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January 25, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Plans For KSC

Preparing For 2016 Orbital Flight Of Dream Chaser Spacecraft From Florida

In the latest example of NASA Kennedy Space Center's transformation into a multi-user spaceport, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, CO announced Thursday steps it will take to prepare for a November 2016 orbital flight of its Dream Chaser spacecraft from Florida's Space Coast.

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Boeing Rolls Out First 787 Dreamliner At Increased Production Rate

Program Achieves 10 Per Month Rate, Highest Ever Production For A Twin-Aisle Airplane

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at the rate of 10 airplanes per month has been rolled off the assembly line. The airplane, a 787-8 and the 155th Dreamliner built, will be delivered to International Lease Finance Corp. for operation by Aeromexico.

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Spending Bill Funds Unleaded Fuel Testing

Program Called 'Crucial' To General Aviation

Last week Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2014, which included language that funded the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), a key step in the road toward transitioning to a high-octane unleaded piston aviation fuel.

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Aviation Access Project Announces New Flight Center At KGMU

Initiative Designed To Promote Growth Of The Pilot Community

Aviation Access Project (AAP) has announced the formation of a Flight Center at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in Greenville, South Carolina. Headed by local Greenville businessman Mitchell West, the Flight Center represents a new initiative to promote the growth and development of the pilot community in the Upstate area of South Carolina by offering low-cost aircraft ownership with a flight training option.

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ILFC Concludes 281 Lease Transactions And Orders 165 New Aircraft In 2013

Company Sees Improving Demand And Growth In Global Aircraft Leasing

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced Tuesday that the company completed a total of 281 lease transactions in 2013 including both extensions and new leases of aircraft from ILFC's portfolio.

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NASA Launches Third Generation Communications Satellite

Part Of Network Facilitating Communications With The ISS

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L), the 12th spacecraft in the agency's TDRS Project, is safely in orbit after launching at 2133 EST Thursday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Presidential Aviation Hires Terry Doehling

Becomes VP Of Aircraft Management And Acquisitions

Mr. Terry Doehling has joined Presidential Aviation as VP of Aircraft Management and Acquisitions, adding his expertise to the Jet Management Division.

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Aeroflot Expands Fleet With New B737-800, A-320 Aircraft

Airplanes Named For Luminaries In Soviet Literature And Academia

Aeroflot has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing B737-800 Next Generation and its 91st Airbus A320. The airline has named the 737-800 NG in honor of Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aytmatov, while the new A320 bears the name of the Soviet and Russian linguist, critic, writer and academician Dmitry Likhachev.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.25.14)

"This is a crucial program for the health and long-term viability of general aviation. Funding PAFI at the requested level keeps us on track for a managed, sustainable, and safe transition to a high-octane unleaded replacement for 100 low lead." Source: Doug Macnair, EAA vice president of government relations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.25.14): Ident

A request for a pilot to activate the aircraft transponder identification feature. This will help the controller to confirm an aircraft identity or to identify an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.25.14)

National Agricultural Aviation Association

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) represents more than 1,300 members in 46 states.

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