ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.12.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Cirrus SRS Update:
03.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Design Chairman
and CEO Alan Klapmeier, and Vice President of Sales John
Was it a bird... or perhaps a Florida-sized mosquito? NASA
engineers are fretting over a mysterious, well, something that may
have impacted the nose of the shuttle Endeavour during its launch
If you've ever been alerted by the urgent warnings from your
cockpit-mounted collision avoidance system, calling your attention
to nearby traffic you hadn't seen... you have George B. Litchford
Sr. to thank. The prolific inventor, who worked on aircraft
navigation and surveillance systems for some 60 years, passed away
February 28 at the age of 89.
Hires Outside Expert To Review Maintenance Procedures
The fallout continues to mount from the reported failure on the
part of Southwest Airlines to inspect some of its oldest 737s for
structural fatigue issues. On Wednesday, the Dallas-based low cost
carrier grounded as many as 42 of its aircraft, due to concerns
about such problems.
Foundation of NAV Canada's Nationwide Deployment Of ADS-B
Sensis Corporation announced Wednesday that NAV CANADA has
expanded its contract for Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance -
Broadcast (ADS-B) ground-based transceivers to include deployment
along the Labrador and Baffin Island coasts of Canada for enhanced
surveillance of trans-Atlantic air traffic.
Aircraft lease and financing company CIT Group Inc. announced
this week CIT Aerospace, a unit of CIT, has signed contracts with
Airbus for 20 new aircraft (15 A320 family aircraft and five A330
aircraft) worth approximately $1.9 billion at list prices.
Provides Voice Communications And Data Link Operations
Wilmington, OH-based cargo airline ABX Air was recently granted
an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Wingspeed
Corporation’s XLLink Flight Information Architecture (XFIA).
In late 2007, ABX Air selected Wingspeed’s XFIA system and
XLLink network services to provide voice and data communications on
13 of their 767-200 SF charter aircraft.
One of the most amazing air displays ANN and Aero-TV has ever seen was (pretty much) run on batteries... no kidding. The growing popularity of small, electric Radio-Controlled aircraft (of ALL kinds and configurations) has given rise to an amazing event, held each Winter in Champaign, IL.rved.
One of the most amazing air displays ANN and Aero-TV has ever
seen was (pretty much) run on batteries... no kidding. The growing
popularity of small, electric Radio-Controlled aircraft (of ALL
kinds and configurations) has given rise to an amazing event, held
each Winter in Champaign, IL.
It's hard to believe it's been 27 years since the Air Force put
the F-117 into service. The first attack aircraft to employ stealth
technology has spent those years patrolling hostile skies from
Serbia to Iraq... but the F-117 fleet will soon be making what will
likely be its last flights.
October 2007 Downing Near White Pass, WA Claimed 10
The attorney representing the families of nine
skydivers killed when their Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crashed near
White Pass, WA in October 2007 says the plane performs poorly in
icing conditions... and moreover, that both Cessna and Goodrich,
maker of the deicing system, know it.
To Be Used Towards New Technical Campus In Wichita
Aero-News learned this week aviation and communications
electronics manufacturer Rockwell Collins is donating $150,000 to
the National Center for Aviation Training at Colonel James Jabara
Airport in Wichita. The donation will help provide equipment for
the new technical education campus, managed by Wichita Area
16-Day Mission Will Install Kibo Module, And A BIG Robot
Following their spectacular ride into orbit in the wee
hours of Tuesday morning, the STS-123 crew onboard the space
shuttle Endeavour got down to business, in preparation of their
scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station late
Ongoing delays with helicopters meant to replace older Kiowa
Warriors in the US Army fleet have spurred officials with the
service, and Boeing, to ask Congress for more money to buy
modernized Apache Longbow helicopters.
Radio-controlled model aircraft enthusiasts in
Central Florida will be allowed to continue leasing property on
which to enjoy their hobby, but will have to accept some new terms
to accommodate neighbors.
Joins Eight Other Part Numbers Recently Authorized
Concorde Battery Corporation aircraft battery part number RG-131
recently earned Technical Standard Order C173 (TSO-C173)
authorization, making Concorde the sole aircraft battery company
with parts TSO-C173 authorized by the FAA.
Representatives with BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul
company Dallas Airmotive told ANN Tuesday of the recent hiring of
Andrew Koehler as the company's APU Regional Engine Manager for the
Central US. The addition of Koehler brings to three the number of
Dallas Airmotive sales representatives dedicated to APU sales in
Regardless of your age, or your interest in World War II, a visit
to Pearl Harbor Hawaii is an extremely emotional experience. There
are many war memorials across America, but there's something truly
The effect on a spinning cylinder or sphere moving through a fluid,
in which force acts perpendicular to the direction of motion and to
the direction of spin. This is used to advantage in baseball, in
which the trajectory of a pitched ball is a distinct curve.
"We are impressed with the region’s passion for
and commitment to technical training. We are proud to be a partner
in this effort and are pleased to support it financially and with
our employees’ expertise and involvement."
Source: Kent Statler, executive vice president
of Rockwell Collins Services. The aviation and communications
electronics manufacturer is donating $150,000 to the National
Center for Aviation Training at Colonel James Jabara Airport in
Wichita. The donation will help provide equipment for the new
technical education campus, managed by Wichita Area Technical