Lockheed Martin Secures $3.5 Billion Contract For Low Rate
The Department of Defense has notified Lockheed Martin of a $3.5
billion contract modification for the manufacture of 31 F-35
Lightning II stealth fighters in the fourth lot of low-rate initial
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
11.23.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
11.23.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Failure of the Clear
Program- 11.23.10 (ANN Special Report,
with Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation)
Pistole: Primary Goal Is Better Relationships With
"Stakeholders" And The Public
The Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA-CWA) met
with TSA Administrator John Pistole late last week to discuss
concerns about the enhanced screening processes and to consider
establishing alternative screening systems for flight deck and
Tarmac Delay Rules May Cause Carriers To Alter Schedules
Both winter travelers and airlines are no strangers to weather
delays. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain can play havoc with
the efficient movements of airplanes during the winter months, and
particularly the holiday season.
FIT Grounded All Flights To Allow Time For Grieving
All flight operations at the Florida Institute of Technology
(FIT) flight school in Melbourne have been grounded following an
accident in which four people were fatally injured. Those killed in
the accident included two students, their instructor, and an FIT
Joins with Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader, Aviation Consumer
Action Project, To Demand 'Voice' In On-going Security Debate
The airline passenger advocacy group Flyers Rights has joined
Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader and Paul Hudson from the Aviation
Consumer Action Project (ACAP) to demand meetings to discuss the
continuing issues regarding Whole Body Scanners & "Enhanced"
Pat Downs by TSA personel.
Delivery Of Production Helicopters Expected In Late 2011
The third and final AW159 test aircraft successfully completed
its initial flight last Friday at AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility
in the UK. In a news release, AgustaWestland said the flight
involved a range of general handling checks, and the helicopter
performed as expected.
But State Authorities Are Still Deciding On Criminal
The pilot who dropped rolls of toilet paper from his Cessna 172
while "rehearsing" for a colored streamer drop at a local high
school football game will not face penalties from the FAA, but the
state of New Jersey has not yet decided if it will pursue action
A True Ballooning Expert Outlines The Sport For Aero-TV
For the thousands of you that have already seen some of the Aero-TV programming that we produced at the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, its no secret that we had a great time in and amongst the lofty flying machines that floated all over New Mexico in early October. We've heard from a number of you that the sport looked interesting... and more challenging than many realized... which has produced some curiosity about the modern sport of Hot-Air ballooning.
A True Ballooning Expert Outlines The Sport For
For the thousands of you that have already seen some of the
Aero-TV programming that we produced at the 2010 Albuquerque
International Balloon Fiesta, its no secret that we had a great
time in and amongst the lofty flying machines that floated all over
New Mexico in early October. We've heard from a number of you that
the sport looked interesting... and more challenging than many
realized... which has produced some curiosity about the modern
sport of Hot-Air ballooning.
Unavailable Or Unreliable Signals Possible Through December
The FAA is continuing its GPS testing in an area that may affect
the reliability of GPS signals in several western states from
California to Idaho, western Colorado and Wyoming. The
testing is centered at 393316N/1174400W or the BAM VOR 211.7 degree
radial at 71.4NM.
Demonstration Launches From Cape Canaveral To Be Discussed
Masten Space Systems and Space Florida have signed a Letter of
Intent to explore performing demonstration launches of a Masten
suborbital reusable launch vehicle from Launch Complex 36 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station.
Video Attempts To Put An Agency Spin On Unpopular Screening
In what appears to be some damage control following several
weeks of bad publicity surrounding full body scanners and
"enhanced" security pat-downs ... TSA Administrator John S. Pistole
has issued a message to the public with "tips for air travel this
Michael Adams, AKA 'The Health Ranger', Takes Aim At TSA
The latest effort from a self-described socially conscious rap
artist who released the song "I Want My Bailout Money" in
2008 takes aim at TSA's new airport security procedures.
"Don't Touch My Junk" was released Friday as a free download.
Air Support Unit Has Been Flying The Model Since 2005
The Phoenix Police Department’s Air Support unit has taken
delivery of another Eurocopter AS350 B3. This is the fifth AS350 B3
in the unit’s fleet of helicopters that has grown to meet the
needs of its citizens and its expanding coverage area.
Light Mobility Aircraft Basing Criteria Also Determined
Air Force officials released their criteria for basing of the
MQ-1/9 ground control stations for an Air Force Reserve Command
unit, as well as criteria to determine basing locations for the
light mobility aircraft Nov. 17.
“As our vehicles near completion, we’re
searching for the ideal launch location from which to base our
flight operations team. Our ultimate goal is to develop enough
market demand to justify flying from multiple space
ports.” Source: Michael
Mealling, Masten Space Systems's CFO.
FAA NORAD Intercept
So you've strayed into a TFR area, and there are NORAD jets
closing fast. What are you supposed to do? The FAA has recently
revised its procedures for dealing with an intercept in a
restricted or prohibited area, and they can be found on the
administration's FAA Safety website.