ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.06.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.06.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: AOPA Summit One Voice Panel -
11.06.09 (ANN Special Report, with Aviation
Special Limited Edition Model Available For The 50th
One way to judge the success of something is to look at its
staying power. By that measure, the Beechcraft Baron is a very
successful airplane. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) this
week is marking the 50th anniversary of its high performance piston
twin by offering a limited edition model.
Policy Changes Announced For Commercial And Instrument Rated
Air Force officials here are seeking combat systems officers for
unmanned aircraft systems pilot duty, and interested commissioned
Airmen have until Nov. 20 to volunteer for the training. CSOs
within the grade of lieutenant through major are eligible.
Prohibits Autopilot-Induced Stall And Overspeed Situations
Avidyne announced Thursday that their new DFC90 and DFC100
autopilot systems will include Avidyne Autopilot Flight Envelope
Protection, a safety-enhancing feature that prohibits inadvertent
autopilot–induced stall and overspeed situations.
Next Dimension Aircraft, Tornado Alley Turbo, And Avidyne Make
Next Dimension Aircraft (ND) announced an innovative and
industry-first personalized pre-owned aircraft program on Thursday,
designed to provide fully-customized Cirrus SR22 aircraft with a
high-performance Tornado Alley Turbo powerplant and Avidyne Entegra
Release 9 avionics suite.
Forward Vision EVS Enhances Situational Awareness In Reduced
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Thursday the
availability of Forward Vision's EVS-100 and EVS-600 enhanced
vision systems for its popular Bonanza and Baron aircraft. HBC
service centers will be providing Forward Vision STC-approved
systems to the sizeable Bonanza and Baron fleets around the
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is
coordinating some of its major conferences and seminars with other
leading industry events in 2010, to answer the needs of the
aviation business community and provide added value and
Calls The Minneapolis Overshoot 'A Very Bad Example'
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the Flight 188 incident in
which a Northwest jet overflew its intended destination by 150
miles only serves to reinforce his call for an emphasis on
professionalism in the cockpit.
Third Phase Of DARPA Program Will Enhance Objects In Darker
Goodrich has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research
Project Agency (DARPA) to further develop its short wave infrared
(SWIR) imaging technology for enhanced night vision capability.
Goodrich will develop materials and circuitry to allow its cameras
to provide images under darker conditions than previously
Cessna announced Thursday at the annual Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association convention that it is nearing delivery of its
300th Citation Mustang. A fleet of more than 280 Mustangs through
the end of the third quarter of this year had amassed more than
55,000 flight hours since the first delivery in early 2007.
ANN had the chance to put a number of questions to the FAA's unusually responsive Administrator, Randy Babbitt. The questions ran the gamut of what might be done to further the cause of aviation to one of our pet projects from a number of years ago... namely, the institution of a Pilot's Bill of Rights. Babbitt took on all questions, ducked nothing and seemed to relish the opportunity to talk real-live aviation with real-live aviators.
ANN had the chance to put a number of questions to the FAA's
unusually responsive Administrator, Randy Babbitt. The questions
ran the gamut of what might be done to further the cause of
aviation to one of our pet projects from a number of years ago...
namely, the institution of a Pilot's Bill of Rights. Babbitt took
on all questions, ducked nothing and seemed to relish the
opportunity to talk real-live aviation with real-live aviators.
CEO Kevin J. Gould Will Take On President's Role, Four Other
Senior Execs Promoted
Following the unexpected resignation of Piper President John
Becker, Piper Aircraft announced Friday that Chief Executive Kevin
J. Gould will assume the company's presidency effective December 1,
2009. Three other Piper executives have been promoted to
vice president positions and one to a senior director position.
Authorized Aspen Dealers Can Update Evolution Flight Displays
With Field Upgrade Kit
Aspen Avionics announced Thursday that it has released its
Version 2.0 software upgrade kit to its dealers, allowing them to
immediately begin upgrading EFD1000 Primary Flight Displays in the
field to the new software level.
Cessna said Thursday it will deliver the first Model 162
Skycatcher Light Sport Aircraft to the first customer of the model
later this year. The customer, Rose Pelton of Wichita, Kansas, will
use the aircraft to pursue her private pilot’s license.
Airplane Will Be Presented In Long Beach At Next Year's
AOPA officials took the wraps off their 2010 Sweepstakes Prize
today revealing a new Remos GX. The two-seat, high wing, carbon
fiber aircraft will be awarded to a Sweepstakes winner during the
2010 AOPA Summit in Long Beach, California.
Currently Accepting Orders For Avidyne Installation
Cirrus Aircraft announced Thursday at the AOPA Aviation Summit
that Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck
system is now available as a factory option on selected new SR20
and SR22 aircraft.
"John Becker has been a strong and valued member of the
Piper team. His 20 years with the company have been marked with a
dedication to innovation and technological excellence that has made
Piper one of the world's leading aircraft
manufacturers. Source: Piper
Aircraft CEO Kevin Gould.
The National Air Transportation Association is an organization
we often hear about, but which often works behind the scenes in
advocacy for many of the support services on which pilots have come
to depend. Today's Aero-Linx gives you a look at their role in
the aviation community.