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August 19, 2017

FAA Changes Night Landing Rules At KSFO

Move Follows Incident In Which An Air Canada Crew Lined Up To Land On An Active Taxiway

The FAA has issued new rules for night landings and tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) following an incident in which an Air Canada A320 nearly landed on a taxiway where four other airliners were lined up waiting to depart from the airport.

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Sen. Wicker: Mississippi Will Help Write The Next Chapter Of Drone Technology

New DHS Partnership Solidifies State’s Work With Unmanned Systems

Mississippi’s leadership in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is reaching new heights, thanks to a recent partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our state was chosen in April to host the department’s UAS demonstration range facility for testing small unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. DHS plans to use these systems to help U.S. Border Patrol agents perform their monitoring, detection, and search-and-rescue operations.

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HondaJet Ranks As Most-Delivered Jet In Its Category During 1st Half Of 2017

Data Reported By GAMA

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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Saving Lives With Dart’s Cable Cutter System

Wire Strikes Account For About 16 Percent Of All Accidents, Safety Experts Say

The team at Dart Aerospace has made it a priority to promote safety within today's helicopter industry.

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Harris Delivers Navigation Payload For Third LM GPS III Satellite

Will Be Integrated Into Spacecraft For Launch This Summer

The third of 10 advanced navigation payloads has been delivered by Harris Corporation to Lockheed Martin, which will increase accuracy, signal power and jamming resistance for U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites.

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FRC East Inducts First F-35A

Arrives In Cherry Point, NC For Upgrades

The Navy's Fleet Readiness Center East received the first F-35A Lightning II for upgrade in Cherry Point, NC on Aug. 9. The aircraft variant, primarily operated by the Air Force, was flown from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to FRC East to receive several depot and field-level airframe modifications.

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NASA Awards Contract To Extend Operations Of Research, Development Center

Extends Agreement Between Caltech And NASA For Management At JPL

NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.

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Carrier Air Wing Five Squadrons Conduct 'Heritage' Flight Over Solomon Islands

Trained Above Key Battlegrounds From WWII With Modern Aircraft

Aircrew from Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) had the unique opportunity to experience storied World War II history during the 17-1 patrol cycle aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), July 31.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.19.17)

"Unmanned systems are at the crossroads of so many diverse fields that strong partnerships are crucial to maximizing their potential. Mississippians have repeatedly demonstrated an ability to collaborate across local, state, and federal levels." Source: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.19.17): Correction

An error has been made in the transmission and the correct version follows.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.19.17)

Flying Physicians Association

FPA members are devoted to promoting aviation safety and education, cross-disciplinary medical education, charitable and public benefit activities that capitalize on their medical and aviation skills, and social activities involving like-minded physician-pilots.

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