Mobile Laser Weapon Systems Proves Ability To Perform A Unique
It wasn't on the airborne platform ... yet ... but Boeing has
demonstrated the ability of mobile laser weapon systems to perform
a unique mission: track and destroy small unmanned aerial vehicles
Camera That Took Spectacular Photos Is Now A Museum Piece
Two key instruments from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have a
new home in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in
Washington after being returned to Earth aboard space shuttle
Atlantis last May.
Online Builder's Resource Has Helped Aircraft Builders And
Restorers Since 2004
ExperCraft's Simple Log is celebrating five year of providing
aircraft builders and restorers a simple and valuable resource for
tracking and sharing projects since its initial release in November
2004. This free Web site has had an average of one new user sign up
The FAA broke ground on October 19 for a new research park
dedicated to exploring and advancing NextGen technologies. The
agency is leasing 55 acres of land to the South Jersey Economic
Development District to build an Aviation Research and Technology
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, is chilled
out, sporting a sunshade and getting ready to roll. NASA's newest
spacecraft is scheduled to roll to the pad on Friday, its last stop
before launching into space to survey the entire sky in infrared
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a speech to the
Aerospace Industries Association that while UAS technology has
shown some real promise, it is not "Plug and Play", and that
"unmanned aircraft systems are not ready for seamless or routine
use yet in civilian airspace."
Re-Engining Mods Now Approved In More Than 33 Countries
Canada’s Department of Transport has amended STC approval
number SA06-54 for Sierra Industries, adding the Citation 550 and
S550 models to their existing Williams FJ44 engine upgrades for
Cessna Citation 500 and 501 aircraft.
"Uncle Wiggly Wings" Will Help Re-Enact Berlin Airlift Candy
Last December, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen put
big smiles on the faces of Elizabeth City children when he sailed
chocolates on tiny parachutes from the “Spirit of
Freedom,” a restored 1945 Douglas C-54 aircraft.
Iconic Orange Helo Well Known In Coastal Communities
The Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter celebrated its 25th
birthday Thursday. The service accepted the HH-65A Dolphin
helicopter for service on Nov. 19, 1984. The Dolphin has served the
Coast Guard well, and they have another 18 years to go in service
before they will be replaced under the Deepwater program.
For the seventh consecutive year the National Transportation
Safety Board's financial statements received an unqualified, or
"clean," opinion from the Department of Transportation Inspector
General. The results are from an audit conducted on the Safety
Board's financial statements for Fiscal Year 2009.
Delta Airlines has proposed a package worth more than $1 billion
to JAL in an effort to woo the Japanese carrier away from American
Airlines and the oneworld Alliance. JAL already has an extensive
codeshare agreement with American, but also codeshares with SkyTeam
members such as KLM-Air France.
ANN Presents the Top News Making Headlines at the AOPA Summit 2009
November 5th through November 7th, an international assembly of over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders convened in Tampa, Florida, for the inaugural “AOPA Summit.” Visitors attended a multitude of forums, informational sessions, and a host of booths set up within the Tampa Convention Center. Vendors displayed their latest in general aviation technology including such products as avionics panels and audio setups. Attendees also had the opportunity to check out the newest aircraft models at the nearby Peter O’Knight Airport where they could tour a wide-array of company displays and participate in activities at AOPA’s Airportfest.
Poberezny Discusses How to Combat the Dwindling Pilot Population
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.
Poberezny Discusses How to Combat the Dwindling Pilot
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their
annual Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in
Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended
various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring
the latest in G.A. technology.
ANN Presents the Top News Making Headlines at the AOPA Summit
November 5th through November 7th, an international assembly of
over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders convened in
Tampa, Florida, for the inaugural “AOPA Summit.”
Visitors attended a multitude of forums, informational sessions,
and a host of booths set up within the Tampa Convention
The topic of China's new ARJ21 regional jet was discussed during
President Barack Obama's summit with Chinese leaders on Tuesday.
Obama pledged he would advocate greater technical cooperation with
the Chinese. He also said he would push for eventual safety
approval of the ARJ21 commuter jet.
In a move to prevent potential conflicts of interests that could
affect aviation safety, the FAA is proposing to put limits on
airlines and other operators hiring FAA safety inspectors and their
managers for two years after those employees leave the agency.
Boeing moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar
in Everett, Washington, Tuesday night sporting a special "light"
livery. The 747-8 Freighter unveiled a new twist on the Boeing
Commercial Airplanes livery. It features an oversized "8" on the
background of the tail as well as "747-8" on the belly.
McNerney Says Figure Not Finalized, But Not As Many As In
Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney (pictured) said he
expects more job cuts to be coming at Boeing in 2010, but how many
had yet to be determined. The cuts would be in addition to the
10,000 already planned by the company.
Efficient Product Range Positioned For Long Term Industry
Airbus announced commitments across its broad product range
covering a total of 33 aircraft, valued at over $5.3 billion,
during the 2009 Dubai Air Show. These commitments include firm
orders for 15 aircraft worth more than $3.6 billion, plus MoU
agreements for 18 additional aircraft.
Action Follows Incident In Which Thrust Reversers Were A
The FAA has issued a SAFO outlining training procedures for
pilots of Learjet 60 aircraft. The SAFO is designed to ensure that
Learjet 60 Training curriculums properly address the best practices
on recognizing thrust reverser(s) stowage while commanding
deployment during takeoff and landing phases of flight.
In-flight weather advisories issued only to amend the area
forecast concerning weather phenomena which are of operational
interest to all aircraft and potentially hazardous to aircraft
having limited capability because of lack of equipment,
instrumentation, or pilot qualifications.
We were researching a story today where a piece of the historic
"Berlin Air Lift" will be re-enacted in North Carolina, which let
us to this page from the Truman library describing the actual
event. It's a great reminder that, even, or maybe
especially, in wartime, airplanes are used for good