ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.23.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
12.23.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part I: Robinson, the Next
Generation - 12.23.10 (ANN Special Report,
with Kurt Robinson, President of Robinson Helicopter
Flyers Frustrated With Air Travel Security Screening
As passengers begin to pour into airports during one of the
busiest air travel periods of the year, a new survey reveals three
in four air travelers believe "there has to be a better way" to
conduct air travel security screening.
Has Broad Authority Over Production Of The New BizJet
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has promoted L.D. Buerger
(pictured) to the position of director, G650 Initial Phase
Operations. In his new role, Buerger is accountable for initial
phase manufacturing, manufacturing engineering and planning,
industrial engineering and tool design for the G650.
Association Says All Commercial Rotorcraft Operators Will Be
Although a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was
billed as a regulatory initiative aimed at helicopter air medical
operations, it goes well beyond that. It would affect other Part
135 operations and all commercial helicopter operations,
according to Helicopter Association International.
LAN Airlines, one of Latin America's leading passenger and cargo
airlines, signed a firm order for 50 new Airbus A320 Family
aircraft, making it the largest single airline order for Airbus in
Colorado, Indiana, And Lyon, France Get Mobile Maintenance
Cessna says it is adding three new maintenance trucks to its
international ground-based Mobile Service Unit (MSU) fleet serving
Citations across North America and Europe.
Agreements Merged For The Australian Defence Force Helicopter
Brisbane, Australia-based Sikorsky Helitech has merged several
support agreements that will provide deeper component and
accessories maintenance for the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
Kiowa aircraft fleet.
The 'T-Craft' Is One Of The True GA Icons That
Built This Business
There is no such thing as a generic 'perfect' airplane... until
you find one for yourself. And mind you, different airplanes can be
perfect at different times... and for Mike Slingluff, riding herd
on one of the best FBO's on the SouthEast, his 65HP Taylorcraft is
often THE perfect airplane.
The FAA awarded aircraft type certification approval to the
Bombardier 100-seat CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet on December 17,
2010, the company announced Wednesday. U.S. approval follows type
certification in November by Transport Canada and the European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) received confirmation from U.S.
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew that the
Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by Congress Tuesday will continue
funding for the Joint Strike Fighter F136 alternative engine.
Annual Document Outlines Impact Of Space Technology In Our
Curious how a device designed to produce fuel and oxygen on Mars
transformed into a source of clean energy right here on Earth? The
2010 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication is now available
online, highlighting new innovations and notable examples of NASA
technology improving everyday life.
Claimed To Have Lost Elevator, Aileron Control, Eventually
Exhausted His Fuel
This is one of those instances in which the NTSB preliminary
report creates more questions than it answers. The pilot of a
Rockwell 112-TC which went down in a field near Waynesboro, GA, in
October had gone to a parachute school just days before, claiming
to need emergency parachute training.
Judge Rules Against Temporary Restraining Order To Prevent The
American Airlines has pulled its fares off the Orbitz website,
effective immediately. The move comes following a dispute over how
the airline sells fares and other services through the site. A Cook
County, IL judge ruled that American could sever its
relationship with Orbitz Tuesday.
The website of the Texas Aviation Association indicated that the
manufacturer of a two-place scale replica of the Supermarine
Spitfire is moving its operation from Brisbane, Australia to Cisco
Municipal Airport (3F2) just west of Ft. Worth. A hangar to
accommodate the manufacturer is being built this winter.