Garmin International Inc., has unveiled their new GMX 200, a
multi-function display (MFD) for pilot’s demanding the
ultimate in situational awareness. The GMX 200 raises the bar and
includes a high resolution (640 x 480 pixels) display with a
viewing area that is almost 20% larger than other panel mounted MFD
Earlier this week, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began its
final approach to the red planet after activating a sequence of
commands designed to get the spacecraft successfully into orbit.
But the ultimate test will come on Friday, March 10.
Earlier this week, Galvin Flying Services, Inc announced the
purchase of the nation's first flight training device incorporating
the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite and the Diamond DA42
TwinStar technologically advanced aircraft.
Sources from Britain's Royal Air Force told Aero-News Thursday
that an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter, stranded 3000 feet up in
the Cairngorm Mountains since being abandoned during a rescue over
a week ago, was finally flown out of the hills Monday.
Third Additional Order From PAS For Dash-8 Variant
Bombardier Aerospace has signed a contract with Petroleum Air
Services (PAS) of Cairo, Egypt for the sale of one
additional Q300 turboprop airliner. The list price value for
the aircraft on firm order is approximately $17.4 million US.
NBAA, NATA, GAMA News Conference On Funding National
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.09.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.09.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- NBAA, NATA, GAMA
Conference On Funding National Airspace: 03.09.06 (ANN's
Feature News Program, with the response from NBAA, NATA, and GAMA
on the ATA's plan t
Ten days after the theft of a 1966 Cessna 182,
N3199F, from a locked hangar in Marana, AZ, local
police report they still have no leads on who may have taken the
aircraft. In fact, the only evidence left behind by the thieves are
fingerprints lifted from a tow bar and the hangar door.
Last week, Aero-News reported on NASA's tight
schedule for launching three shuttle missions this
year. The slightest glitch could throw that schedule
off, NASA said at the time... and now, it appears such a glitch may
Six squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 will return to Naval
Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana March 9 and 10
following their six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf aboard the
aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The remainder of
CVW-8’s squadrons will return to their homebases of Naval Air
Station (NAS) Jacksonville, FL and NAS Whidbey Island, FL.
While perusing through our vast server network at ANN's World
Headquarters (and Tanning Salon) in Florida, Editor-In-Chief Jim
Campbell made a surprising discovery Wednesday: up to that point,
we'd done 299 of our extremely popular Aero-Cast segments. That
means that with tonight's ANN Daily Briefing, we've hit 300
broadcasts (combined with the Touch-And-Go and our Daily Feature,
we'll actually hit 302).
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) -- co-producers of
the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE)
-- are calling for nominations for the 2006 European Business
"The airlines are proposing a user fee concept based on
'activity levels', and that goes against every standard of
economics practice. It would be laughed out of any MBA classroom.
Everyone in the industry knows that the airlines are the cost
driver for the National Air Transportation System."
Source: NATA President Jim Coyne, who once
taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.