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May 20, 2017

K5-Aviation Is Gogo’s First 2Ku Business Aviation Customer In Europe

Will Be Installed On An Airbus ACJ319 Operated By K5-Aviation 

Gogo has announced K5-Aviation as its first 2Ku business aviation customer in Europe, marking a significant milestone for the company. 

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SecDef Weighs In On ATC Privatization

DOD Has Formed An 'Ad Hoc' Committee To Assess Relationship Between Department And ATC

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has weighed in on privatizing ATC ... on the side of spinning off the function from the FAA.

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Smyrna, TN To Honor Fallen Blue Angel

Memorial To Capt. Jeff Kuss Will Be Placed At Lee Victory Park

The town of Smyrna, TN is planning a memorial to Capt. Jeff Kuss, the Blue Angels pilot who was fatally injured in an accident at the Great Tennessee Airshow on June 2, 2016. Capt. Kuss is credited with steering his stricken jet away from populated areas to save lives on the ground.

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New Launch Customer Announced For Marenco Swiss Helicopter

Tronrud Engineering AS Of Norway Will Operate An SH09 Aircraft

A Launch Customer contract has been signed between Marenco Swiss Helicopter and Tronrud Engineering AS for the delivery of a SKYe SH09 helicopter.

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City Of Indio, CA Plans Hospital In Airport Approach Influence Area

Would Be Almost Directly On Extended Centerline Less Than Half A Mile From The Threshold

The City of Indio, CA is looking at the possibility of building an inpatient hospital about a half-mile from the threshold of Runway 10-28 of Bermuda Dunes Airport (KUDD) almost directly on the extended centerline of the runway.

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'Shadow' UAV Scans The Skies During Exercise In Germany

Aircraft Provides Aerial Imagery Directly To Tactical Operations Center

"Shadow is airborne at this time," Army Sgt. Phillip Marlowe said over the radio, as he announced the successful launch of a RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System during the Saber Junction 17 exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany May 10.

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Gary, IN Airshow Cancelled

Mayor Says The City Cannot Afford To Host The Show

The Mayor of Gary, IN has issued a statement saying that the Gary Airshow, planned for July 9-10, has been cancelled.

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NASA Barge Pegasus Docked In Alabama

Brought SLS Components From New Orleans To Marshall Space Flight Center

The barge Pegasus, carrying a structural test version of the massive SLS rocket's engine section, arrived at the Marshall Space Flight Center on May 15 after a 1,240-mile voyage from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The barge left Michoud on April 28. The delivery -- the first of major SLS hardware from Michoud to Marshall -- marks a critical milestone toward the first integrated flight of the SLS rocket and NASA's Orion spacecraft, and a step closer to sending humans to deep space destinations, including Mars.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.20.17)

"The Gary Airshow is one of the most exciting events in Northwest Indiana. Notwithstanding these and other positive benefits, the risk inherent in incurring a $350,000 debt without having secured all of the sponsors cannot be justified under our current financial conditions." Source: Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.17): Non-Restrictive Routing (NRR)

Portions of a proposed route of flight where a user can flight plan the most advantageous flight path with no requirement to make reference to ground−based NAVAIDs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.17)

The Mooney Mite Site

The Mooney M-18 Mite is a single-place, low-wing monoplane with retractable, tricycle landing gear. It is mainly of fabric-covered wood construction designed for the general aviation market and offering extremely low operating costs.

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