Although global positioning system technology is advancing by
leaps and bounds, pilots shouldn't toss out their old Loran
receivers just yet. A British company's efforts to retain and
modify the system as a backup for GPS is receiving careful scrutiny
in the US, as well.
It probably looked a lot worse than it actually was, especially
to passengers. In any case, emergency workers quickly put out an
engine fire onboard a United Airlines (Ted) Airbus A320 as it
taxied for takeoff Tuesday morning from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
A Westwind II business jet purchased last year by outgoing
governor Frank H. Murkowski will probably be put up for sale, as
the incoming governor has promised she won't step foot on the
Aero-News learned Tuesday that Utilicraft Aerospace Industries
Inc., designer of a new utility air freight transport aircraft, has
begun trading on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board under the
A Christmas Afternoon tornado, spawned by an aggressive line of
thunderstorms (some of the worst we've felt in months as they came
over ANN HQ - E-I-C), has done extensive damage to the Daytona
Beach International Airport, and most specifically, at least 50 of
some 65 aircraft reported by officials at ERAU. Damage includes
aircraft that had been ripped loose from tie-downs, flipped over in
the winds and several with wings that were literally torn from the
Recent weather woes were not confined to the Denver, CO area and
London's Heathrow Airport. Officials at Indiana's Gary/Chicago
International Airport (KGYY) say they've been feeling the ill
effects of lousy weather, as well... but they say the FAA is to
Residents around Portland, OR have until February 15 to submit
their comments on a plan that would route aircraft in and out of
Portland International Airport (KPDX) along the Columbia River, and
restrict available runways for nighttime operations.
A pilot completing one of the final test flights of his
newly-built Aerocomp 7SL turboprop wound up going for a swim last
week, after the plane suffered an engine failure near the Merritt
Island (FL) Airport.
Industry-wide cutbacks have resulted in a decrease in the number
of passengers flying in and out of Manchester-Boston Regional
Airport (MHT) for the first time in recent years... while industry
speculation of airline mergers could stall growth further.
But Many Doubt DOT Will Sign Off On Foreign-Owned Airline
With DOT approval to begin operations very much in doubt, Virgin
America tells ANN it has nevertheless completed the last formal
step in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airline
certification review -- flight proving runs.
It's a safe bet that when it comes to January in Wisconsin,
there will be plenty of snow on the ground... but even if the
ground is dry, the Experimental Aircraft Association won't let that
get in the way of a festive fly-in on the grounds of Wittman
Aero-News learned Monday Sikorsky Aircraft has selected General
Electric Aviation to provide the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter's
main engines. Sikorsky is developing the CH-53K for the United
States Marine Corps (USMC).
Last week, Pakistan International Airlines took delivery of its
first of three Boeing 777-300ERs on order. The newest member of
PIA's long-haul, wide-body fleet departed Paine Field Friday
morning en route to its new home base at Jinnah International
Airport in Karachi.
It's depressing how many airplanes run out of fuel just short of
the pilot's intended destination. Part of the reason for fuel
starvation and fuel exhaustion mishaps may be that fuel gauges are
"I don't think there are too many people in the New England
states who haven't heard of Manchester airport. Now we've started
to turn our attention to national marketing. It's more directed
toward the guy in Albuquerque who is now going to use Manchester as
a gateway to access the Boston metro area."
Source: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Airport Director Kevin Dillon, on continuing efforts promoting MHT
as a convenient regional hub and gateway to the Boston area.
Industry-wide cutbacks have resulted in a decrease in the number of
passengers flying in and out of the airport for the first time in
recent years... while industry speculation of airline mergers could
stall growth further.