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November 23, 2012

Lancair Evolution Delivered To South Africa

Airplane Ferried To SA By Elite Pilot Service

Arnold Pistorius recently completed construction of his Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Oregon. But getting his airplane home was more than a matter than just jumping in and heading to his local airport. Pistorius lives in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Klyde Morris 11.23.2012

It's The Never-Ending Story ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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TransAsia Airways Firms Options For Additional P&W PurePower PW1100G-JM Engines

Will Power Carrier's Airbus A321neo Aircraft

TransAsia Airways has converted options for six A321neo aircraft with Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines into firm orders. Pratt & Whitney will now power TransAsia's order of 12 firm A321neo aircraft. The deal includes a 10-year PureSolution maintenance service agreement for 27 engines, including spare engines. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2017.

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Three F-35Bs Delivered To The U.S. Marine Corps

Aircraft Assigned To Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121

Three F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft were officially delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, Tuesday. The three jets are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 residing with the host Marine Aircraft Group 13.

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Instrument Delivered For NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

Remote Sensing Package Will Study Why Mars Largely Lost Its Atmosphere

A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere has arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft.

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NASA Scientists Find Similarities In Formation Of Mars And Earth

But Their Evolution Has Been Very Different

A team of NASA scientists and their colleagues have found evidence from meteorites that Mars and Earth had a similar origin, but then the two planets evolved quite differently. Based on their analyses of two Martian meteorites, researchers in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center have concluded that water in the Martian interior originated from planetary building blocks similar to those that formed Earth.

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Deadline for Alaska Airlines' 'Paint the Plane' Contest Approaching

Just A Few Days Left For Hawaii Students To Submit Artwork That May Adorn A 737-800 Aircraft

School-aged children in Hawaii have just a few more days to submit their artwork for Alaska Airlines' statewide "Paint the Plane" contest. The contest is a partnership between the airline, Hawaii State Department of Education and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and encourages students to create artwork honoring the unique culture of the Aloha State.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.12)

"The F-35B will define the future of Marine Corps aviation." Source: Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin chairman and chief executive officer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.12): Freezing Fog

A fog the droplets of which freeze upon contact with exposed objects and form a coating of rime and/or glaze.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.12)

Aerial Cinematography

Aerial cinematography often encompasses more than air-to-air photography of other aircraft. Sometimes the aerial cinematographer is called upon to facilitate photography from the ground and within the aircraft itself.

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AD: Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-23-01

PRODUCT: All Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 402C airplanes modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA927NW and Model 414A airplanes modified by STC SA892NW.

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