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June 01, 2008

Tom Peghiny Honored With New England Aero Club Award

Recognized For Contributions To Ultralight, LSA

The Aero Club of New England recently honored decades of accomplishments by Tom Peghiny, a lifetime resident of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The award recognizes those individuals from New England who made substantial contributions to aviation.

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Design Work For SLN Development Project Begins

Salina Airport Authority Starts Large Aviation Service Center Project

Detailed design work has begun for a massive 10-15 year development project at the Salina Aviation Service Center to accommodate short- and long-term aerospace growth planned by the Salina Airport Authority. 

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And The Award Goes To... Aspen Avionics

Company Receives Red Herring 100 North America Award

Aspen Avionics announced Friday that it is a recipient of the Red Herring 100 North America, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the region.

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NTSB Sends Team To Panama To Investigate Huey Crash

11 Onboard Lost In Impact With Office Building

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team of investigators to assist the Government of Panama in its investigation of a fatal helicopter accident this week.

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X-Air LS Receives ASTM Acceptance

Latest LSA Entrant Carries Attractive Price

Add yet another ASTM-certified light sport aircraft to the category's ever-swelling ranks. X-Air announced Friday they received the ASTM consensus standard acceptance from the Seattle MIDO for Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA).

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FAA Appoints Bell As Organization Designation Authorization Holder

Allows Manufacturer To Carry Out Certain Certification, Airworthiness Functions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently appointed Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, as a holder of an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA). By FAA rules, ODA may be granted only to organizations who have demonstrated a high level of competence in carrying out certain certification, production and airworthiness functions.

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SPACEHAB Finalizes Agreement For ISS Use

Will Work With NASA On Microgravity Lab

SPACEHAB, Inc. announced Friday the company has finalized a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for use of the International Space Station (ISS), a designated US National Laboratory, for research, development and industrial processing purposes.

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Boeing Delivers 75th 777 To ILFC

Will Be Leased To Cathay Pacific

Boeing and International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) reached a milestone this week with the delivery of ILFC's 75th Boeing 777. The Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) is leased to ILFC's customer, Cathay Pacific Airways. ILFC has ordered 79 777s from Boeing since 1992, more than any other customer.

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Manufacturer Aims For Greener Helicopters

Eurocopter Increases Research Into Environmentally-Friendly Helos

One of the world's leading helicopter manufacturer is determined to develop the greenest possible range of aircraft -- as recent research activities show.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.01.08)


Songs about war and flying.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.01.08): Transverse Pitch


The distance between the centers of rivets in two adjacent rows. Transverse pitch is also known as "Rivet Gage." 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.01.08)

"Aviation has been my life since I was a teenager, and I am deeply concerned that we provide the best safety and value to customers who choose to become involved with flying a Light-Sport Aircraft."

Source: Tom Peghiny, who was recently honored by the Aero Club of New England for decades of accomplishments in the field of hang gliding, ultralights and, most recently, light sport aircraft.

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