The Government of Singapore has awarded Boeing a contract to
produce 12 F-15SG aircraft for the country's next generation
replacement fighter jet, and an option for eight additional
aircraft at a future date.
NOTAM Number : FDC 5/1407
Issue Date : December 12, 2005 at 13:45 UTC
Location : Springfield, Virginia near WASHINGTON VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time : December 13, 2005 at 14:10 UTC
Ending Date and Time : December 13, 2005 at 16:45 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Type : VIP
Honeywell has received FAA certification for its Nitrogen
Generation System (NGS) for Boeing’s 747 airplanes. The
Honeywell NGS or inerting system is based on technology that
reduces the risk of flammability of a fuel tank by injecting
nitrogen-enriched air into the aircraft’s fuel tank.
Pilot representatives of the Air Line Pilots Association,
International, the union that represents Delta pilots, and Delta
Air Lines management have reached a tentative interim agreement
that delays hearings on management’s request to reject the
pilot contract through the bankruptcy section 1113(c) process.
With a damaged Southwest 737 (Flt 1248) barely having been moved
off the runway, the fight for the hearts and minds of potential
litigants is already utilizing this nation's media... and not
a moment too soon in today's aero-litigious climate.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.12.05 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.12.05 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Aerocomp's New Plane Developments --
12.12.05 (Today's special feature discusses
Aerocomp's progress in developing a single-engine jet kit and a new
Wading through the rampant rumors following last week's tragic
snowstorm-related Southwest Airlines accident at Chicago's Midway
airport, a number of factors, involving thrust reversers or braking
action, are starting to be seen as possible causes or causal
factors in the investigation.
We have very few few rules back at the ANN ranch (not that
any of ous follows the rules)... but one of the most important (and
cost-effective) is to make sure that we're not drinking anything
when we check out the latest Klyde Morris cartoons...
As the pages rapidly dwindle on our 2005 Golden Age Of Flight
desktop calendar (today's plane is a Grumman Hellcat) the gang at
Aero-News is working feverishly to compile our lists of the good,
the bad, and the ADIZ -- um, ugly -- from the last year. As you
know, there is no shortage of opinions among the ANN staff... but
we'd also like to hear from our readers on what YOU think was good
about this year, and what wasn't.
In order to lend some clarity and background to the on-going
media discussion (as a result of the tragic accident involving SWA
1248 at Chicago's Midway airport) of the nation's elder airports
and shorter runways, the following FAA Data Sheet on EMAS is
presented for your education...
SpaceX's irrepressible Elon Musk has posted an occasionally
tongue-in-cheek update as to the condition and prospects for a
launch of their several-times-delayed Falcon 1 launch vehicle.
Delayed by a multitude of small problems and the inherent
difficulties in launching from a (very) remote location, hopes are
high for a launch of the Falcon 1 later next week. Herewith, Elon's
Development continues at Clermont County/Sporty's Airport with
an all-new Flight Planning Facility located on the north side of
the airport. This facility was built to support the hangar tenants
and guests on that side of the field, along with the residents of
Sandy's Farm Residential Airpark.
Bombardier has announced the entry into customer service of its
new flagship business jet, the Bombardier Global Express XRS jet.
The first aircraft departed Bombardier's Global completion center
on November 25, 2005 and European launch customer, Transneft, an
oil transportation management company, accepted the second aircraft
on December 6, 2005.
Bell Helicopter reported that their 412 medium twin-engine
helicopter recently surpassed the 3.1 million flight hour
milestone. The Bell 412 was recently offered to fulfill the US
Army's requirement for a new Light Utility Helicopter, or LUH.
ISS Status Report #60, 9 a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery
Tokarev focused on keeping the International Space Station in good
working condition this week as managers reviewed plans for the
change out of cargo vehicles at the complex.
Issued: 12/11/2005 21:20
Effective: 12/12/2005 15:15 - 12/12/2005 18:30
Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.
Description: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, DECEMBER 12, 2005.
PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL