EAA President Tom Poberezny -- like all the leaders of
aviation's alphabet groups -- has been working hard to beef up the
image of general aviation in the general media. As you know, the
industry took quite a number of hits after 9/11, on issues ranging
from airport security to ADIZ incursions. Is that work paying off?
On today's ANN Special Report Aero-Cast, Poberezny tells ANN's Jim
Campbell that... it is.
A flight instructor and student were both killed Wednesday
morning when their 1999 Piper PA28 Warrior went down in a left bank
described by an eyewitness as "a complete perpendicular position to
CAE’s new business aviation training center in Morristown,
New Jersey, will initially house two full-flight simulators in
addition to the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 900 EX/EASy and 2000
EX/EASy simulators already announced.
A 29-year-old New Jersey man is in custody today, and the
airline he tried to sneak aboard -- American Airlines -- is facing
a stiff fine, after he allegedly boarded an AA flight from Newark
to Miami without a ticket or boarding pass.
It's not often you get to break two records in the same year...
but that's what it looks like for Boeing. In addition to breaking
the non-stop long distance record with the Boeing 777-200-LR,
the Chicago-based aerospace giant is headed for a record year for
sales -- as is their archrival, Airbus.
Firm Is Strong And Growing Presence In Europe, Mideast,
A missing piece of the puzzle -- the aircraft-sales piece --
dropped into place for Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Service (LBAS)
on Tuesday, November 8th at the National Business Aviation
Association annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida.
The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) began the second week of its
Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) in the Atlantic
Ocean Nov. 5, and sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137
are keeping the Prowlers flying under the radar -- or rather,
rendering the enemy’s radar useless.
Florida residents commuting along Interstate 4 between Orlando
and Tampa did a double take Wednesday... and not for the reason
they once did. Whereas the sight of a DC-3 on its nose -- complete
with a dangling paratrooper hanging out the back -- once alarmed
some residents, many are now asking where the hapless G. Willie and
his plane have disappeared to.
The International Space Station is now orbiting the earth nearly
five miles higher than before, after astronaut Bill McArthur and
cosmonaut Valery Tokarev used the station's M-54 escape ship as a
booster rocket (remember Arthur C. Clarke's "2010"?) and fired the
pod's engines while it was docked to the space station.
Community Enthusiasm On Exhibit Floor Confirmed By Business
By ANN Correspondent Dave Higdon
Smoke without mirrors. That seems to be the prevailing
impression from the 58th Annual convention of the National Business
Aviation Association Convention in Orlando. Maybe the better cliche
should be, "Where there's smoke, there's fire."
Thursday at NBAA 2005 -- "Where Business Aviation Gets Business
Done" -- exactly that happened, as Eclipse Aviation revealed their
order count for the Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ) -- including
options -- now stands at 2,357 aircraft. The announcement came as
the company announced fleet operators JetSet Air Ltd and Linear Air
had placed a total of 80 orders for the upcoming jet.
Avidyne Is ANN's NBAA 2005 Special Coverage Primary
Avidyne, ANN's Primary NBAA 2005 Special Coverage sponsor, is
the leading provider of situational awareness displays and
integrated flight deck systems for general aviation aircraft,
providing the safety, capability, and reliability benefits of air
transport and bizjet flight decks, at cost and weight targets
required for general aviation. No kidding...
Coming 'out of the blue' is the announcement of yet another new
bizjet... this time from a familiar name we haven't heard from in
quite the while. Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC's Spectrum 33 was
introduced to the aviation community at NBAA 2005.
Pilatus has disclosed to ANN that its flagship PC-12 will be
receiving several significant improvements for 2006.
Beginning with the first delivery in January, the 2006 PC-12 will
offer better performance, improved handling, increased comfort, and
more reliability than its predecessor.
Boeing established a new world record for nonstop distance
travelled by a commercial airplane Thursday when a Boeing 777-200LR
"Worldliner" landed at London Heathrow after a 22-hour, 42-minute
flight that spanned almost 12,000 nautical miles.
Ibis Aerospace Ltd. tells ANN that it expects to receive type
certification of its Ae270 single-engine turboprop aircraft
shortly. The company added that all required actions for
certification of the Ae270 aircraft have been completed.
"They were warriors. They are veterans. What they have done is
written in the pages of history. May we earn this."
Source: Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin
O'Brien, reflecting on the significance of today, November 11 --