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April 04, 2015

Second Falcon 8X Joins Flight Test Campaign

First Flew On March 30

The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key development milestones.

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Arsenal Of Democracy Flyover Organizers Outline Event Plans

More Than Just The Flyover Will Celebrate The 70th Anniversary Of VE Day

On May 8, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the skies over the National Mall will be filled with one of the most spectacular and diverse arrays of World War II aircraft to be flown at any one time. Organizers of the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover outlined plans for the celebration in the nation’s capital at a press conference in the World War II Gallery of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

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NTSB Issues Update On Delta Flight 1086 Accident At LaGuardia

Two Additional Investigative Groups Formed

As part of its ongoing investigation into the March 5, 2015 accident at LaGuardia Airport where Delta Air Lines flight 1086 veered off the runway shortly after touching down, the NTSB has released its third investigative update.

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Embraer Delivers Milestone Phenom Jet To NetJets

Fractional Company Takes Delivery Of Its 40th Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets delivered today the 100th Phenom family jet produced in Melbourne, FL just over three years after the first aircraft rolled off this facility’s assembly line. The commemorative aircraft, a NetJets Signature Series Phenom 300, was delivered to NetJets, and will be part of the company’s European fleet.

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Pratt & Whitney's Horizontal Assembly Line Completes First Engines

PurePower Engines Assembled In Connecticut, Florida

After 90 years of building world-class engines, Pratt & Whitney has accomplished another first by building its first PurePower engine on its new automated horizontal assembly lines in Middletown, Connecticut, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Seven Receive Master Instructor Designation In March

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Seven instructors have received for the first time or renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of March.

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Austin, TX Requires PPL For UAV Flying

One Pilot Given A Warning For Non-Commercial Flight

The city of Austin, TX has gone beyond just prohibiting UAV flights around the South by Southwest festival. It has banned UAV flying by anyone who does not hold at least a private pilot certificate.

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Latest Version Of iFlightPlanner Includes Chart Interface

U.S. Sectional, TAC, IFR Charts Updated Every 28 Days

The latest update offered by iFlightPlanner includes a resource to get a quick look at a route and the weather along the way.  The freely accessible Aviation Charts resource available at includes the complete set of U.S. Sectional, TAC and IFR Low/High Enroute Charts in the familiar Google Maps interface, updated every 28-days with data direct from the FAA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.04.15)

“We are very pleased with the way the aircraft responded and flew. It demonstrated the same flawless handling qualities as s/n 01.” Source: Dassault 8X test pilot Hervé Laverne.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.04.15): Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

A pulse-type electronic navigation system that shows the pilot, by an instrument-panel indication, the number of nautical miles between the aircraft and a ground station or waypoint.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.04.15)

Cold War Gallery

The National Museum of the Air Force has assembled what it calls its "Cold War Gallery," which is a listing of links to information about every airplane spanning the years of the Cold War and reveal how technological achievements of the era led to the advanced systems being applied in modern combat.

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