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February 26, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Jim Campbell at HAI in Dallas 02.27.06

This could very well be described as the week that helicopters ruled the universe... or at least, the universe as it revolves around the HAI Convention in Dallas. ANN's Jim Campbell is there.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.27.06

Big doings in Dallas... as the helicopter world focuses on HAI...

A Florida airport joins the growing movement to ban non-stage-three jets because of noise...

and Venezuela gives US

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.27.06

Big doings in Dallas... as the helicopter world focuses on HAI...

A Florida airport joins the growing movement to ban non-stage-three jets because of noise...

and Venezuela gives US

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Heli-Expo 2006: Bell '05 Sales Figures Show Across-the-Board Increases

2005 was a great year for Bell Helicopter. Numbers were up for both commercial and military sales orders and deliveries and backlog has increased significantly.

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Heli-Expo 2006 Program Update: BA609 Civil Tiltrotor

Bell/Agusta Aerospace provided ANN with a program update on its BA609, not only the world's first civil tiltrotor aircraft, but is reportedly the fastest civilian VTOL on the planet.

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The Latest From SpaceX: New Launch Window March 20-25

Static Test-Firing Possible March 17

SpaceX founder Elon Musk tells Aero-News the company has set a tentative launch window for the maiden flight of its Falcon 1 rocket.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Robinson Delivers R22 & R44 to SKY Helicopters

SKY Helicopters of Dallas will take delivery of the new R22 Beta II and R44 Raven II on display at the Robinson Helicopter Company booth. Both aircraft were flown in from the Robinson factory in Southern California for Heli-Expo’06.

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GEnx Engines Selected By Royal Air Maroc

Will Power Five Dreamliners

Royal Air Maroc announced Friday it has finalized its selection of the GEnx engines to power its five Boeing 787 aircraft, in a deal valued at more than $100 million.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Flightsafety Introduces New Graphical Flight Simulator LNV

FlightSafety International is demonstrating its new Graphical Flight Simulator-LNV at Heli-Expo 2006.

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LG International Purchases S-76C++ Helicopter

Deal Announced At Asian Aerospace 2006

Sikorsky Aircraft announced last week LG International will purchase one S-76C++ helicopter, to be used for VIP transport. The two companies held a signing ceremony Friday at the Asian Aerospace 2006 trade show.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.26.06): 'Dark Adaptation'

Aero-Tips!

Our eyes were built to see in daylight. Dark nights present illusions and considerations for pilots. For safest flying we need to let our eyes adapt to the dark.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.26.06)

Aero-Linx!

Most airshow attendees are accustomed to seeing Teresa Stokes on the wing of her partner, Gene Soucy’s, “Showcat”. What many folks don’t know about Stokes is her talent as an artist.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.26.06): Barnstormer

Barnstormer In the early years of aviation pilots gave people rides in an aircraft and performed aerobatics for a fee. Those were the days.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.26.06)

"Obviously, long term operations on Kwaj will require that we install a state-of-the-art, high reliability LOX plant on island. In the meantime, we will get through first launch with LOX shipments from Hawaii and whatever output we can generate from the sad, old clunker of a LOX plant that we currently own."

Source: SpaceX founder Elon Musk, speaking in his typically candid style regarding his company's ongoing efforts to launch its Falcon 1 rocket on its maiden flight. SpaceX has set a launch window of March 20-25 for its fourth attempt to launch Falcon 1.

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