Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed National Airways Corp. (NAC)
as the company's Authorized Distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa,
effective immediately. NAC, through its wholly owned subsidiary 43
Air School, is the largest Piper fleet operator in Africa.
Goal Is Most Efficient Use Of Resources For Ongoing
Headquarters Air Force Director of Operations personnel plan to
work closely with those in the Air Force Agency for Modeling and
Simulation and the MAJCOMs to define the right balance of live
flight hours and Distributed Mission Operations-Live, Virtual and
Constructive, or DMO-LVC, to train warfighters.
Hopes To Better Integrate Offerings From Pistons And Citations
Cessna said Thursday that it has restructured its aircraft sales
team to better represent the full spectrum of transportation
products including new propeller, new and previously owned Citation
turbine aircraft and on-demand transportation options from
New Sikorsdy Helo Progressing Towards FAA Certification
Sikorsky Aircraft's newest commercial rotorcraft, the S-76D
helicopter, continues to progress steadily toward FAA certification
this year, having performed more than 225 test flights and meeting
performance, reliability and pilot workload expectations.
FAA Marks Completion Of Terminal Improvements At The
The FAA celebrated the completion of terminal improvements at
North Carolina’s Asheville Regional Airport on Thursday. The
project was paid for with $7.8 million in American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act funds.
It's kind of the ultimate in paint and body work. Boeing has
selected Leading Edge Aviation Services to paint 787 Dreamliners
assembled at Boeing's new North Charleston, S.C., final assembly
and delivery facility.
Contract For Purchase Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul Of GP7200
Etihad Airways and the Engine Alliance have signed agreements
for the purchase of the GP7200 engines to power its fleet of 10
Airbus A380 aircraft and for a long-term Fleet Management Agreement
for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines.
Options Range From Minor Enhancement To Major Airframe And
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America,
said at Heli-Expo last week that it has launched a
unique UH-1H helicopter upgrade program which they say is ready for
delivery to operators around the globe.
Premier Turbines Creates Center Of Excellence, H+S Aviation
Receives EASA Certification Of PT6T Test Cell
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) subsidiary Premier
Turbines has established a Rolls-Royce Center of Excellence for its
M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) in
Neosho, Missouri, while H+S Aviation, has been awarded EASA
certification for its PT6T test cell.
2010's Amazing Team America Event Is Due To Give Way To 2011's Rendition This May 14, 2011
It was one of Aero-TV's favorite shoots from 2010... The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is an aerospace design and engineering event for teams of US secondary school students (7th through 12th grades) run by the NAR and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Teams can be sponsored by schools or by non-profit youth organizations such as Scouts, 4-H, or Civil Air Patrol (but not the NAR or other rocketry organizations). The goal of TARC is to motivate students to pursue aerospace as an exciting career field, and it is co-sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, 4-H, the Department of Defense, and NASA. The event involves designing and building a model rocket (2
Complex Legal Documents Seem To Suggest More Questions Than
ANN is poring through over an inch thick stack of documents sent
to shareholders of the Cirrus Aircraft program in the last few
days. The deal, claiming a purchase price of "$210,000,000" sounds
impressive until wading through over 100 pages of associated
documentation to note that the $210M figure is 'minus the estimated
2010's Amazing Team America Event Is Due To Give Way To 2011's
Rendition This May 14, 2011
It was one of Aero-TV's favorite shoots from 2010... The Team
America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is an aerospace design and
engineering event for teams of US secondary school students (7th
through 12th grades) run by the NAR and the Aerospace Industries
Association (AIA). Teams can be sponsored by schools or by
non-profit youth organizations such as Scouts, 4-H, or Civil Air
Patrol (but not the NAR or other rocketry organizations).
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.14.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.14.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Airframe Icing and Back
Doors - 03.14.11 (ANN Special Report,
with CFI Bob Miller)
Group Says GPS Is A 'National Utility' That Needs To Be
Representatives from a wide variety of industries and companies
announced Thursday that they have joined together to form the
"Coalition to Save Our GPS" to resolve what they say is a serious
threat to the Global Positioning System (GPS) – a national
utility upon which millions of Americans rely every day.
Owners, Builders, Pilots Get Together To Discuss All Things
LOBO has joined forces with Lancair International Inc. to plan
and organize the First Annual LOBO/Lancair Fly-in this fall,
scheduled for October 7-9, 2011 at the Taney County Airport (KPLK)
near Branson, Missouri.
Young People To Fly In EAA Sweepstakes Grand Prize Cessna
Skycatcher With 'Miracle On The Hudson' Co-Pilot
Jeff Skiles, one of the cockpit crew who safety landed a
disabled US Airways airliner on the Hudson River in January 2009,
will be using his flying skills to inspire young people toward
aviation this month during a flight tour involving the EAA Young
Eagles program and EAA's nationwide chapter network.
Five Large-Cabin Aircraft To Enter Service With Deer Jet In
In ceremonies at the Asian Business Aviation air show in Hong
Kong this week, Gulfstream signed a sales agreement with Hainan
Airlines Group for one large-cabin, long-range G450 business jet
and four large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550 business jets.
ASOS (Automated Surface
Automated Surface Observing System. This system is a collection of
automated weather instruments that collect data. It performs
surface based observations from places that do not have a human
observer, or that do not have an observer 24 hours a
Aero-Linx: National Skydiving
The purpose of the National Skydiving Museum is to recognize and
promote the sport of skydiving through public education and
awareness; recognize the contribution to skydiving by its
participants, suppliers and supporters; capture forever the history
of the sport via its events, equipment, and personalities; and
enhance aviation safety as it pertains to skydiving.
"The result is a picture which strongly suggests that
Cirrus had been managed into a corner for which a financial suitor
(and just about any suitor we would expect), should have been able
to suggest very favorable terms in order to get the company off the
Arcapita balance sheets. The question is... was the Cirrus deal
with CAIGA a "Fire Sale?" And yet, we have heard that some
potential investors were ignored by Arcapita, in favor of the China
deal.... if so, why?"
Source: Part of the most recent update
published by ANN, currently looking into the many questions that
still surround a proposed sale of Cirrus Aircraft to a Chinese