ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.14.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.14.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Meet the Administrator IV - Randy Babbitt -
08.14.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt)
Boeing Requests Windshield Liner To Keep Glass From Flight Deck
In Bird-Strike Event
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies business has been
awarded a contract by Spirit AeroSystems to redesign the laminated
glass windshields for Boeing’s Next-Generation 737 airplanes.
The windshields are being redesigned at Boeing’s request to
accommodate airframe improvements.
Video Released At Unmanned Vehicle Conference Wednesday
At a news conference held Wednesday at the AUVSI conference,
Rockwell Collins' David Vos provided insight on a current
project to adapt advanced flight control technologies originally
developed for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for future use in
general aviation airplanes.
Cessna Aircraft Company said Thursday Brazil is its leading
market for Citation business jets outside the United States, with
an in-country fleet of more than 200 Citations for the first time
in history. Cessna is represented in Brazil by TAM Aviacao
Executiva based at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo.
Organization Hopes To Attract Opinion Leaders, General
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will host its
inaugural AOPA Aviation Summit this November in Tampa. The
Association's annual convention and trade show will take place at
the Tampa Convention Center November 5-7.
Engine Delivers More Power, Improves Fuel Efficiency
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense (MOD) will purchase the
Honeywell 55-L-714A engine and spares, valued at approximately $185
million, to retrofit their fleet of Chinook helicopters. Honeywell
announced the move Wednesday.
HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, WV is again
expanding its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters, ordering
its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft will be delivered in
the fourth quarter of 2009.
Boeing said Thursday that a B-1 bomber upgraded with the Fully
Integrated Data Link (FIDL)successfully completed the first flight
late in July. This upgrade includes new processors, color displays
and communications architecture.
Approved For Use Aboard All Aircraft Transporting Supplies For
The U.S. Air Force has approved usage of Savi Technology's RFID
asset tracking and security devices aboard all sizes and
classifications of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft -
government, commercial, passenger or cargo - that transport
supplies for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Agency Says Land Value Has Fallen Significantly, Wants A New
The Reading, PA Regional Airport has been trying to sell 200
acres of non-aviation land for an industrial park, but the FAA says
the appraisal of the land may be too high, and wants a new
assessment of the property.
C.E.O. Erik Murrey Introduces the Aviation Connection Network:
The Aviation Connection Network is a revolutionary service that allows operators, owners, service centers, and manufactures to quickly access and communicate all available records pertaining to an aircraft. Through their online database, owners and operators can track such information as automatic flight data, logbook updates, expense records, as well as any automated service requests and complete maintenance history from FBOs and OEMs.
C.E.O. Erik Murrey Introduces the Aviation Connection
The Aviation Connection Network is a revolutionary service that
allows operators, owners, service centers, and manufactures to
quickly access and communicate all available records pertaining to
Investigations by NTSB and FAA show that the Teterboro Airport
Air Traffic Controller was on the phone with his girlfriend at the
time of Saturday's mid-air collision over the Hudson River. Both he
and his supervisor, who was unable to be located at the time of the
accident, have been suspended.
Manned Spaceflight In Jeopardy Given Current NASA Budget
The Obama Administrations' Human Spaceflight Commission, also
known as The Augustine Commission after its chairman Norman
Augustine, will tell the administration that NASA's budget
constraints make the continuation of human spaceflight almost
impossible to sustain.
"In conjunction with the FAA's participation with the
NTSB's inquiry into the recent Hudson River accident, we learned
that the controller handling the Piper flight was involved in
apparently inappropriate conversations on the telephone at the time
of the accident. "
Source: FAA Administrator Randy
In a story today, we linked to the blog of Fly2Help, which is
following the attempt by a pair of British pilots competing in the
"Dawn to Dusk" competition in the UK. "The Objective of Dawn to
Dusk is to encourage the most interesting employment of a Flying
Machine within the limits of competent airmanship"