Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astronautic
Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) of Malaysia have announced an updated
launch window for Falcon 1 Flight 5, carrying the RazakSAT
satellite to orbit. The launch window opens Monday, July 13th and
extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at
1600 (PDT)/1900 (EDT).
The Navy has announced that it will terminate
the VH-71 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program
contract. The announcement follows a Department of Defense (DoD)
decision to cancel the existing presidential helicopter replacement
program. The VH-71 was intended to replace both the VH-3D and
VH-60N aircraft currently used to conduct presidential support
New FTD Features G1000 Integrated Cockpit And New High-Def
A new TBM 850 flight training device (FTD) is
now fully operational at the Orlando, Florida training center of
SimCom. This new training tool has a high-resolution visual system
and is configured with the TBM 850’s Garmin G1000 integrated
Announces Higher Production For Second Time In 45 Days
-- Requiring Increased Staffing
We're SO ready for some good news... and Cirrus seems
intent on providing it. As we write this, Cirrus Aircraft is
notifying employees of continued strong demand for its entire
product line and of the associated increase in its new aircraft
production rate to eight (8) aircraft per week. Increased staffing
requirements are precipitating upcoming callbacks of some
previously furloughed employees...
ANN is monitoring multiple reports involving an
Airbus A330-200 which is currently reported missing at a point some
354 km out over the Atlantic. The only supplemental info revolves
around an 'automated' signal that indicates that the aircraft
was having an electrical issue -- which some sources have
attributed to a possible lightning strike.
SJ30 Production Moves Forward with First Flight of Next
Emivest tells ANN that SJ30, serial number 008, has taken to the
skies for its production flight checks over Texas. This marks a
significant step in moving forward with production and establishing
a regular delivery schedule.
The President of the NATA is taking on the increasingly bizarre
actions of some town leaders who are seeking to usurp Federal Law
using local restrictions that not only seem to be illegal but
continue to paint some of the town's leadership as more than a
little off the wall.
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A Pennsylvania woman who triggered an Amber Alert last Tuesday
with a false claim that she and her 9-year daughter had been locked
in a trunk by carjackers has triggered a controversy surrounding
Raytheon Company's newest variant of the Advanced Medium-Range
Air-to-Air Missile continued to demonstrate its advanced
warfighting capabilities when it completed its seventh test flight.
During the recent test, the AIM-120D AMRAAM was fired from a USAF
F-15D fighter aircraft. Initial analysis shows the missile achieved
all primary test objectives.
Makes The All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit A Highly-Capable Reality
L-3 Avionics Systems is fielding the new Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument -- which should be certified and available within a few weeks. Designed as a backup for glass cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state integrated standby system created specifically for Part 23 aircraft.
Makes The All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit A Highly-Capable
L-3 Avionics Systems is fielding the new Trilogy ESI-1000
Electronic Standby Instrument -- which should be certified and
available within a few weeks. Designed as a backup for glass
cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state integrated
standby system created specifically for Part 23 aircraft.
LSA Designation Could Jump-Start Stalled Gyro Sales
The FAA appears ready to let a little sunlight into one of
general aviation's darkest statistical corners. The agency is now
accepting comments on new petitions from three manufacturers of
small gyroplanes, seeking authorization to sell them as
Experimental Light Sport Aircraft in the US.
When Cirrus announced a few weeks ago that it was stepping
up production of its top-selling piston singles, it was tempting to
think the first robins of an economic spring were hopping across
business aviation's lawn. Now, Brian Foley Associates, a New
Jersey-based firm which assists investors on due dilligence in the
business aviation segment, says there are other signs the business
aviation slump is hitting bottom.
A USAF B-1B bomber returned to flight last week after a Boeing
team replaced its catastrophically damaged upper-center boron
longeron – the aircraft's "backbone." The B-1, Swift Justice,
was damaged during a routine training mission in December 2007.
This new neighbor is practically next door, as distances in
space go. The newfound "exoplanet", called VB 10b, is about 20
light-years away in the constellation Aquila. It is a gas giant,
with a mass six times that of Jupiter's, and an orbit far enough
away from its star to be labeled a "cold Jupiter" similar to our
Is that a Flight Management System in your pocket, or are you
just glad to see me? Grosshans IT Service International has
released its next generation application dubbed "CyNAV" The company
says it is their first real and feature rich aviation application
in a cell phone.
Sorem Deploys Two Canadair CL-215 to Corsica, France
Following a competitive bid award from the French Ministry of
Interiors on last May 29, Itlay-based Sorem has won a firefighting
contract on the European territory for the incoming summer.
Starting on next July 1, two Sorem’s Canadair CL-215 will be
deployed to the airport of Bastia, Corsica...
Fog that is created when radiational cooling at the earth's
surface lowers the temperature of the air near the ground to or
below its dew point. Formation is best when there is a shallow
surface layer of relatively moist air beneath a drier layer, clear
skies, and light surface winds. This primarily occurs during the
night or early morning.
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"This is an exciting discovery because it shows that
planets can be found around extremely light-weight stars. This
is a hint that nature likes to form planets, even around stars very
different from the sun."
Source: Wesley Traub, the chief scientist
for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program at JPL, following the
discovery of a newfound "exoplanet", called VB 10b, about 20
light-years away in the constellation Aquila.