ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.03.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Bob Poole, Meddlers in NextGen ATC -
07.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Poole)
Attendance Numbers On Pace For A 20 Percent Boost Over
In spite of ... or some say maybe because of ... the recession,
hundreds of thousands of people are finding out what we already
know. Air Shows are just a whole lot of fun. Two months into the
heart of the 2009 air show season, the industry continues to
witness a trend first noticed last summer when air shows
collectively saw a 10-15 percent increase in spectator attendance
compared with 2007.
A giant, unmanned airship capable of hovering at about 70,000
feet promises to give future warfighters an unprecedented eye on
the battlefield. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's
Integrated Sensor is Structure program, ISIS for short, will
provide a detailed, real-time picture of all movement on or above
Refurbished, Modernized With New Systems And Avionics
Alenia Aeronautica held a ceremony at its Capodichino (Naples)
location for the roll-out of the first G.222 aircraft ordered by
the U.S. Air Force to be restored to airworthiness and modernized
with new systems and avionics.
Lower Court Found Delta's Primary Witness "Non-Credible"
Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced Thursday that the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed the preliminary
injunction against Delta Air Lines which prevented Delta from
terminating Freedom Airlines' Delta Connection Agreement covering
certain ERA-145 aircraft.
Includes Pre-Flight, Landing, And Emergency Procedures
Qref Media announced recently that it is expanding its lineup of
the avionics quick reference with aircraft procedure checklists. 23
new aircraft models are now available, with new models being added
The International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) has
announced its 21st Annual Conference to held in Brussels on
October 14-16. The conference is titled "Rendez-Vous in the EU: A
New Era of Cooperation", and will focus on aviation in Europe.
Digital Noise Reduction Helps In Noisy Environment
After the introduction of a variety of aviation headsets
for fixed wing aircraft, German manufacturer beyerdynamic has
rolled out models it says are designed for the rotary wing crowd
... the HS 600 DANR Rotor with Digital Adaptive Noise Reduction and
HS 200 Rotor with passive noise attenuation.
Mark Our Words... The Private Spaceflight Revolution Will Be Won by Companies Like XCOR
I have a number of heroes in the aviation and aerospace business... some of whom I've written about quite a bit and a few that I need to write much more about. Near the top of the list of XCOR Aerospace's Jeff Greason and the oh-so-talented team that supports this uncommon man with a dream AND the chutzpah to make it happen.
Mark Our Words... The Private Spaceflight Revolution Will Be Won by
Companies Like XCOR
I have a number of heroes in the aviation and aerospace
business... some of whom I've written about quite a bit and a few
that I need to write much more about. Near the top of the list are
XCOR Aerospace's Jeff Greason and the oh-so-talented team that
supports this uncommon man with a dream AND the chutzpah to make it
The French agency investigating the Air France 447, which
crashed in the Atlantic Ocean June 1st, says the aircraft impacted
the water intact, belly first, at a very high rate of speed, the
World Associated Press reported Thursday.
Gulfstream Aerospace, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of
General Dynamics, recently received certification from the FAA to
use the second-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS
II) on the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150.
The FAA has issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
(SAIB) for owners and operators of True Flight Aerospace LLC
(Grumman American) Model AA-5 airplanes (Traveler, Cheetah, Tiger),
of an issue concerning the horizontal stabilizer forward spar
attachment and surrounding structure in the aft fuselage area.
In a move that could result in a second assembly line for the
troubled 787 Dreamliner, Boeing is planning to buy a Vought
Aircraft Factory in South Carolina where portions of the 787
fuselage are fabricated. Sources close to the negotiations say the
move is designed to give Boeing more control over its supply
Most UAL Traffic Was Disrupted For Much Of The Morning
A glitch in United Airlines check-in computers at Chicago's
O'Hare International Airport made it so that most of United's
planes could not leave the airport for much of Thursday morning.
Rather than "On Time" or "Delayed", the departure boards mostly
read "Computer Failure".
"The investigation is a big puzzle. Today we only have a
few pieces of the puzzle which prevents us from even distinguishing
the photo of the puzzle."
Source: Alain Bouillard, lead investigator
in the probe of AF447.
Given Thursday's news about great attendence at air shows we
thought you'd like to have an idea about some of the events this
summer, and the organizations that put them on. The International
Council On Air Shows has all that information, as well as stuff for
performers and other "insider" information.
Aircraft control systems in which pilots' control
inputs are transmitted to control surfaces electronically or via
fibre optics rather than by mechanical linkage.