Three Day Public Forum Devoted To Professionalism And
The NTSB has published the agenda for the Professionalism in
Aviation safety forum which will begin at 0900 Thursday, May
18th. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will chair the
three-day, en-banc forum which is open to the public, and there is
no registration for attendees.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
05.11.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
05.11.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Team America Rocketry
Challenge - 05.11.10 (ANN Special Report,
with Audrey Koehler, Manager of Team America Rocketry
Among The Helos Delivered To The JMRC Was The 100th Lakota
After a long wait, five new UH-72A Lakota Light Utility
Helicopters arrived last week at the Joint Multinational Readiness
Center. Falcon Team pilots landed three twin-engine Lakotas on
Wednesday morning at the airfield on Army Garrison Hohenfels.
The carrier variant of the F-35 Lightning II is undergoing drop
testing at the Vought Aircraft facility in Dallas. Vought is one of
only two test labs in the country that has full-scale carrier
suitability drop test capabilities.
The long-simmering dispute between British Airways and its cabin
crews is showing no signs of abating. Unite the Union said Monday
cabin crews plan to hold an additional 20 days of strike action
following their "overwhelming" rejection of the company’s
offer in a ballot last week.
Limited Tours, Outright Ban Both Up For Consideration
The National Parks Service and the FAA are working on a
federally-mandated plan that could limit, or ban, aerial
sightseeing tours over Mt. Ranier National Park. While no specific
limits have yet been discussed, both are options that could be
proposed by the public.
New IFR Departure Procedure Is Basis For Complaints
The city of Santa Monica is not happy about new IFR departure
procedures being tested by the FAA at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO),
and says it will "aggressively persue all avenues" to force the FAA
to conduct a full environmental impact study before any change is
To Be Highlighted At The 2010 SOFEX Show In Jordan
The mission capabilities of Eurocopter helicopters produced for
Middle East military services and law enforcement agencies are
being highlighted at this week’s 2010 Special Operations
Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) in Jordan.
Wins Award For Runway Design, And Tapped As Top Aviation CBP
The Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport
Executives recently announced that the St. Lucie County
International Airport (KFPR) has earned the Southeastern U.S.
Airport's General Aviation Airport Project of the Year Award for
the design of the new runway 10L-28R.
On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. During the tumultuous week, Mid-Continent's MD835 Emergency Power Supply was introduced, having recently received TSO certification from the FAA. Rigorous RTCA DO-160 environmental testing and DO-311 testing for Rechargeable Lithium Systems was conducted to receive TSO approval.
One of the most interesting conversations to be had in any helicopter-oriented environment occurs whenever Frank Robinson is part of it. 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. He also sat down with ANN to talk about all manner of future possibilities for the immensely popular Robinson Helicopter line.
One of the most interesting conversations to be had in any
helicopter-oriented environment occurs whenever Frank Robinson is
part of it. 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. He also sat down with ANN to talk
about all manner of future possibilities for the immensely popular
Robinson Helicopter line.
During the tumultuous week of AEA 2010, Mid-Continent's MD835
Emergency Power Supply was introduced, having recently received TSO
certification from the FAA. Rigorous RTCA DO-160 environmental
testing and DO-311 testing for Rechargeable Lithium Systems was
conducted to receive TSO approval.
The U.S. DOT assessed a civil penalty against Continental
Airlines on Monday for filing incomplete reports with the
Department tabulating complaints that passengers with disabilities
registered with the carrier. Continental was ordered to cease and
desist and assessed a civil penalty of $100,000.
HBC "Very Aggressively" Exploring International Markets
In what might be another sign that there is light at the end of
the tunnel for the aircraft manufacturing industry, Hawker
Beechcraft said late last week that it has plans to hire more than
100 engineers, along with 40 or 50 employees in the areas of
operations and supply chain beginning in the next three to four
The airport at Telluride, Colorado, was closed Monday to begin
work on a $17 million month-long project on the ends of its
runways, but airport managers have requested an additional $20
million from the FAA for additional safety enhancements.
"Reported flight activity from the FAA and EUROCONTROL
is on an upward trend and the used aircraft inventory is slowly
decreasing. However, these first quarter figures reveal that
our industry is far from a recovery."
Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete
The F-35C the newest airplane intended to be flown off of, and
landed back safely onto, a boat (how unlikely does that really
sound, on the face of it) is being tested to be sure it can
withstand the beating it will take in those operations.