Embraer celebrated the opening of its 47,700 square-foot hangar
Monday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ. The new
facility is dedicated to full-service care for the planemaker's
Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500 and Legacy 600
AD NUMBER: 2008-19-05
MANUFACTURER: Cylinder assembly,Textron Lycoming
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) models 320,
360, and 540 series, "Parallel Valve" reciprocating engines, with
certain Engine Components, Inc. (ECi) cylinder assemblies, part
number (P/N) AEL65102 series "Titan",installed.
Monday marked the first full day crews could assess the damage
wraught on the Houston/Galveston Island area following Hurricane
Ike... and while things could have been a lot worse, crews are now
finding that some structures were damaged more than initially
Struggling Carrier Joins Other Airlines In Desperate
Three days ahead of the BTS announcement that Frontier Airlines
joined other industry sad-sacks US Airways and American in posting
the worst operational losses in Q2 2008, the Denver-based low-cost
carrier announced it will begin charging a $15 fee for a first
checked bag, as the carrier struggles to continue operations
under bankruptcy protection.
Will Supply Thrust Reversers, Wing And Fuse Components
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and Southwest Airlines announced the
signing of a supply agreement last week, whereby Spirit will supply
thrust reverser, fuselage and wing components for Southwest's fleet
of B737 aircraft.
Southwest's Hobby Ops Shuttered Until Tuesday; IAH Operations
A number of airlines with a significant presence in Houston, TX
plan to resume operations from that city's two commercial airports
within the next 48 hours, with most resuming service Monday after
the area got slammed by Hurricane Ike over the weekend.
Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Declined To Release Postings
No surprises here, given the sorry state of the nation's
airlines. The Department of Transportation's Bureau of
Transportation Statistics announced Monday the six largest network
airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of 6.3
percent in the second quarter of 2008... a reversal from the second
quarter of 2007 when the group reported a 9.2 percent profit
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.15.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.15.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- "Flight"-seeing:
09.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves.")
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing
rescued eight people this weekend in Galveston, Texas. The air
guardsmen deployed to Kelly Field in San Antonio for Hurricane Ike
search and rescue support operations.
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 throughout 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 Kit Darby, AIR Inc. (Part
Two In A Series)
Don't Forget To
Understanding the Pilot Shortage, Part One
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...
The Lindbergh Foundation is accepting applications for the
Lindbergh-Lycoming aviation grant. The Lindbergh-Lycoming
aviation grant program began in 2006, and as a result, studies
in reducing fuel inefficiencies through
continuous descent approaches, eliminating the need for
leaded fuel in piston engines, and
noise pollution have been
About 25 pararescuemen, combat controllers and support troops
from the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Special Tactics Squadron began
deploying to coastal Texas over the weekend to conduct rescue
operations for victims of Hurricane Ike.
The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air
Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying
organizations, has announced the recipients of the 2008
National Public Benefit Flying Awards.
AOPA: Fatal Accidents In North Las Vegas Spark Public
reported first on Aero-News,
two fatal accidents occurred near North Las Vegas Airport,
sparking concern among the public about aviation safety, a
concern that was fueled by some politization of the
tragedies by local aviation officials who seemingly
should have known better.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a $5.1 billion, 7-year
(cost plus incentive fee) contract award for detail design and
construction of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) nuclear-powered
aircraft carrier. This new class of carrier is the replacement for
the Nimitz-class design that originated in the 1960s.
Things are looking up for young people at the National Aviation
Heritage Invitational at Reno, with "Look Up!”, a new
educational outreach program from the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA), which recently received a warm
welcome from Rolls-Royce, a founding presenter of the event.
“Kathleen and the local pilots did a tremendous
job educating the community in the wake of these two
tragedies... A local response carries more weight with local
officials and the community.”
Source: AOPA Airport Support Network Director
Jennifer Storm, speaking of the community effort undertaken
by AOPA and the Air Safety Foundation as they reached out to a
shocked community in an effort to present the facts about GA and
its safety record. The association also worked with North Las Vegas
Airport Support Network Volunteer Kathleen Snaper to reach out to
local pilots and the surrounding community.
A satellite's rotational period is equal to its orbital period;
this causes the same side of a satellite to always face the planet.
Synchronous rotation occurs when a planet's gravity produces a
tidal bulge in its satellite. The gravitational attraction and
bulge acts like a torque, which slows down the satellite until it
reaches a synchronous rotation.