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May 08, 2010

Senators Conduct First Meeting Of Aerospace Caucus

Lawmakers Heard From Air Force Secretary Michael Donley

U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kit Bond (R-MO) officially launched the United States Senate Aerospace Caucus Thursday, with a stated goal of helping to promote a strong, secure and competitive aerospace sector.

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EBACE2010 Achieves 10-Year Milestone

Strong Showing From Participants, Industry Leaders Point To The Value Of Biz-Av Worldwide

The 10th annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) ended its three-day conference with sold out exhibit and static display spaces, 11,174 Attendees and a general air of optimism that the global industry's economic outlook is on the upswing.

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EASA Certified: Embraer Phenom 300

Met All Original Specification Targets And Surpassed Many Performance Goals

In a ceremony held Thursday at EBACE 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland, Embraer received the type certificate for the Phenom 300 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which was granted on April 29. This approval came in on schedule.

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The Hiller Group Finalizes Air Perto Acquisition

Will Become The Sole Distributer For Chevron AV Fuel In 13 States

The Hiller Group announced this week that, effective June 1, 2010, it will become Chevron's sole branded distributor of Chevron aviation fuels for general aviation in the following 13 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. 

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Humphries: Biz-Av Poised For Strong Recovery

Bolen Says Interest At EBACE "Much More Than We Hoped For"

The leaders of two of the largest business aviation advocacy organizations on the planet say that biz-av looks like it's headed for a strong recovery later this year, based on the interest in airplanes at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland this week.

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One Lucky Dad To Get Chance To Fly In A Rare WWII Storch For Father's Day

Fantasy Of Flight To Give A Ride In One Of Only Four Flight-Worthy WWII Fieseler Fi-156 Storch Airplanes In The World

Fantasy of Flight is asking children and adults to submit an essay of 50 words or fewer describing why their dad is the "World's Greatest Dad."  The winning dad will receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a 30-minute ride over Central Florida in one of only four Fieseler F1-156 Storch airplanes in the world.

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Dassault Falcon Delivers First Of Four Falcon 7X To Saudia Private Aviation

Aircraft Will Be Flown For Charter Service In The Middle East

Dassault Falcon delivered the first of four Falcon 7X tri-jets to Saudia Private Aviation (SPA), the business aviation unit of Saudi Arabian Airlines, this week.

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Got A Need For Speed? Hawker 4000 Continues To Collect World Speed Records

Five Established Since EBACE Last Year

The Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet has established five world records since it recorded its first en route to last year's European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.08.10)

"Whether I’m talking to big companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin - or small companies like Aerojet in Redmond, Washington – I hear the same thing. We need a comprehensive national strategy for aerospace, they tell me." Source: Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.08.10): Obstruction Light

A light or one of a group of lights, usually red or white, frequently mounted on a surface structure or natural terrain to warn pilots of the presence of an obstruction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.08.10)

Fieseler Storch

For Fathers Day, Flights of Fancy in Florida is giving away a ride in a Fieseler Storch airplane, one of only four flying today. Here's more about the German's recon aircraft from WWII

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