Eclipse Aerospace Announces The "Total Eclipse" Program
A new factory refurbishment program dubbed “Total
Eclipse” was rolled out Monday by Eclipse Aerospace. The
Total Eclipse program marks the completion of the final design of
the original EA500 aircraft.
New Owner Says He Plans To Manufacture Airplanes ...
The sale of the FAA Type Certificate for the Luscombe 11E at a
bankruptcy auction in Altus, Oklahoma fell far short of
expectations over the weekend, bringing only about a half million
dollars against the company's estimated $16 million in debts.
Defending Red Bull Air Race champion Paul Bonhomme of Britain
won the first race of the 2010 season in Abu Dhabi on Saturday with
a hard-fought victory in scorching heat, finishing just ahead of
fellow Britain Nigel Lamb (2nd) and Hungary's Peter Besenyei
Time is fast ticking down to a date the entire ANN
staff looks forward to every year. See, each April 1st, we
have a problem getting our stories straight... we make things up,
we get silly, we exaggerate and lampoon. In other words, we act
weirder than the loons who run Sun 'n Fun...
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.29.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
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03.29.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Making a Difference in
Instruction - 03.29.10 (ANN Special
Report, with CFI Bob Miller)
UK Ministry of Defence has awarded AgustaWestland a $62.5
million contract extension for the upgrade of 10 more British Army
Lynx Mk.9 helicopters with LHTEC CTS800-4N engines. The contract
was announced Thursday by Quentin Davies MP, Minister for Defence
Equipment and Support.
Australia's Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science
Greg Combet announced Monday the Defence Materiel Organization
(DMO) has signed a contract with the US Army Security Assistance
Command to acquire seven CH-47F Chinook helicopters, two simulators
and associated spares.
Pilot Program For High School Juniors To Participate In NASA
NASA has partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education
to implement the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars Program,
replicated after Texas High School Aerospace Scholars. This will be
its pilot year.
Team Lead Lieutenant Colonel Bard Discusses the 2010 Air Show Season
Almost 70 years after their inception, the 431 Snowbirds continue today bolstered by the tradition of excellence, discipline, and dedication that started in 1942. In response to the onslaught of World War II, the Royal Canadian Air Force formed the 431 Bomber Squadron in Burn, England. After the end of the war and a brief time on public tours, the 431 Squadron disbanded in 1954; however, to commemorate Canada’s centennial year in 1967, the RCAF formed the Golden Centennaires, planting the seed for another era of aerobatic team display!
Team Lead Lieutenant Colonel Bard Discusses the 2010 Air Show
Almost 70 years after their inception, the 431 Snowbirds
continue today bolstered by the tradition of excellence,
discipline, and dedication that started in 1942. In response to the
onslaught of World War II, the Royal Canadian Air Force formed the
431 Bomber Squadron in Burn, England.
Amazing Coverage Signals Many New and Exciting Offerings From
ANN and Aero-TV
We're but ten days away from the inauguration of YET ANOTHER new
coverage offering from the News-Geeks that run ANN's Aero-TV
programming. The preparation process has been more work that even
we imagined but thankfully, we rolled this program out at AEA...
where the folks that work there have proven why that organization
ranks as one of the most productive and helpful in all of
FMI: www.aea.net, www.aero-news.net, www.aero-tv.net,
Boeing has completed the ultimate-load wing up-bending test on
the 787 Dreamliner static test unit. During the testing, loads were
applied to the airframe to replicate 150 percent of the most
extreme forces the airplane is ever expected to experience while in
service. The wings were flexed upward by approximately 25 feet (7.6
meters) during the test.
Nearly 3.5 Hours of Ice Protection Now Offered Via
CAV Aerospace tells ANN that they will begin retrofits of Cessna
208B Grand Caravan in a matter of days. New production Cessna
Caravans began receiving TKS upgrades in 2008, when Cessna made the
switch from pneumatic boots to the TKS system.
The IMC Clubs appointed Doug Stewart, Master CFI and Chairman of
the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (safepilots.org), to
its Board of Directors on Tuesday. The IMC Clubs said the move was
made to improve and address the need for experienced guidance.
Tactical Recovery Of Aircraft And Personnel Team's Job Is To
Bring Them Home
A Marine lies under the shade of an oak tree, immobilized by
injuries caused when his aircraft crashed. He waits for a CH-53E
“Super Stallion” after giving the Marines coordinates
and information necessary for his escape. Moments later, pilots
land the Super Stallion and a team of Marines rush to his aid.
Boeing delivered the 79th and final upgraded CF-18 Hornet
aircraft to the Canadian Department of National Defence during a
ceremony in Mirabel, Quebec on Thursday, hosted by industry partner
L-3 Communications MAS, who performed final upgrade
The pilot leadership at Mesa Air Group,
represented by ALPA, has elected new officers. Now serving on the
Master Executive Council (MEC) are Captain Angelo Matziaris as the
chairman, First Officer Marcin Kolodziejczyk as the vice chairman,
and Captain Derek Latimer re-elected as the
Aero-Linx: AIRA - Aircraft
Icing Research Alliance
The Aircraft Icing Research Alliance (AIRA) was created by
Canadian and US partners with the purpose of increasing the degree
of coordination in aircraft icing research, especially research
collaborations among the AIRA signatories (The National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA), Transport Canada (TC), Environment
Canada (EC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
“We are committed to working collaboratively with
management to meet the needs of our pilots, as well as those of the
company, in order to reestablish Mesa Air Group as a viable
airline. This is no time for games, and we will not tolerate
Source: Capt. Matziaris, after his recent
election to MEC chairman.