Top it off with ... synthfuel. Rentech, Inc. announced
Wednesday that ASTM International’s full governance committee
has unanimously approved modifying the specifications for
commercial aviation jet fuel to include up to a 50/50 blend of
synthetic Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.07.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.07.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Airshow Performer Renny Price -
08.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with Airshow Pilot
Tapped As Vice President Of The EELV Customer Office
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has brought Marv Vander
Weg on board in the role of Vice President of the EELV Customer
Office, where he will be responsible for acquiring and managing
EELV missions for SpaceX's U.S. Government customers.
The Organization Added More Than 20 Members During The
Approximately one hundred members, corporate supporters, and
guests participated in the first annual dinner meeting of the
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). Held during
AirVenture, attendees were given the opportunity to interact with
all nine of SAFE's elected Directors.
Union Will Vote On The Agreement In The Coming Weeks
After more than four and a half years of contract negotiations
with management, the Pinnacle Airlines pilots, represented by the
Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, (ALPA) reached a
tentative agreement with management on a new collective bargaining
Georgia Facility Honored For 100 Percent Participation In
Maintenance Training Program
The Gulfstream Aerospace service center in Brunswick, GA
recently received the FAA 2008 Aviation Maintenance Technician
(AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award. It is the eighth
consecutive year the facility has been honored with the
Still No Firm Date Set For Prototype Assembly To Begin
The first of the 8,500 supplier parts that will constitute the
new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter Sikorsky is developing for the
U.S. Marine Corps are rolling into Sikorsky. Arrival of the parts
indicates steady and solid progress toward production of the first
Women Serving As Medevac Pilots, Maintenance Crew, And In Other
In southern Afghanistan, women serve on aircrews that provide
medical evacuation throughout the combat zone. Company C, 3rd
Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade,
includes men and women among its aviators and medical
Includes Never-Seen Letters Documenting Important Stages in
On those days when the weather keeps us on the ground sometimes
the best thing to do is to get lost in a good book. Just published
by Bryn Athyn College Press is 'Harold F. Pitcairn: Aviator,
Inventor, and Developer of the Autogiro', the story of aviation
pioneer Harold F. Pitcairn.
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 4)!
On Oshkosh Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
TSA announced Wednesday it has set the standards for the
CrewPASS program, paving the way for nationwide expansion. CrewPASS
is an initiative that verifies flight crew identity through
biometrics, enhancing security and expediting the screening process
for all travelers.
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business
Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 4)!
On Oshkosh Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the
best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom
Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of
business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
Starting off Oshkosh 2009 with a bang, Garmin International
announced the G500, a new avionics suite designed specifically for
Part 23 Class I and Class II aircraft, which are defined as single
and twin-engine piston and turbine engine aircraft under 6,000
More Cancellations Than Orders a Possibility, Foley Says
At least one industry analyst sees 2009 as shaping up to be one
of the most challenging years on record for new business jet
orders. "We could easily end the year with the industry as a
whole having more order cancellations than new ones" according to
Brian Foley Associates President Brian Foley.
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, Wednesday
applauded the ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products
and Lubricants for passing a new specification that will enable the
use of synthetic fuels in aviation.
AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopter Serves As Test Platform
AgustaWestland says that the ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione
Civile - Italian Civil Aviation Authority) last week successfully
completed the first stage of qualification and authorization tests
for the creation of a helicopter low altitude IFR route between
Turin and Venice in Italy.
"As a result, the identity of U.S. pilots will be
positively verified and crewmembers will be expedited through
security screening checkpoints."
Source: ALPA President Capt. John Prater
on the implementation of CrewPASS.
That section of the visual aids or of the approach area which
should have been in view for sufficient time for the pilots to have
made an assessment of the aircraft’s position and rate of
change of position, in relation to the desired flight path.
Portal Of The Folded
Today's Aero-Linx was sent to us by one of our readers. The
Portal Of The Folded Wings - Shrine To Aviation is the
final resting place for many of aviation's pioneers.
Restoration of the building began in 1995 and was completed in