The 13th edition of Safety Standdown, Bombardier’s
industry leading safety seminar, will return to Wichita, Kansas at
the Hyatt Regency Wichita from September 28 to October 1. FAA
administrator Randy Babbitt, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman, and
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will deliver opening remarks at the
Focus Will Be On Research And Education Uses Of Commercial
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce its
cosponsorship of the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers
Conference (NSRC), which is being organized in conjunction with the
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Universities Space
Research Association (USRA).
Team Selenokhod, a Russian group of engineers and managers,
announced its official entry into the Google Lunar X Prize
competition Monday. Team Selenokhod, headquartered in Moscow, with
ten group members, is among 20 teams from 44 countries that are
competing for their share of the $30 million prize.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.22.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.22.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
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09.22.09 (ANN Special Report, on details
surrounding the USA Today article that misrepresented GA)
Jeppesen recently signed an electronic flight information
service contract to provide tailored Jeppesen flight manuals and
e-Link navigation solutions for Volaris Airlines, a leading low
cost carrier based in Mexico.
No Well-Defined Navy Role Yet Assigned For The Tilt-Rotor
The Marine Corps, which is the primary customer for the V-22
Osprey, has begun to deploy the tilt-rotor aircraft on amphibious
assault ships and in Iraq over the past two years. But for the
Navy, there is no clearly-defined role for the aircraft.
Aircraft On Permanent Loan from Spirit of Flight Center
Denver-based Redstone College received a Learjet 24D Monday
which will be on permanent loan from the Spirit of Flight Center, a
Colorado-based non-profit air museum. The Learjet will serve as a
training tool, providing students in A&P and avionics programs
the opportunity to practice repairs.
The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported
improved operating margins in the second quarter of 2009, the
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. DOT reported
Monday in a release of preliminary data.
Santa Monica Bay Search Set For October 5th To 10th
Locating the only missing WWII Women's Air Force Service Pilot
Gertrude V. "Tommy" Tompkins Silver and her North American Aviation
P-51D Mustang fighter plane will be the focal point of this greatly
expanded, all-volunteer search effort.
Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of The First Cherokee
The Cherokees 2 Osh committee is excited to announce the first
mass arrival of Cherokees at AirVenture. The day will begin on
Friday, July 23, 2010 with staging in Waupaca, WI, flying the Mass
Arrival to Oshkosh, and ending with a celebration dinner in the
Nature Center on the EAA's grounds.
Mark Twombly Introduces the Leading Seaplane Advocacy Organization
Nothing in aviation emulates a sense of freedom and relaxing retreat more than the seaplane culture; the ability to take a weekend excursion to a far-off fishing lake or quiet lagoon inspires many to join the adventurous lifestyle of the seaplane community. Much like A.O.P.A. for the general aviation enthusiast, the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) provides the leading voice for seaplane enthusiasts since its beginnings in 1971. With over 8,000 members, SPA serves to represent the interests, technical support, and advocacy for seaplane pilots and aficionados around the world.
FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee. Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency bailout preparation.
Mark Twombly Introduces the Leading Seaplane Advocacy
Nothing in aviation emulates a sense of freedom and relaxing
retreat more than the seaplane culture; the ability to take a
weekend excursion to a far-off fishing lake or quiet lagoon
inspires many to join the adventurous lifestyle of the seaplane
FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere
parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since
1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA
in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry
Association (PIA) Rigging Committee.
The FAA Monday gave approval to Honeywell's Smartpath Precision
Landing System, clearing the way for increased safety and
efficiency at airports by providing precise navigation service
based on GPS. The first U.S.-approved system is located in Memphis,
TN and will become operational early next year.
Company Basing Aviation Policies On Auto Insurance
Aggressive Insurance, an Irving, TX-based program administrator,
launched its new aircraft insurance program Monday. The
company says it is acting on a strategy to bring 21st century
technology and an advanced delivery system to a market segment that
is demanding a fresh response to its producer and
The NTSB has determined that the incident last year involving an
uncommanded pitch-up aboard an aircraft occurred as a result of the
inadvertent partial inflation of the evacuation slide and
subsequent binding of the elevator control cables.
A Piper PA-32 Saratoga enroute from Gainesville, Florida to Fort
Laudedale has gone down near the Broward/Palm Beach county line.
Four people were reportedly aboard the aircraft at the time of the
Sixty-three year-old Philip de Ridder was seriously injured
Saturday when the Seawind 3000 he was piloting reportedly
experienced engine problems and went down near Mission Golf Course
in Vancouver, British Columbia. No one on the ground was hurt.
"The approval of Honeywell's system marks the successful
completion of a partnership between the FAA and Airservices
Australia to build and certify a ground based augmentation system
(GBAS). We expect GBAS to become an asset to airports around the
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.
When used in conjunction with ATC instructions, gives the pilot
the latitude to delay compliance until a condition or event has
been reconciled. The pilot is expected to seek the first
opportunity to comply.
Aero-Linx: Google Lunar
With a Russian team getting involved this week, we thought you
might like to take another look at the organization driving all
this interest in commercial development of lunar hardware ... The
Google Lunar X-Prize.