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June 27, 2010

NTSB: Glider MidAir (Thankfully) Results in Safe Landings

Competition Accident Could Have Been A LOT Worse

See and avoid... especially when one knows that they're going to be in close proximity to other aircraft... like conditions found during a competition sailplane event. This Utah contest nearly claimed two pilots when they both partook of the same thermal...

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Lofts In Space: NASA Challenges College Students To Design Space Habitats

Students Will Design, Manufacture, And Assemble Inflatable Space Housing

Its a bit like dorms is space. NASA is challenging college students to design concepts for inflatable habitat lofts for the next generation of space explorers. The winning concepts may be applied to the exploration habitats of the future.

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FAA Working With Manufacturers Towards Cleaner Skies, Quieter Airplanes

FAA Partners With Boeing, GE, Pratt & Whitney On CLEEN Program

The FAA will be working with several major manufacturers in conjunction with its CLEEN program, which is designed to speed the development and application of environmentally progressive technologies for cleaner and quieter jet aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin Team Completes Requirements Milestone For GPS IIIB Program

First Launch Planned for 2014

A key requirements review for the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIIB satellite series under the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III Space Segment program has been successfully completed, according to contractor Lockheed Martin.

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News Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing Near Detroit

Was Covering Funeral Procession For A Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A helicopter providing pool television coverage for the funeral procession of a Marine killed in action in Afghanistan made news of its own Thursday when it made an emergency landing following an engine failure.

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OpenSkies Celebrates Its Second Anniversary

BA "All Business" Subsidiary Flying Two Established Routes

British Airways subsidiary OpenSkies, billed as an "all business airline" operating transatlantic flights, is recognizing its second anniversary this month.

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Over 500 Phillips 66 Dealers Are Now Members Of NATA

Company Provided Introductory Memberships For Its Retail Outlets

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) said Tuesday that Phillips 66 Aviation has provided introductory membership in NATA to its branded dealers that are currently not NATA members.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.27.10): Fuel Remaining

Fuel Remaining A phrase used by either pilots or controllers when relating to the fuel remaining on board until actual fuel exhaustion. When transmitting such information in response to either a controller question or pilot initiated cautionary advisory to air traffic control, pilots will state the APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF MINUTES the flight can continue with the fuel remaining...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.27.10)

Aero-Linx: Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to promote the acquision, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes by its members, and to assist the National Soaring Museum in the preservation of soaring history and the promotion of vintage sailplane activity.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.27.10)

"By combining our resources and expertise, we believe we can transition promising technologies from development into service more quickly to help reduce the environmental footprint of airplanes... We recognize the importance of protecting our ecosystem and are looking forward to working with the FAA on a variety of innovative solutions to help define the future."

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-13-05

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 & 701) Airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes  

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