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November 05, 2016

NBAA-BACE Concludes As A Highly Successful Show

Bolen: Show Is A Reminder Of The Industry's Significance

The NBAA wrapped up the third and final day of its 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, FL Thursday, and event organizers reported that the show was a success, by a host of measures.

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Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Being Donated To The Smithsonian

Collier-Award Winning Aircraft To Grace The National Air And Space Museum

Sikorsky has announced the donation of its ground-breaking X2 Technology Demonstrator to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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City Of Santa Monica Seeks FBO Manager

Job Will Pay Over $100,000 Per Year

The city of Santa Monica has posted a job announcement for an FBO manager to take over fuel sales and other associated functions at the airport.

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CTLS S-LSA Becoming A Fixture In The U.S. Market

AeroJones Is Now Building And Shipping The S-LSA

Since the beginning of the Light-Sport Aircraft category in 2004, the CT series, now led by the CTLS model, has sold well in the U.S. After experiencing difficulties in mid-2016, Flight Design GmbH came to agreements with AeroJones Aviation and the company is in the final stages of acquiring all assets and technological rights to the CT series aircraft and C4 project.

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Lancair Up For Sale At A Bargain Price

But Company Wants To Assure The New Owner Will Continue The Tradition

If you've ever wanted to own an airplane company, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Update From Mojave: The Next Phase Of Flight Test For Unity

Will Perform Glide Test On The Next Flight

The second SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, flew for the first time in September. That flight resulted in a mountain of data that has been analyzed by the Virgin Galactic team, and now, with additional planned work completed on the aircraft, Virgin Galactic is ready to move into the next phase of flight.

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Gone West: Tuskegee Airman Audley Coulthurst

Flew P-51 Mustangs During WWII

Another of the original Tuskegee Airmen has Gone West. Audley Coulthurst passed away recently at a VA facility in Brooklyn, NY. He was 92.

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Esterline Shows New PilotView Tablet EFB And Aircraft Information Server

Features Full HD Display, Multi-Core Processing

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) showed its new-generation, aviation grade Tablet Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), the PilotView CMA-1310 as well as its CMA-1525 compact Aircraft Information Server (AIS), at NBAA-BACE 2016.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.05.16)

“The show provided a reminder of the industry’s size and significance in the U.S., and around the world.” Source: NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, commenting on the recently-completed NBAA-BACE 2016 in Orlando, FL.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.05.16): Mode

The letter or number assigned to a specific pulse spacing of radio signals transmitted or received by ground interrogator or airborne transponder components of the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.05.16)

Washington Air Search and Rescue (WASAR)

Washington Air Search and Rescue (WASAR) is made up of state trained and qualified search pilots, observers, communications and base support personnel who live in or near Washington and who want to do something meaningful in service to the State’s citizens.

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