Bell Helicopter has won a $2.2 billion contract by the United
States Army to build its next generation Armed Reconnaissance
Helicopter, or ARH. The ARH will replace the Army's OH-58D Kiowa
Warrior Helicopter also produced by Bell.
By John Ballantyne, ANN Correspondent
"It has been an exciting, exciting, year," began Ron Wagner, EAA
Manager of Field Relations, to the 60 or so folks gathered under
the permanent forum building in the north area of AirVenture
NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE)
Foundation announced Thursday the launch of the first aeronautical
competition in the Centennial Challenges program. The Personal Air
Vehicle (PAV) Challenge will award annual prizes totaling
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. 'Hognose'
Maybe you don't remember The Rocketeer, a movie that was steeped
in Art Deco, comic-book futuristic imagery, and set in a sort of
imaginary version of the 1930s. The airplane that the movie was
missing is here at Oshkosh, and it even has the right name: Radial
ANN Flies The Eclipse 500... and The Eclipse Lives (Part 5 of
From the left seat, forward viz seems fairly good with only a
little leaning necessary to pick up objects close to the nose.
Lateral viz is fairly good to the left since you're right up
against the window and only slightly limited by the junction of the
cabin and the window.
By Aleta Vinas ANN Correspondent
When Gretchen Jahn became CEO of Mooney Airplane Company in
Kerrville, (TX) nine months ago, the company had about 140
employees. In the months since Jahn took the reins, Mooney has
added a second shift, increased employee count 93% and sold out of
airplanes for 2005.
By Rob Finfrock
"Oh sure, there's SpaceShipOne, flybys by everything from F-16s
to Ford Tri-Motors, and thousands of other aircraft to see and
photograph - but what I really need is a durable, versatile
waterless cookware set. "
Enstrom Helicopter Corp.’s newly configured 480B Guardian
returned from the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) show
in Reno, Nevada, and then went on static display at the EAA show in
Oshkosh, Wisconsin through 31 July.
ANN has learned that J. Nelson Happy has resigned from the board
of Mooney Aircraft. A public statement explains that, "At a meeting
of the Board of Directors of Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd. (the
'Company'), held on July 24, 2005, J. Nelson Happy resigned as the
Chief Financial Officer, President, Secretary and Vice Chairman of
the Board of Directors of the Company."
"We simply will not fly again until we fix this problem
and NASA leadership determines it is safe to fly. Whenever we fly
again, whether in September or a future launch window, the KSC work
force stands ready to support that mission with whatever is needed
to ensure it's done the right way."
Source: From a statement by Kennedy Space
Center Director James W. Kennedy, in regards to questions about the
future landing of STS-114.