Device, Along With FDR, May Provide Clues To The Cause Of The
The French agency charged with investigating aviation accidents
has recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder from Air France Flight
447, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 2009. The find
follows the recovery of the data module for the Flight Data
Recorder earlier Monday.
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First Russian-Designed Spacecraft To Launch From French
The latest addition to Arianespace's launcher family made its
world debut Monday at the vehicle's new base of operations, as the
first Soyuz was rolled out to the Spaceport's launch pad in French
The FAA has granted an STC to Hartzell Propeller that covers a
new 3-bladed propeller conversion kit for the Beechcraft Baron 55
fleet. This new Top Prop conversion provides Beechcraft Baron
owners with improved reliability, added performance and decreased
The SETI Institute, which for years has operated an array of
radio telescopes scanning the sky for signs of intelligent
extra-terrestrial life, has been forced to shut the effort down due
to a lack of funding.
Board Will Evaluate Companies Seeking Financial Assistance
The I2 Capital Acceleration Program has added 10 members to its
Qualification Review Board. I2 (which stands for "Igniting
Innovation) is the latest technology-based economic development
initiative led by Space Florida and the Technological Research and
Development Authority (TRDA).
ForeFlight Mobile HD 4 is available for download as of Monday in
iTunes App Store. Tyson Weihs, co-founder and principal developer
for ForeFlight, tells ANN that this release takes ForeFlight
forward in several significant ways, and lays the groundwork for
additional features to come in 2011.
Textron's Leader Talks About the Future Of
Aerospace... And Who Will Make It Happen
ANN E-I-C Note: In light of the surprise
announcement of the retirement of Cessna's Jack Pelton, we thought
you might find this interview with Textron boss Scott Donnelly, who
will replace Pelton on an interim basis, interesting viewing for
the moment. As the guy who will be making the decisions for mighty
Cessna for the foreseeable future, this interview provides some
intriguing insights into Donnelly, his background, and his thoughts
about the future of the aviation and aerospace biz...
FDR Has Been The Focus Of Nearly Two Years Of Searching The
The French investigative agency BEA said Monday that its
investigation team localized and identified the memory unit from
the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from Air France Flight 447 at 1000
UTC. It was raised and lifted on board the ship Ile de Sein by the
Remora 6000 ROV at 1640 UTC.
Finds That London-Based Doncasters Used Non-Standard Alloys In
A jury in Kansas on Thursday awarded $48 million to the families
of five of the six people fatally injured when a DHC-6 Twin Otter
suffered a catastrophic engine failure just after takeoff and went
down near Sullivan Airport in rural Missouri southwest of St.