Analysis and Opinion by Rich Belzer (Former VP Sales, Columbia
In a filing by Columbia Aircraft attorneys on October 29 which
has been largely unreported, application was made to employ the law
firm of Ball Janik on a contingent-fee basis to pursue claims
against Affiliated FM Insurance Company (www.affiliatedfm.com).
Under this application, Ball Janik would receive one-third of any
recoveries received prior to 30 days before the scheduled trial
date, 40% after that.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4450
Issue Date: November 15, 2007 at 1830 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: November 20, 2007 at 1600 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 25, 2007 at 1800 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.15.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.15.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Fly To Maine,
Write $26,000 Check: 11.15.07 (ANN Special Report, with
pilot Stephen Kahn, who received a hefty tax bill from Maine for
his SR22, although he lives in Massa
Garmin tells ANN the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
recently granted a supplemental type certification (STC) for the
G1000 avionics suite in the King Air C90A/GT. This is Garmin's
first G1000 retrofit STC... and it paves the way for future G1000
retrofit installations such as the King Air 200 and B200, a G1000
retrofit program Garmin announced in September at the
2007 National Business Aviation Association conference.
ANN is pleased to report what appears to be a happy ending for a
group of airplane enthusiasts hoping to salvage an historic Douglas
C-47 from Bosnia, and display it in a French museum. This week, the
government of Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed to give the plane to the
D-Day Museum in Merville-Franceville in Normandy.
Has Doubts Planemaker Will Be Able To Build Over 100 Planes By
Financial consultants aren't typically prone to hyperbole...
which makes statements by an analyst with Bear Sterns, on Boeing's
stated goal to build more than 100 787 Dreamliners in two years,
all the more compelling.
A high-flying, far-dreaming company has won its first order.
Aerion, through its international sales distributor ExecuJet, took
an order this week for its supersonic business jet from Sheikh
Rashid Bin Humaid Al Noaimi, Head of Ajman Municipality and
Planning Department. He signed a letter of intent at the 2007 Dubai
Posts Year-Over-Year Sales Growth Of 17%; Market Fell 6% In
Never a company to follow established trends, Diamond Aircraft
tells ANN it posted strong year-over-year sales growth of 17%,
according to numbers released last week by the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
Embraer and India’s Invision Projects Pvt. Ltd. signed a
contract this week for 18 Phenom 100 and two Phenom 300 executive
jets. The new order was announced at the 2007 Dubai Air Show, and
its total value at list price is $69.4 million.
Warn Orders Could Disappear If Oil Prices Stabilize
Flush with cash from ever-increasing profits tied to oil
production, it's no wonder airlines based in the Persian Gulf are
driving the high order numbers seen at this week's 2007 Dubai Air
Show... but planemakers had best not plan on delivering all those
planes, according to two industry analysts.
A company that manages aircraft for two major-league sports
teams, and the founders of internet search company Google Inc., is
under investigation by the FAA over some functions that were
outsourced to other vendors.
Faced with intense grilling before a Congressional committee, on
Wednesday agency administrator Kip Hawley said officials with the
Transportation Security Administration did not mean to give airport
screeners a heads-up to covert tests earlier this year.
The US Air Force announced Wednesday F-15E Strike Eagle fighter
jets will soon return to service in the Iraq and Afghanistan war
theaters, although older F-15s flown by Air National Guard and
reserve units stateside will remain grounded in the aftermath of a
crash earlier this month.
Proponents of a new control tower for Palm Springs International
Airport in California received some good news from the FAA
Wednesday -- the agency plans to approve a site for the new tower
Cheaper Costs Leading To More Applications Of Technology
Here's a story about just how quickly prices for unmanned
aircraft are coming down. A scientist at South Dakota State
University has won a federal grant to continue his studies of
unmanned helicopters for safety inspections of dirt roads.
Television actor John Stamos would probably prefer the world
remember him more for his recent work on the medical procedural
drama "ER," than the nine years he spent playing Uncle Jesse on the
sitcom "Full House"... but there's at least one woman he'd prefer
not remember him at all.
"Knowledgeably tipping off covert testing is wrong...
There was no intent to tip off. There was no
Source: Kip Hawley, head for the Transportation
Security Administration, in testimony before a Congressional
committee Wednesday on an email sent earlier this year, that many
say was intended to tip off airport screeners to random checks
conducted by government personnel.