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June 19, 2010

Digital Autopilot STC, TSO Granted To Avidyne

DFC90 Authorized For SR20, SR22 Models

Breaking News! Avidyne tells ANN that it has just received a signed STC and TSO authorization for the installation of the DFC90 digital autopilot in Cirrus SR20 and SR22 airplanes. Avidyne's Tom Harper calls this development "The start of a new era for Avidyne."

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EAA, NAFI Announce Split. NAFI To Become Independent Organization

Transition To Conclude By March 1 After an extended period of discussions, EAA and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) board of directors have agreed that NAFI will become a fully independent organization no later than March 1, 2011.

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ANN Welcomes Steel Aviation, COPA 2010 Special Programming Sponsor

Expert in Aircraft Sales, Steel Aviation Helps ANN Present M8!

ANN has been blessed with a pretty solid roster of sponsors... companies that we can partner with, with confidence. Few of them, though (even the best), have gotten the kind of rave reviews we've heard over the years as has Steel Aviation (no kidding, folks, these are GOOD people...). 

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Brent Wouters Give Positive Mid-Year Company Report Card To COPA

Touts New Products, Continuing Innovation, Improved Bottom Line

Cirrus president and CEO Brent Wouters gave an upbeat assessment of the company to the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) Annual Migration Friday.

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Avidyne Shows Off Huge Presence At COPA M8

Joins ANN In Offering Live Coverage of COPA's 8th Annual Migration

This year’s Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association Migration (M8) in Dayton, June 17-19, is quickly turning into the “First R9 Migration,” with the arrival of a whole host of R9-equipped aircraft, R9 training session, and plenty of other Avidyne-related activities.

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It's A Glider That's Also An LSA ... No Tow Plane Required

First Ever High-Performance Side-By-Side LSA Glider Introduced By Pipstrel

At first glance, the Tarus LSA looks like a conventional glider ... as long as its 50HP retractable engine is folded away in its storage compartment behind the cockpit.

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1000 Hours And Counting For Dreamliner

Flight Testing Passes The Millennium Mark, Nearly Halfway Complete

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet passed 1,000 hours of testing Thursday. The program estimates that it is about 40 percent through the test conditions required to certify the first version of the all-new jetliner.

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COPA's 8th Annual Migration Presented Courtesy Of Cirrus Aircraft

Long-Time ANN Sponsor Makes Sure That COPA 2010 Gets Covered RIGHT

The ANN coverage of COPA 2010 is now in full swing and live coverage of this august event will be taking place today and Saturday, in addition to a number of other coverage options. One of the reasons that such is possible is the many years that ANN has enjoyed the support of Cirrus Aircraft -- one of the longest running sponsors of the revolutionary news and feature coverage presented by the Aero-News Network.

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Heads On A Plane... Yes, Human Heads

Southwest Employee Literally Found A Box Of Heads On A Flight To Fort Worth

A box containing four full cranial specimens and 40 pairs of "temporal bone ear blocks" ... heads and parts of human heads ... was found on board a Southwest Airlines airliner which was destined for a Fort Worth medical research company.

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Teledyne Continental Motors Helps Bring COPA's M8 Coverage to You Via ANN!

It Helps To Have 'Powerful' Friends

TCM is proud to partner with Cirrus by providing the ALL Continental solution for their Cirrus SR22 Turbo... TCM's powerful TSIO550K. This engine is quieter, more powerful, lighter and ready for the uncertain future of GA 100 LL. The TSIO550K is TCM's answer to what a Cirrus Pilot needs NOW.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.19.10)

"It's not about just the airplane, it's about what the airplane allows me to do." Source: Cirrus President and CEO Brent Wouters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.19.10)

Airplane Ear

You know that stuffy feeling you get in your ears when you change altitudes? Things begin to get muffled, and you can feel the pressure building up behind your eardrums? It has a name. Ear barotrauma, barotitis media, or aerotitis media ... aka Airplane Ear.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2010-12-01

MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company Model 525A Airplanes  

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2010-10-17

MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Various Models MU-2B Airplanes  

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