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May 21, 2017

May 21: Charles Lindbergh Became The First Person To Fly From New York To Paris

Historic Flight Took Place May 20/21, 1927

Ninety years ago, on 21 May 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh set the world alight when he completed the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris. In doing so he set an FAI World Record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’.

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ECA Warns About Exporting EU Aviation Business & Jobs

EU To Liberalize Third Country ‘Wet-Leasing’ 

The European Cockpit Association is warning of the potential loss of European aviation businesses and jobs after the EU Commission was authorized to negotiate an agreement with the U.S. lifting the EU’s time restrictions on ‘wet-leasing’ for U.S. carriers, the Council of Ministers. 

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ACSS Achieves FAA Organization Designation Authorization

Company May Now Issue Supplemental Type Certificates

The FAA has appointed ACSS, an L3 and Thales company, as a holder of an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to issue Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).

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Thales Alenia Space Claims Most 3D-printed Parts In Orbit

Has Sent 79 Parts Made Via Additive Manufacturing Into Space

With the recent launches of the Telkom 3S, SGDC and KOREASAT-7 satellites, plus satellites in the Iridium Next constellation, Thales Alenia Space has now sent into orbit 79 metal parts made by additive manufacturing (3D printing) and 350 polymer tube supports for chemical propulsion systems.

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Airbus Rolls 700th H130 Off The Assembly Line

Model Has Accumulated More Than 1.8 Million Flight Hours To Date

Airbus Helicopters celebrated a major milestone last week with the roll-out of the 700th H130 light single-engine helicopter, which will be operated by a private customer.

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New Drone Exhibit Opens At Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

First Major Exhibition On Pilotless Aircraft To Open In The U.S.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has unveiled "Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?", the first major museum exhibition on pilotless aircraft to open in the United States. The large-scale exhibition, located in a 6,000-square-foot custom-designed pavilion on the Museum’s Pier 86, explores the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian challenges.

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Aero Norway Achieves Significant Milestone

This Month, 150th Repaired CFM56 Engine Leaves The Stavanger Facility Destined For Enter Air

Norway-based engine MRO facility Aero Norway AS reached an important milestone this month as technicians celebrated completing the 150th repaired CFM56 engine in the past 18 months. Aero Norway has recently moved to a shift work programme to increase its engineering capacity as the rate of engine inductions at the facility continues to grow.   This engine left the workshop bound for the Enter Air fleet.

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Aviation Capital Group Announces Lease Agreement With Interjet

Will Place 10 New Airbus A320 Family Aircraft With The Carrier

Aviation Capital Group  has signed long-term lease agreements with Interjet for 10 new Airbus A320 Family aircraft. These aircraft are from ACG’s order book commitment with Airbus. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in July 2017.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.17)

Aero Linx: The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association ( MEBAA) To be the principal forum for gathering, understanding and communicating the needs and benefits of business aviation within the Middle East to businesses, governments and media worldwide. To serve the needs of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association Members in ways that enhance safety, security, efficiency and acceptance of business aviation throughout the region.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.17): Nonapproach Control Tower

Nonapproach Control Tower Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace. The primary function of a nonapproach control tower is the sequencing of aircraft in the traffic pattern and on the landing area. Nonapproach control towers also separate aircraft operating under  instrument flight rules clearances from approach controls and centers. They provide ground control services to aircraft, vehicles, personnel, and equipment on the airport movement area.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.21.17)

“We have the honour of submitting our report on the New York-Paris flight, flown by Captain Charles A Lindbergh, and we respectfully ask that this new record is homologated by the FAI.” Source: From a message dated 26 May 1927 and addressed to Monsieur Paul Tissandier, then Secretary General of the FAI... Ninety years ago, on 21 May 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh set the world alight when he completed the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris. In doing so he set an FAI World Record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’.

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