Aero-News has learned late Thursday night, Alliant Techsystems
conducted a test firing of a Reusable Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM).
The test had numerous objectives to obtain and validate performance
data on upgrades being analyzed for the future.
May Be Used For Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor
According to a national FAA Policy document (Notice 8000.331),
issued this month, airplanes equipped with retractable landing
gear, flaps and Full Authority Digital Electronics Control (FADEC)
meet the definition of a complex aircraft and may be used for
Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor Certifications. That's
particularly important to Diamond Aircraft... as it's DA42 Twin
Star is the only aircraft that meets that amended definition.
After nearly a year since its first flight with an uprated
powerplant, Boeing's A160 Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
returned to the skies over as Victorville, CA last week. Flight
testing on the autonomous rotorcraft resumed November 8.
Four squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 will return to
their home bases at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Norfolk
Naval Station, Chambers Field, November 16 and 17 following a
seven-month deployment aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
NASA has completed a milestone first review of all systems for
the Orion spacecraft and the Ares I and Ares V rockets. The review
brings the agency a step closer to launching the nation's next
human space vehicle... and answers questions about a possible
shortage of available thrust with the Ares I launch vehicle.
Here's a surefire way to improve your job performance stats...
it appears screeners at San Francisco International have been
getting a heads up from the Transportation Security Administration
before security inspections.
Pete Combs On The USAG Takeover Bid For Delta Air Lines
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.17.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.17.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- USAG Bids For Delta:
11.17.06 (ANN Special Feature, the latest developments in
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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6395
Issue Date: November 16, 2006 at 17:05 UTC
Location: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Beginning Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 18:42 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 20:13 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area
Type: Space Operations
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: St. Petersburg (PIE) Flight service station,
AD NUMBER: 2006-23-16
MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-23-16
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and
Avro 146-RJ airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2006-23-14
MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-23-14
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-502, AT-502A,
AT-502B, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2006-23-17
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-23-17
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for Turbomeca Turmo IV A and IV C series turboshaft
Aero-News learned Thursday that following a four-month review
process, the Port of Portland, OR -- in conjunction with the City
of Hillsboro -- has decided to grant a permit to the Oregon
International Airshow for a summer 2007 event.
Sikorsky Aircraft is touting a pretty impressive milestone for
what it, comparatively, a fairly new airframe. S-92 operator, PHI,
has become the first operator in the world to achieve 10,000 fleet
hours with the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.
Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) has named three aviation
pioneers as Members, to be inducted in 2007. The 2007 inductees are
Craig Laurence Dobbin (1935-2006), founder of CHC Helicopter Corp,
the world's largest commercial helicopter operator; Fred Harvey
Hitchins (1904-1972), official post-war RCAF historian; and Stanley
William Deluce, founder of several regional airlines in Canada.
This week, the Netherlands became the first of the partner
nations involved in the development of the F-35 to extend its
participation into the production and support phase of the Joint
Strike Fighter program.