Cessna today delivered its first Model 162 Skycatcher Light
Sport Aircraft during a ceremony at Yingling Aircraft in Wichita,
Kansas Friday. Yingling is one of three U.S. re-assembly facilities
for the Skycatcher.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.18.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.18.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: 2009 GA Insights, Part II -
12.18.09 (ANN Special Report, with Brent Wouters
and Tom Poberezny)
The EC175, the latest member of the Eurocopter range, today
performed its official maiden flight in the skies above Marignane,
France. At the controls were Alain Di Bianca, Eurocopter
Experimental Test Pilot, as well as Michel Oswald and Patrick
Bremont, Flight Test Engineers.
System Used To Develop Bird Hazard Risk Assessment Process
The busiest fighter wing in Canada, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta,
will get the first permanently deployed bird radar unit in the
country. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has
entered into a contract with Accipiter Radar for the purchase and
installation of an Accipiter Avian Radar for the Cold Lake
Aircraft Will Support FAA's Flight Standards And Other
A fleet of four Beechcraft King Air C90GTi turboprops has been
delivered to the FAA, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced
Tuesday. Bill Boisture, HBC Chairman and CEO, and John Allen,
FAA Director of Flight Standards Service, participated in the
delivery ceremony today at HBC headquarters in Wichita.
University of Alabama in Huntsville Home To PoWeR Innovations
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the opening of the new
PoWeR Innovations Research facility on the campus of University of
Alabama in Huntsville on December 9th. The facility is part
of a collaborative effort designed to develop new technologies and
business strategies for both the company and the university.
World’s First Collegiate Turbofan Pilot Training Program
Obtains Embraer’s New Jet
Purdue University, in West Lafayette, IN has purchased a Phenom
100 as part of the Department of Aviation Technology’s fleet
replacement program, Embraer announced Wednesday. The jet will
allow the university’s students the ability to
graduate with an FAA jet type rating.
BBA Aviation President McElroy Tapped For Top Spot
As the Frontiers of Flight Museum completes its 20th year of
operation, Museum co-founders US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison,
Chairman of the Board, and Jan Collmer, President announced the
election of current Board Member Mr. Hugh McElroy to the
position of Chairman on Wednesday.
Tenants Call For independent Audit, Privatization Study, And
Tenants at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) have requested relief from
increasing rental rates and charges that have contributed to
unprecedented job losses at the airport and left many businesses
struggling to survive in the midst of the most severe economic
downturn in the history of private aviation.
Frost & Sullivan Thinks Growth Will Come Despite Economic
Despite the global financial crisis, revenue-generating
opportunities across the entire space value chain are expected to
increase over the medium to long terms. However, changing dynamics
will impel individual industry participants within specific
sub-sectors toward a more complex market.
Lance Neibauer Describes the Journey that Revolutionized Aircraft Design
After graduating with a BFA degree in 1971, Lance Neibauer began a career as a graphic designer; his love for aviation, however, was never far from his mind. Having grown up exposed to aircraft at an early age (his uncle, Ray Betzoldt, produced aircraft for Al Meyers), Neibauer loved flying, but most aircraft designs didn’t appeal to his aesthetic eye. As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, his aviation interest went from hobby to inspiration; Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling.
Lance Neibauer Describes the Journey that Revolutionized Aircraft
After graduating with a BFA degree in 1971, Lance Neibauer began
a career as a graphic designer; his love for aviation, however, was
never far from his mind. Having grown up exposed to aircraft
at an early age (his uncle, Ray Betzoldt, produced aircraft for Al
Meyers), Neibauer loved flying, but most aircraft designs
didn’t appeal to his aesthetic eye...
Specialized Maintenance Rule Exemption Continued Until
As a result of the ongoing delay in regulating carriage of 406
MHz emergency locator transmitters on Canadian-registered aircraft,
TCCA has issued a new exemption to extend the period of relief for
the installation of TSO C126 406 MHz ELTs in an aircraft.
$100 Million for Lockheed Martin to Continue Developing
Technology For New Presidential Helicopter
The U. S. House of Representatives passed an FY2010 defense
appropriations bill Wednesday which includes $100 million to allow
Lockheed Martin to continue developing the technology for a new
presidential helicopter fleet.
County Commission Gives Preliminary Approval, Full Vote Next
Cirrus Design has asked the St. Louis County Minnesota county
commission for forgiveness for repayment of a $27,770 tax rebate
owed the county on its Duluth manufacturing plant. Meeting as a
Committee of the Whole, the commission has given preliminary
approval to the plan.
Concerns Raised About Proposed ATP Certification Requirement
For All Part 121 Air Carrier Pilots
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has
developed a briefing paper addressing concerns with the proposal
contained in HR3371 to require an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
certificate for any pilot flying in a Part 121 Air Carrier
The FAA sent notice today that Flight Simulation Training Device
(FSTD) Sponsors are reminded that Simulation Quality Management
Systems (SQMS) required under Part 60 (60.5) must be submitted to
the NSP by May 30, 2010.