ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.03.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.03.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Arnold Palmer at NBAA -
11.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with Arnold
Virtual Reality Enhancements Will Enhance Osprey Training
Boeing and its partner Bell Helicopter have received a contract
from the U.S. Navy to upgrade the CV-22 Cabin Part Task Trainer
(CPTT) with modifications including an Aircrew Flight Simulation
(AFS) that deploys a fused reality system that fuses video images
with virtual reality.
For the first time, Air National Guard aircrews will be the sole
operators of a new aircraft straight off the assembly line. The
C-27J Spartan, the latest propeller-driven airlifter, is an
"extremely rugged" aircraft, designed for austere environments,
said Air Force officials.
Six Renewals And Two Initial Designations Announced For Last
Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in
announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of
these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all
accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international
Master Instructor accrediting authority.
Hopes To Seen Improved Runway Safety And Efficiency
Miami International Airport has begun operating with Sensis
Corporation's Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X
(ASDE-X). Miami is the 20th airport to receive ASDE-X through an
FAA program that will bring the technology to 35 airports.
Aircell System STC Sought For 5 Different Business
Constant Aviation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
said Monday that they have begun the STC process to allow them to
install the Aircell High Speed Internet System on five aircraft
types: Embraer Legacy, Gulfstream IV, Citation X, Beechjet,
and Piaggio Avanti.
Testimony By AIA Before The House Committee on Transportation
and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee
The FAA should adopt the recommendations in RTCA's Task Force
Report and immediately integrate them into FAA's NextGen
Implementation Plan, said Neil Planzer, vice president of Strategy
for Air Traffic Management at the Boeing Company.
Unmanned Aircraft And Flight Team Completes 40 Flights With
Electronic Warfare Payload
AAI Corporation said Monday that its Victoria, Australia-based
strategic business, Aerosonde has participated in a series of
demonstrations by Australia’s Defense Science and Technology
Organization (DSTO) aimed at investigating the capabilities of
unmanned aircraft when integrated with electronic warfare (EW)
Qantas Says The Pilot Suffers From "Minor Health Problems"
A domestic Australian flight from Adelaide to Perth with 110
people on board declared an emergency Friday morning, after the
captain of the Qantas B737 became "incapacitated" and was unable to
land the aircraft.
Wichita has had its problems lately, with the economy, bad
publicity from Washington, and soaring unemployment in the business
aviation market. But some of the plane makers say one of their
biggest threats is 7,600 miles away in Brazil: Embraer.
Custom Option Packages Available For Inventory Airplanes
Mooney Airplane Company says it has some special deals to make
on inventory aircraft just in time for AOPA Summit. Buyers can
choose from limited-time options to create a custom package to suit
their preferences and maximize tax benefits.
At an industry gathering covering the future of high-end aviation educational reform and associated issues (at the Delta Connection Academy in Sanford, FL), ANN had the opportunity to spend some time with Congressman John Mica... an elected official with extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with aero-matters.
ANN's Jim Campbell Analyses The Mood and Reality of NBAA 2009
NBAA 2009 is now history... and with a sigh of relief, the industry notes that while certainly beaten up a bit, it remains unbowed and raring to go forth and revisit past glories... though it may take a years to get there.
ANN's Jim Campbell Analyses The Mood and Reality of NBAA
NBAA 2009 is now history... and with a sigh of relief, the
industry notes that while certainly beaten up a bit, it remains
unbowed and raring to go forth and revisit past glories... though
it may take a years to get there.
At an industry gathering covering the future of high-end
aviation educational reform (at the Delta Connection Academy in
Sanford, FL) and associated issues, ANN had the opportunity to
spend some time with Congressman John Mica... an elected official
with extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with
GAO Does Not Know How Many Pilots Over 60 Are Actively Flying
In 2007, after years of debate, the mandatory retirement age for
airline pilots in the U.S. was raised from 60 to 65, but a GAO
study of the effects of that change says there is not enough
information to say what the impact of the decision has been.
PA-28, PA-32, PA-34 and PA-44 All Could Be Included
The FAA has proposed an AD that could affect an estimated 41,928
Piper Cherokee, Cherokee 6, Seneca, and Seminole airplanes for
inspection and possible repair of a control wheel shaft which could
be incorrectly assembled.
Efforts Will Fall Under Office Of Commercial Space
The Space Shuttle's fast-approaching retirement is opening up
new opportunities for commercial space transportation, and
Embry-Riddle is making strides to support the industry's growth
under a new collaboration with the FAA's Office of Commercial Space
Civilian On A Demonstration Ride Got More Than He Bargained
It's part of the pilot's briefing. "Do NOT pull the yellow and
black handle unless you hear me say 'Eject, Eject, Eject!'" But a
civilian flying on a demonstration ride with a member of South
Africa's Silver Falcons display team apparently accidently pulled
the handle while steadying himself following an aerobatic
The day will start with a greeting from NBC weatherman Willard
Scott, and it might be appropriate for Evelyn Bryan "Mama Bird"
Johnson to get a weather briefing on her 100th birthday. On
November 4th, the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame aviatrix, who has
logged 57,635.4 flight hours, turns100 years old.
"Perfection is the standard. We will continue to demand
exacting focus, attention to detail, discipline and dedication to
the highest principles and standards for all activities surrounding
the nuclear enterprise."
Source: Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter,
commander of 8th Air Force.
A type of hydro-pneumatic (oil-air) shock absorber used on
aircraft landing gear. The shock of the landing impact is taken up
by oil flowing through a restricting hole. Smaller shocks from
taxiing are taken up by a cusion of compressed air.
The stated mission of the Office Of Commercial Space
Transportation is to to "ensure protection of the public,
property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of
the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities,
and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space