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October 17, 2010

Daher To Reinforce Its Aircraft Manufacturing Business

Will Evaluate The Feasability For A Composite-Construction BizJet

As part of studies aiming at a development of its aircraft range, European aircraft and equipment manufacturer Daher has signed an exclusive agreement to allow its Daher-Socata division to carry out an evaluation of a 100% composite twin engine business jet program, based on the SPn platform.

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SAFA Takes Delivery Of First Two Training Aircraft

New Aircraft, Sims Arrive In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA), has taken delivery of its first two training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft Industries. The two DA40 NG trainers arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 11 October.

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Gulfstream Rolls Out 300th G550

Aircraft Was Launched In 2002

The 300th Gulfstream G550 aircraft was recently rolled out of Gulfstream's manufacturing facility in Savannah, GA.

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Qatar Airline Pilot Dies During Flight

Flight From Manila Was Diverted To Malaysia

The captain of a Qatar Airways flight passed away during a flight from the Philippines, the airline reported Wednesday.

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NASA Wants Student Innovators For 2011 Great Moonbuggy Race

Contest To Be Held In Alabama In April

Four decades after the first NASA lunar rover rolled across the surface of the moon, innovative students are preparing to design and build a new generation of wheeled wonders. Registration is open for the 18th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race.

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FAA Awards Type Certificate To Hartzell for Turbine Engine Composite Prop

Launch customer to be announced at NBAA 2010

The FAA has granted a type certificate (TC) to Hartzell Propeller for its new advanced-composite ASC-II 4-bladed propeller. This is Hartzell's first ASC-II propeller developed for turboprop aircraft, and its launch customer will be announced at NBAA 2010 in Atlanta, GA.

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NBAA Enhances Static Display Safety

Wick Covers And Aircraft Markers Loaned At No Charge

For the third year, the NBAA will be offering exhibitors Plane Sights Static Wick Covers and Aircraft Markers to enhance safety at the Convention's DeKalb Peachtree Airport Static display.

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NASA And Etsy Partner On A New Type Of 'Spacecraft'

Contest For Artwork Inspired By NASA And Its Programs

Normally, when you hear the words "NASA" and "Spacecraft" in the same sentence, it conjures up visions of travel and science far from the friendly confines of our blue marble.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.17.10): Anomalous Propagation

Anomalous Propagation This refers to the non-standard propagation of a beam of energy, radio or radar, under certain atmospheric conditions, appearing as false (non-precipitation) echoes. May be referred to as A.P.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.17.10)

Aero-Linx: American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.17.10)

"This is a fantastic achievement... We have delivered 300 G550s, nearly 200 GVs and we're still going strong. The production rate of the G550 has never been higher. The original estimate for this whole market segment was 300." Source: Pres Henne, Gulfstream senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, following the successful completion of the 300th G550.

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