ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.10.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.10.11(ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Pt II: Pilot Training
Reform Symposium - 03.10.11 (ANN Special
Report, with Doug Stewart, Chairman of SAFE)
Placed An Order For Seven Of The Enhanced Helicopters
American Eurocopter announced Monday that Air Medical Resource
Group has signed an agreement to purchase seven AS350 B3e
helicopters, making it the U.S. launch customer for this enhanced
SonAir Signs for Six Of The Helicopters, Milestone Aviation
Group Picks Up Five
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp had a productive day Monday at HeliExpo
in Orlando Sunday. The company signed a deal with SonAir Servico
Aereo, S.A. (SonAir) for six S-76C++ helicopters, while leasing
company Milestone Aviation Group picked up five.
Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., announced Tuesday that it has reached a
tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers AFL-CIO (USW) to
amend the collective bargaining agreement covering 797 Flight
The EFI-890R Flat Panel Display System Universal Avionics
Systems Corporation was recently tested and successfully qualified
for several helicopter-specific vibration profiles covering 13
MD Helicopters has selected the G500H as an optional avionics
package for the MD series helicopters Garmin announced Sunday. The
G500H, is a certified, all-glass avionics system designed
specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market.
Live Band Performs Wake-Up Duties On Shuttle's Final Day In
For the first time, NASA astronauts aboard an orbiting
spacecraft were awakened by a live performance from Mission
Control, as Todd Park Mohr and three other members of Big Head Todd
and the Monsters performed "Blue Sky" live at 0223 CST.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers New Powerplant For The
Medium Lift Helo
The first PT6C-67E production engine for the Eurocopter EC175
helicopter, a medium-size utility helicopter for multi-role
civilian and parapublic applications, has been delivered by Pratt
& Whitney Canada (P&WC).
AF-7, the second F-35 Lightning II production jet, made its
first flight Friday, March 4, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth
Joint Reserve Base. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing
variant flew for 1.3 hours.
One of Aviation's Most Inspiring Events Helps Keep Aviation A Lofty Pursuit
It has become one of my favorite events... and even though I am very much a minority when it comes to the overall attendance/makeup of a WAI Convention. Nowhere in aviation is there an event that has as positive and inclusive a spirit as does WAI... and I sure wish we could bottle it and distribute to those other events that so very much need a positive karma infusion (especially Lakeland...).
One of Aviation's Most Inspiring Events Helps Keep Aviation A
It has become one of my favorite events... and even though I am
very much a minority when it comes to the overall attendance/makeup
of a WAI Convention. Nowhere in aviation is there an event that has
as positive and inclusive a spirit as does WAI... and I sure
wish we could bottle it and distribute to those other events that
so very much need a positive karma infusion (especially
Carbon Buildup In Engines Occurring At Lower Altitudes
The FAA is expected to issue a mandatory safety directive
Thursday which will limit operation of the Eclipse jet to no higher
than FL300. The move is prompted by engine surges caused by carbon
buildup which increases along with altitude.
Joint Undertaking Components Shown At ATC Global
The SESAR Joint Undertaking is presenting the first components
of the future European ATM system at the biggest international Air
Traffic Management exhibition, ATC Global Exebition and Conference
New Funding Enables Company To Continue Product And Service
Quest Aircraft Company, manufacturer of the Kodiak, announced
Wednesday that, as part of its long term corporate strategy, it has
completed a financing transaction for recapitalization and new
From the perspective of someone who spent over 30 years in high
tech, I believe that the general aviation paradigm is a bad
fit for the U.S. investment community which is looking for more
reasonable investments and quicker turnaround.
Shook Says Past 100 Years Have Seen "Significant Improvement"
In Gender Equity
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International
President Veda Shook made a statement Tuesday in recognition of the
global celebration of the economic, political, and social
achievements women have made throughout the past century.
It must have seemed innocent enough. A flight attendant on a
Virgin Blue flight from Fiji to Sydney, Australia got involved in a
game of peek-a-boo with a family, but the game ultimately cost him
"SESAR is set to modernize air traffic management in
Europe. Recent projections predict for Europe a doubling of flights
by 2030 compared to 2009 levels. This equals 16.9 million
movements." Source: Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the
SESAR Joint Undertaking.