Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

August 08, 2011

Bell Boeing Submits V-22 Osprey Multiyear II Contract Proposal

Proposal Would Extend Aircraft's Production At Least Through 2019

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Navy for a second multiyear procurement (MYP II) contract for the production and delivery of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The five-year, fixed-price incentive proposal presented Thursday would provide the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) with the full complement of Ospreys outlined in the Department of Defense program of record and yield double-digit percentage savings over a single-year procurement strategy.

Read More

NASA To Launch New Desert RATS Field Tests

Desert To Simulate An Asteroid Environment In Upcoming Exercises

NASA is once again taking human space exploration to the Arizona desert in tests to simulate conditions on other worlds. This year, for the first time, the desolate desert landscape will stand in for an asteroid. Visiting an asteroid presents NASA with challenges the agency is only beginning to tackle. Among them are how to travel between sites of interest on an asteroid's surface and how to conduct spacewalks in its microgravity.

Read More

First Advanced F-16s Delivered to Royal Moroccan Air Force

U.S. Government, Lockheed Martin Provide "Comprehensive Package"

The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) unveiled the first four of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft in a ceremony Thursday at Ben Guerrir Air Base in Morocco. Senior representatives from the Moroccan and U.S. governments and air forces were present for the historic event.

Read More

ULA Atlas V Selected To Launch Boeing's CST-100 Spacecraft

Manned Missions, When They Happen, Will Launch From Complex 41

When the United States again undertakes manned spaceflight, the CST-100 spacecraft designed by Boeing will launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, according to the company. If NASA selects Boeing for a development contract with sufficient funding, ULA will provide launch services for an autonomous orbital flight, a transonic autonomous abort test launch, and a crewed launch, all in 2015.

Read More

Modification Of Russian Helicopters for Iraq Completed

Twenty-Two Aircraft Delivered For Use By Iraqi Armed Forces

Modifications on 22 Russian Mi-17 Helicopters for use by the Air Force of Iraq have been completed under a 2007 U.S. Army contract, according to contractor ARINC Engineering services. The final two aircraft were handed over to Iraqi representatives in Taji, Iraq on June 15, six weeks ahead of schedule. Last year, ARINC Engineering Services completed a similar upgrade of 10 Mi-17 Helicopters for the Air Force of Afghanistan. Most of the modification work on both programs was performed in UAE.

Read More

USCG Takes Delivery Of 12th HC-144A Ocean Sentry

New Aircraft To Initially Fly Patrol From Mobile, AL

The 12th HC-144A Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft has been delivered to Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center Elizabeth City, NC, according to prime contractor EADS North America. The aircraft arrived August 3, and will next pass to the Coast Guard’s Aviation Training Center in Mobile, AL, to begin operational patrols.

Read More

Advertisement

Japan Maritime SDF Receives Becker-Equipped TH-135 Helicopters

JMSDF Fleet Grows To Five Aircraft

Becker Avionics said Tuesday it has delivered two additional TH-135 aircraft to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) with the Becker digital audio system (DVCS6100) installed.

Read More

PA National Guardsman Recognized Nationally By USAF

ANG Staff Sergeant Selected As One Of A Dozen 'Airmen Of The Year'

Pennsylvania Air National Guard Staff Sgt. John C. Norris has been selected as one of the U.S. Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Norris, 27, of Etters, York County, and the other airmen will be honored in September during the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. 

Read More

Singapore Signs Contract For Unmanned Aerial Target Drones

Composite Engineering To Provide The Aircraft In A "Multi-Million Dollar" Deal

The Government of the Republic of Singapore has entered into a multi-million dollar contract with Composite Engineering to supply High Speed Aerial Target Drones to the Ministry of Defence of Singapore. In addition to delivering the BQM-167Xi target drones, the contract will encompass all requisite Ground Support Equipment, Training, Logistics support and spares.

Read More

AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-16-06

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and -400F Series Airplanes   

Read More

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.11

The Taliban have downed a Chinook in Afghanistan.
The machinists' union ratifies a deal with Hawker Beechcraft.
And the F-35 is grounded for the third time.

Sponsored By...

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Know Your Pitot System - 08.08.11

CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves explains why even pilots flying in the most modern glass cockpits must understand the way the pitot-static system works.

FMI:

More AERO-Casts

Advertisement

Aero-TV: Salute To Veterans -- Veterans Parade at AirVenture 2011

There Are Never Enough Opportunities To Thank Those Who Served -- Even At Oshkosh!

The folks who tend to flock to Oshkosh are some of the most patriotic we know... and when Oshkosh gets even more patriotic than normal, it is a site to behold... this year was NO exception.

