ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
12.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part II: SpaceX COTS Demo
Recap - 12.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Space Exploration Technologies Founder, CEO and CTO Elon Musk)
NASA Awards Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle Studies Contract
NASA has awarded a contract worth approximately $622,000 to
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne directing the company to conduct
systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle
system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability.
Waleed Abdalati Returning To NASA From University Of
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Waleed Abdalati the
agency's chief scientist, effective Jan. 3. Abdalati
will serve as the principal adviser to the NASA administrator on
agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of
Order Totalling $300 Million Takes Lufthansa's CFM56-Powered
Fleet To More Than 200 Aircraft
Deutsche Lufthansa has selected the CFM56-5B to power 21 Airbus
A320 and two Airbus A321 aircraft in a firm engine order valued at
approximately $300 million U.S. at list prices. The companies
announced the agreement jointly on Tuesday.
Brazilian planemaker Embraer has created 'Embraer Defense and
Security', which the company says is an important step in
consolidating the its central position in the process of
strengthening Brazil's defense and security industry.
Network Expands As Shell’s Joint Venture in India Signs
Shell Aviation (SAV) has announced that it is expanding its
operations into 12 airports across India to provide airlines fuel
at airports located in the cities of Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Calicut,
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, and
Talk About A Tough Act To Follow... Kurt Robinson Leads RHC Into The Future
Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), officially announced on August 10, 2010 that he has resigned as President and Chairman of the Board. We all knew the announcement was coming... but to those of us at ANN who have been privileged to call him a friend, we covered Frank Robinson's retirement announcement with bittersweet feelings. There is NO DOUBT that a large part of today's helicopter industry would simply not exist without the genius and inspiration of Frank Robinson, but we are pleased to see his legacy passed to such capable and proper hands -- his son Kurt Robinson.
Talk About A Tough Act To Follow... Kurt Robinson Leads Robinson
Into The Future
Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC),
officially announced on August 10, 2010 that he has resigned as
President and Chairman of the Board. We all knew the announcement
was coming... but to those of us at ANN who have been privileged to
call him a friend, we covered Frank Robinson's retirement
announcement with bittersweet feelings.
Will Be "Rolled Back" To VAB For Further Fuel Tank
Technicians at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A in
Florida are moving ahead with plans for a tanking test for space
shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, which now will be no
earlier than Friday, Dec. 17, weather permitting.
Pact Covers Clerical, Office, And Passenger Service
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM), District 143, today announced a tentative agreement
with Alaska Airlines that covers the carrier’s 2,600
Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees.
NASA created the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA)
Project to explore and document the feasibility, benefits and
technical risk of vehicle concepts and enabling technologies that
will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment.