Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

August 20, 2009

Pan Am 103 Bomber To Be Released From Scottish Prison

Authorities Cite Humanitarian Concerns Related To Prostate Cancer

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, who is the only person convicted in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, is being released from prison on compassionate grounds following a diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer. Doctors say he may have only three months to live.

Read More

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.20.09

And the winner is...Eclipse Aerospace.
Safe Banking Systems embarasses the TSA...again.
And Lockheed says more layoffs are coming.

Sponsored By...

More AERO-Casts

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.20.09

And the winner is...Eclipse Aerospace.
Safe Banking Systems embarasses the TSA...again.
And Lockheed says more layoffs are coming.


More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Part II - Comments from COPA - 08.20.09

Pilots interviewed at this summer's Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association convention answer the question: Is the legal system fair to aviation manufacturers?

FMI:

More AERO-Casts

Reader Plates Now Available On The New Amazon Kindle DX

Instrument Approach Procedures Now Available On The Large-Screen Kindle DX

Reader Plates tells ANN that their combined approach plates and Airport/Facility directories for the Kindle DX electronic book reader are now available. The FAA/NACO terminal approach procedures are organized for ease of use, and are formatted for exceptional readability on the Kindle DX.

Read More

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.20.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.20.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.20.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II - Comments from COPA - 08.20.09  (ANN Special Report, with the Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association)

Read More

Advertisement

One Sky Aviation Receives Caravan EVS STC

Enhanced Vision System Approved For 208 and 208B

One Sky Aviation Wednesday announced the award of FAA STC #SA02350AK for installation of the Max Viz EVS-100/600 Enhanced Vision System for the Cessna Caravan product line including the 208 and 208B models.

Read More

L-3 Awarded T-1A Jayhawk Logistics Support Contract

Contract Has Options For 8 Years

L-3 Communications announced Wednesday that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division was awarded a 60-day base contract with eight option years from the U.S. Air Force to serve as prime contractor on the T-1A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program. The total value of the contract with all options is $680 million.

Read More

Chopper Funding Chopped In Topeka

Police Helicopter Unit Falls Victim To Budget Woes

A five-month budget battle ended in Topeka, Kansas Tuesday night with funding for the city's police helicopter unit cut to zero, which allowed city leaders to balance the budget while reducing the property tax rate.

Read More

Endurance Milestone For Pratt & Whitney PurePower Fan Drive Gear System

Announcement Made At The Moscow Air Show

Pratt & Whitney announced Wednesday it has successfully completed accelerated endurance testing equivalent to more than 20,000 hours of service operation on the PurePower PW1000G fan drive gear system.

Read More

CSC Selected To Provide ATC Simulation Training Systems To Universities

NextGen Training For The Next Generation Of Controllers

CSC announced Wednesday that its NexSim Radar and Tower air traffic control simulation training systems have been selected by four universities to support the initial training and development of NextGen FAA air traffic controllers.

Read More

Coradine Aviation Systems Unveils LogTen Pro 5 For Mac Users

Features Simplified Flight Views, New Data Mining Capabilities

Coradine Aviation Systems Wednesday released a major update to its logbook for Mac OS X. LogTen Pro 5 features a new integrated design, making it even easier for pilots to manage their flights, customize flight information to their requirements, quickly import existing data.

Read More

Advertisement

Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

The Work Will Be Done In Alabama And Brazil

Vector Aerospace Corporation announced Tuesday that it has, through Vector Helicopter Services - North America, been awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force in support of its fleet of Bell H-1H helicopters valued at approximately $15M USD over a five year period.

Read More

250th Centurion Engine In 2009 Goes To Diamond Joint Venture In China

One Of Five Ordered To Power DA 40's

Centurion has already manufactured a total of 250 engines this year, and the 250th engine is intended for series production of a Diamond DA 40 in China. The engine is part of a package of OEM kits ordered by Shandong Bin Ao Aircraft Industries, the Chinese joint venture partner of Diamond.

Read More

EAA Plans 9th Annual 'Good Ol' Days' Celebration

Pioneer Airport Takes A Trip Back In Time

Some consider it the "Golden Age Of Aviation", and it will be re-created at Pioneer Airport next to EAA's AirVenture Museum in a couple of weeks as EAA stages its 9th annual "Good Ol' Days" celebration in Oshkosh.

