Partnership To Include Route-Sharing, Cross-Training On
Citing the sharp downturn in the global economy, two Indian
airlines announced Monday they will join forces in order to
survive. Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines announced an alliance
that both carriers hope will "significantly rationalize and reduce
costs and provide improved standards of service and a wider choice
of air travel options to consumers with immediate effect."
Crashes For Undetermined Reasons Near Houston Suburb
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.13.08 1330 EDT: Two
persons onboard a news helicopter, type unreported, were killed
Monday morning when the helicopter crashed in a wooded area near
the Houston suburb of Magnolia, TX.
Embraer and LAM - Linhas Aereas de Mocambique signed a contract
for two Embraer 190 aircraft, plus two purchase rights for the same
model. The total value of the deal is $75 million US, at list
prices, and could double if all purchase rights are exercised.
Dennis E. Ferguson, who headed the Mooney Airplane Company as
Chief Executive Officer from September 2006 until last month, has
resigned from the aircraft manufacturing company to pursue other
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.13.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
10.13.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature -- Know Your Glass:
10.13.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
This Episode Features A Presentation By John Dixon, Director of Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle (Part 5 Of A Series)
We've been hearing about it for years... a pilot shortage... a critical one, at that. For many in the aviation community, it sounded like good news... at least if you were on the bottom rungs of the pilot hiring ladder and working desperately to climb your way up. However; after engaging in discussions thorough the industry over the last year and in attending a particularly pointed (and very well-organized) presentation at the FAA Forecast Conference some months ago, ANN and Aero-TV are left with the troubling impression that aviation has a BIG problem on its hands.
This Episode Features A Presentation By John Dixon, Director of
Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle (Part 5 Of A Series)
The fourth presentation was presented by John Dixon, Director of
Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle. Dixon noted that since 2005,
American Eagle’s new hire mean flight times have gone from
1500 hours total flight time with 300 hours of multi-engine stick
time to 1000 hours of total flight time, of which 100 must be
Union Leaders Are "Cautiously Optimistic" Of Outcome
In an effort to end the stalemate between striking members of
the International Association of Machinists and the Boeing Company,
negotiators from both sides have agreed to resume talks with the
assistance of a federal mediator.
CAE and Embraer’s training joint venture, Embraer CAE
Training Services (ECTS) announced at NBAA last week it has
launched its first pilot and technical training programs for the
Phenom 100 aircraft at CAE’s facility in Dallas, TX. The
joint venture was established in October 2006 to provide pilot and
ground crew training to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 and
Phenom 300 jets.
US Credit Crunch Slows Orders For Cessna's Bizjets
In an effort to head off effects of the current credit crunch on
slumping business jet orders, Cessna has appealed to parent-company
Textron to provide financing for new aircraft owners who may
otherwise be unable to find it.
30-Year Veteran Took First Photos Of Cuban Missile Sites In
Richard Stephen Heyser, a retired US Air Force Lieutenant
Colonel and U-2 spy plane pilot who took the first reconnaissance
photos of secret missile launch sites during the 1962 Cuban missile
crisis, died October 6 at a nursing home in Port St. Joe, FL.
Will Furnish Four Systems On Upcoming Legacy 450, 500
Eaton Corporation was recently selected by Embraer to supply
four systems on the Legacy 450 "mid-light" and Legacy 500 midsize
business jets. The packages include the nose wheel steering system,
landing gear control and indication system, landing gear extension
and retraction system, and the hydraulic system control module.
Boeing was recently awarded the initial phase of a new
three-year US Air Force contract to continue the C-17 Globemaster
III Sustainment Partnership (GSP) program following a decade of
comprehensive logistics support of C-17 fleets around the
"I kind of felt like I was going to be looked at as the
one who started the whole thing. I wasn't anxious to have that
Source: Richard Stephen Heyser, retired US Air
Force Lieutenant Colonel and U-2 spy plane pilot who took the first
reconnaissance photos of secret missile launch sites during the
1962 Cuban missile crisis. In a 2005 interview with the Associated
Press, Heyser said that no one was more relieved than he that the
crisis ended peacefully, stating he did not want to go down in
history as the man who started World War III. Heyser died October
6, at a nursing home in Port St. Joe, FL. He was 81.