Diamond Aircraft First Flew The Two-Place Motor Glider June
Billed as the world’s first aircraft with a serial hybrid
electric drive system, Diamond Aircraft, Siemens, Austro Engine and
EADS have been flying the DA36 E-Star this week at the Paris Air
Show Le Bourget 2011.
Air Austral and the Engine Alliance have finalized agreements
for the purchase of GP7200 engines and a 10-year Fleet Management
Agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the
engines that will power Air Austral's two A380 aircraft.
It's not all jetliners at the Paris Air Show, though they do
grab a lot of headlines. Over on the rotary wing side of the house,
Sikorsky on Tuesday announced today an agreement to sell an S-92
and two S-76 C++ helicopters to the Milestone Aviation Group.
CAIR: Airline Worker At Dulles Airport Reportedly Sent Home
Over Head Scarf
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on
Air France to apologize to a Muslim worker at Washington Dulles
International Airport who was allegedly sent home because she
refused to remove her Islamic head scarf, or hijab.
Best Evidence Yet For Salt Water Reservoir Under Enceladus' Icy
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered the best evidence yet
for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of
Saturn's moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft's direct
analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the
Former Air Force Pilot Brings Extensive Experience In
Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday the appointment of
Anders (Andy) Solem as Vice President, Sales, China, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. Mr. Solem heads the newly established China
He Was Apparently Not Happy About Transfer To Houston, Among
Faced with a transfer to Houston and other apparently personal
frustrations, a Southwest Airlines pilot inadvertently let an
expletive-laced tirade go out over an ATC frequency March 25th. He
was suspended by the Airline after the nearly-two-minute rant.
Efficient, Lean, Uplifting... The Pipistrel
Virus Is The Uncommon LSA
There is little like it in all of sport aviation... an
altogether different breed of Light Sport Aircraft designed to
wrest every ounce of lift out of square inch of lifting area...
with as little drag as possible. It's called the Pipistrel and two
separate versions of the aircraft offer the Aero-Efficient Pilot to
seek one of the most unique rides in the sport aviation
Be A Part of ANN's Annual Effort To 'OSHCast' The World!
Way, Way, WAY back in the dark ages of the Internet (like in the
1990s, man...), the folks who created the Aero-News Network were
the first aviation news organization to post news and updates,
every day, live from the grounds of Wittman Field and the Holy Land
of Oshkosh. This was LONG before anyone else could even spell
"World Wide Web" and well before any true competition arose to
mimic our efforts to cover the greatest airshow on/over earth.
Since then, we've done something amazing, EVERY YEAR, to raise the
bar in terms of covering this event in new, exciting and intriguing
ways... and this year we have a big update to share with you.
General Aviation Safety Makes The Top Ten For The First
The NTSB on Thursday unveiled its new list of the most critical
transportation issues that need to be addressed to improve safety
and save lives. Aviation-specific issues make up three of the top
New Time Frame Will Allow Viable Candidates To Meet FAA Phase I
Despite a strong influx of applications, EAA announced Thursday
that the $60,000 Electric Flight Prize has been postponed until EAA
AirVenture 2012 to allow viable candidates to complete Phase I
flight certification in accordance with FAA regulations.
At the 49th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Airbus has won about
$72.2 billion worth of business for a total of 730 aircraft. Airbus
says this success sets a new record for any commercial aircraft
manufacturer at any air show ever.
May Be Re-Designed To Allow For More Time To Transmit Locator
The Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders that were recovered
nearly two years after they sank in 13,000 feet of water when AF
Flight 447 went down may lead to a re-thinking of the life of such
devices following an accident.
“Zeniths To Oshkosh” At This Year’s EAA
On the first day of the upcoming EAA convention in Oshkosh,
members will honor an accomplished aeronautical engineer and
designer of many certified and homebuilt aircraft ... including the
Zenith 650 XLB and the Zenith 750.