Development Of Open Standards Will Speed Deployment,
The FAA and the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium
(NCOIC(TM)) today entered into an agreement to advance the
Enterprise Architecture of NextGen, FAA's national airspace (NAS)
transformation program. NCOIC's FAA contract has a potential value
of approximately ten million dollars and spans five years.
NASA is funding the development of a prototype system to provide
aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they
fly across remote ocean regions. Scientists at the National Center
for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., in partnership
with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin, are developing a
system that combines satellite data and computer weather models
with cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.08.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Brian Foley, Bizjet Comeback -
07.08.09 (ANN Special Report, with Brian
One hundred and eighteen teens from across the country will gain
a comprehensive perspective on leadership, teamwork and
problem-solving at Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Officer School, one of
the top professional development opportunities available to
Thermal Core Testing Complete, Data To Be Analyzed
Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed testing on a model of
the "core" section of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to
validate the observatory's sophisticated thermal modeling and
design. The company is leading an industrial team in the design and
development of the Webb Telescope for NASA Goddard Space Flight
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Tuesday that it was awarded a
contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the operation and
maintenance of the new Israeli Air Force's Beechcraft T-6 "Effroni"
trainer. The contract amount which is not material to Elbit
Systems, will be delivered over the course of five years, with an
option for an additional five years.
Lance Toland Will Also Discuss Georgia Aviation Hall of
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is scheduled as the featured guest
speaker for the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club
July 16th. Governor Perdue, an aviation enthusiast and
commercial pilot, will discuss the new Aviation Authority
GE Aviation successfully completed initial flight testing of its
Electro-Optical Grid Reference System (EOGRS) for aerial refueling
applications in late June. This activity demonstrates that
GE’s grid navigation system is on target to support automatic
aerial refueling of both manned and unmanned aircraft using either
probe and drogue or boom and receptacle techniques.
When a Thomas Cook Airline 757-200 experienced a mechanical
difficulty before departing Menorca, Spain, passengers were told to
expect an 8 hour delay while a mechanic was flown in from the
Manchester, England. But instead, a qualified mechanic who happened
to be one of the passengers identified himself to the crew, and
asked if they wanted him to look at the problem.
Eurofighter Typhoon's Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA)
have been busy lately, pushing forward in the testing of the fleet
of development aircraft. IPA 7 recently completed a Paveway IV bomb
handling, qualities familiarizing flight at EADS site in
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card And Bombardier Skyjet Card Programs
Also Receive Top Honors
Flexjet has earned top honors in the Fractional Program category
from the Robb Report in its 21st Annual “Best of the
Best” issue published in June 2009. Flexjet was spotlighted
for its industry-exclusive programs and its backing by parent
Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically between the winters of 2004
and 2008, with thin seasonal ice replacing thick older ice as the
dominant type for the first time on record. The new results, based
on data from a NASA Earth-orbiting spacecraft, provide further
evidence for the ongoing transformation of the Arctic's ice
We thought this was an April Fool's joke until we looked at the
calendar. But Ireland's low-cost airline is seriously conisdering a
proposal to have passengers on some of its planes stand
at stations like barstools with seatbelts around their waists.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary says he's already talking with Boeing
about configuring an airliner with standing room.
Two Powerful Voices Fight For Excellence In Aero-Education
There are a number of voices speaking loudly and clearly about matters we all need to address in terms of flight safety and aero-education. Two of the most prominent of those voices are Professional Aviation Educators Sandy and JoAnn Hill. The center of a massive controversy this year, Sandy and JoAnn are getting their lives back to normal in the wake of the separation from NAFI and the start of the independent Master Instructors LLC program.
Northwest Flight Crew In Japan Noted Airspeed Fluctuations
The NTSB has released a preliminary finding in an incident
involving a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 on a flight in Japan
last month in which the onboard computers switched off the
aircraft's autopilot possibly due in part to inconsistent airspeed
Accelerates Productivity And Efficiency Within 787 Supply
Boeing announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire the
business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at
its South Carolina facility, where Vought builds a key structure
for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane.
Two Powerful Voices Fight For Excellence In Aero-Education
There are a number of voices speaking loudly and clearly about
matters we all need to address in terms of flight safety and
aero-education. Two of the most prominent of those voices are
Professional Aviation Educators Sandy and JoAnn Hill.
Concerned That Aerospace Jobs May Move To South Carolina
Businesses in Washington state are united in their resolve to
keep production of Boeing airplanes in Washington, according to
Washington Roundtable President Steve Mullin. Mullin’s
comments come on the heels of an announcement early Tuesday that
Boeing is acquiring a South Carolina plant where Vought Aircraft
Industries currently builds the two rear fuselage sections of the
Boeing Defence UK Ltd. announced Tuesday that a UK Chinook Mk3
helicopter successfully completed its first test flight on June 6
at the Ministry of Defence's Boscombe Down facility during the
flight testing and evaluation phase of the Mk3 reversion
Boeing announced Tuesday an order from Turkish airline
SunExpress for six Next-Generation 737-800s. The order is worth
approximately $460 million at list prices. SunExpress is a
scheduled and charter carrier serving the Turkish tourist market,
currently operating an all-Boeing fleet of 19 airplanes.
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Airlines simply can’t make billion-dollar
decisions on new aircraft and then face the prospect of delivery
delays because of labor disputes. If the workers and the company
can’t figure out how to trust each other and get along, then
the company has little choice but to locate operations in
communities that will be more welcoming.
Source: Washington Roundtable Chair John
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Aero-Linx: NOAA Aviation
As one of those people who began flying before the "Internet"
became a household word, I'm constantly amazed by what is
available for free at the click of a mouse. Weather
briefings 'back in the day' came from the telephone, if
you couldn't drop into the local FSS for a look. While
dropping is still not a bad idea, NOAA makes a wealth of
aviation weather information available for the looking online.