Urges Caution Following Reports Of Incorrect Readings
Avionics manufacturer and OEM supplier Avidyne Corporation has
issued an urgent 'Safety Alert' following reports of incorrect
altitude and airspeed information being displayed on some Entegra
EXP5000 Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) manufactured or serviced in
the past seven months.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.26.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.26.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- GAMA's Pete Bunce, Part
One Of Two: 02.26.08 (ANN Special Report, with the first
part of a presentation by Pete Bunce of GAMA on the year
Space Shuttle Program Manager Has New Title, Duties
NASA announced last week the selection of N. Wayne Hale, Jr. as
NASA's deputy associate administrator for strategic partnerships on
Friday. John Shannon, a Mission Management Team chairman and Hale's
deputy since November 2005, will succeed him as the Space Shuttle
JRC-Built System Already Going Into Production Planes
Eclipse Aviation announced Tuesday the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has certified the new Eclipse Aviation Weather
Radar System, a color radar system was designed by Eclipse and
Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC).
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul company Dallas Airmotive
announced at this week's Heli-Expo 2008 it recently hired industry
veteran Scott Cochran as its Regional Engine Manager for the
Western Region of the US. The addition of Cochran expands Dallas
Airmotive’s domestic RR250 sales team to three
Newly-Renamed Company Wins RR Customer Service Award
Aero-News has learned Acrohelipro Global Services Inc. -- now
officially known as Vector Aerospace-Helicopter Services -- was
awarded the prestigious Rolls Royce 2007 Customer Satisfaction
Award during Rolls Royce’s AMC Awards banquet, held February
24 in conjunction with Heli-Expo 2008.
Bunce Takes On FAA... Reiterates FAA Funding Shouldn't Be Tied To User Fees
During its Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing a few days back, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) identified several dynamic challenges that must be managed in order for the robust growth in general aviation to continue.
Bunce Takes On FAA... Reiterates FAA Funding Shouldn't Be Tied
To User Fees
During its Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing a
few days back, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
(GAMA) identified several dynamic challenges that must be managed
in order for the robust growth in general aviation to continue.
Barring a surprise revelation, it appears two go! Airlines
pilots have some explaining to do regarding the recent airport
overshoot of an inter-island flight in Hawaii. And they might
consider bringing some coffee with them into the debrief room.
Austin Blue, President of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, announced
Monday his company has received a "significant" fleet order for the
Independence model S-33 and Freedom model S-40 business jets. The
order was placed by Jetpool, LLC, of Charlotte, NC.
"It's over." That's how one defense official summed up Monday's
meeting of decision makers at the Pentagon, on whether a contract
to supply the service with 179 new aerial refueling tankers would
go to Boeing or a partnership between Northrop Grumman and
And If You Have To Ask, You'll Probably Never Ride In It
Italian companies Versace and AgustaWestland have partnered to
bring a new level of opulence to rotorcraft cabins. One of their
recent collaborations is on display at the 2008 Heli-Expo,
currently underway in Houston, TX.
The United Arab Emirates announced Monday the purchase from
EADS, through its Military Transport Aircraft Division, of the A330
MRTT (Multi Role Transport Tanker) as the new air-to-air refueling
aircraft for the UAE Air Force & Air Defense. The A330 MRTT
will be fitted with under wings pods and the EADS CASA Boom
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- already
hampered at times by the "analysis paralysis" that faces any agency
relying on a political funding mechanism -- finally looks to be on
track with a vision to return to the Moon, then Mars. But some fear
the changing of the guard in the White House will plunge NASA back
into the bog of indecision.
CMC Electronics told ANN Monday the company will supply its
CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) to Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. as
a standard fit on the fleet of Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer
aircraft selected by the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
The all-volunteer Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association was born in
1985 at a small grass airstrip in Woodstock, Ontario, from the
dreams of a handful of Harvard lovers who were determined to keep
the legend of the Harvard alive.
A small airfoil in front of the wing of an aircraft that increases
the aircraft's stability. Also, an airplane with horizontal
stabilizing and control surfaces in front of supporting surfaces,
popularized by aircraft designer Burt Rutan.
"We looked at every VLJ coming into the market, and
Spectrum was an easy choice. Spectrum’s products will give
our shared ownership clients high performing `regular' sized
aircraft at a VLJ weight and price -- the value proposition is
Source: Ryan Stone, CEO of Jetpool. On Monday,
Spectrum Aeronautical announced it received a "significant" fleet
order for the Independence model S-33 and Freedom model S-40
business jets from the Charlotte, NC-based company.