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03.03.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
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03.03.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Heli-Expo Recap -
03.03.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN CEO
and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell )
Child In Control Tower Was Permitted To Talk To Pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that two
employees at John F. Kennedy Airport Tower are on administrative
leave following an incident last month when a child was permitted
to talk with pilots on an air traffic control frequency.
Paper-Mache Moose Leg, Cessna Seat Brought To The
A jury hearing a product liability case against Cessna, O &
N Aircraft Modifications, and McFarlane Aviation Products being
tried in Philadelphia were shown a paper-mache model of the
hindquarters of a moose, as well as the pilot's seat of a Cessna
Charged With Making False Statements To The U.S. Government,
Violating Arms Export Act
BAE Systems plc (BAES) pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District
Court in the District of Columbia to conspiring to defraud the
United States. BAES was sentenced by U.S. District Court
Judge John D. Bates to pay a $400 million criminal fine.
Facing Competition From Dassault Rafale And Saab Gripen NG
The U.S. Government hopes Brazil will enter into a multi-billion
dollar contract to purchase F/A-18 Hornets when it buys 36 new
fighter jets, and some see the arrival of the U.S.S Carl
Vinson in Rio de Janeiro as a tactic to convince the Brazilian
government that the Hornet is the best plane for them to buy.
Heathrow, NATS, Singapore Airlines and Airbus have launched an
improved departure procedure for the Airbus A380, which is
projected to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions while remaining
within the airport's strict noise procedures.
Prime Minister Putin Says Russia Must Upgrade Aging Military
On the heels of the first flight of Russia's new T-50 Stealth
Fighter, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (pictured, right) said the
country will begin work on another new aircraft. "We won't limit
ourselves to just one new model," Putin said at a government
meeting that focused on military aviation.
"Live" CFI Renewals Now Available Online Through AVSeminars'
The FAA gave approval February 26, 2010 to AVSeminars to offer
the nation's first CFI Renewal through a "Live" Webinar. The
process of renewing a CFI Certificate is "virtually" identical to
attending a live FIRC--without the travel and hotel costs. All
that's needed are a PC or Mac, a web-cam and a microphone.
Very Fast Turboprop Will Supply Corporate Transportation
Daher-Socata said Tuesday it has delivered its first
G1000-equipped TBM 850 very fast turboprop aircraft to an
Australian customer. The TBM 850 was delivered to Warwick and
Katrina Hawksworth of Capstone Financial services.
SpaceShipOne Pilot Brian Binnie Reflects on the Future of Private Space Flight
On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites for the successful launch of their craft, SpaceShipOne. Inspired by the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for the successful completion of the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, Peter Diamandis formally announced the X PRIZE competition in 1996. The competition offered the largest incentive prize in history, a stunning $10 million dollar award, to the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft 100 kilometers above the earth’s surface twice within two weeks.
Aspen’s Scott Smith Explains Some of the EFD1000 Pro’s Capabilities
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels. Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H “the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market.”
SpaceShipOne Pilot Brian Binnie Reflects on the Future of Private
On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international
headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites
for the successful launch of their craft, SpaceShipOne. Inspired by
the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for the
successful completion of the first non-stop flight from New York to
Paris, Peter Diamandis formally announced the X PRIZE competition
Approximately 1.3 Trillion Pounds Of Water Ice Detected
Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's
Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits
near the moon's north pole. NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a
lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found more than 40 small
craters with water ice.
First Roundtrip Flight From Northrop Grumman's Palmdale
Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system
(UAS) made aviation history last month when it successfully
completed its first roundtrip flight from the company's Palmdale,
CA, manufacturing facility, the company announced Monday.
Ruling Leaves Real-Time Data Disclosure Unaffected
The NBAA says that a District Court judge for DC ruled last week
that aircraft tail numbers submitted to the FAA for blockage from
distribution to sources outside the FAA under NBAA’s Blocked
Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program must be made
One New, Seven Renewing Master Instructors Make The Grade
Master Instructors LLC and its board of Review take pride in
announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of a
group of very special aviation educators. Recently, they were
all accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the
international Master Instructor accrediting authority.
But Labor Issues May Force The Company's Hand, CEO Says
Boeing Commercial Airline CEO Jim Albaugh says the company would
prefer to build airplanes in the Puget Sound region, with the
caveat that the preference holds only if the Machinists union
moderates its future wage demands and avoid strikes.
“NBAA has long believed that security and other
imperatives make it absolutely essential to protect our
Members’ aircraft and flight information from being made
widely available, which is why we created the BARR
program.” Source: Bob Lamond,
NBAA Director, Air Traffic Services and Infrastructure.
It would appear that the ice on the moon is more extensive than
originally thought. Among the instruments making those
discoveries is the M3, or Moon Minerology Mapper, one of two
instruments that NASA is contributing to India's first mission to
the Moon, Chandrayaan-1.