ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.04.11 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.11 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part II: The Recovering Avionics Market -
05.04.11(ANN Special Report, with Kirk Fryar, Vice
President of Sarasota Avionics International)
Union Honors Flight Attendant Heroes And First Responders
Following the announcement Sunday of the death of Osama bin
Laden, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing
Flight Attendants at United Airlines and 20 other carriers,
issued a statement in unity from the union's International
NASA To Exhibit Moon Rock In Atlanta And Carrollton, GA
Georgians have the rare chance to touch a nearly
4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore
traveling exhibit, a mobile, multi-media experience that immerses
visitors in the story of NASA.
Company Presented With Publication's Technology Award
John Uczekaj, Aspen’s President and CEO, and Peter Lyons,
Aspen’s co-founder and Vice President of Product Management,
will be recognized by New Mexico Business Weekly’s when the
publication presents its annual "Who’s Who in Technology"
Simulator Will Replicate Combat Mission Environment For
Accurate System Testing
AAI Test & Training has been awarded a $9.7 million contract
to deliver an electronic warfare (EW) radio frequency (RF)
simulator for the U.S. Air Force's EW Avionics Integration Support
Facility (EWAISF), the company said Monday.
FAA STC Approved By European Agency For Precision Conversions,
Leth & Associates
The FAA STC (STO1857SE) allowing for a Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
(MZFW) increase on the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF freighter
has been approved by the EASA the company announced Monday in
conjunction with Leth & Associates.
German Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul Provider Opens Up New
Repair Application Areas
Lufthansa Technik AG is leveraging simulation software from
ANSYS to simulate wear and tear of aircraft components,
particularly in jet engines, to prolong service intervals and to
create new ways to repair used parts.
From NBAA 2010: Cessna's Big/Bad BizJet Gets
ANN E-I-C Note: With the unwelcome and
unexpected news of Jack Pelton's sudden "retirement" we thought it
fitting to air our last big Aero-TV interview with Jack... from
last fall's NBAA event, just after we learned (officially) that
Cessna had committed to a reworking of the MIGHTY Citation
X. Few leaders, in GA, were as effective and aggressive about
the future of the GA biz as Pelton and we have a feeling that his
absence will be felt swiftly and significantly... We hope we
haven't seen the last of this flyer. -- Jim Campbell, ANN
Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A
removed the Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2) box in the orbiter's
aft compartment Monday night. Teams are evaluating data from
inspections and will install a new LCA-2 after evaluations and any
repairs, if needed, have been made.
Boeing's Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) successfully
completed its first flight April 27 at NASA's Dryden Flight
Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Phantom Ray flew to
7,500 feet and reached a speed of 178 knots.
Aircraft Scheduled To Begin Flying About 2330 Wednesday
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its
geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region
(CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 11-08 beginning
Wednesday night into early Thursday morning in the National Capital
Region, Washington, D.C.
WSI Says New Version Optimizes Pre-Flight Weather Decision
A new, online version of WSI's Pilotbrief service has been
launched by Weather Service International, which says the
service allows pilots to quickly receive a "clear and actionable"
view of potential weather impacts and optimize plans
"The hateful coward is dead. It is not his death that we
celebrate; it is our unity, our compassion for one another and our
resolve to protect all of the freedoms of individual expression
that make us strong." Source: The Association of Flight
Attendants-CWA (AFA), on the death of Osama bin Laden.