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September 06, 2009

Safe Flight Donates $50,000 To Corporate Angel Network

CAN Has Flown More Than 32,000 Cancer Patients Since 1981

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation has contributed $50,000 to support the work of Corporate Angel Network, the public charity that coordinates free flights to treatment for cancer patients using the empty seats of business aircraft.

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ORBCOMM And SpaceX Reach Deal To Launch Satellite Constellation

Upgraded Falcon Rocket To Be The Launch Vehicle For 18 Payloads

ORBCOMM and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) have reached an agreement for SpaceX to launch 18 ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites to begin as early as the fourth quarter of 2010 through 2014.

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Embraer's ECC Leasing Delivers ERJ 145 To Federal Police

Aircraft Configured With 50 Seats Will Be Used For Operational Missions

Embraer Subsidiary ECC Leasing Company Limited delivered an ERJ 145 jet this week to the Brazilian Federal Police Department, fulfilling a sales contract announced in February of this year. The 50-seat, pre-owned aircraft will serve with the Operational Aviation Coordination Department.

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Dayton-Based FBO Reports Increase In Business Following Summer Events

Avfuel Credits Location, Service For Increased Traffic and Sales

Avfuel-branded FBO Aviation Sales Inc, which has two locations in the "Birthplace of Aviation" reported excellent turnout at regional aviation events this summer.  As the official Preferred FBO for the Dayton Air Show, Aviation Sales' Dayton International (DAY) location experienced a significant influx of business.

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All's Green In Oshkosh

AirVenture 2009 'Puts Back' Nearly 6 Tons Of Recyclables

Attendees at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 gave a big boost to the planet and to area Aviation Explorer Posts this summer, as they placed nearly six tons of aluminum and plastic in recycling containers on the grounds during the weeklong event.

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Kilfrost Marks Over Six Decades Of in-Flight Ice Protection

Will Introduce Eco-Friendly De-Ice Fluid This Winter

One of the founders and innovators of the TKS system is this year celebrating over six decades since introducing the first in-flight ice protection systems to keep wings frost and ice free by exhibiting at NBAA in Orlando.

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Former Bulgarian Dictator's Plane Will Be Sent To The Bottom Of The Black Sea

Slated To Become An Artificial Reef For Fishing, Diving

It was the personal transportation for former Bulgarian Dictator Todor Zhivkov, but in a couple of weeks, it may be resting at the bottom of the Black Sea. The Sofian News Agency Novinite reports that the Zikov's TU-154 is being readied for it's new career as an artificial reef.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.06.09): LTA

LTA Lighter-than-air craft, generally referring to powered blimps and dirigibles, but often also includes free balloons.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.06.09)

Aero-Linx: Antique Airplane Association and the Airpower Museum The Antique Airplane Association, Inc. was first formed in August of 1953 by a few persons with a deep interest in old airplanes. At that time no other association existed that had a specific interest in antique and classic airplanes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.06.09)

"EAA AirVenture is known as one of the cleanest major public events anywhere, and now it's also working toward becoming one of the greenest... Every person who put an aluminum or plastic beverage container into the recycling bin and kept it out of our landfills deserves our thanks for the success of this program." Source: Dan O'Leary of Anheuser-Busch Recycling, in regards to the annual EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI.

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AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: 2009-18-17

MANUFACTURER:  Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 and AB412 EP Helicopters  

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