continues to
draw the attention of the entire general aviation community, and
this year is no different, as the Aero-News Network will be
live-streaming the AEA’s New Product Introductions around the
world on the Internet for the third straight year.
FFDOA Pushes For Permission To Wear Guns Outside Cockpit
Everyone knows that pilots who receive certain training are now
allowed to carry guns into the cockpits of the aircraft they fly.
Fewer of us probably knew there is a Federal Flight Deck Officer
Association to represent them. The association is lobbying for
relaxed restrictions which would allow armed pilots to carry their
weapons outside the cockpits, including when they're out of uniform
and riding as passengers in the cabins of airliners.
Mildred Hemmons Carter Turned Down For WASP Due To Race
The opening of the movie "Red Tails" last week has brought the
story of the Tuskegee Airmen to the attention of many who had never
heard it before, and prompted a renewed awareness of that time in
history. But as much as the valiant service of the Red Tails broke
through barriers for American men of African descent, barriers to
women in aviation, especially black women, would persist.
Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft Are Key To America
Maintaining Domain Dominance In The Years Ahead
Seaking at a media roundtable in the Pentagon Tuesday, Lt. Gen.
Christopher D. Miller, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans
and programs, and Maj. Gen. Noel T. “Tom” Jones, the
service’s director for operation capability requirements,
said the technology – exemplified in the F-22 and F-35
– assumes greater importance in combating growing
anti-access, area-denial capabilities.
One Hundred Each Of 737 MAX And A320neo Ordered By The
Both Boeing and Airbus are celebrating deals struck with
low-cost carrier Norwegian Airlines. Boeing says it has firm orders
for 100 737 MAX airplane from the airline, while Airbus announced a
Memorandum of Understanding for 100 of its A320neo jets.
Support Contract Covers Newest Additions To Airline's
Goodrich Corporation and Hawaiian Airlines have signed an
extension to their existing Prime Solutions nacelle maintenance
agreement to support the airline's fleet of 18 Boeing 717-200
aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce BR715 engines. The existing nacelle
flight hour agreement provides maintenance, repair and overhaul
services, management of spare parts, rotables and dedicated
Goodrich technical support.
Sierra Nevada Corporation To Develop Enhanced Three-Dimensional
Imaging Radar, Symbology For Operations In Degraded Visual
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been awarded a contract to
fulfill the Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) Operational Needs
Statement (ONS) issued by the US Army Aviation Networks Mission
Planning (ANMP) Program Directorate.
French Racing Plane Went Down In A Field Near Camarillo
A French racing airplane known as "Big Frog" went down Wednesday
in a field in outside Camarillo, CA. The pilot suffered only
a minor leg wound, but the FAA preliminary report lists the
aircraft as "destroyed."
Retired Tuskegee Airman Missed Opening Of 'Red Tails' Film
While many of us may have been going to local movie theaters
Friday to see the George Lucas film, "Red Tails," another of the
real Tuskegee Airmen was being interred at Arlington National
Cemetery near the nation's capital. Retired Air Force Lieutenant
Colonel Luke Weathers, Jr. was one of the thousands of men
associated with the first opportunity for black pilots to fly for
the US in combat. He died at age 90 in October.
New Fixed Wing Digital Audio Panel Optimized For Fixed-Wing Aircraft
A new fixed wing digital audio panel for the Digital Audio and Intercom System DVCS6100 was unveiled at NBAA 2011 by Becker Avionics. The new panel variant of the Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6100 is specifically tailored for fixed-wing applications. The new fixed-wing ACU6100 will come in a horizontal and vertical format to ease retrofit installations.
New Fixed Wing Digital Audio Panel Optimized For Fixed-Wing
A new fixed wing digital audio panel for the Digital Audio and
Intercom System DVCS6100 was unveiled at NBAA 2011 by Becker
Avionics. The new panel variant of the Audio Control Unit (ACU)
6100 is specifically tailored for fixed-wing applications. The new
fixed-wing ACU6100 comes in a horizontal and vertical format to
ease retrofit installations. The new fixed-wing audio control panel
is similar to the standard ACU6100, but includes oxygen mic
switching, marker beacon mute and other functions. The panel will
be available in a number of different lighting options, from soft
white light to NVG compatible
Asks Him To 'Fix His Policy Blind Spot' When It Comes To
In his State of the Union address before a joint session of
Congress Tuesday night, President Obama embraced U.S. manufacturing
in his “blueprint” for revitalizing the economy and job
creation. While encouraging, the GAMA hopes the president will
abandon his depreciation tax proposal on business aviation that
would hurt the economic recovery of the general aviation
Early Evidence Inconclusive, Right Prop Shows No Sign Of Power
The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident
involving a Cessna 441 airplane which went down on approach to York
Airport in Pennsylvania on December 22nd last year. The flight
appeared to be fairly normal up until the pilot overshot the
centerline of the runway and began a right turn before impacting
terrain. The pilot, who was the only person on board at the time of
the accident, was fatally injured.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has gone public with an op-ed
contribution in the Washington Times, detailing an encounter with
TSA Monday in Nashville, in which he paints the TSA as intrusive,
yet ineffective. The agency has responded with its side of the
story in the official TSA blog.
Australia's CASA Had Issued An Emergency AD Last Week Grounding
After discussions with Australian authorities and reviewing
recommendations from the American Bonanza Society (ABS), the FAA
tells ABS it will not pursue any airworthiness action regarding
control cables as a result of Australia's Urgent Airworthiness
Directives, issued last week.
The family of 57-year-old Medical Procurement Technician David
Hines has filed suit against the operator of a helicopter in which
Hines died on December 26, 2011. As ANN reported, the Bell 206B was
making a run to retrieve a donated heart from a hospital in
Gainesville, FL for transplant into a waiting recipient at the Mayo
Clinic in Jacksonville.
Recommends Immediate Joint Inspection, Replacement If
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
(SAIB) directed towards owners and operators of Eclipse Aerospace,
Inc. EA500 model series aircraft (under Type Certificate Data Sheet
A00002AC) of an airworthiness concern. Specifically, this SAIB
provides guidance for inspection of the aileron joints and
replacement with redesigned parts.
Not Enough Time To Finalize Long-Term Bill Before Continuing
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term extension
of the FAA reauthorization Tuesday, ensuring that funding for the
agency will continue beyond January 31, when the previous FAA
extension expires. The U.S. Senate is expected to pass a short-term
extension later this week.
“While we commend President Obama for his emphasis
on manufacturing, we continue to warn of the negative impact his
depreciation tax proposal would have on the sale of business
aviation aircraft.” Source: GAMA President and CEO
The National EMS Pilots Association is a professional
organization dedicated to serving pilots involved in the
air-medical transport industry, and to improving the quality and
safety of those services.