A much contested New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan
Area Airspace Redesign, intended to significantly reduce delays,
cleared a key legal barrier after a court struck down a group of
Cessna Placing First Medevac Sovereigns with Egypt's Smart
Egypt's Smart Aviation will take delivery this year of the first
two Citation Sovereigns certified for medical evacuation (medevac)
with a dual-patient system from LifePort. The two medevac
Sovereigns are part of a six-aircraft order from Smart.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.23.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.23.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Darren Emery, ICG, Inc. -
06.23.09 (ANN Special Report, with Darren Emery,
The commander of the first mission to orbit the moon received an
honorary doctor of science degree by Air University officials for
his contributions to aviation and space exploration at the Air
Force Test Pilot School June 13th.
University Of Queensland Team Working On Renewable
A team of students from the University of Queensland (Australia)
won the inaugural Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" challenge at the Paris-Le
Bourget Air Show. The "COz" team used of the castor plant to
develop the first ever single plant-based high performance
composite materials for aircraft cabin components.
The FreeFlight RAD-40 is a 1/2 3 ATI, panel-mounted digital
display which provides the pilot with an accurate readout of
aircraft altitude AGL, The RAD-40 has a selectable Decision Height
(DH) and includes five additional trip points.
"Phase B" Should Enhance Performance For All Users
The Northrop Grumman Corporation Global Positioning System (GPS)
Advanced Control Segment (OCX) team on June 20 submitted its
proposal to the U.S. Air Force for the OCX Phase B contract. The
Northrop Grumman proposal draws upon the team's decades of
NASA has signed a $144 million follow-on contract with ARES
Corp. of Burlingame, CA, for International Space Station Program
integration and control services. The three-year contract is
effective Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2012, and includes two
one-year options that could extend the contract through Sept. 30,
One of the cool new offerings spied a few weeks ago at the AEA 2009 Convention were a pair of new Transponders being repped by Southeast Aerospace. Southeast Aerospace is a factory authorized sales & service center for a great number of manufacturers. and is also approved and certified by many other aircraft OEMs and maintenance organizations. Southeast Aerospace is located at Melbourne International Airport (KMLB) on Florida's Space Coast.
Ralph Squeglia has been flying since 1944, so when his
single-place homebuilt Hummelbird experienced engine problems on a
Sunday morning flight, he knew he had to find a place to land
quickly, and safely.
The NTSB has released a preliminary report for a runway
incursion incident, in which a construction vehicle crossed an
active runway at Boston's Logan International Airport as a
USAirways Airbus A320 was on its takeoff roll.
It might not be time for Lycoming or Continental to start
looking over their shoulders, but with the first flights of the
Yuneec E430 electric-powered aircraft in China last week, there may
soon be an alternative powerplant in the LSA market.
Engineers believe they now understand why a hydrogen gas vent
line has been leaking, causing shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission
to be postponed twice. According to Space Shuttle Program Manager
John Shannon, a plate that attaches the vent line to Endeavour's
external fuel tank is slightly misaligned.
Following a Long Beach, CA, incident in which a pilot and his
passengers were ramp checked at gun point by local law enforcement
officers and Customs and Border Protection officials, AOPA has
reached out to customs to prevent a repeat.
Rule number one ... fly the aircraft. An Australian helicopter
pilot had that lesson dramatically driven home when he made a
sudden turn to get a better look at a crocodile, and crashed in a
remote area of Northern Australia near Darwin.
AerCap Holdings announced Monday that it has signed letters of
intent with Virgin Atlantic Airways for the purchase and leaseback
of six Airbus A330-300s that Virgin Atlantic has on order with
Airbus. In addition, AerCap will lease four Airbus A330-300
aircraft to Virgin Atlantic from its own A330 order.
The Aviation Online History
There's a lot to see at The Aviation Online History Museum, from
some of the most famous aircraft ever flown to a listing of the
engines that powered them and the people who flew them. There
are links to famous and interesting videos, and even some of the
basics of how an airplane flies.