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November 30, 2013

L-3 Link Gains Level D Certification On New 787 FFS

Training Device Installed At London Gatwick Airport

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted Level D certification to L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) for the Boeing 787-8 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) installed at Boeing Flight Services’ London Gatwick Airport campus. This is the third L-3 Link 787-8 FFS to be certified during 2013, with two additional certifications scheduled by the end of the year.

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Rolls-Royce Trent 900 EP2 Passes EASA Type Test

Company Claims Additional 0.8 Percent Efficiency Increase

An improved version of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine has passed its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type test. The Trent 900 EP2 engine, offering a further fuel burn improvement of up to 0.8 per cent, will become the new build standard for the engine next year once full certification is achieved.

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First Airbus Military A400M Makes Its Final Flight

'Grizzly 1' Will Be Exhibited To Inspire Future Aerospace Generations

Nearly four years after its maiden flight, the first Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has been retired and is to be placed on public display. Development aircraft MSN1 – affectionately known as Grizzly 1 – made its final flight from Toulouse on November 4, manned by exactly the same crew that first took it airborne from Seville on December 11, 2009.

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Enstrom Helicopters Introduces 'The Configurator'

Allows Customers To Design Their Own Livery For Their New Aircraft

So you're buying a new Enstrom helicopter but you just can't put your finger on how you want your new bird to look. Rather than hire a graphic artist to design your livery, Enstrom now gives you the "The Configurator"

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates ‘Holidays in Space’

Third Annual Event Through Jan. 5 Features New Space-Inspired Toy Exhibit

From now through Jan. 5, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is holding its third annual “Holidays in Space.” The Visitor Complex will be adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations, host daily visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and spark the imagination with the new “Through the Toy Box: An Out-of-this-World Collection,” featuring toys, both vintage and contemporary, inspired by outer space.

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Northrop Grumman Sponsors American Air Museum Teacher Residency Program

Teachers Learn about WWII History At IWM Duxford

Northrop Grumman Corporation is sponsoring the American Air Museum Summer Residency Program 2014 as part of the company's global education activities to inspire and encourage interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

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New Zealand Pilot Thinks He Hit A Cow On Takeoff

Animal Has Not Been Located, But Airplane’s Landing Gear Was Damaged

A pilot on takeoff from an airstrip on a farm in Pahiauau in New Zealand thinks he may have hit a cow early last Sunday morning.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.30.13)

"This program provides a unique opportunity for students and teachers to understand the role of engineering and technology within the historical context of the Second World War." Source: Andrew Tyler, Chief Executive Europe, Northrop Grumman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.30.13): Maneuverability

Ability of an aircraft to change directions along a flightpath and withstand the stresses imposed upon it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.30.13)

Your Flight Has Been Canceled

A sad saga of lost opportunities, perished crews, crashing space stations, canceled programs -- follow these links to learn more about the greatest manned spaceflights that never were.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-23-11

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters.

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