Trent 1000 Deal Also Includes Joint Environmental Program
On Monday, Rolls-Royce announced a $2.6 billion order for its
Trent 1000 engines and associated services from Virgin Atlantic.
The company also revealed it is forming an environmental
partnership with the airline to cut carbon emissions.
Means Money, Saved Jobs For Companies Impacted By Power8
As disgruntled as their American counterparts are with the news
the first phase of the US Air Force's KC-X tanker contract has been
awarded to an Airbus-sourced plane,
British aerospace firms are thrilled with the news.
Boeing promises a serious review of a new report from the US
Department of Transportations Office of the Inspector General,
which claims poor FAA oversight of foreign manufacturers continues
to allow substandard parts to find their way into US airliners.
Event Comes Following April 2006 Predator Downing In
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a three-day
forum on the safety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The forum
will be convened April 29 to May 1 in the NTSB Board Room and
Conference Center in Washington.
A New York senator says the Transportation Security
Administration isn't doing enough to ensure foreign students
training at US flight schools are properly vetted and cleared -- an
assertion TSA vehemently denies.
Athena Technologies Builds GuideStar Control System
On Monday, Aero-News learned Athena Technologies, Inc. -- a
privately held company that develops and provides flight control
and navigation solutions primarily to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) market segment -- will be acquired by Rockwell Collins. Terms
of the agreement were not disclosed.
A 2006 Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo crashed Sunday morning moments after
takeoff from Jacarepagua, on the west side of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. The four persons onboard were killed when the aircraft,
registry PR-IAO, impacted the upper floors of a condominium in an
upscale neighborhood near Barra da Tijuca.
A Personal Lesson About Personal Minimums, With CFII Bob
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.03.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.03.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Personal Lesson On
Personal Minimums: 03.03.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII
Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")
Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From An Industry Heavyweight
With industry heavyweights Cirrus design and Cessna Aircraft now firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China.
With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now
firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level
of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in
many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look
at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally
thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its
controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China.
In Part One, Aero-TV brings you to the initial announcements
that took the wraps off the Continental O-200D powered
SkyCatcher... right from the grounds of Oshkosh 2007.
B777 Flyby Draws Condemnation... But Was Witnessed From Cockpit
By CP Chairman
The details surrounding the termination of an experienced pilot
for an impromptu fly-by are getting a mite more intriguing.
Following the acceptance of a new B777 for Cathay Pacific
Airlines, details have recently emerged confirming that
the PIC had high-level company along who (one assumes) could
have stopped the fly-by at any time had he wanted... since he was
in the cockpit.
Test Vehicle 3, the third helicopter built for the VH-71
Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program, made its initial
flight Feb. 27 in Yeovil, England marking the fourth helicopter to
enter flight test.
After a fairly successful 2008 event, the folks of the US Sport
Aviation Expo have decided to do some schedule shuffling for next
year's rendition. The next event will now take place
January 22-25, 2009.
Boeing has delivered the first widebody 777-200LR (longer range)
airplane for a U.S. carrier to Delta Air Lines. The airplane was
revealed and then dedicated by the airline's management in honor of
Delta employees, 150 of whom attended the delivery ceremony at
Passenger On Board The Landing Velocity Loses Life
The tragic and shocking landing collision that took place at a
monthly EAA Pancake Breakfast has now claimed a third life. Killed
on Saturday aboard a taxiiing RV-8 were two men, ID'd by a friend
to local media, as Bill Hess and Phil Schacht, both reportedly
retired airline pilots who lived at Spruce Creek Fly-In.
An Airbus' program to develop more eco-efficient aircraft has
recently scored a milestone. An Airbus A320 test aircraft
successfully performed the first in a series of test flights on
26th February, powered for the first time by International Aero
Engines' new SelectOne standard engine.
During World War II, a select group of young women pilots became
pioneers, heroes, and role models...They were the Women Airforce
Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly
American military aircraft.
Interplane bracing wires that help support wingloads when the
plane is in flight. Direction of travel is upward and outward from
the fuselage to the interplane struts. Also known as lift wires,
and the opposite of landing wires.
"We were very pleased with exhibitor turnout at our
event in January, 2008... Despite the inclement weather, which
limited demonstration flights, we understand that quite a number of
aircraft were sold."
Source: Robert Wood, speaking after a fairly
successful 2008 US Sport Aviation Expo about some
schedule shuffling for next year's rendition. The next event will
now take place January 22-25, 2009.