One Of Aviation's Most Exciting Endeavors May Be Failing... Due
To Lack Of Funds
ANN REAL-Time Reporting, 09.19.08, 1520
EDT: ANN is monitoring a number of gloomy reports
that suggest that the DayJet effort may be coming to an end.
Current reports from industry insiders suggest that the program is
in dire need of capital, that the current financial maelstrom bodes
ill for any last minute resuscitation, and that a cessation of
operations may be imminent.
Controversy Surrounding The Certification Of The Eclipse 500,
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.19.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.19.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- House Committee Hearing On
Eclipse, Part II: 09.19.08 (ANN Special Report,
with US Department of Transportation Inspector Gene
Two people and two dogs onboard a Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar were
killed Thursday night when their aircraft went down near McElroy
Field (20V) in Kremmling, CO, about 100 nautical miles northwest of
With much of the Houston metroplex virtually unlivable, six days
after Hurricane Ike whipped through the area, the American
Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) voiced concern Friday
about Transportation Security Officers at the city's two major
airports (George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby) who
were reportedly told to go to work or face disciplinary
Probe Will Be Based On MRO And Mars Odyssey Spacecraft
Lockheed Martin tells ANN the company is proud to have been
selected by NASA to design, build and operate the spacecraft for
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) program.
NASA's newest mission will analyze the upper atmosphere and past
climate change on Mars.
Airline Disowned By Russian Flag Carrier, Now Goes By Former
Investigators said Thursday that both engines on a Russian
airliner crashed Sunday in the Ural Mountains were operating at
time of impact... contradicting early witness reports stating one
of the engines was on fire.
Analyst Says Lower Fuel Prices, Continuing Fees Will Mean Black
Airlines have seen their stock prices take a pounding lately, as
they've slashed capacity and introduced a host of new fees on
travelers... on the premise that it was required to meet
skyrocketing fuel costs. But now that oil has dropped from its high
of $147 per barrel to below $100, what happens next?
NATO must take a middle ground in response to Russia's actions
against Georgia, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told American
and British reporters before attending a NATO meeting in London
A Florida newspaper has published what it claims are
confidential details of the settlement of a lawsuit against NASCAR,
related to the crash of the organization's Cessna 310R in Florida
on July 10, 2007.
The citizen volunteers of Civil Air Patrol's Texas Wing,
operating from their
new mission base in Houston, are receiving
offers of help from across the nation as they launch dozens of
flights each day to photograph damage wrought by Hurricane Ike.
The Experimental Aircraft Association is giving parents the
chance to make math and science exciting for their children,
through EAA's online aviation courses... which can also give
students a head start on their college credits!
Online Educational Programs Available To Students Of All
NASA is making available a free Web-based educational product to
learners of all ages across the country. NASA eClips consists of
more than 55 short, 5-10 minute video segments, which are available
on-demand via the Internet for the 2008-2009 school year.
Precision Aviation Services Provides Full Range Of MRO
AgustaWestland announced this week that Precision Aviation
Services (PAS) will establish the second AgustaWestland Service
Center at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa. The
Service Center will be set up by and opened by the end of 2008,
adding to the PAS-managed facility in Pretoria.
5,000 People Witness First Public Flight Of Unique Vertical Lift Device
The Martin JetPack caused quite a stir at Oshkosh 2008... though to be accurate, the device was anything BUT a 'Jetpack.' Still... it proved to be a huge draw in an arena where there are no small number of things to attract one's attention. EAA officials report as many as 5,000 eager spectators were on hand for the Tuesday morning demo in AeroShell Square where the first public flight of the much-anticipated Martin Jetpack took place... and having been among that crowd ourselves, we think that number might even be slightly low.
5,000 People Witness First Public Flight Of Unique Vertical Lift
The Martin JetPack caused quite a stir at Oshkosh 2008... though
to be accurate, the device was anything BUT a 'Jetpack.' Still...
it proved to be a huge draw in an arena where there are no small
number of things to attract one's attention.
Grob Aerospace has "accepted" that Bombardier has cancelled the
agreement with the company to continue the development of the
Learjet 85 primary and secondary structure, according to a
statement from the company.
Plane's Nose Pitched Up Sharply Before Departing Runway
Airport security video released this week of last month's crash
of a Spanair MD-82 in Madrid shows the airliner's nose pitched up
sharply before the fully-loaded plane crashed off the side of the
runway and exploded.
Region's Largest Private Flight Training Organization To
Conduct MCC Training In House
Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), the fastest growing and third
leading provider of flight training equipment in the world, today
announced the successful deployment of its advanced Ascent Flight
Trainer by F AIR Ltd., the Czech Republic's largest private
Aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss is known as the father of naval
aviation. Among many other important aviation accomplishments,
Curtiss was responsible for the first aircraft to take off from and
land on the decks of ships at sea.
"A member of the American public might conclude that
Boeing sought to charge more than the Defense Department reasonably
Source: John Young, the Pentagon's
undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, who told
The Washington Post that Boeing's bid to supply 68 KC-767s under
the initial stages of the since-deferred KC-X competition came to
$15.4 billion... almost $3 billion more than a consortium led by
EADS and Northrop Grumman estimated for their larger, newer