President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2010 National Defense
Authorization Act during a ceremony at the White House Wednesday.
Obama hailed the act, which contains $680.2 billion in military
budget authority, as transformational legislation that targets
wasteful defense spending.
Panels Will Discuss Low Earth Orbit And Heavy Lift
The roar of a successful Ares 1-X test launch will have barely
subsided when aerospace industry leaders meet November 2 to debate
the future of America’s space programs in light of the recent
findings by the Augustine Commission.
The NTSB said Tuesday that the probable cause of the crash of a
Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter emergency medical services
flight was the pilot's attempt to regain visual conditions by
performing a rapid descent and his failure to arrest the descent at
the minimum descent altitude during a nonprecision approach
Stat MedEvac, Air Methods Both Expanding EC Fleets
Air Methods Corporation has taken delivery of nine new
Eurocopter helicopters in 2009, maintaining its fleet upgrade
despite a challenging economy. In a related development announced
at the Air Medical Transport Conference Tuesday, STAT MedEvac said
it is continuing to expand its fleet of EC135 helicopters
New Aircraft Will Bring Company's Eurocopter Fleet To
\HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, West Virginia,
will soon expand its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters by
taking delivery of its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft
are scheduled to be delivered on Nov. 6 and will enter service next
Vintage Aircraft Went Down Shortly After Takeoff From Athens,
Two friends who were ferrying a Japanese-built 1957 Fuji LM-1
from Athens-Ben Epps airport to Lady Lake, Florida were killed when
the vintage aircraft went down shortly after takeoff from Athens,
Georgia last week.
MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A300 B4-601, B4-603,
B4- 605R, B4-620, B4-622, B4-622R, F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R
Variant F Series Airplanes Equipped With Simmonds Precision
Products, Inc., Fuel Quantity Indicating System Sensors and In-Tank
Harnesses Installed in Accordance With STC ST00092BO
Business Aviation Comes Together In Orlando, FL -- Part 4
With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects. While attendance and participation were obviously at lower levels than in year's past, the community showed that it is willing to do what it must to survive, and is seeking new opportunities and business venues as aggressive as the current economic climate allows.
Piper has clued ANN in on some more good news
involving their PA46 series and one of the avionics industry's
most innovative glass panel manufacturers... Piper Aircraft is
adding Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system as
an available avionics suite on the Piper PA-46 Meridian, Mirage,
and Matrix aircraft.
By ANN Correspondent Wes Oleszewski
As the big countdown clocks at the Kennedy Space Center ticked
past T minus four minutes there was a collective sigh of cautious
relief. The Ares I-X launch vehicle stood out there on Pad 39B more
than willing and able to fly, yet just a day earlier those same
countdown clocks had gone past the four minute mark only to be held
short of launch as the weather went "red."
Association Supports RTCA's Recommendations for Continued
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told members of the House
Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation today
that despite the sharp economic downturn that has roiled the
industry, GA remains steadfast in its support of modernization of
the nation's air traffic control system.
U.S. military authorities have determined that the cause of an
MH-47 helicopter crash in Afghanistan's Badghis province October 26
was a combination of factors caused by very low visibility,
officials said Wednesday. The crash killed seven U.S.
servicemembers and three U.S. civilians.
Hennig Calls NextGen A 'Paradigm Shift' In Air Traffic
Representatives from GAMA testified Wednesday Before the
House Subcommittee on Aviation that implementing recommendations of
the RTCA Mid-Term Implementation Task Force report is a crucial
step towards near-term success for NextGen and will be imperative
in helping to realize long-term benefits.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.29.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.29.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part I: IAM's Tom Buffenbarger at NBAA -
10.29.09 (ANN Special Report, with The IAM's Tom
Corporate Angel Network, the national public charity that
arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients by using
empty seats on business aircraft, was presented a $25,000 check in
a ceremony held during The Wings Club's annual dinner dance at the
"Ares I-X provides NASA with an enormous amount of data
that will be used to improve the design and safety of the next
generation of American spaceflight vehicles."
Source: Doug Cooke, associate administrator
for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA.
Composites have been around for a long time, but they are just
now making their way to extensive use in commercial airliners. The
certification process is extensive, and explained by The University
of Washington College of Engineering.