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February 28, 2010

First Flight: G650 Number Two

Two G650 Test Articles Airborne Simultaneously

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that a second ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 has completed its first flight. 

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Smithsonian Celebrates Women In Aviation And Space

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Will Host Events On March 13

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) will host a free "Heritage Family Day" themed around "Women in Aviation and Space" on Saturday March 13, from 10am to 3pm. 

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National Space Club Announces 53rd Annual Goddard Memorial Dinner Awards

Awarded For Accomplishments In Spaceflight, Related Fields

The National Space Club announced what it says are the aerospace industry's premier awards Tuesday Awardees will be recognized by their colleagues from across government, industry and academia at the prestigious 53rd annual Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.

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Illinois Wing CAP Receives FAA Safety Award

Conducted A "Major Project" Which "Far Exceeded" Expectations

The Illinois Wing Civil Air Patrol recently received the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) honor, the FAASTeam Aviation Safety Award.

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Republic Airways Orders Up To 80 Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Indianapolis Holding Company Operates 6 Regional Airlines

Republic Airways Holdings announced Thursday it has signed a purchase agreement for 40 CS300 jets, part of the next-generation CSeries aircraft being developed by Bombardier.

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Arrives In Yakutsk For Cold Soak Trials

Tests Examine The Aircraft's Ability To Resist Temperature Shock

The third Sukhoi Superjet 100 flight prototype SN95004 landed at Yakutsk airport at 1424 local time Friday. The aircraft was flown there to undergo cold soak trials.

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New Combat Helicopter Proposed For Australian Navy

Two Aircraft In The Running For Cost-Capped Contract

The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner (pictured, below), said Thursday that the Government has given first pass approval for a major project to provide the Australian Defence Force with a new naval combat helicopter.

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Israeli Air Force's Awards PFI 'Snunit' Trainer Aircraft Operation Program

Elbit Systems Gets $20 Million Follow-On Contract

Elbit Systems has been awarded a follow-on contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the continuation of the GROB G-120-AI ("Snunit") trainer aircraft operation program, in service at the Air Force Flight Academy in Hatzerim.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.28.10)

"The 'Heritage Family Day' series helps fulfill an important part of the National Air and Space Museum's mission: to educate and inspire visitors.  Many astronauts, pilots and engineers who participate in museum programs have told us that they were inspired by the artifacts and exhibitions they saw here when they were children."  Source: Gen. J.R. "Jack" Dailey, director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.28.10): Air Defense Emergency

Air Defense Emergency A military emergency condition declared by a designated authority.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.28.10)

All the World's Rotorcraft Started in 1997 by an aviation enthusiast in Estonia, the site claims to be "the biggest helicopter collection in the world, more than 700 helicopters and autogyros."

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AD: SICLI Portable Fire Extinguishers

AD 2010-04-16

Manufacturer: Type H1-10 AIR Halon 1211 (BCF) portable fire extinguishers manufactured by SICLI, having part number P/N) 1708337B4

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