Oshkosh 2009 is shaping up nicely... Diamond's newly certified
DA42 NG, powered by two proprietary Austro Engine AE300 170 hp
turbo-diesel powerplants, has made its way across the Atlantic ---
and is now on its way to EAA AirVenture 2009.
President Barack Obama yesterday praised a Senate vote that
struck down $1.75 billion in additional funding in the fiscal 2010
defense budget for more F-22 Raptor fighter jets. Defense Secretary
Robert M. Gates recommended to the president earlier this year to
end production of the F-22 at the conclusion of its current funding
program in fiscal 2009.
Sadler Aircraft Company Unveils Its New LSA At Oshkosh
Sadler Aircraft Company is planning to announce its
next-generation Vampire LSA at EAA Airventure 2009. This marks the
culmination of three years of research and development for the
Roseburg, Ore based company.
Move Allows Cirrus To Tap Into The Worlds 2nd Largest
Cirrus Aircraft is reaching into additional international
markets with the addition of Lotus Air Corporation (Cirrus Japan),
as the newest international Cirrus Sales Center. Lotus Air
will partner with Hirata Gakuen Kobe Air Center, Kobe Airport,
Tokyo Japan, to serve as the sales and distribution center for
Looking For People Who Promote Flight Safety And Education
In each of the past 46 years, the General Aviation Awards
program and the FAA have recognized a small group of aviation
professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation
maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to
aviation, education, and flight safety.
Eurocopter has delivered the first EC225 to Southern Service
Flight Company (SSFC) based in Vung Tau City, Vietnam. Founded in
1985, SSFC belongs to the Service Flight Corporation of Vietnam
(SFC VN), a long-standing partner of Eurocopter.
The National Police Agency (NPA) in Japan has opted for the
Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to conduct search and rescue and special
mission operations. The NPA has employed Sikorsky helicopters
since 1996, and today the agency's fleet includes two S-76B
B-52 Stratofortress Went Down During Guam Liberation Day
Celebration In 2008
A solemn ceremony took place Tuesday morning to honor the crew
of a B-52 Stratofortress, call sign RAIDR 21. The bomber went down
July 21, 2008 during a celebration of Guam Liberation Day, the day
Allied forces re-took the island from Japan during WWII.
The Company Has Come A Long Way From "The Red Baron's"
Tuesday marked 90 years to the day since aviation pioneer
Anthony Fokker started the ‘Nederlandsche
Vliegtuigenfabriek’ (Dutch aircraft factory) in Amsterdam,
with the main aim of building and selling aircraft. At that time
Fokker was one of the first to see the opportunities of commercial
aviation, and the revolution that this new form of transportation
Billions Of Dollars To Be Spent On NextGen Implementation,
The FAA says there are billions of dollars to be spent on
aviation projects, including the implementation of the NextGen
navigation system, and that much of that money could be available
to small businesses.
Built Components For Command, Service, And Excursion
Rolls-Royce this week observed the 40th anniversary of the
Apollo 11 lunar landing by commemorating the important role the
company (then the Allison Gas Turbine Company) played in the
Mission to the Moon.
Diamond Earns Transport Canada OK For DA20-C1/Aspen Combo
The fine folks of Transport Canada have certified Diamond's
DA20-C1, equipped with the Aspen Avionics EFD 1000 Primary Flight
Display (PFD). The DA20's instrument layout retains the
conventional Airspeed, Altitude, Turn & Bank and Vertical Speed
Indicators, with the Aspen mounted in the center of the
Let's Look Back At Our Fifth Aero-TV 'Daily' From Oshkosh
Oshkosh 2008 is nearly a year behind us and the 2009 iteration
is LESS than a week away... So, while the images are still
pretty fresh in our minds (and on our video servers), we're going
to take a quick look over the daily episodes we produced at Oshkosh
2008 for the rest of this week, while our video crews get ready to
do it all again, and then some...
United Auto Workers Union Local 218 has ratified a new four year
contract with Bell Helicopter, and all employees are expected to
return to work on Monday, July 27th. The margin was more than 2-1
for ratification, 1355 for the pact, and 646 against. 4 ballots
Did you think that in all the excitement of getting ready for
Oshkosh that we'd forgotten about the Endeavour and ISS
crews? Of course we haven't. Spacewalkers Dave Wolf and Chris
Cassidy wrapped up a five-hour, 59-minute spacewalk at 4:31 p.m.
EDT. The spacewalk ended earlier than planned because of higher
than normal carbon dioxide levels in Cassidy's spacesuit.
In a letter to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, acting NTSB
chair Mark Rosenker is recommending that the FAA require a
re-design of the thrust reverser system on Learjet 60 models. The
recommendation stems from a 2008 accident in South Carolina...
It's the kind of a thing that you might have expected to show up
in a James Bond or Batman movie, and yet Samson Motor Works says it
is developing the Switchblade as an Experimental class kit aircraft
that is currently in the prototype phase.
New Leadership At Continental May Lead To Possible Merger
With the recently-announced resignation of Continental CEO Larry
Kellner, some are speculating that Continental and United may again
look at merging when Jeff Smisek takes over the reins of
Continental next year.
Charter And Fractional Ownership Company Goes Platinum
Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has picked up an ARG/US Platinum
Rating, the highest level of safety ratings awarded by the
Cincinnati-based aviation services company Aviation Research
"At a time when we are fighting two wars and
facing a serious deficit, this would have been an inexcusable waste
of money. Every dollar of waste in our defense budget is a dollar
we can't spend to support our troops or prepare for future threats
or protect the American people. Our budget is a zero-sum game, and
if more money goes to F-22s, it is our troops and citizens that
Source: President Barak Obama.
A safety alert issued by ATC to aircraft under their control if
ATC is aware the aircraft is at an altitude which, in the
controller's judgment, places the aircraft in unsafe proximity to
terrain, obstructions, or other aircraft...
It's been called the most famous fighter of WWI, and with Fokker
celebrating it's 90th anniversary this week, we just had to go look
for more information about this iconic aircraft. We found a site
with some good stats, history, and links about the famous