ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.11.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.11.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Carter's Unique Aviation
Technologies - 03.11.10 (ANN Special
Report, with Jay Carter, Jr. of Carter Aviation Technologies)
Statement Issued On US Refueling Tanker Program
The European Commission said in a statement Tuesday that the
decision by Northrop Grumman / EADS not to submit a bid to the US
Department of Defense for the US Air Force's aerial refueling
tanker contract is unfortunate.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) International
President Patricia Friend issued a statement last week
supporting the Military Readiness Enhancement Act that was recently
introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
EFD1000H Available For Installation In Bell 206, 407
Aspen Avionics announced the approval of a Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) for installation of the Aspen EFD1000H into the
Bell 206 and Bell 407 model helicopters on Tuesday. This STC was
developed in partnership with Keystone Helicopters.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Israeli Transport and Road
Safety Minister Israel Katz met last week to formulate a new
agreement to enhance information sharing about civil aviation
Four months after getting approval from the Scottsdale City
Council, the FAA agreed on February 4th to allow some of the
largest business jets to take on enough fuel at Scottsdale to fly
nonstop to Europe or Asia ... but so far none has.
Can Now Reach International Customers More Quickly With On-Site
Mid-Continent Instruments - West's Chief Inspector Bryan Miner
has been named the latest member of the company's Organizational
Designation Authorization (ODA). The move gives the company
the capability to reach international customers on a shorter
Entered An Airport Secure Area To Kiss His Girlfriend
A New Jersey man who ducked under a security rope at Newark
Liberty Airport to give his girlfriend a goodbye kiss has pleaded
guilty to defiant trespass. 28-year-old Haisong Jiang will be fined
$500, plus $158 in court costs, and will be required to perform 100
hours of community service.
Baker Died In 2008 Plane Crash Which Critically Injured DJ AM,
Sebastian Baker, the 3-year-old son of Chris Baker, who died in
a highly-publicized plane crash which critically injured radio
personality DJ AM, will receive over $17 million over his lifetime
as the result of a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Frank Robinson Discusses the Company’s Latest Heli Evolution
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Frank Robinson updated an enthusiastic crowd on the much-anticipated R66 turbine helicopter. Expo attendees had the opportunity to get an up-close look at the five-place helicopter on display. Though few specifics were released due to ongoing research and development, Robinson confirmed several significant details including base price and performance specifications; customers can purchase the standard-equipped R66 at $770,000.
Frank Robinson Discusses the Company's Latest Heli
the 2010 Heli-Expo, Frank Robinson updated an enthusiastic crowd on
the much-anticipated R66 turbine helicopter. Expo attendees had the
opportunity to get an up-close look at the five-place helicopter on
Full Senate Debate Can Begin, Members Can Offer Amendments
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has lifted his hold on the FAA
reauthorization bill, which has been bottled up in the Senate
because of language in the House version of the bill that
Corker and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) say would be harmful to
Jet Blue, Delta Ask For A Reprieve From The Three Hour
With the main runway at JFK International Airport (KJFK) in New
York closed for repairs, a couple of airlines are asking that DOT
grant waivers at JFK on the three-hour tarmac delay limit set to go
into effect April 29.
On March 8th, 1910, French balloonist Raymonde de Laroche became
the first woman ever issued a pilots license, making this past
Monday the 100th anniversary of women as pilots. In celebration of
that milestone, women pilots across the country set aside some time
to take women and girls flying.
The No-Fly list ... one of the federal government's best-known
counterterrorism tools, has nearly doubled in size since Farouk
Abdulmuttalab allegedly attempted to bring down a Northwest
Airlines flight on Christmas day last year.
Focus Is On Preparing Future Pilots For The Right Seat
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will convene the 2010
National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS 2010) March 14-17 at its
Daytona Beach campus. The theme of the event is "Preparing Future
Pilots for the Right Seat."
HAI Online Aviation Wire Strike
Safety Awareness Video
Helicopter Association International (HAI) has released a new,
online aviation wire strike safety awareness video. "Surviving the
Wires Environment" is posted as a streaming video on the HAI Web
site. It can be viewed for free by HAI members and nonmembers.
"(T)raining is clearly one of the key components to
reducing the accident rate of light planes equipped with glass
cockpits, and this study clearly demonstrates the life and death
importance of appropriate training on these complex
systems." Source: NTSB Chair Debora