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January 02, 2007

AFS Certifies Bell 205A1/UH-1H High-Performance Engine Inlet Filter

 Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) has received an STC and PMA from the FAA for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for Bell 205A1/UH-1H series helicopters. This first-ever certified high performance filter for the Bell 205A1 allows operators to maximize engine protection while reaping performance and maintenance benefits utilizing proven technology.

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Boeing, Jet Airways Announce Order for 10 787 Dreamliners

Mumbai-based Jet Airways has confirmed an order for 10 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, placed in December 2006, is valued at more than $1.5 billion at list prices and deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2011.

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Indonesian Boeing 737 Still Missing -- Despite Early Reports

Previous Government and Airline Reports "Were In Error"

Despite government and airline reports of the discovery of the crash site of Adam Air 737-400 and other reports of as many as 12 survivors, the current facts in this convoluted story indicates that both reports are now confirmed to be false.

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Joseph T. Nall Report Offers First Comprehensive Look At 2005 GA Accidents

...Guides AOPA Air Safety Foundation Outreach Efforts

The 2006 Joseph T. Nall Report, just published by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Foundation, offers the first detailed analysis of general aviation (GA) accidents from 2005. The study helps safety advocates target areas of concern.

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ANN's Aero-Dozen: The Top Twelve Stories of 2006 (Part Two)

Depending on who you talk to, 2006 was either a very good year for aviation, or a year of much foreboding.

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2006 Year-In-Review: General Aviation -- Sales

Sales Are Up, Planemakers Are Happy

By nearly all accounts, 2006 will go down as a banner year for general aviation.

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ANN Names the 2006 Planes Of The Year: GA Piston-Single Category

Each year the staff of the Aero-News Network attempts to name those aircraft that distinguish themselves in the previous year. This year, like previous years, has been a difficult one to judge from the standpoint of determining what we like to call the "Best of the Breed." Herewith, our final selections for the category of GA Piston Single...

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Experts Urge Caution Around 'Seasonal Factors'

Can Contribute To Small Plane Accidents

If it seems there's been a lot of small plane accidents lately... you're not off base.

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2006 Year-In-Review: Gone West, Part Two

While we see another year off, at ANN we like to use this space to pay tribute to those in aerospace and aviation who will not be among us as we welcome in the New Year.

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ANN Special Report: Fractional Ownership Programs, Part One

Is It The Right Option For You?

Fractional ownership. This aircraft ownership option has seemingly sprouted almost from nowhere in the last few years.

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Cargo Plane Ferrying Fuel Crashes, Burns In Nairobi

Three Crewmen Escape Without Injury

All three crew members escaped without injury Saturday after a charter cargo plane hired by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) crashed and burst into flames moments after take off from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Rerouted AA Flight On Tarmac Eight Hours

No Food, Dirty Toilets, High Frustration At AUS

Last Friday, December 29, wasn't a good day to be a passenger on American Airlines' Flight 1348 embarking from San Francisco.

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NASA Reflects On Passing Of Former President Gerald Ford

38th President Played Key Roles In Agency's History

He was, many say, the right man for the right time. Somewhat quiet, careful in his speech, and mindful of his role in the history of the United States, Gerald Ford did not ask for the presidency... but it was thrust upon him, when Richard Nixon left the office in disgrace.

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CAP Flies Over Colorado Sunday Looking For Stranded Motorists

Many Roads Remain Inaccessible With 15-Foot Drifts

The Colorado wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) launched a dozen aircraft on Sunday over snow-packed Colorado helping authorities search for motorists who might be stranded after a second massive winter storm blanketed the area with up to two feet of snow from Thursday through Saturday.

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ANN Names the 2006 Planes Of The Year: E-LSA Kit Category

Each year the staff of the Aero-News Network attempts to name those aircraft that distinguish themselves in the previous year. This year, like previous years, has been a difficult one to judge from the standpoint of determining what we like to call the "Best of the Breed." Herewith, our final selections for the category of E-LSA Kit...

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United Workers Claim They Saw UFO Over O'Hare

Weather Balloon, Or Aliens Waiting For A Landing Slot?

A group of United Airlines employees swear they saw a saucerlike, flying object hovering low over Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in November. The Chicago Tribune swears it isn't making this up.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.02.07)

Aero-Linx!

The air show season starts early this year with the first event on January 7 with the Cable AirFair at Cable Airport in Upland (CA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.02.07): Roll

Aero-Terms!

The roll motion of an aircraft is made by using the ailerons to move the wings up and down.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.02.06)

"The day is not far off when space missions made possible by this first joint effort will be more or less commonplace."

Source: President Gerald Ford, following the 1975 US-Apollo/Russian-Soyuz joint docking mission, which occurred during his term as the 38th President of the United States. President Ford passed away December 26, at the age of 93.

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