Three Modified Galaxy Transports To Be Used In Evaluation
Lockheed Martin recently delivered the second of three
modernized developmental test C-5M aircraft to the US Air Force.
Following a brief ceremony at the company's Marietta facility, Gen.
Arthur J. Lichte, Commander, Air Mobility Command, flew the C-5M to
Dover AFB, DE where Air Force flight crews and maintainers will
become familiar with the aircraft's new systems and
Numbers Are Close To Last Year's Record-Breaking Totals
Helicopter Association International tells ANN preparations for
Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, CA are well underway, and the show is
shaping up nicely... with some encouraging signs that seem to hover
in the face of the current economic gloom.
ATR has received approval from London City Airport (LCY)
officials to operate its ATR 72-500 turboprops from the downtown
airport, after the aircraft successfully completed steep-approach
trials and noise tests.
Tenants have taken their fight to remove Opa-locka Executive
Airport (OPF) from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department straight to
the top -- petitioning President Barack Obama to place the airport
under an independent authority.
A New Flight Instructors Group, With SAFE Spokesman Doug
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.10.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.10.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A New Flight Instructors Group:
02.10.09 (ANN Special Report, with Doug Stewart,
spokesman for the Interim Working Group at the newl
Flight Resource, the world's largest distributor of MT
Propellers, announced Monday that Knots2U of Burlington, WI was
recently named an authorized sales representative for the company's
composite MT Propeller STCs.
Public Encouraged To Show Some Heart This Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, flight crews and employees at Van Nuys
Airport (VNY) are launching a four-week campaign to collect
travel-size gifts from the heart for the homeless. The second
annual "Caring Counts" campaign, sponsored by Clay Lacy Aviation,
asks airport employees and community members to donate mini soaps,
shampoos, lotions and other personal hygiene items for distribution
to local poverty agencies.
The federal indictment of a fundraiser for deposed Illinois
Governor Rod Blagojevich is tainting OMP, the O'Hare Modernization
Program in Chicago, and a group opposing the project is wasting no
time in making sure everyone sees the connection.
The "Cool" Details Behind GA's Latest FIKI Program
As previously detailed, ANN had exclusive and unprecedented access to the Cirrus Aircraft team that created GA's latest FIKI certified airframe. It was a fascinating process... to look into and through ALL aspects of the design, manufacture, testing and certification of the 'Known Ice" version of the SR-22. We learned a lot and came away impressed, educated, and enthused by the prospects of these capabilities for all such airframes that make the grade of earning FIKI certification... a process that the FAA does not undertake lightly.
US Attorney Says Proceedings Could Threaten National
An unusual federal lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan by five
terrorism suspects who want compensation for the company's role in
their alleged torture was dismissed during the Bush administration,
but was appealed in a hearing Monday before a three-judge panel of
the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Society Of Aviation & Flight Educators To Be "What We Had
Hoped NAFI Could Have Become"
Moving forward from
this weekend's announcement of plans to launch
a new group for flight instructors dissatisfied with recent
developments at National Association of Flight Instructors, on
Monday Take Back Our NAFI (TBO-NAFI) formally announced the
formation of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators.
Regional Airline Academy Shut Down DED Operation Friday
When it comes to retaining flight schools on site, DeLand
Municipal Airport (DED) in central Florida can't seem to catch a
break. The full-service GA field, located northwest of Orlando, has
seen five schools close their doors in the last five years... and
the latest closure spells trouble for the airport's fixed-base
The "Cool" Details Behind GA's Latest FIKI Program
As previously detailed, ANN had exclusive and unprecedented
access to the Cirrus Aircraft team that created GA's latest FIKI
certified airframe. It was a fascinating process... to look into
and through ALL aspects of the design, manufacture, testing and
certification of the 'Known Ice" version of the SR-22.
Two of commercial aviation's biggest names had sobering comments
about Boeing Commercial Aircraft last week, marring what should
have been the cheerful occasion of the delivery of a new Boeing 777
to V Australia.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced Monday it recently
completed the first flight of its S-76D helicopter, the latest
version of the S-76 line. Company test pilots maneuvered the
prototype aircraft through taxi, hover, hover turns, and forward
flight to 40 knots in a test flight that lasted approximately 30
A group of 22 US airlines have been in a fight with the
Transportation Ssecurity Administration, arguing that about a
quarter of the security fees they've paid since 9/11 to conduct
airport screenings were unjustified.
Example Of "How Unified Collaboration Can Expedite The
Swift efforts by state leadership and the aerospace industry
resulted in the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation
acknowledgment of the State of Florida as a nation's leader in
developing robust legislative and space transportation incentives
that foster commercial space industry growth.
Equivalent airspeed (EAS) is the airspeed at sea level which
represents the same dynamic pressure as that flying at the true
airspeed (TAS) at altitude. It is useful for predicting aircraft
handling, aerodynamic loads, stalling etc.
"We are forming this society on the tenets of
professionalism, fairness, transparency and accountability. Our
goal is to help our industry create safer, more knowledgeable and
more confident pilots by providing instructors with resources,
products and services in concert with industry partners and the
Source: Doug Stewart, spokesman for the
newly-formed Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, an off-shoot
of Take Back Our NAFI.