ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.29.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.29.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
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09.29.09 (ANN Special Report, with Atty Adam
US Airways announced today that Capt. Chesley "Sully"
Sullenberger, who piloted Flight 1549 during its emergency water
landing on the Hudson River in January, is returning to work in a
new role as a management pilot.
Airbus managing director Fabrice Bregier said the aircraft
manufacturer could be facing production cuts if airlines continue
to falter. Bregier made the statement at a business conference in
Toulouse, France Friday.
Has Proven Expertise In All Facets Of RNP Design And
Jeppesen has been granted a certification by the FAA to design,
flight validate and maintain public Required Navigation Performance
(RNP) Special Aircrew and Aircraft Authorization Required (SAAAR)
procedures in the United States.
New Engines And Glass Cockpits Included In The
RAF Chinook helicopters operating in Afghanistan will receive a
GBP408m upgrade to deliver more powerful engines and more advanced,
digitized cockpits, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support,
Quentin Davies, announced late last week.
Upgrades Will Feature New Avionics And Glass Cockpits
Russian Helicopters, JSC, the managing body of the consolidated
Russian helicopter industry holding, is planning to start taking
orders for the extensively modernized Mi-8M helicopter next year.
First deliveries of Mi-8M are scheduled for 2013.
Mid Continent And John Wayne Airports Receive Grants For
Advanced Screening Devices
TSA last week announced an award of nearly $6.9 million to
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) and approximately $8.8 million
for John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California, for the
construction of inline baggage screening systems designed to
enhance TSA's efforts to strengthen security at airports.
Company Claims A Significant Performance Boost For The
A new Cessna 206 Top Prop 3-blade propeller kit is now available
from Hartzell Propeller Inc. The STC covers most
normally-aspirated floatplanes and landplanes manufactured from
1964 through to 1977, as well as most Turbo 206 floatplanes
delivered between 1964 to 1973.
More Than 3,000 Riders And Fans Watched The Elite Skydiving
The U.S. Navy's Leap Frogs precision parachute team was
among the highlights of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) BMX
Supercross World Cup held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC)
in Chula Vista, California September 19.
The Innovative Partnerships Program at NASA Headquarters in
Washington is offering an opportunity for the public to help shape
the prize challenges the agency offers to America's future
citizen-inventors. For the next six weeks, ideas for new Centennial
Challenge prize competitions may be proposed for NASA's
FAA Administrator Experiences His First EAA AirVenture Forum
On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion. As an EAA member himself, Babbitt has an impressive background in aviation; receiving his certificate at the age of 16, Babbitt continued his flying career piloting such aircraft as the Douglas DC-9, Boeing B-727, and the Airbus A300. After his years at Eastern Air Lines (EAL), Babbitt served as president of the Air Line Pilots Association before being appointed to the FAA’s Management Advisory Council in 2000 by President Clinton. On June 1st, the Senate confirmed Babbitt as the FAA’s 16th Administrator, following Mar
FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee. Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency bailout preparation.
FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere
parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since
1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA
in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry
Association (PIA) Rigging Committee.
NOT Good: Powered Parachute Flight Impacted Among Spectators on
Ground During "Candy Drop"
One of the first things that is drilled into pilots about
operations near ANY assemblage of people is to NOT operate the
aircraft in such a way as to potentially hazard anyone on the
ground. Unfortunately; one PPC operator did not (apparently) heed
that missive and sport aviation got a heck of a black eye when a
"candy drop" resulted in the aircraft's going down into a local
celebration and hurting a half dozen spectators...
Web-Based System Tracks Training, Makes Materials Available
Cessna has taken the wraps off its new Cessna Sport/Private
Pilot Course, making it available to its Cessna Pilot Center
network. The training program meets acceptable training standards
for private pilot certification under Part 141 by the Federal
Stops Short Of Veto Threat If They Are Included In Defense
The White House has issued a Statement of Administration Policy
(SAP) strongly objecting to the Senate version of the FY2010
Defense Authorization Bill. The objections are based on the
inclusion of funding for additional C-17 cargo planes President
Obama says are not necessary.
TSA Says Security Procedures Were Followed Properly
Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz is not a fan of body scan
machines used by TSA to screen some passengers before getting on an
airliner. Returning to Washington recently from Utah, he says he
was directed to a line that included the full body scan, and when
he refused, he says he was challenged by TSA employees.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today
announced that the Association's Asian Business Aviation Conference
& Exhibition (ABACE) will be held Tuesday, January 18 and
Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the Hong Kong Business Aviation
Centre (HKBAC) on Hong Kong International Airport.
Beginning a new week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida,
technicians continue working on space shuttle Atlantis to get it
ready for its rollover from Orbiter Processing Facility-1 to the
Vehicle Assembly Building.
TSA recently announced approximately $5 million in funding for
the purchase of additional equipment for a closed circuit
television (CCTV) system at San Francisco International Airport
(SFO), and approximately $6 million award for the installation of a
similar system at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
$6.5 Million In Airport Improvement Grants Distributed Around
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the investment
of $6.5 million for safety improvements and facility maintenance at
10 airports on Friday. "Ensuring that our airports operate safely
and efficiently is critical to maintaining Pennsylvania's
transportation infrastructure," Governor Rendell said.
"I’m basically on a plane every three to
four days. Nobody wants those planes to be more secure than
me." Source: Representative Jason
Chaffetz (R-UT) discussing a disagreement with TSA personnel over
use of a full-body scanner.
Aero-Linx: Dryden Flight
Research Center Photo Archive
Through the years, much aviation research has been done at
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, with the emphasis generally
on going higher, faster, and further. But there has also been
research on items like the Space Shuttle landing gear, which had to
work correctly the first time.