ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.19.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.19.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: The Reincarnation of UltraFlight -
02.19.10 (ANN Special Report, with Roy
First Unmanned Jet Aircraft To Take Off And Land Aboard An
Personnel from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS)
program team and industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation are
underway with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to test the X-47B
Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D).
Inks 10-Year Maintenance Agreement With Atlantic Southeast
Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it has added a third
commercial aircraft service center to its growing customer support
network worldwide. The facility, located in Macon, Georgia
complements the two Bombardier-owned commercial aircraft service
centers in Bridgeport, WV and Tucson, AZ.
Focus Is Development Of Electric-Hybrid Airplane Engines
Bye Energy, an integrator of alternative energy and renewable
fuel technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, is
launching “The Green Flight Project” to enhance the
development of an electric and electric-hybrid propulsion system
(EHPS) for commercial application.
Teams Look For Vulnerabilities In Virtual Networks.
Cyber defense teams from the Arizona, California, New Hampshire
and North Carolina wings of the Civil Air Patrol will compete
against four Air Force Junior ROTC teams in the Air Force
Association's CyberPatriot II Championships on Friday in Orlando,
Operators Were Not Expecting The Valentine's Day Stunt
A person who had booked a ride in a tethered hot-air balloon for
Valentine's Day surprised the other passengers by climbing over the
gondola's safety net, unrolling a hidden parachute, and launching
himself into the air 300 feet above the ground.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel
hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the
2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in
1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community
forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air
shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and
$75 Million Pledged For Commercial Suborbital Flights,
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomed NASA's
announcement Thursday that the agency will fund dozens of science
and education payloads to fly on commercial suborbital vehicles
built by companies including Armadillo Aerospace, Blue Origin,
Masten Space Systems, Virgin Galactic, and XCOR Aerospace.
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently
announced the formation of its Flight Training Safety (FTS)
Committee. Responding to a number of recent, high profile events,
the new committee has been charged with advancing general aviation
Patty Wagstaff's Annual KWS Pilot Training Is A Success
The Lindbergh Foundation announced Thursday that the donation of
a factory-new 180HP A1C Husky bush plane to the Kenya Wildlife
Service (KWS) and a five-day training program of the KWS air patrol
has been successfully completed.
Air Force, DOD Pioneer, First Woman Air Force Major
The first woman to serve as major general in the Air Force, and
the Department of Defense, passed away February 15. Retired Maj.
Gen. Jeanne M. Holm is credited as the single driving force in
achieving parity for military women and making them a viable part
of the mainstream military.
"By declaring February "Aviation and Aerospace
Appreciation Month", we're sending a clear signal that we support
this industry that is central to our state's economic
success." Source: Vermont Governor
A collaborative effort between alternative energy and aerospace
industries resulting in the creation of an electric hybrid
propulsion system for aviation, work has begun transforming a
conventionally powered airplane to electric power for a proof of