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March 04, 2017

Jeff Bezos Has His Sights Set On The Moon

Proposes 'Amazon-Like' Delivery System For Possible Permanent Lunar Human Presence

Jeff Bezos is thinking way beyond suborbital flights by his space company Blue Origin. In a white paper, the Internet billionaire has proposed sending a robotic lander to the south polar region of the Moon by 2020, which could lead to "Amazon-like" delivery of supplies to a future lunar human colony.

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New 1View Platform Transforms Tech Publications For Textron Aviation Customers

Allows Access To All Maintenance Manuals, Flight Documents, More

Textron Aviation has announced the launch of its innovative technical publications platform – 1View – where Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker customers can access all maintenance manuals, flight documents and service information for their aircraft.

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Minnesota Airport Renamed For WASP

City Of Faribault, MN Honors Elizabeth “Betty Wall” Strohfus

The Faribault, MN city council Tuesday night voted unanimously to rename its local airport "Faribault Municipal Airport – Liz Wall Strohfus Field" in honor of the city's most famous aviator.

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Air Force To Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition To MQ-9 Reaper

Change Called A Cost-Saving Measure For The USAF

For the past 21 years, the Air Force has flown the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper. Combined with a skilled aircrew, these aircraft provide consistent support in daily engagements making an impact downrange.

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Airbus Appoints Jean-Brice Dumont As Head Of Engineering For Commercial Aircraft

Will Succeed Charles Champion, Who Retires At The End Of This Year

Jean-Brice Dumont, 45, currently Head of Engineering at Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, following the decision by Charles Champion, 61, to retire by the end of this year. Dumont will join Airbus on September 1, and take over from Champion in December 2017 following a transition phase. He will become a member of the Airbus Commercial Aircraft Management Committee.

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NHV’s H175 Fleet Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours

Accumulated By Fleet Of Eight Aircraft Operating In The Oil And Gas Support Sector

NHV Group's H175 fleet has logged its first 10,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms, according to Airbus Helicopters.

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Snap Eyes Possible Drone

Maker Of Snapchat Reportedly Considering New Hardware

It seems everyone wants to try to cash in on the drone craze. One of the latest is Snap, the company that brought Snapchat to the social media world.

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Google Loon Balloon Falls Into A Forest In Brazil

Dropped From 11 Miles In Altitude, Surprising Locals

One of Google's Project Loon balloons recently fell from the sky into a forest in Brazil, surprising locals in the region.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.04.17)

"We thank the hospitality of citizens and apologize for the surprise." Source: An Alphabet spokesman commenting on the unexpected return to Earth of a Google Loon balloon in a forest in Brazil.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.04.17): Radar Service

A term which encompasses one or more of the following services based on the use of radar which can be provided by a controller to a pilot of a radar identified aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.04.17)

Fact Sheet – General Aviation Safety

The FAA and industry are working on a number of key initiatives to improve general aviation (GA) safety: the GA Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC), Equip 2020 for ADS-B Out, and the Fly Safe outreach campaign on Loss of Control.

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