ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.07.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part II - NTSB's Deborah Hersman -
05.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with NTSB's Deborah
Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to
the International Space Station with a launch at 1420 EDT on
Friday, May 14, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The
STS-132 mission is Atlantis' final scheduled flight.
GA-ASI Introduces "Sea Avenger" UAS for UCLASS Carrier
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems introduced Sea Avenger, a
carrier-based derivative of its Predator C Avenger UAS on Monday.
The aircraft was designed to fulfill the U.S. Navy's
stated need for an unmanned carrier-launched airborne
surveillance and strike (UCLASS) system.
Group seeks to standardize and improve HFDM practices across
A new organization has formed founded on a desire to increase
helicopter safety by promoting best practice and cooperation in the
design, support and operation of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring
Cessna has applied to the EASA for certification of its new
AdViz glass cockpit upgrade for certain classic Citation models.
The AdViz flat-panel avionics package gained supplemental type
certification from the FAA in October 2009.
Also Joins With EADS SECA On Engine Maintenance In Asia And
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's (HBC) Global Customer Support
(GCS) has signed an agreement with Schenker Logistics to facilitate
international parts distribution in London, Dubai and Singapore,
the company said Monday.
Designed To Meet EASA, CAAC, Other Training Regulations
Cessna is teaming with FlightSafety International to offer MX
Advantage, a maintenance training program that will augment
classroom training with hands-on training at a new facility in
Wichita, KS, the company announced at EBACE Monday.
Space Agency Announces Next Undersea Exploration Mission Dates
NASA will send two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and
an experienced scientist into the ocean depths off Florida's east
coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about
working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment.
Julie Clark Blazed A Trail For Many Women To Follow
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.” Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
Julie Clark Blazed A Trail For Many Other Women To Follow
One of the most notable attendees at WAI2010 was none other than
airshow ace, Julie Clark. Clark is a veteran pilot with more than
40 years of flight experience and 30,000 accident-free hours. One
of the first women pilots to fly for a major airline, she captained
Northwest Airline’s DC-9s and MD-80s. She started her
commercial flying career with Hughes Airwest as a 1st Officer on
the DC-9 in 1976 and ended it in 2003 as a Northwest Airlines
Airbus A320 Captain.
Would Pull Crew To Safety In The Event Of A Launch Pad
Potential major changes in the NASA budget not withstanding,
NASA's Pad Abort 1 flight test, a launch of the abort system
designed for the Orion crew vehicle, lifted off at 0700 MDT
Thursday at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near
Las Cruces, NM.
Pilot Was Uninjured, But Two Deer And The Piper Didn't Fare So
You think about this kind of thing when driving your car at
night, but given that so many GA airports are in rural areas where
wildlife is a fact of life, it's maybe surprising that it doesn't
happen more often. A pilot was uninjured when his
airplane hit "several" deer on departure from Oconee County
The Diamond Award Is The FAA's Highest Level Award For
Skytech, a dealers for new and pre-owned, high-end, owner-flown
and business-level aircraft, has received the 2009 Award of
Excellence "Diamond Award" ... the highest level award in the FAA's
Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards program.
Airframe Manufacturer Provides Contributions, Flights For
As part of the unveiling of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's
(HBC) new global demonstrator fleet this week at the European
Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), the company
Wednesday reiterated its support of the Corporate Angel Network
Both The Candidate And The Pilot Escape With Serious, But Not
A candidate for Britains House of Commons was injured Thursday
when the plane in which he was flying went down at an airfield
about 60 miles from London. The pilot was also injured. The plane
was towing an election-day related banner promoting Nigel Farage
and his Independence Party.
"This system is much more advanced in capability and
technology than any abort system designed in the past. NASA strives
to make human spaceflight as safe as possible, and what we learned
here today will greatly contribute to that goal."
Source: Doug Cooke, NASA.
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