The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its
geographical component, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR),
will conduct a one day flight-training Exercise Falcon Virgo 10-02
beginning Tuesday, November 17 at 0000 and continuing into the
early morning hours on Wednesday, November 18 .
Would Require All Repair Stations To Adopt TSA Security
TSA announced publication in the Federal Register of a Notice of
Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to strengthen the Aircraft Repair
Station Security program on Monday. The proposed rulemaking would
establish security requirements for maintenance and repair
Re-Powered Aircraft Will Fly For Spanish Flight School
Sounding a little bit like proud parents ... Diamond Aircraft
has announced the successful completion of the first Upgrade DA42
New Generation for the Spanish Flight School Academy CESDA. During
the program the two TAE diesel engines were swapped for two new
diesel Austro Engines (AE300).
Middle East Operator Plans To Buy 4 Of The Composite Helos
In an announcement Monday from the Dubai Airshow, Sikorsky
Aircraft revealed that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has
contracted to purchase two Sikorsky S-76D helicopters, with
options to purchase two more, becoming the worldwide launch
customer for the new aircraft.
Air New Zealand Will Purchase First Aircraft With New
Airbus has launched its new "Sharklet" large wingtip devices,
which it says are designed to enhance the eco-efficiency and
payload-range performance of the A320 family. Sharklets will
offered as a forward-fit option.
350ER Successfully Completes First Un-Refueled Transatlantic
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Monday announced the recent
completion of the first non-stop transatlantic flight of its
Beechcraft King Air. This significant milestone was achieved by the
first of four modified King Air 350ER twin-engine turboprop
aircraft traveling to the UK for delivery to the Ministry of
Trevor Esling, Cessna vice president for International Sales,
said Monday at the Dubai Airshow that the company’s range of
Citation business aircraft is well-positioned to meet the needs of
the Middle East over the coming years.
FAA Says Airport Does Not Have Enough Traffic To Warrant A
Since 2000, Okaloosa county in the Florida panhandle has been
trying to get a federal grant for a control tower at Destin
Airport, but the FAA has told county officials that there is not
enough traffic at the airport to warrant the facility.
Greek authorities say they have recaptured 41-year-old Alket
Rijai, who made a dramatic escape from a Greek prison in February
using a helicopter. It was the second time the Albanian prisoner
had been plucked from prison by a helo. The first was in 2006.
Program Supports All Phases Of Aircraft Life Cycle
Fokker Services introduces its new life cycle support program
for the Fokker fleet Monday at the Dubai Airshow. The program,
called FLYFokker, consists of cost-effective aircraft and service
solutions for start up, mature and phase-out operators.
In Dubai to participate in the upcoming Race to Dubai Golf
Classic, Sergio Garcia appeared today at the Hawker Beechcraft
Corporation (HBC) Chalet at the Dubai Airshow. Garcia plays on the
U.S. Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and PGA European
A Much Upgraded CJ Makes Ready To Enter The Market
If it ain't broke, don't fix it... how many times have you heard that? Well, as good as that advice might be for most folks, its but an unfair limitation on the folks at Cessna who have a habit of taking perfectly great little airplanes and tweaking them enough to make them remarkably and demonstrably better... as appears to be th case with Cessna's upcoming CJ4.
Powerplant Now Available To Mooney M20E, M20F, M20J Owners
Lycoming Engines recently received FAA type and production
certification for its IO-390-A3A6 engine, quickly followed by an
FAA supplemental type certificate (STC), the second STC earned as
part of Lycoming’s Echelon STC program.
A Much Upgraded CJ Makes Ready To Enter The
If it ain't broke, don't fix it... how many times have you heard
that? Well, as good as that advice might be for most folks, its but
an unfair limitation on the folks at Cessna who have a habit of
taking perfectly great little airplanes and tweaking them enough to
make them remarkably and demonstrably better... as appears to be
the case with Cessna's upcoming CJ4.
Wants Stricter Guidelines For Government Helo Operators,
Legislation From FAA
The NTSB Monday issued a set of recommendations for the FAA and
Public Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Operators, following a
2008 fatal accident in Prince Georges County, Maryland in which
three people were killed and another sustained serious
4th CTOL F35 Made First Flight Saturday
The first Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short
takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter arrived Sunday at
Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, where it will conduct
its first hovers and vertical landings. The ferry flight initiates
a sequence of F-35 arrivals at Patuxent River this year and
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.17.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.17.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: SAFE Chairman Doug Stewart -
11.17.09 (ANN Special Report, with SAFE's Doug
New Book Praises A320 Engineers For Aircraft Design
In his new book "Fly by Wire", author William Langewiesche says
the Airbus A320 has a level of automation that "will intervene to
keep people alive," But Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the
pilot in command of flight 1549, said its impact on the outcome
of the incident was "minor".
FAA Gets A Look At VoIP Technology For NextGen Voice Switch
Northrop Grumman Corporation said Monday it has successfully
demonstrated of the company's Next Generation Voice Over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) Voice Switch to officials of the FAA in preparation
for the upcoming National Airspace System (NAS) Voice Switch (NVS)
Platform For Military Multi-Engine Pilot Training Program
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced the delivery of
the tenth Beechcraft King Air B200-series aircraft to Serco as a
multi-engine trainer. The new King Air B200GT supplements the
existing fleet of seven King Air B200s and two King Air B200GTs
One lawsuit over a plane crash which killed the co-pilot and
caused multiple burn injuries to Adam Goldstein, who was better
known as "DJ AM" has been settled in South Carolina. The family of
the co-pilot James Bland will receive a half-million dollars.
It hasn't been that long ago that a diesel engine in an airplane
was considered an impossibility. Diamond Aircraft is in the news
again today with an upgrade to new aviation diesels in a DA42, so
we went looking for information on the development of the original
diesel aircraft engines.