ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
01.19.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
01.19.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part II - Inside the Groen
Brothers Deal - 01.19.11 (ANN Special
Report, with David Groen, Chairman, President, CEO and CFO of Groen
Hartzell Propeller Introduces New 2-Bladed Scimitar Top Props
for Piper Aztec Aircraft
Hartzell Propeller has developed a new 2-bladed Top Prop
propeller conversion kit for Piper PA-23-250 Aztec twin-engine
aircraft. The cost-efficient conversion provides Aztec owners with
improved reliability, performance and noise levels.
Advanced Aircraft Concept Designs Revealed By NASA
In late 2010, NASA awarded contracts to three teams —
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, The Boeing Company — to
study advanced concept designs for aircraft that could take to the
skies in the year 2025.
Value Of Firm Order Backlog Climbs, Reaches $15.6
Embraer's final delivery statistics and order book shows that
the Brazilian planemaker delivered 92 jets during the fourth
quarter of 2010, 30 to the commercial aviation market, 61 to
executive aviation, and one to the defense segment.
Avionics Technology For The Dreamliner May Wind Up In C919
GE is reportedly planning to sign a joint venture with China's
Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC) which would clear the way for the
avionics technology which will be installed in Boeing's Dreamliner
to be adapted for China's Comac C919.
Night Flight Concepts Executive Earns The Initial
Randy Rowles, Vice President Business Development and NVG
Training Programs was the first individual to receive the new
Master CFI-Helicopter (MCFI-H) accreditation introduced by Master
Instructors LLC of Longmont, Colorado.
North Slope Borough Search And Rescue Aviation Unit Initiates
FAA Approved Training
North Slope Borough's Search and Rescue Aviation Unit has
selected NVIO Systems Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Computer-Based
Training (CBT) to kick-start the rollout of a comprehensive night
Chairman Bob Wood Discusses the Sport Aviation
Industry in 2010
ANN Note: On the cusp of the 2011 US Sport
Aviation Expo, ANN has to admit that we have great concerns about
the direction and viability of the LSA market. While events like
the US SAE have done a spectacular job (no kidding... we are truly
impressed) of helping to provide a focal point for all things LSA,
the poor direction provided to LSA by the FAA and a number of the
alphabet associations leaves us wondering whether or not the the
tremendous potential offered by the LSA market will ever get the
chance to become a reality.
Flight Testing Resumed Monday Following November Electrical
The first Dreamliner flight since an electrical panel on ZA002
caught fire in November occurred Monday. ZA004 took off from Yuma,
AZ on a flight to show that the aircraft could safely jettison
fuel, which would be required before an emergency landing.
The Russian government says that the investigation into the
accident last April which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski,
his wife, and 94 others is complete. They lay the blame for the
accident on the pilot, who did not divert to an airport with better
Airbus said Tuesday it has increased the average list price of
its aircraft by 4.4 per cent. The increment applies for all new
aircraft from the beginning of January 2011, apart from the A380,
for which the increase is 8.4 per cent.
Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida resumed strengthening modifications on
Discovery's external fuel tank stringers following the Martin
Luther King Jr holiday. NASA is still targeting Feb. 24 as the
launch date for Discovery and its six astronauts.
ANN Plans Extensive Coverage of the FIRST Big Aero-Event of
The 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo is nearly upon us, and, if
history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the GA biz
may (or should) have some news/announcements to make. The
Aero-News Network, the aviation world's most comprehensive
DAILY/REAL-TIME news and information service, is going to be
reporting live from the grounds of the 2011 USSAE with the
industry's most aggressive roster of LIVE Online News, as well as
Audio and Video programming, in the business.
(Click Here) -- We Have USSAE2011 News For ANN!
The chartered airplane bringing a disappointed Seattle Seahawks
team back from their playoff loss in Chicago Sunday was hit by a
laser beam while on a two-mile final approach to Sea-Tac airport
just after 2100 PST.
"This revised timeline for first delivery accommodates
the work we believe remains to be done to complete testing and
certification of the 787. We've also restored some margin in the
schedule." Source: Scott Fancher,
Boeing vice president and general manager of the 787 program.