The NBAA on Thursday welcomed a proclamation recognizing the
importance of general aviation, including business aviation, to the
state of Kentucky and declaring July 2010 "General Aviation
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that Garmin's Synthetic
Vision Technology (SVT) and other associated avionics improvements
will be included as standard equipment on its piston-engine
Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza aircraft.
About 50 years ago, TV animators created a vision of life almost
50 years from now. They predicted in 2062 people would be flying to
work and using robots for housework. How close are we to that
fictional world of the Jetsons and what are the possibilities - at
least for aviation and related fields?
More Than 60 Aircraft Delivered To University Programs
Cessna sold new aircraft to nine global training fleets in the
first half of 2010, marked by the recent delivery of the 12th 172
Skyhawk to a Russian training program. Cessns says the delivery
keeps it as a leader in flight training solutions.
Parties Say Deal Will Solidify A Long-Term Strategic
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings confirmed Friday that its 49%-owned
UK subsidiary, Global Supply Systems Limited (GSS), has signed a
five-year wet leasing agreement with British Airways Plc to operate
three next-generation Boeing 747-8 freighters on behalf of British
Airways starting in 2011.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.02.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Larry Neal's New Ultralight Gyroplane -
08.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Larry Neal of
The Butterfly LLC)
Airbus says it plans to increase the monthly production rate of
its A320-family aircraft to 38 per month in August 2011 and to 40
per month in first quarter 2012. Currently Airbus turns out 34
A320-family aircraft per month rising to 36 from December 2010.
Honeywell Ups Coverage To Five Years Or 2,500 Hours
Operators flying Cessna Caravans with the Honeywell TPE331-12JR
turboprop engine, which now powers a dozen Cessna Caravans upgraded
by Aero Twin, Inc. and Texas Turbines Conversions, got word Monday
that the warranty has been extended on the engines to five years or
Aircraft Flying With The Frency Army's 5th Combat Helo
The EC665 Tiger HAP (combat support) helicopter received its
operational certification from NATO for the Afghan theater of
operations in August 2009, just seven months after the final
operational standard qualification was issued by government
agencies in December 2008.
Dassault Falcon received certification from the EASA to equip
its flagship aircraft, the 7X, with its proprietary Enhanced Flight
Vision System (EFVS). Certification from the FAA is expected
Hughes Network Systems says it completed a successful
demonstration of its advanced airborne video solution to a key
government agency, confirming full D-1 video resolution at
air-to-ground user data rates of over 2 Mbps.
This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh for Monday, July 26th, 2010
ANN-E-I-C Note: As you read this, over 2 dozen
ANN staffers, stringers and associates are still working their way
back home after working their (expletive deleted)'s off at the
annual Oshkosh aerial insane asylum. We shot a record amount of
material (and dozens of amazing Aero-TV and Aero-Cast programs are
now undergoing development), wrote more stories than ever before
and quite simply, had a blast working ourselves into a state of
semi-consciousness with the BEST Oshkosh Crew we've EVER assembled.
We will be re-running our carefully crafted
"Shoot for the stars" is often an expression used by many just
in passing, however, when Burt Rutan (picture, right) says it,
you can take it to the bank that he means it. Rutan, Founder and
Chief Technical Officer of Scaled Composites, is looking for the
children of today to learn how to dream.
Dr. Bonnie Dunbar Speaks to ANN about STEM Education
Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar (Ph.D.), a veteran of five space shuttle
flights, was spotted at AirVenture today, here to support a number
of events sponsored by Women in Aviation. ANN talked with Dr.
Dunbar to catch up on her efforts with Seattle's Museum of
A Visit To The Control Tower Cab, Fisk, And A MOOCOW
Before arriving aircraft at Oshkosh become the responsibility of
the Wittman Regional Airport control tower, they are handled
through the Fisk approach controllers, then handed off to one of
the two control tower frequencies depending on the runway
assignment for the aircraft.
Furloughed Pilot Helps Young Girls File Flight Plans For
Lynda Meeks is the kind of girl that doesn't take "no" for
an answer. Growing up traveling, camping and studying overseas, she
not only got the travel bug, but the confidence to pretty much take
on whatever is placed in front of her.
My time at AirVenture this year is almost over, and I can't wait
to come back. I am thinking about how I would enjoy this event from
my children's perspective and decided to head over to a jewel of a
program for kids, nestled away from the main AirVenture site at
EAA's Pioneer Airport. It is called KidVenture.