New commitments need to be made to the nation's airmen and
others who defend North America from threats to its air
sovereignty, the Air National Guard's senior officer told members
of Congress April 22.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit drove on Thursday for the
first time since April 8, acting on commands from engineers who are
still investigating bouts of amnesia and other unusual behavior
exhibited by Spirit in the past two weeks.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a
type-certificate for the Embraer Model EMB-500 business jet,
otherwise known as the "Phenom 100" (or in ANN-speak... 'what we
want but can not afford...').
Lycoming has yet another TC under its belt... as the FAA has
certified the IO-390-A1A6. Lycoming tells us that they
developed the certified IO-390 in response to airframe
manufacturers and aircraft owners who have requested a higher
horsepower, four-cylinder engine.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.24.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: CubCrafters President Jim Richmond -
04.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with CubCrafters'
NTSB Acting Chairman Praises Dot Secretary For Release Of Bird
Strike Data, Suggestion For Mandatory Reporting
National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Mark V.
Rosenker has praised Department of Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood for his decision to publicly release a government database
on aircraft bird strikes.
Jeppesen has intorduced a new JeppView FliteDeck terminal chart
viewer configuration that gives pilots an innovative way to quickly
and easily access and organize charts. Pilots can select a
departure, destination and two alternate airports, then specific
charts can be posted on that airport’s clipboard --pilots can
even specify the order in which the charts are displayed.
Got a load to haul? Call Air China -- they've got just the
bird for the job... Boeing, Air China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo
Aircraft Engineering Co.) are touting the 'redelivery' of the
carrier's first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter, the first of
three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline.
Embraer has been awarded two Diamond Certificates of Excellence
by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its recently
certified wholly owned executive jet service centers in Mesa,
Arizona, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Master Instructors LLC has confirmed to ANN that its
internationally acclaimed and FAA approved Master Instructor
Continuing Education Program, (the preeminent aviation educator
credentialing program in the United States), has been updated,
restructured, and is once again available to all qualified
Partners With Teledyne Continental Motors, Swift
In a partnership with Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) and
Swift Enterprises, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced
the successful test flights of its certificated Beechcraft Bonanza
G36 on unleaded aviation fuel and Swift Sustainable Fuel.
DAHER-SOCATA has intro'd the latest version of the TBM 850 to
the US market. Featured with a new standard paint scheme, the 2009
TBM 850 demonstrator brought to Florida this week
incorporates the new optional Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT),
which now is available for the aircraft's Garmin G1000
all-glass integrated flight deck.
Stresses Need for Funding of Low-Altitude Infrastructure,
Testifying before a crowded hearing, this week, on the Oversight
of Helicopter Medical Services, Association of Air Medical Services
(AAMS) President Sandy Kinkade offered an overview of the medevac
helicopter industry and discussed the need for greater funding for
airport and low-altitude infrastructure improvements, among
other initiatives aimed at making patient air transport
"Most people don't realize the life-and-death role that
emergency medical helicopters play in our healthcare system. But
the critically ill and injured are airlifted once every 90 seconds
in our nation. That's why it is important not to underestimate the
value of air medical services - because the life saved might be
yours or a loved one's."
Source: AAMS President Sandy Kinkade,
testifying before a crowded House hearing, this week, on the
Oversight of Helicopter Medical Services.
A series of Vergeltungswaffen - "vengeance weapons" - designed
and built in Nazi Germany for use against allied countries in World
War II. The only ones to be significantly deployed were the V-1 and
V-2. The latter was extraordinarily influential in the years
leading up to the Space Age. FMI: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/v_weapons.htm
Aero-Linx: Royal Netherlands
KNVvL is the Dutch name of the Royal Netherlands Aeronautical
Association (RNAA) founded in 1907. It is a non-governmental and
non-profit making national organization with the basic aim of
furthering aeronautical activities and airsports in the
Netherlands. FMI: http://www.knvvl.nl/knvvl_en