ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
02.01.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.01.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: ADS-B Is Rolling Out -
02.01.11 (ANN Special Report, with Tim
Taylor, President and CEO of FreeFlight Systems)
The Twirly Birds will hold their annual meeting in Orlando,
FL, held again this year in conjunction with the Helicopter
Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo. The organization says
the meeting is open to anyone who has soloed in a helicopter at
least twenty years ago.
Primary Mission Will Be For Critical Transport To U.S.
Air ambulance company AirMed International said Sunday that a
Learjet 36R/X at had arrived at its Honolulu base. This long-range
jet will be used for urgent transports to the mainland, serving the
transport needs of Hawaii hospitals as well as the U.S. Department
Training options are set to grow in the DFW area. Wally David,
President and Chief Executive Officer, SimCom Training Centers,
announced Monday that SimCom has completed the acquisition of the
former PrestoSIM training center located near the Dallas/Ft. Worth
Texas International Airport.
Secretive California Olive Grower Doesn't Want Any
The owner of an 80-acre olive farm near Santa Rosa, California
is continuing to pursue a 2009 lawsuit which has grounded most
ballooning activities in the region, as well as pest control and
other aviation activities.
Nine Additional Aircraft To Be Under Management By Year's
Boeing delivered 737-800s to Japan Airlines (JAL) and Norwegian
Air Shuttle last week. In sale leaseback arrangements, both
carriers immediately assigned the airplanes – one 737-800
each – to Jackson Square Aviation (JSA).
Chinese officials are apparently considering easing restrictions
on private helicopter flights. The government said on Friday that
they would begin to allow helicopters to fly in low-altitude
airspace over Hainan ... an island catering to tourists.
Eric J. Frankl, A.A.E., Executive Director of Lexington's Blue
Grass Airport, has been selected as the 2010 Air Carrier Airport
Manager of the Year by the FAA's Southern Region. The award was
presented at the annual FAA Southern Region Airports Communications
Conference in Atlanta last week.
Helos Need Help Staying Out Of The Weeds... Sandel Provides
The concept of terrain avoidance is a serious one for anyone
that flies... as the saying goes -- The Meek May Inherit The
Earth... But Pilots Are Trying To Put THAT Off As Long As
Possible... This is particularly true of those of us who fly
helicopters. The fact that helos have vertical take-off and landing
capability means we spend a lot of time doing both... and loitering
a little closer to the ground (than the average fixed-wing) in the
process. When operating in reduced visibility or at night, this
becomes a really tricky proposition... and we need all the help we
can get. Enter Sandel's HeliTAWS ST3400
The single-place Onex completed its first flight over Oshkosh,
WI on January 27th. Sonex Aircraft says that the number one
prototype of the new folding-wing kit aircraft made its first
flight piloted by Sonex General Manager, CEO, and Onex designer
Officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum say
they are considering a display of artifacts recovered following the
Columbia and Challenger disasters, but only if the families of the
astronauts give consent for the exhibit.
Airport Construction Grants In Bill Could 'Support' 90,000
Jobs, Senators Say
Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has
introduced the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety
Improvement Act. It is the same bill that passed the U.S. Senate
last year, 93-0.
State Grant Helps NS Aviation Locate in Winston-Salem
A start-up provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services
will locate in Forsyth County, North Carolina, with plans to create
308 jobs and invest $1.27 million during the next four years in
Software Refinements Made For Improved Aircraft Control
Wichita Falls, TX-based Carter Aerospace Development said Monday
that they have completed the first phase of flight-testing of their
new Personal Air Vehicle (PAV). The PAV began flight-testing in
October 2010 with the goal of testing and refining the flight
control systems for the aircraft.
"(T)o preserve TSA as an effective, federal
counterterrorism security network, SPP (Screening Partnership
Program) will not be expanded beyond the current 16 airports,
unless a clear and substantial advantage to do so emerges in the
future." Source: TSA Administrator John Pistole.