Diamond Aircraft tells ANN that they have JUST received
Transport Canada certification for their fire-breathing Lycoming
IO360 powered DA42 L360. The just-issued STC permits production of
new aircraft as well as factory retrofit of previously delivered
TAE powered DA42-TDI Twin Stars.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
07.17.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
07.17.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily
ANN Special Feature: Larry Wood, Evergreen Aviation &
Space Museum - 07.17.09 (ANN Special
Report, with Evergreen's Larry Wood)
Dual-Polarization Weather Radar Is A Prototype Test Bed
In our never-ending search for the answer to the question
"What's the weather?", Baron Services, in partnership with L-3
Enterprise IT Solutions (EITS), says the EITS/Baron Services team
has installed the first of the National Weather Services' 171
NEXRAD upgrades in Norman, OK.
A Pentagon spokesman said cracks were discovered by Navy
maintenance crews in two F/A-18 Hornet jet aircraft last week,
prompting the Navy to order a quick inspections of 622 Hornets,
nearly its entire fleet, on Friday.
President Obama is not the only one in Washington opposed to two
military aviation projects in the Senate Defense Authorization bill
currently under consideration in DC ... but he likely has the most
clout. That being said, Citizens Against Government Waste has
released its preliminary analysis of the Senate version of the
fiscal year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.
His lawyer said he was a packrat, but not a spy. Still judge has
convicted a 73-year-old Chinese-born engineer who worked for both
Boeing and Rockwell of stealing secrets critical to the U.S. Space
Program. He was found guilty on six counts of economic
Seven Sections Cover Excellence In Aviation Maintenance
The Aviation Maintenance Technicians Model Code of Conduct was
released Thursday by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board.
The Code of Conduct is designed to advance professionalism among
aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs), and has benefited from
extensive input and review by the aviation maintenance
Wondering where your helicopter might be? Guardian Mobility says
that its Guardian 3i and Guardian 3x tracking devices have been
granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by Transport
Canada for installation in Eurocopter AS350 and 355 model
requires you to measure the roll and the yaw bridle cable tension
(adjusting as necessary) and to torque the clamp screws. This AD
results from two reported incidences of slack bridle cables with
the swaged balls unseating from their drum recesses.
SUMMARY: This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an
aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an
unsafe condition on an aviation product.
Third Largest Fly-In In Nation LEADS Them All In Terms Of Hospitality
There is a reason that ANN dubbed the annual Arlington Fly-In the Friendly Fly-In -- no other event produces as positive a vibe as Arlington and does it with such consummate professionalism... and yeah, its chock full of aviation goodness, to boot.
Third Largest Fly-In In Nation LEADS Them All In Terms Of
There is a reason that ANN dubbed the annual Arlington Fly-In
the Friendly Fly-In -- no other event produces as positive a vibe
as Arlington and does it with such consummate professionalism...
and yeah, its chock full of aviation goodness, to boot.
Companies Say They Will Deliver High Value In Pre-Owned Cirrus
A previously-owned airplane is the only way to get into flying
for many potential owners, but those same new owners may want the
latest glass panel avionics as well. Avidyne Corporation says they
are now partnering with Leading Edge Aviation Services of Tampa,
Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc. of Indianapolis, and Lone
Mountain Aviation of North Las Vegas, to deliver late-model Cirrus
SR22 aircraft retrofitted with Avidyne's new Entegra Release 9
Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system.
Aircraft Section That Failed May Not Have Been Covered By 2004
The NTSB Investigation of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300
which experienced a cabin depressurization earlier this week may
hinge on an old maintenance violation the airline thought it had
covered with a design improvement.
Program Would Restrict Thousands Of Businesses With No Security
If TSA overlays the security regime for large airlines onto
small aircraft, thousands of small and mid-size businesses would be
stifled, with no tangible security benefit. That was the message
delivered Wednesday to congressional lawmakers by Martha King,
co-owner of King Schools, Inc., on behalf of her business and 8,000
other Member Companies with the NBAA.
Google Lunar X PRIZE Contender Teams With Top Industry
Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Limited says that
top industry leaders Near Earth LLC, WPP Group, Aon and Milbank
have joined its corporate team. Odyssey Moon intends to become the
first private company to supply payload delivery services to the
Moon in support of science, exploration and commerce.
NASA says a larger-than-normal amount of ice or foam may have
come off Endeavour's external fuel tank during Wednesday's launch,
and the crew will spend at least a part of the day Thursday
inspecting the spacecraft's heat shield system for damage.
Manufacturer Claims Lower Stall Speed, Shorter Takeoffs And
Vortex generator kits have received FAA STC approval at Micro
AeroDynamics and are ready for shipment and installation on the
Aviat Husky models A-1, A-1A, and A-1B, as well as the newer
A-1C-180 and A-1C-200.
"In short, this proposal does not recognize the
significant differences between commercial airline operations and
non-commercial operations, which do not carry members of the
general public. General aviation operators know personally
everyone on our aircraft."
Source: NBAA Member Martha King, co-owner
of King Schools, testifying before a U.S. House security panel.
Approach control radar used to detect and display an aircraft's
position in the terminal area. ASR provides range and azimuth
information but does not provide elevation data. Coverage of the
ASR can extend up to 60 miles.
Apollo 11 Conversations Earth
You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the
first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do
Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out.