Commercial Spaceflight Federation Says 'Illustrative Cut' Would
Outsource Human Spaceflight To Russia
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation released a statement
Wednesday opposing in the strongest possible terms the
"illustrative cut" to commercial spaceflight put forth by the
co-chairs of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal
Responsibility and Reform.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.11.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.11.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Owning the Stearman -
11.11.10 (ANN Special Report, with Stearman
enthusiast Steve McDonald)
But Decreases Not As Significant As In Previous
The nation's largest airlines reported four flights in September
with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from six flights
in September 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of
canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report
released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT.
University Teams Must Design, Build Rovers, Demonstrate
Few NASA projects in recent years have captured the attention of
the public like the Mars rovers. Now researchers are
hoping the chance to design a future rover may capture university
RI Developing Autonomous Capability for DARPA "Flying Car"
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has
awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon’s
Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the
Transformer (TX) Program.
1911 Curtiss-Ely Pusher Replica Is First Aircraft Slated For
Naval Celebration At EAA Airventure 2011
We know ... it's not even Thanksgiving and there most of us
haven't thought much beyond next Tuesday, but the folks organizing
AirVenture 2011 are already lining up next year's show, and the
first airplane in line is pretty interesting.
Materiel Command Working To Help Local Economies Under
As Air Force officials focused on acquisition of weapon systems
and related hardware, Air Force Materiel Command stands to make a
noticeable contribution to a stepped-up effort by the federal
government to increase awards of contracts to small businesses.
A pilot who made a fuel stop in Salina, Kansas in late September
got a bit of a surprise when police seized over 100 pounds of
cocaine from the airplane. Fortunately for the pilot, authorities
determined that neither he or his co-pilot on the charter flight
knew the drugs were on board.
Biggest BizJet Order At NBAA Raises Eyebrows... And Hopes For Recovery
It's a pretty big deal when an airplane company gets a sizable order for new aircraft. Embraer had such a day during the NBAA meeting and convention when NetJets announced it would be purchasing 125 Phenom 300s for its fractional jet service.
Boeing Reports An Electrical Fire On 787 ZA002, Crew Executed
An Emergency Landing
During approach to Laredo, Texas on Tuesday, Boeing's Dreamliner
ZA002 lost primary electrical power as a result of an onboard
electrical fire. Backup systems, including the deployment of the
Ram Air Turbine (RAT), functioned as expected and allowed the crew
to complete a safe landing.
Rockwell Collins Rolls Out The Highest-Tech For The Bombardier
We're always on the lookout for new systems that will help
reduce the cockpit workload, and Rockwell Collins seems to have
come up with one in its latest Pro Line Fusion avionics
suite. Pro Line Fusion, which provides an integrated flight
deck to ensure interoperability between systems, will debut on the
Bombardier Global family.
Biggest BizJet Order At NBAA Raises Eyebrows... And Hopes For
It's a pretty big deal when an airplane company gets a sizable
order for new aircraft. Embraer had such a day during the NBAA
meeting and convention when NetJets announced it would be
purchasing 125 Phenom 300s for its fractional jet service. The
Platinum Edition aircraft, designed exclusively for NetJets, will
feature technology and comforts based on the requirements of the
NetJets fractional share Owners.
Business Leaders Meet With Government Officials, Others To
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) concluded its
2010 NATA Aviation Business Roundtable Tuesday after two days of
high-level presentations from aviation industry leaders and top
International demand will make an important contribution to the
business jet market's gradual recovery and account for an increased
proportion of future sales, according to Trevor Esling, Cessna's
vice president for International Sales.
World's Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Flies To Long Beach For
The Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Boeing B-29 Superfortress
FIFI arrived at Long Beach Airport Wednesday afternoon to
participate in Airportfest ... part of the AOPA Aviation
Summit being held at the airport and the Long Beach Convention
Center Thursday through Saturday.