ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
08.25.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
08.25.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Novel Powerplants from
Sonex - 08.25.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Sonex Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett and with PR/Marketing
Director Mark Schaible)
AeroGal Becomes Newest Airbus Operator In Latin America
Ecuador's AeroGal airline has unveiled their new Airbus A320-200
at a ceremony in Quito, Ecuador. The new Airbus aircraft, the first
of three to be delivered in 2010, marks the start of the airline's
fleet renewal program.
New Research Reveals Relatively Recent (100 Million Years Ago)
Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon
shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be
shrinking today, according to a team analyzing new images from
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.
The Aircraft Flew More Than 50 Missions Totaling 150 Flight
Schiebel Industries` CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS, has successfully
completed a series of trials for the French DGA (Defence
Procurement Agency). Under a leasing contract and operated by DGA
personnel, the CAMCOPTER S-100 flew more than 50 missions under
various conditions, day and night, racking up a total of 150 flight
Dubbed "Flight Plan For Your Future", Session Is Open To The
St. Norbert College is bringing together some top aviation
executives for a panel discussion, "Flight Plan For Your Future."
They'll discuss the wealth of options in the aviation industry
including marketing, human resources, finance, IT and web
Vision System Extends ISR Capabilities Of The ScanEagle
Through collaboration with Insitu Pacific, Sentient, a computer
vision technology company, has successfully demonstrated and
deployed Kestrel, a real-time vision system for EO/IR sensors, with
the ScanEagle UAS.
Online Survey Indicates Majority Of Passengers Favor
Family-Only Sections On Airliners
It's an online survey, which means the results should probably
be taken with about a tablespoon of salt. But a poll carried out by
Skyscanner, an airfare comparison site, indicates that 59% of
travellers would like a ‘families only’ section onboard
TCM's Alternative Turbo For The SR22 Has The Industry Talking
A few weeks back, at the 2010 Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association annual convention, ANN had thew chance to get some additional details on the TCM alternative for the Turbo-charged SR22 series. While the Tornado Alley STC has gotten high marks from owners, TCM felt that it was time to offer an all Continental solution to a segment of the industry that has proven to be hard-flying and demanding aircraft operators.
TCM's Alternative Turbo For The SR22 Has The Industry
A few weeks back, at the 2010 Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's
Association annual convention, ANN had thew chance to get some
additional details on the TCM alternative for the Turbo-charged
SR22 series. While the Tornado Alley STC has gotten high marks from
owners, TCM felt that it was time to offer an all Continental
solution to a segment of the industry that has proven to be
hard-flying and demanding aircraft operators.
Rockwell Collins And DARPA Demonstrate Ability To Counter
As part of its ongoing damage tolerance research contract with
the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Rockwell
Collins has demonstrated the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to
fly aerobatics with position tracking.
Concerns Raised About The Landing Gear, All 21 Aircraft
Qantas took five Bombardier Q400 aircraft out of service Monday
after concerns were raised about the landing gear on the airplanes.
All 21 of the Q400's flown by Qantas were inspected, and airline
spokesman Simon Rushton said "Rectification work is starting today
Two men on a business trip in a Cirrus aircraft walked away from
a potential disaster on Monday when their airplane experienced
an engine problem at 11,000 feet. But the BRS parachute on the
airplane allowed them to be smiling as emergency personnel arrived
on the scene.
QinetiQ Files For Three World Records For Its Solar Powered
The recent two-week, uninterrupted flight by QinetiQ's Zephyr
solar powered UAV has the company bidding for three world records.
QinetiQ has filed with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale
(FAI) for ratification of a laundry list of achievements for its
Certification Phase For Enstrom 480B To Begin Soon
The first day of flying for the inaugural 480B helicopter
destined for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Pilot
Training Program "could not have gone better," according to Jerry
Mullins, President and CEO of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.