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July 18, 2010

Engine Alliance Completes 100th GP7200 Engine

Specific Fuel Consumption Improvement Noted

The Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, celebrated completion of its 100th GP7200 engine on Thursday with employees and partners at a ceremony in Middletown, CT.

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Boeing Set To Increase Presence In North Charleston, SC

New Plant To Be Built To Manufacture Certain 787 Interior Parts

North Charleston, SC is the site Boeing has chosen as the location for its new 787 Dreamliner interiors fabrication facility. In addition, Boeing said Thursday it will purchase land from Stone Mountain Industrial Park Inc. BRPH will design the facility, and Pattillo Construction will provide construction services.

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Sierra Hotel Aero And Navion Aircraft Launch

New Non-Profit Aviation Organization For Navion Owners And Enthusiasts

Chris Gardner, who is President and CEO of Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc. (SHA) and holds the Type Certificate Navion Aircraft, announced the formation of a new organization called NavionX on Thursday.

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TSA Salutes First 16 To Complete Homeland Security Education Program

Anne Arundel Community College Pilot Program Will Expand Nationwide

Sixteen TSA employees won accolades from the agency and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) leaders at a ceremony Thursday saluting the workers' unique professional development achievement and an outstanding educational partnership.

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Twin Commander Aircraft Plans 10th University

Operation, Maintenance, Radar Training All On The Agenda

Twin Commander pilots and owners should get out their 2011 calendars and turn to April. Twin Commander Aircraft has begun planning for the 10th edition of its highly successful owner/operator conference, the Twin Commander University.

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Broward County Sheriff Air Support Unit Selects Becker Avionics' DVCS6100

Digital Audio System To Be Integrated Into Department's EC135

Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected by Broward County Sheriff's Office for integration into their new multi-mission EC135 helicopter.

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Navy Awards Harris $30M Contract For Upgraded Cockpit Digital Moving Maps

Systems Provide Increased Situational Awareness For Military Aviators

The U.S. Navy has selected Harris Corporation for follow-on contracts totaling nearly $30 million to upgrade its Tactical Airborne Moving Map Capability (TAMMAC) Digital Map System.

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Rapid Response Space Works Contract Awarded By NASA

Company Selected Will Provide "Rapid Access To Space" For DoD

Serving as a contracting agent for the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, NASA has selected Millennium Engineering and Integration Co., of Arlington, VA, to receive a contract for Rapid Response Space Works (RRSW).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.18.10): Radar Required

Radar Required A term displayed on charts and approach plates and included in FDC NOTAMs to alert pilots that segments of either an instrument approach procedure or a route are not navigable because of either the absence or unusability of a NAVAID. The pilot can expect to be provided radar navigational guidance while transiting segments labeled with this term.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.18.10)

Aero-Linx: United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association The purpose of the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is to promote the growth of sport flying in foot-launchable soaring aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.18.10)

"This decision is another significant step toward creating a solid aerospace presence for future generations to come in South Carolina. The selected location for our new interiors facility will provide us with the continued flexibility we need to leverage our production capability and meet the needs of our 787 customers." Source: Ray Conner, vice president and general manager, Supply Chain Management and Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes...

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