Read More

Happy Birthday Embraer

Jet Maker Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Embraer celebrated a four-decade history Wednesday, and over the years, the company has designed more than 20 different aircraft models for the commercial and executive aviation markets and the defense segment.

Read More

Aero-TV: Nostalgia of Flight - Flying Free with the American Barnstormers

Clay Adams and the American Barnstormers Re-Capture the Golden Age

Between World War I and World War II, civil aviation experienced an extraordinary surge in both technological advancements and daring accomplishments.  From Lindbergh’s heroic flight across the North Atlantic to Jimmy Doolittle’s development of instrument flight, this “Golden Age of Aviation” ignited the public’s curiosity and introduced the world to the “unimaginable.”  There was, however, no greater introduction than the barnstormers. 

Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week - Managing the External Pressures

The Kings' on How to Recognize Goal-Orientation as a Risk Factor

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.  This year’s featured speakers were the internationally renowned duo, John and Martha King.

Advertisement

Aero-TV: Nostalgia of Flight – Flying Free with the American Barnstormers

Clay Adams and the American Barnstormers Re-Capture the Golden Age

Between World War I and World War II, civil aviation experienced an extraordinary surge in both technological advancements and daring accomplishments. From Lindbergh’s heroic flight across the North Atlantic to Jimmy Doolittle’s development of instrument flight, this “Golden Age of Aviation” ignited the public’s curiosity and introduced the world to the “unimaginable.” There was, however, no greater introduction than the barnstormers.

Read More

Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week - Managing the External Pressures

The Kings: How to Recognize Goal-Orientation As A Risk Factor

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. This year’s featured speakers were the internationally renowned duo, John and Martha King.

Read More

Indiana Swindler Who Faked Death Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

Marcus Schrenker Intentionally Crashed A Plane In The Florida Panhandle

The Indiana man who bailed out of a Piper PA46 Malibu and allowed it to crash in an attempt to fake his own death was sentenced Wednesday to 51 months in a federal prison, and ordered to pay more than $34,000 in restitution to the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as $871,000 to the lien holder on the plane.

Read More

NASA Gives 'Go' For Space Shuttle Launch On Aug. 25

Hopes To Launch Discovery In Fewer Than Six Tries

NASA has completed a two-day review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and selected Aug. 25 as the official launch date for the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 0136 EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Read More

EAA'S Gathering Of Eagles Message: Attitude Is Everything

Aviation, Hollywood And Industry Notables Team Together For Youth

Actors Harrison Ford and Cliff Robertson were among aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders who helped make the Experimental Aircraft Association's Gathering of Eagles fundraiser July 30 a great success. The event raised $1.9 million.

Read More

Embry-Riddle, Pittsburgh Institute Of Aeronautics, Eye South Carolina Site

Horry-Conway Airport Could House Academic Program

Embry-Riddle University is reportedly looking at Horry-Conway airport in South Carolina as a possible site for expansion, according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News. The airport is the site of the former North American Institute of Aviation, which closed last fall and went into bankruptcy.

Read More

Advertisement

Vladimir Putin Opens Russia's National Airshow

Poor Economy, Tragic Accident Make For A Muted Opening

Like most places on the planet, Russia's aerospace industry has been hit hard by the global recession, a point not lost as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opened the MAKS show Tuesday. The event was further marred by the death of one of the country's premier military aerobatic pilots, Igor Tkachenko.

Read More

Pilot, Cat, Unhurt When Plane Goes Down

Light Sport Jabiru Made A Forced Landing Just After Takeoff From Reno

An unidentified pilot and his pet cat both walked away from a forced landing Tuesday morning ... well technically the cat was probably carried away, but without cashing in one of its nine lives.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.20.09)

“Embraer is the fruit of an ambitious long-term project of the Brazilian Government, envisioned by Air Marshall Casimiro Montenegro in the 1940s and continued by thousands of people who have worked and put forth every effort for us to arrive at this day.” Source: Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President & CEO.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.20.09): Approach Lighting System (ALS)

Radiating light beams guiding pilots to the extended centerline of the runway on final approach and landing.    

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.20.09)

MAKS Airshow

The MAKS Airshow opened Tuesday in Moscow, and while some of this site is in Russian, there is enough in English to give us a good view of the Russia's Bi-Annual Air Salon, or MAKS Airshow.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC