AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business
aircraft flying today Friday afternoon, as EAA President Tom
Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of
business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
FAA has issued Type Certificate E00081EN for Diamond Aircraft's
proprietary Austro Engine AE300. The jet-fuel burning 170 hp
turbo-diesel piston engine represents a new generation of aviation
Alan Klapmeier's Efforts To Buy Jet Program Appear Stalled
ANN has been monitoring reports over the last few days of the
latest details involved in Cirrus Founder, Alan Klapmeier's,
efforts to buy the single engine program that has been under
development for a number of years... and seemed to be the
aeronautical successor to the highly regarded SR-2X piston
On July 31st, EAA AirVenture visitors were witness to a thrilling race of-a-lifetime when TLC's American Choppers star Paul Teutul challenges Fagen Inc.'s MX-2. The aircraft was piloted by Greg Poe of Greg Poe Airshows.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. Thursday revealed that
Southwest Airlines Co. has submitted an initial non-binding
proposal to acquire Frontier under the auction procedures
established in Frontier’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and
approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
ANN is looking over court documents now that detail the very
recent agreement to sell virtually all the primary assets of
Eclipse Aircraft to a group headed by Eclipse customers Mike Press
and Mason Holland.
Tandem Seating And A Bubble Canopy Is Refreshing Change
Walking up to the MySky booth at Oshkosh, the first thing that
ran through my head is that someone shrunk a modern military
trainer. Closer in, I noticed the tandem seating perched under a
large bubble canopy. The only thing that was missing were
training stripes and the squadron insignia on the tail.
Governor Crist And Lt. Governor Kottkamp Address Florida's Role
In Space Program
Florida Governor Charlie Crist Thursday highlighted the
importance of aerospace to Florida's economy and the national space
program. His comments came during a discussion with reporters
in Orlando at the 2009 Farm to Fuel Summit.
National Association Of Flight Instructors Honors Team
The Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions team will receive the
prestigious 2009 Jack J. Eggspuehler Award from the National
Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). The award recognizes the
team’s dedication to aviation education and overall
contribution to the flight training industry.
Company Says There Are No Quality Issues With Engines Already
Pratt & Whitney, issued the following statement Thursday on
the progress of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine program:
“The F135 engine being developed by Pratt & Whitney has
experienced some cost growth and production issues consistent with
new engine programs at this stage of development and transition to
Practical Electric Airplane Unveiled At AirVenture Today
The Yuneec E430 light sport aircraft was unveiled in Aeroshell
Square at AirVenture 2009 Tuesday. Founded two and a half years ago
and based in Shanghai, China, Coote said the Yuneec company started
as a supplier of components for electric powered R/C models.
The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), on which the
Northrop Grumman KC-45 Tanker is based, has further solidified its
position as a leading advanced aerial refueling platform with an
order from Saudi Arabia for three additional aircraft, doubling the
In honor of all things oriented to Women in Aviation, we are pleased to present a look at AWAM... Association For Women In Aviation Maintenance. According to their missions statement, AWAM is "a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry."
Milestone Passed in both MEOP And Structural Bending Tests
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says they have
successfully completed qualification testing for the Falcon 9
launch vehicle first stage tank and interstage. Testing took place
at SpaceX’s Texas Test Site, a 300 acre structural and
propulsion testing facility, located just outside of Waco,
Aiming to achieve the highest speed ever recorded for a
helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s X2 Technology demonstrator
has relocated to the company's Florida flight facility as it begins
the next phases of testing in the experimental program.
Tom Poberezny, Thomas Grunewald, Sign Agreement At AirVenture
Two of the worlds largest General Aviation Air Shows have agreed
to a new three-year collaboration to promote the cause of GA on
both sides of the Atlantic. EAA President Tom Poberezny and AERO
Friedrichshafen Project Manager Thomas Grunewald signed the
agreement on a rainy Thursday morning at AirVenture 2009.
Data Solution For The New Evolution Flight Display System
Jeppesen and Aspen Avionics announced Wednesday at AirVenture
2009 that the companies will partner to incorporate the new Aspen
Avionics Evolution Flight Display system into a full Jeppesen data
"When we take a look at the overall system, which is the
best and most efficient in the world, someone has to pay the bills.
At the end of the day we have to find a way that everybody can pay
their share to sustain the system we have."
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt,
responding to a question about possible user fees for
Yes, we know that we're still deep into Oshkosh, but it's never
too early to start thinking about the next big show, is it? With
the signing of an agreement between EAA and AERO at AirVenture 2009
on Thursday, we thought it would be fun to give you a link to the
biggest General Aviation show on the other side of the pond.