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June 21, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation To Acquire Orbital Technologies Corporation

Signs Agreement To Enhance Both Its Propulsion & Spacecraft Systems Product Lines

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC. ORBITEC is a leading subsystems integrator and high technology development company based in Madison, Wisconsin.

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FAA Breaks Ground For New Tucson Air Traffic Control Tower

Will Be More Than Double The Height Of The Current Facility, More Centrally Located

The FAA joined local officials Thursday in breaking ground for a new, $26 million air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport.

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AEA Says USA Today Article Ignores GA Safety Efforts

Derks: Article Is 'Irresponsible And Biased'

The industry is continuing to respond to a USA Today article written by Thomas Franks that purported to be a factual piece about aviation safety. The industry's reaction has sought to set the record straight about advancements in GA safety.

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Innovation Center To Host Seven Emerging Tech Companies At AirVenture

Pavilion Exhibits New Concepts In Aircraft, Power Systems, And More

Seven emerging tech companies will be showcasing their newest ideas for aviation this summer at THE place to present innovation – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – as part of the event’s EAA Innovation Center. The exhibits range from new aircraft designs to the latest in power systems and 3D printing for airplane parts.

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Delta Re-Opens Atlanta Airline Museum

Commemorates 85 Years Of Passenger Service

The museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is housed in the airline's two original maintenance hangars dating from the 1940s. After a significant renovation to the historic buildings funded by the Delta Air Lines Foundation and other sponsors, the museum is now open to the general public. The museum was designated a Historic Aerospace Site in 2011.

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Airbus Helicopters' X3 High-Speed Demonstrator Now A Museum Piece

Placed On Display At France's National Air And Space Museum

After opening the frontiers of flight during a record-setting test program, Airbus Helicopters’ X3 is now ready for its place in history as this high-speed helicopter demonstrator is welcomed for display at the French national musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Air and Space museum) of Paris-Le Bourget.

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Wright 'B' Flyer To Make History Come Alive At Vectren Dayton Air Show

NAHA Supports Air Show With Educational Activities

The all-volunteer Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will bring aviation history to life June 28-29 at the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger.

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NBAA Names Recipients Of 2014 FA/Flight Technicians Scholarship

Announcements Made At Conference In West Palm Beach, FL

The NBAA has named 42 recipients of the 2014 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship. These individuals are being recognized during NBAA’s Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, held from June 19 to 21 in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.21.14)

“The new tower’s more central location will give controllers improved views of the entire airport surface as well as the approach paths to all of the runways.” Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.14): Planform

The shape or form of a wing as viewed from above. It may be long and tapered, short and rectangular, or various other shapes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.14)

NASA Minority University Research and Education Program

NASA's Minority Innovation Challenges Institute trains and mentors minority undergraduate students through virtual conferences offered year-round.

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