ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.19.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.19.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Flying into Oshkosh -
07.19.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
Eurocopter's collaboration with Airbus on the new A350 XWB
long-haul airliner took on a new dimension Tuesday with the signing
of a major contract develop and manufacture the door systems for
the most recent member of the Airbus fleet.
CAE-Built AMT Will Provide Transition And Readiness Training
For Avionics Electronics Techs
The first MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer (AMT) built for
the United States Navy has been declared ready-for-training and
entered service at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training
Unit (CNATTU) in Jacksonville, FL.
Rebtech, a division of REB Technologies providing advanced
military and civil night vision aircraft lighting systems, said
Friday it is merging with Aero Instruments, which is also based in
The 700th Becker Avionics Digital Voice Communication System
(DVCS) since its initial introduction was delivered this
week. The unit was delivered to American Eurocopter
Corporation for the US Army's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility
Helicopter (LUH) program.
Teeny-Tiny Cost-Effective Transponders From Sandia
We're not quite sure what they're feeding
people in NM these days, but the state has become a nexus of
avionics innovation... such as the news that there is a NEW
small-form factor Transponder Sheriff in town. SANDIA Aerospace, an
Albuquerque based avionics manufacturer, has announced a new Mode C
Transponder with built-in encoder.
Commercial Space Ship Stayed Attached To Mother Ship Eve
Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic moved a step closer to
their first suborbital passenger flights with VSS Enterprise late
last week. Enterprise flew for the first time with a crew of two on
board last Thursday.
Chris Spaur And Heather Schultz Were "Immersed" In Aviation At
New Able Flight pilots will get their wings in a ceremony at EAA
AirVenture. Family, friends and special guests will be there to
honor the two pilots who took part in a special Purdue
University/Able Flight joint training project this summer.
Shelby/Rouch Collaboration Car Goes To The Highest Bidder July
For the third straight year, the Ford Motor Company has created
a unique, aviation-themed Mustang automobile to be auctioned at
AirVenture, with proceeds benefiting the EAA Young Eagles program.
This year's enticement is a one-of-a-kind 2011 "SR-71 Blackbird"
Challenger Center Prepares To Participate In Agency's Online
NASA recently released "Moonbase Alpha", the first game in
NASA's Learning Technologies project. It's a glimpse of what will
eventually become a NASA-based Massive Multiplayer Online Game
Receiver Autonomous Integrity
whereby a civil GNSS receiver/processor determines the integrity of
the GNSS navigation signals without reference to sensors or non-DoD
integrity systems other than the receiver itself. This
determination is achieved by a consistency check among redundant
Aero-Linx: The Cluster Balloon
Have you ever dreamed of being carried into the sky by a giant
bouquet of colorful toy balloons? That's the idea behind cluster
ballooning. The pilot wears a harness, to which a cluster of large,
helium-filled balloons are attached. Control is achieved by
releasing ballast to ascend, or by bursting balloons to
"Objectives Achieved... Congratulations to the
Source: From the Virgin Galactic blog, as
Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic moved a step closer to their
first suborbital passenger flights with VSS Enterprise late last
week. Enterprise flew for the first time with a crew of two on