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July 23, 2016

EAA Raises The Bar -- Accessible Safety STC Adds More Aircraft, More Devices

STC Can Be Ordered Online Starting Right Now

We knew it was coming and we're glad to see it coming along so well and siwiftly... EAA has announced several much anticipated updates to the FAA STC it pioneered for the Dynon EFIS-D10A, an STC that was originally announced at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida, in April. The Accessible Safety STC, which is now available to EAA members for $100 each, can be ordered at and will be shipped within two weeks after EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The STC is officially supplied and owned by an EAA subsidiary - EAA STC, LLC - that is fully supported by EAA and ensures the high standards and attention expected for EAA-related products.

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Boeing To Recognize Cost Reclassification, Charges To Second-Quarter Earnings

Projected Reduction Totals Some $3 Billion

The Boeing Company will recognize a negative impact to earnings across three programs when it announces second-quarter 2016 results on July 27.

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Democratic Convention Is A No Drone Zone

TFRs Around Philadelphia Go Into Effect July 25

Like its Republican counterpart in Cleveland, next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is a “No Drone Zone.” 

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Moon Express Sets Sights On 2017 Launch

Goal Is To Be The First Private Sector Company To Leave Earth Orbit

Moon Express is targeting 2017 for its first launch to the Moon. The company's goal is to be the first private company ever to launch a spacecraft that leaves Earth Orbit, according to Moon Express founder Bob Richards.

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FADEC To Provide Engine Controls For 777X GE9X Engine

Will Be Responsible For Design, Manufacture, Support Of Engine Control System

GE Aviation’s all new GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X will feature full authority digital engine controls (FADEC) designed and produced by FADEC Alliance, a joint venture formed by FADEC International and GE. The systems — consisting of a digital computer, called an engine control unit, and its related accessories — control all aspects of aircraft engine performance, such as engine fuel flow and variable engine geometries.

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Lockheed Martin Executives Unveil Armed Black Hawk Helicopter

Wraps Came Off At Farnborough International Airshow

Lockheed Martin unveiled a European-built Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow, showcasing the types of weapons that can be integrated onto the multirole aircraft.

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UAL Pilot/WV Legislator Suspended For Political Statement

But It Was Pretty Extreme ... Said Hillary Clinton Should Be Hanged

A United Airlines pilot who also is a member of the West Virginia state legislature has been suspended from flying duties after calling ... he says in hyperbole ... for Hillary Clinton to be hanged.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Rebrands

Association Hopes To Be Seen As More 'Innovative' And 'Cool'

An official rebranding launch of the new Commercial Spaceflight Federation is designed to make the concept of commercial spaceflight more accessible to the general public, according to the company that designed and implemented the rebranding campaign.

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Teens With Drone Help Solve Boat Theft

Followed The Suspects As Far As They Could And Alerted Police

Two teenagers with a camera-equipped UAV helped police catch some suspected boat thieves this week on Camano Island in Washington State.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.16)

"These are the right, proactive decisions to strengthen our business going forward. Our investment in 787 flight test airplanes paved the way for the growing Dreamliner fleet today and helped refine improvements for other platforms." Source: Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.16): Filed

Normally used in conjunction with flight plans, meaning a flight plan has been submitted to ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.16)

EAA AirVenture

It's that time of year again. The ANN crew is descending on Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for what we fondly refer to as the "annual madness" that is AirVenture.

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