Authorities Cite Humanitarian Concerns Related To Prostate
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Features Simplified Flight Views, New Data Mining
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Clay Adams and the American Barnstormers Re-Capture the Golden
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.
The Kings: How to Recognize Goal-Orientation As A Risk
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
Marcus Schrenker Intentionally Crashed A Plane In The Florida
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.
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
Aviation, Hollywood And Industry Notables Team Together For
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.
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.
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.
“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.