Stardust-NExT Will Capture Dozens Of Images Of Comet Tempel
NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft is nearing a celestial date with
comet Tempel 1 at approximately 2337 EST, on Feb. 14. The mission
will allow scientists for the first time to look for changes on a
comet's surface that occurred following an orbit around the
The Project Is Part Of The Brazilian Air Forces' Objective To
Establish Independent UAS Capabilities
Elbit Systems' Brazilian subsidiary, Aeroeletronica, has been
awarded a contract to supply Hermes 450 Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS) to the Brazilian Air Force. The contract is not in an amount
that is material to Elbit Systems.
A new Global Positioning System Collaboration Center opening in
February 2011 in El Segundo, CA, will allow U.S. Air Force Space
and Missile Systems personnel to interact with the GPS Operational
Control Segment (GPS OCX) system in an operations-like
The Maritime Helicopter Support Company, a joint venture of
Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has received
a $1.4 billion firm fixed price contract from the U.S. Navy to
continue providing performance-based logistics support for more
than 490 in-service H-60 Seahawk helicopters.
Launcher Number 200 Delivered To French Guiana Spaceport
The 200th Ariane launcher has been delivered to Arianespace at
the Spaceport in French Guiana, where it will receive the Automated
Transfer Vehicle (ATV) payload for a February 15 liftoff on a
servicing mission to the International Space Station.
2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on
the LSA Market
ANN Note: As we cover the 2011 US Sport
Aviation Expo, ANN has to admit that we have great concerns about
the direction and viability of the LSA market. While events like
the US SAE have done a spectacular job (no kidding... we are truly
impressed) of helping to provide a focal point for all things LSA,
the poor direction provided to LSA by the FAA and a number of the
alphabet associations leaves us wondering whether or not the the
tremendous potential offered by the LSA market will ever get the
chance to become a reality.
Affected Carriers Have Two Years To Establish Procedures
The FAA has finalized a rule that requires non-scheduled charter
airlines and air taxis to train pilots and flight attendants in
Crew Resource Management (CRM), a well-established concept that
helps reduce human error in commercial aviation.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.21.11 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.21.11 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: The Future of Simulation -
01.21.11 (ANN Special Report, with Fred Lewis,
President of the National Training and Simulation Association)
Upgraded Airport And Facility Directory Has Over 20,000
iFlightPlanner, LLC unveiled its highly anticipated upgrade to
iFlightPlanner.com this week with the introduction of route
rubberbanding and the ability for users to create, save, and use
custom waypoints in their flight planning.
NMB Ruling Would Trigger Union Election For 24,000 United And
Continental Flight Attendants
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) yesterday asked
the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that the
United/Continental merger has created a single transportation
system, triggering a representation election for the combined
Flight Attendant workforce.
Projects Strong Turboprop Sales In The Regional Market Going
European regional turboprop manufacturer ATR released data
Wednesday that shows orders booked for 80 new aircraft in 2010,
plus options for 33. ATR also says it generated a turnover of $1.35
billion – almost three times the turnover achieved in
"I know the value of making Crew Resource Management
part of the safety culture from my days as an airline pilot. A crew
that works as a team is a better crew, regardless of the size of
the plane or the size of the airline."
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.