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April 17, 2010

Erupting Volcano In Iceland Disrupts European Air Traffic

Large Swaths Of Airspace Expected To Be Closed Into The Weekend

A volcanic eruption in Iceland is causing widespread disruption of air travel over much of Europe, as a plume of volcanic ash drifts across much of the northern and western portions of the continent.

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NTSB Makes Safety Recommendations For Airplane Tires

Move Follows Findings In South Carolina Lear Accident

The NTSB has made a series of recommendations to the FAA following its findings in an accident in South Carolina in which tires were deemed to be a contributing factor.

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FAA SAFO Addresses 'Go-Around' Call By Cockpit Crew

Recommends That Either Pilot Be Able To Initiate Missed Approach

In a Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) published by the FAA Thursday, the agency has recommended that flight crews should be provided with a written policy emphasizing that either pilot may make a go-around callout, and that the response to a go-around callout is an immediate missed approach.

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Spring Fly-In Coverage Updated by AuRACLE!

AuRACLE 2100 -- INTELLIGENT Engine Power Management, Exhibit #A-97

Flightline Electronics introduces Auracle - the most advanced, reliable engine management system available today for single and now twin-engine aircraft. Auracle offers comprehensive engine and fuel situational awareness, delivered on a stunning full-color glass panel display, with intuitive controls and easily recognizable indicators that mimic your familiar analog gauges.

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Boeing: We Support The President's Call For A New Heavy Lift Rocket

Response To Obama's Speech At KSC Thursday

On April 15, President Barack Obama unveiled proposed changes to the administration's fiscal year 2011 budget submission for space exploration, including a crew rescue vehicle and a decision on a heavy-lift rocket in 2015. The Boeing Company responded Friday.

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Klyde Morris (04.15.10)

Klyde Looks For 'Relief'


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Sikorsky Pitches X2 Technology For Armed Aerial Scout

Army Looking 7 To 10 Years Out For AAS Deployment

Sikorsky thinks its X2 Technology is the right choice for the Army's Light Tactical Helicopter concept, and has pitched the new design for the U.S. Army's Armed Aerial Scout Program, the company announced Thursday from the AAAA Annual Convention in Fort Worth, TX.

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Navy Identifies Four Killed In T-39 Accident

Three Were From Florida, One From Pennsylvania

The names of the four Sailors killed in the crash of a T-39N Sabreliner near Blue Ridge, GA, April 12, have been released.

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Pentagon Blocks The Air From Oregon Wind Farm

Fears Wind Turbines Will Interfere With Radar

Pentagon officials have moved to block what developers hoped would be the worlds largest wind farm because the turbines that generate the electricity could interfere with an Air Force radar system.

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ANN Thanks Avidyne For Spring Fly-In Sponsorship!

ANN Flies An Avidyne R9-Equipped Cirrus... So We REALLY Do LikeThese Guys! Lakeland Exhibit #C-071, C-072, N-026

 Avidyne Corporation designs and manufactures avionics instruments, flight displays, VHF and GPS-based navigation, communication and datalink transceivers, as well as a range of traffic detection and weather detection sensors.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.17.10)

"Contributing to the accident was the pilot's poor judgment in continuing to fly with his severe visual deficiency. Also contributing to the accident was the aviation medical examiner’s failure to accurately assess and report the pilot’s visual deficiency." Source:  Excerpt from an NTSB probable cause report.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.10)

Wind Farms And Radar

Working on a story Friday about FAA and Pentagon objections to a wind farm in Oregon led us to a some research on the topic. Today's Aero-Linx is a good, basic primer from DHS on the issues that exist when a wind farm and radar facility are too close together.

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