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July 03, 2011

Moon Express Announces First Successful Flight Test Of Lunar Lander System

Plans A Series Of Robotic Spacecraft For Exploration, Development

Moon Express, Inc. on Thursday announced a successful flight test of a prototype lunar lander system being developed in partnership with NASA.

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Cessna Delivers First Citation CJ4 for European Charter Flights

Aircraft Received EASA Approval In May

Cessna has delivered the first Citation CJ4 for charter operation in Europe.

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NTSB Cites Pilot Error In Alaska Accident Involving A Bull

R44 Became Entangled In Plastic Along With The Animal

Alaska is known for its heavy use of aircraft in innumerable situations. But in this case, a ranch hand flying an R44 found himself at the wrong end of what must have been a very bizarre situation, with fatal results.

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Strike Eagle Pilot Honored With Air Force Safety Award

Recognized For "Feats Of Airmanship By An Aircrew Member"

A pilot who landed a crippled F-15E Strike Eagle after taking off from Kunsan Air Base, Korea, received the Air Force's most prestigious flight safety award in Washington, DC June 29.

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Tempus Jet Centers Receives FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate

Approved For Work On Bombardier, Gulfstream, Pilatus, And Learjet Models

Orion Air Group Holdings, LLC, through their subsidiary Tempus Jet Centers has been awarded a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 145 Repair Station Certificate from the FAA.

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands Interisland Fleet With Additional B717s

Refinances Existing Airplanes To Lower Costs

Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday that it has leased three additional Boeing 717-200 aircraft in response to increasing consumer demand.

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Northrop Grumman Delivers F-35 Center Fuselage For Royal Netherlands Air Force

Moves On To Lockheed Martin's Forth Worth Plant For Next Stage Of Assembly

The first center fuselage section of an F-35 fighter for the Royal Netherlands Air Force has been delivered to Lockheed Martin by Northrop Grumman.

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Air Show Visitor Allegedly Took Pics Of More Than Airplanes

Rhode Island Man Arrested For Attempting To Take Photos Under Women's Skirts

While there was plenty to see at last Saturday's Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, one visitor allegedly aimed his camera phone at a subject that was decidedly not aviation-related.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.11): Under The Hood

Under The Hood Indicates that the pilot is using a hood to restrict visibility outside the cockpit while simulating instrument flight. An appropriately rated pilot is required in the other control seat while this operation is being conducted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.11)

Aero-Linx: The Coast Guard Aviation Training Center The Coast Guard Aviation Training Center (ATC) in Mobile, Alabama is a multi-mission unit, acting as the Coast Guard's aviation and capabilities development center, as well as an operational air station. Training is conducted to qualify Coast Guard pilots in the HU-25 "Guardian", the HH-60 "Jayhawk", the HH-65 "Dolphin" , the HC-130 Hercules, the HC-130J Hercules, and the HC-144 "Ocean Sentry." All pilots initially trained at ATC return once a year for a one week proficiency course in their designated airframe.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.03.11)

"The Moon has never been explored before from an entrepreneurial perspective... I believe the Moon may be the greatest wealth creation opportunity in history. It's not a question of if; just of who and when." Source: Dr. Barney Pell, Co-Founder, CTO and Vice Chairman of Moon Express, after they announced a successful flight test of a prototype lunar lander system being developed in partnership with NASA.

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