Aero-TV: Salute To Veterans -- Veterans Parade at AirVenture 2011

There Are Never Enough Opportunities To Thank Those Who Served -- Even At Oshkosh!

The folks who tend to flock to Oshkosh are some of the most patriotic we know... and when Oshkosh gets even more patriotic than normal, it is a site to behold... this year was NO exception. As part of this year's event, 'The Big O' hosted its own celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation -- featuring the largest collection of naval aircraft spanning all eras ever assembled in one location, plus many of the veterans who flew them, as part of its Tier 1 event status from the US Navy for the year-long centennial festivities. Featured naval aircraft were parked on ConocoPhillips P

Read More

Rollout! First B787 Scheduled For Delivery With ANA Displays Special Livery

First 787 Dreamliner To Enter Onto Service Sees Daylight

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will enter into service with launch customer ANA rolled out of the paint hangar this weekend. The airplane reportedly bears a special livery 'signifying the core element's of ANA's service brand – innovation, uniqueness and the inspiration of Japan.' "Our teams are making outstanding progress in completing the first airplane to be delivered and achieving certification of the 787," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program.

Read More

ALPA Praises Enhanced Airline Pilot Security Screening Program

'Known Crewmember' Tests Will Begin This Week

A new national enhanced security screening program for airline pilots entitled 'Known Crewmember' will begin this week at Chicago O’Hare International Airport -- the first of several test sites nationwide. Jointly sponsored by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) and the Air Transport Association (ATA), the program will positively verify airline pilots’ identities and, as a result, enhance aviation security and reduce passenger screening lines.

Read More

A Winner! Avidyne Announces Winner Of 'Flysafe Giveaway Extravaganza'

Contest Winner Receives A New TAS620A Dual-Antenna Traffic Advisory System

And you say that you never win anything? Well; if you're Bob Edmonsden, you need to change your tune. Avidyne has announced that Edmondson, of Brookshire, TX, is the grand prize winner of Avidyne's "FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza" promotion. Mr. Edmondson, who owns a Beech BE33 Debonair, has won a new Avidyne TAS620A Traffic Advisory System with 'ADS-B In' capability valued at $20,990.

Read More

Cirrus Owner's Group Continues To Bow, In Part, To Cirrus/China's Demands

Despite Controversy Among Board Members, COPA Breaks Media Agreement With ANN After Threats From Cirrus Aircraft

After a surprising, last-minute, development alleging an attempt to coerce the Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association into forbidding the Internationally read and syndicated Aero-News Network's attendance at the annual owner's group gathering in Colorado Springs later this week, the matter remains both unresolved, controversial and very troubling.

Read More

Advertisement

Klyde Morris (08.08.11)

Klyde Attempts to Cover The 'People's Migration' -- IF Allowed...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

Read More

Insitu Introduces 'Inceptor' Small Unmanned Aircraft System

Designed To Support Public Safety With Real-Time Video, Stable Images

A small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) called "Inceptor" was unveiled Thursday by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing. The aircraft is designed to provide the public safety market with real-time video and stable, high-resolution imagery.

Read More

NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars

Images From MRO Show Seasonal Changes Over Several Years

Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars. "NASA's Mars Exploration Program keeps bringing us closer to determining whether the Red Planet could harbor life in some form," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, "and it reaffirms Mars as an important future destination for human exploration."

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.11): Wind Grid Display

Wind Grid Display A display that presents the latest forecasted wind data overlaid on a map of the ARTCC area. Wind data is automatically entered and updated periodically by transmissions from the National Weather Service. Winds at specific altitudes, along with temperatures and air pressure can be viewed.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.11)

Aero-Linx: How to Rig Biplanes There are several methods to rig biplanes none of which are easy and quick. Most of these methods require planning ahead and pre-drilling of holes to accept the rigging. All biplanes are different in their rigging plans, so you must have access to plans for the particular plane that you are doing. Fortunately, most instructions for each biplane furnish rigging diagrams. You need to locate where the rigging enters the wing to the strut and drill holes...

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.08.11)

"ANN remains resolute in NOT bowing to the extortionate demands of a company that appears to have acted improperly and received proper journalistic scrutiny over same. ANN remains resolute in denying any attempt to circumvent the magnificent freedoms and the awesome responsibilities inherent in the First Amendment to our somewhat battered US Constitution... and ANN remains more resolute than ever before to telling you what we know to be truth and what we so very strongly believe needs to be known by the aviation industry if it is to have any chance of recovery and success." Source: From a statement made by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, responding to attempts by Cirrus Aircraft to force the Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association to muzzl

Read More

Advertisement




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC