Boeing says it's talking with 30 companies worldwide about
signing on for the 7E7 Dreamliner. If things keep going like this,
says 7E7 Senior Vice President Mike Bair, Boeing could sell 500
Dreamliners before the aircraft rolls out in 2007.
Circling Aircraft Prompted Gettysburg Hotel Evacuation
It was a dark and foggy night over Gettysburg (PA) when, out of
the gloom was heard the persistent sound of a small aircraft flying
low over downtown. In earlier days, police might have turned on
their overhead lights and driven to the airport, in hopes the
aircraft might follow. Early Tuesday morning, officers instead
evacuated the Gettysburg Hotel.
When the family of Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan (right) won
their lawsuit against vacuum-pump maker Parker-Hannifin, the
Jackson County (MO) jury deciding the case refused to award his
widow any punitive damages. Monday, a county judge refused to
approve the family's demand for a second trial so they might get
another shot at punishing the parts maker.
AOPA has made a positive pitch on general aviation security to
the National League of Cities (NLC). AOPA Senior Vice President of
Government and Technical Affairs Andy Cebula was invited to brief
an NLC policy committee on Friday. Cebula repeated AOPA's assertion
that GA is not a significant threat and that extraordinary security
measures at GA airports are not needed. The NLC will be making
airport security recommendations to some 18,000 cities, towns, and
House Majority Leader Accused Of "Serious Criminal Acts"
A Texas Democrat whose Congressional career was abruptly ended
by reapportionment this year has filed a complaint with the House
ethics committee, accusing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX,
below) of "serious criminal acts" -- including abusing his
Congressional power by using the FAA and Department of Homeland
Security to track down a wayward plane load of state Democrats.
The United States Navy has awarded CAE USA a contract initially
valued at US$38 million to develop two MH-60S tactical operational
flight trainers (TOFTs) and two MH-60S weapons tactics trainers
(WTTs). The contract includes options for two additional MH-60S
TOFTs and two additional MH-60S WTTs as well as support services
that could bring the total value to more than US$75 million.
Independence is in the air.
Atlantic Coast's low-cost spin-off initiated a minimal schedule
Wednesday, taking on paying customers for the first time. Based at
Dulles Airport (VA), the airline is serving five cities including
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Newark and Raleigh-Durham.
The wandering flyers of Velocity Aircraft continue to show off
their spirit of wanderlust as they traverse America bringing their
canard wonder to flyers all over America. Figuring out that "not
everyone has the time to break away to visit the Velocity factory
in Florida," Velocity has been reaching out to customers this year
by offering demonstration rides in selected cities across the USA.
The 2004 Barnstorming Tour began in Houston, Texas a month ago
while cities yet to be visited this month include Marysville,
Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica, California.
Nobody was hurt, but someone's going to get a big bill for body
work. A Cessna Citation 7, apparently left unattended with the
engines at idle, rolled from its spot on the ramp at Atlantic
Aviation and into Hawker at Hobby Airport Wednesday.
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the area where the strut assemblies attach. Pay particular
attention around all bolt holes and the steel bush fitting. Rectify
any defects found before further flight.
"He's an absolute legend. It was a bit of a drunken dare by some
of his mates at the local Holloways Beach football club. He said,
'Sure, I'll go jump out of an airplane.'"
Source: Amanda Pilkington, who works at Skydive
Cairns in Australia. Her club organized Wednesday's record-breaker
that saw a 101-year old man become the world's oldest skydiver.
They plan to enter the event in the Guinness Book of World
The considerable army of Anywhere Map and Wx owners have several
things in common-one is the dilemma when they land their aircraft,
hop in a car and pick out restaurant or hotel to drive to. They
generally have to ask directions (unless they've landed at their
home airport). They may get to their secondary destination without
a hitch, but more likely, they will have to stop and ask for more
directions if it's not a late night or it isn't raining.
A new show about aviation is about to hit the airwaves. WINGS TO
ADVENTURE will premier on the Outdoor Channel in the fall of 2005.
The new show, shot entirely in high definition will feature outdoor
personality and pilot Tom Gresham as producer and host.
By ANN Editor Pete Combs
The next sound you hear will be that of an editor falling on his
Remember Tuesday's lead article -- about a Boeing 737 plane crash
in Sudan? That indeed happened. But it happened almost a year ago
-- even though it was reported as a recent accident on
international wire services as well as foreign newspapers (and one
of them STILL is). Somebody's computer glitched.
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