ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.11.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.11.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Publishing Airline
Propaganda - 03.11.11 (ANN Special Report,
with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights)
Eurocopter booked 68 new orders and agreements during Heli-Expo
2011, while also unveiling a range of new and enhanced
helicopter products, confirming the company’s highly
competitive position for the expected upturn in the world’s
rotary-wing aircraft sector.
With the AEA convention in Reno peeking over the horizon, new
analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the commercial
avionics market earned revenues of $6.67 billion in 2009, and
estimates this to reach $8.64 billion in 2014.
Tasked With Making Recommendations To Prevent Similar
NASA has selected the members of the board that will investigate
the unsuccessful March 4 launch of the Glory spacecraft. Bradley C.
Flick, director of the Research and Engineering Directorate at
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA, will lead the
mishap investigation board.
ATR Will Also Finance A Breast Cancer Communication Campaign
During The Next Edition Of “Pink October”
Toulouse-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has delivered
a pink ATR 72 to Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas,
symbolizing the promotion of breast cancer awareness. On its
fuselage, the aircraft will promote FEMAMA, a Brazilian non-profit
organization dedicated to fighting the disease.
Allows Analysis Of Samples On ISS Rather Than Returning Them To
NASA began testing a new multi-capability microscope this week
on the International Space Station. It will help scientists study
the effects of the space environment on physics and biology aboard
the orbiting laboratory.
Only One Flight In January Delayed Over Three Hours
The nation's largest airlines reported only one flight in
January with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, down from 20
flights in January 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer
Report released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT.
Aerospace Day Highlights State's Global Leadership In Aerospace
The state of Ohio celebrated is third annual "Ohio Aerospace
Day" on March 10, with a goal to recognize the achievements of the
state's aerospace industry, while increasing the awareness of the
importance of this industry and its ability for the state's future
More Insights From The Scene Of One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Gatherings
A 1995 inductee into the Balloon Fiesta Hall of Fame, Dr. Tom McConnell has quite a resume... a retired Pathologist and Professor at the University of New Mexico's medical school, he is also one of the ballooning world's most expert authorities and an avid flyer for many decades. He and a number of his fellow balloonists are undertaking the gargantuan task of documenting the history of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for this and future generations to enjoy.
More Insights From The Scene Of One Of Aviation's Most Amazing
A 1995 inductee into the Balloon Fiesta Hall of Fame, Dr. Tom
McConnell has quite a resume... a retired Pathologist and Professor
at the University of New Mexico's medical school, he is also one of
the ballooning world's most expert authorities and an avid flyer
for many decades. He and a number of his fellow balloonists are
undertaking the gargantuan task of documenting the history of the
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for this and future generations to
Eclipse's Mason Holland Comments And Asserts That Fix Is
The establishment of an AD on the Eclipse for a known problem
with high-altitude operations appears to have been undertaken even
though the problem is both known as well as in the process of being
fixed. ANN checked with Eclipse Boss Mason Holland and got his
input after the rumor of the pending AD leaked out -- an AD, that
we're told was also opposed by Pratt & Whitney and Transport
DOT Would Make It More Difficult To Block Registrations From
AIA said Wednesday it is very concerned that a new rule proposed
by the Transportation Department would constitute an unnecessary
and undesirable invasion of privacy, hampering the mobility of
citizens and companies.
Analyst: Two-Pronged Strategy To Develop Chinese Civil
For almost a year now, China has been snapping up US
general-aviation companies. Should this be a cause for
worry? GA analyst Brian Foley contends that China's
actions represent an expected, or at least an expectable,
Some 44,000 Transportation Security Administration employees at
airports across the country began voting Wednesday on a proposal to
elect the American Federation of Government Employees as their
exclusive union representative.
"Modernizing, strengthening and making permanent the
R&D tax credit is vital to the future of our industry as we all
attempt to recover from the economic downturn and diversify our
products." Source: Cessna Aircraft Company's chairman,
president and CEO Jack Pelton.