Reports "Incremental" Safety Improvements, GA Fatalities
Continue To Decline
The safety of civil aviation in the United States continued to
make incremental improvements across most industry segments in
2010, based on the preliminary aviation accident statistics
released Wednesday by the NTSB.
Honeywell T-Hawk Provides Video Feed To Remote Monitors
Crews working to contain radiation and diagnose problems at
Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility are getting
up-close video and photos inside the plant as they work from a
source rarely seen outside military circles.
First American In Space Eventually Walked On The Moon
NASA will posthumously honor Alan B. Shepard Jr., the first
American astronaut in space who later walked on the moon, with an
Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S.
Goal Is To Monitor, Analyze, And Report Flight Data For Cap And
Jeppesen and ETS Aviation, Ltd. have teamed to provide the
aviation industry with a solution to monitor, record, analyze and
report flight data within European airspace, in order to comply
with regulatory requirements for managing carbon emissions set by
the European Union.
Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger
Center) is marking its 25th anniversary with the launch of its
"Challenger Changed My Life" program to highlight its
life-transforming benefits for students.
Chalked Up His 1,000th Trap Aboard USS Ronald Reagan
The deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 reached a
major naval aviation milestone April 18 on board the aircraft
carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Capt. Kevin "Nix" Mannix
tallied his 1,000th arrested landing with the trap of his F/A-18F
Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Ronald Reagan.
Students To Work Overseas At Daher-Socata's Facility In
Jessica Miller of Hutchinson, MN, and Shelby "Blaine" McCaleb of
Savannah, GA, will receive the work internships of a lifetime, as
they have been named recipients of this year's EAA/Daher-Socata
Mobile Apps Available For iPhone, BlackBerry, Android
Aviation data company OAG has released "OAG FlightTimes" on
iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. This mobile app has the capability
to display published flight schedules for every airline and airport
in the world.
Provides Maintenance Tracking Coverage for Russian Helos
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has expanded its electronic
maintenance tracking capability for Russian Mi helicopters. The
Jacksonville, FL-based company now provides maintenance tracking
coverage for the MI-8 and MI-17 series helicopters.
Private IFR Aircraft Flown by Reserve Military Officer Met by
Cops... Based On Shaky Info
Here we go again...
yet another GA flyer has been met at his
destination by a fleet of police cars, an atmosphere of
intimidation, and pretty flimsy excuses for the effort. A pilot
(who has asked ANN to keep his name out of this for now) flying a
personal morning flight from Arizona to Missouri, in a
high-performance experimental aircraft, canceled IFR just a few
minutes short of his intended destination and landed VFR. Instead
of an uneventful arrival home, the pilot, (a reserve military
officer flying a front-line fighter, no less) fo
Mustang Gallops To The Aid Of Air Ambulance
Operators On A Budget...
"What a cool concept," we thought, when we first spied the
Cessna Mustang air ambulance adaptation accomplished by Cessna and
Spectrum Aero-Med... in an industry that lives (and, sadly, dies)
as a result of the speed with which an operator can work, the fact
that an uncommonly cost-effective entry-level bizjet has been
brought into the game is not only smart but offers aid to parts of
the world that, in the past, simply couldn't afford the life-saving
speed a bizjet offers.
Board Says Company Is Wrong In Opening Non-Union Shop In
"Right-To-Work" South Carolina
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint
against the Boeing Company, alleging that it violated federal labor
law by deciding to transfer a second production line to a non-union
facility in South Carolina for discriminatory reasons.
"There is no doubt that if the National Labor Relations
Board's claim against Boeing moves forward, it will have a chilling
effect on job growth in my state and in right-to-work states across
the country." Source: U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.