"Flying Laboratory" To Help Develop Fuel Cell Technology For
The Antares DLR-H2, which is the world's first piloted aircraft
capable of taking off using only power from fuel cells, did just
that at Hamburg Airport Tuesday. The Antares flies with zero CO2
emissions and has a much lower noise footprint than other,
comparable, motor gliders.
The Department of Transportation Thursday assessed a
civil penalties against Delta Air Lines for violating federal rules
regarding passengers denied boarding ("bumped") on oversold
flights, and United Airlines for failing to disclose to consumers
when flights sold by the carrier were being operated under a
Master Instructors LLC, creators of the nationally recognized
Master Instructor Accreditation Program and the FAA-approved
Master Instructor Continuing Education Program, has launched a new
Master designation to better serve the needs of the nation's
aviation educators with diverse backgrounds.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.10.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.10.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Mac Little, Continental O200 Lightweight -
(ANN Special Report, with TCM's Mac Little)
Officers interested in applying for the next annual Air Force
Test Pilot School Selection Board should submit their applications
to the Air Force Personnel Center by Aug. 14. The selection board
will convene Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 at AFPC for classes beginning
in July 2010 and July 2011.
Essential Turbines Specializes In Rolls Royce/Allison
M7 has contracted with Essential Turbines, Inc., of Dorval
(Quebec), Canada to market Essential Turbines' overhaul services
for Rolls-Royce/Allison 250-series engines to customers in the
United States, as well as Central and South America.
Boeing Thursday unveiled the first of 24 F/A-18F Block II Super
Hornets for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during a ceremony
at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems' production facilities in St.
Louis. The aircraft will be delivered later this month, three
months ahead of schedule.
Company Says Aero-SB Lite Is The Lightest, Smallest To Be
Thrane & Thrane received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)
Tuesday for its latest SwiftBroadband solution, Aero-SB Lite. The
Aero-SB Lite is the lightest, most compact SwiftBroadband solution
on the market to be awarded PMA certification by the FAA.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-14-09
An internal review of design data has shown that the web of the
left hand side (LH) stringer 13 near frame 8 might have been
improperly trimmed on a few aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 777
airplanes. This AD results from a report of extensive corrosion of
a ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on
a Boeing Model 757 airplane, which is similar in design to the
ballscrew on Model 777 airplanes.
As we have noted each year, one of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock. Gathering in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth, Minnesota, it is an event chock full of fun, fellowship, education and more than a few surprises.
As we have noted each year, one of our favorite annual events is
the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus
Design flock. Gathering in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth,
Minnesota, it is an event chock full of fun, fellowship, education
and more than a few surprises.
ICON Aircraft announced that it successfully closed another
round of equity financing in June. The new round of investment
capital is intended to take ICON through the completion of its
ongoing engineering and flight test program as well as the
manufacturability phase for the ICON A5 amphibious sport plane.
ICON announced that it is pushing out its production start date by
G3 With New Release 9 Glass Panel Upgrade Can Be Seen At Tampa
The folks at Leading Edge Aviation in Tampa are getting set to
show off a Cirrus G3 airplane with brand new Avidyne Entegra
Release 9 Avionics -- ready to fly. Leading Edge is partnering with
Sarasota Avionics to install the latest glass panel upgrade from
Avidyne. "We will have a demo plane," David Modberg, President of
Cirrus Aircraft Sales at Leading Edge, tells ANN.
For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a new space
vehicle will begin stacking on a mobile launch platform (MLP) at
Kennedy Space Center, thanks to the hard work and dedication of an
experienced team of employees from NASA and contractors United
Space Alliance (USA) and Alliant Techsystems.
Peak Year Of 2008 Was A "Perfect Storm" For The Industry
In its proprietary forecast of worldwide deliveries of new
business jets, market analysts Brian Foley Associates do not
anticipate the industry topping 2008 levels within their 10 year
forecast horizon. "A confluence of factors came together to
create last year's record breaking 1313 aircraft
deliveries," said President Brian Foley.
Terminal Doppler Weather
Short and sweet, and yet one that we all rely on probably more
than we know. It's Doppler radar installed at major airports
throughout the United States to detect microbursts.
Allegro USA LLC announced Wednesday the Allegro Light Sport
Aircraft will now be built completely in the United States.
The Allegro, formerly built by Fantasy Air in the Czech Republic,
has a new home in Roseburg, Oregon.
"Since aircraft deliveries lag sales by a year or two,
the perfect sales environment would have to materialize again
within the next 8 years to be captured in our multi-engine delivery
forecast through 2018. That seems unlikely in this
environment following a worldwide recession."
Source: Industry Analyst Brian Foley.
If you spend the day like we do sifting through aviation news
around the world, and a lot of it has to do with accidents, you
begin to really understand how important safety is to our industry.
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) seeks to create
a safer aviation environment through enhanced education.