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July 12, 2009


Shuttle "Got Lit Up"

The launch of space shuttle Endeavour was postponed until Sunday evening so engineers could evaluate the spacecraft's myriad systems following 11 lightning strikes in the Launch Complex 39A area.

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One Out Of Five Large Law Enforcement Agencies Operated An Aviation Unit In 2007

Its The First National Study Of Police Use Of Aircraft

In 2007, 201 law enforcement aviation units operated nearly 900 aircraft in 46 states and the District of Columbia, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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Flight Design Delivers 300th Aircraft

LSA Manufacturer First To Reach 300 In U.S. Fleet

Normally, it's just delivering another airplane. But when Fight Design distributor, Flight Design Mid-Atlantic, delivered a new CTLS (N74KG) to Kenneth D. Griffin of Southampton, New Jersey on Wednesday, it marked the 300th delivery of the German-built LSA's to a customer. The company announced the milestone while displaying at the EAA Arlington fly in Washington.

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American Eurocopter Celebrates A Milestone Anniversary

Founded in 1969, They Mark 40 In The U.S.

When most of us turn 40, our friends bring black balloons and poorly written greeting cards about how we're over the hill. But American Eurocopter held its own birthday party Friday, marking 40 years in the United States with a special anniversary event at company headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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DOT Approves Star Alliance Plan To Add Continental, Establish Joint Venture

LaHood Says Move Will "Preserve Jobs, Enhance Competition"

The U.S. DOT has given final approval for antitrust immunity to Continental Airlines to join the Star Alliance, and approved a new joint venture among four of the alliance's members.  Antitrust immunity allows airlines to coordinate their services and act as a single carrier for international air services covered by the immunity. 

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Lockheed Martin Will Continue F-16 Pilot Training

Renewed Contract Covers The U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard 

Lockheed Martin will continue with the Weapons System Support Contract (WSSC) by the U.S. Air Force's Air Education Training Command (AETC) and the Weapons Systems Simulator Training & Support Contract by the Air National Guard Bureau to provide pilot training for the F-16. The contracts are worth $13 million and $20 million, respectively.

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Dassault Delivers its 2000th Falcon to KoƧ Holding

Major Milestone For The French Jet Maker

Dassault Falcon has celebrated a major milestone in the history of the Falcon aircraft family with the delivery of its 2000th Falcon at the Bordeaux-Mérignac facility. Since the first delivery of the Falcon Mystère 20 in 1965, the Falcon fleet has logged more than 14 million flight hours and 17 different versions of the Falcon aircraft have been designed, produced and delivered in 67 countries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.12.09): General Aviation

General Aviation That portion of aviation other than military or commercial scheduled operations. Commercial unscheduled operations, corporate flight operations, and private aviation are the most conspicuous members of this group.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.12.09)

Aero-Linx: NOAA's Aviation Weather Center -- METARS NOAA's METAR Page -- To check the latest METAR texts: Enter 4-letter ICAO station identifier. If more than one, be sure to insert one or more spaces between stations.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.12.09)

“We take pride in our U.S. heritage and the role our operations have played in our growth and leadership in the rotorcraft industry... It has been a great 40 years — and the best is yet to come.” Source: Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their pr4esence in the US market.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-14-04

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-14-04

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