Less than 11 months after first flight and a year and a half of
design, engineering and test flights, the FAA has awarded Sierra
Industries, Ltd. STC ST09559AC Approved Model Listing (AML) for
their Citation 550-based Sierra Super II modification.
According to the FAA, passenger delays are being reduced thanks
to a program that increases the efficient use of runway capacity at
major airports. Airlines are reporting major savings in time
– and money – because of Traffic Management Advisor
NBAA2008 Will Take Place from Monday, October 6 through
Wednesday, October 8
This October, NBAA continues its tradition of providing the
business aviation community with the world’s largest purely
civil aviation trade show at the 61st Annual Meeting &
Convention (NBAA2008) in Orlando, FL.
The Dangers Of Trim Stalls... And The Fun Of Grass Strips!
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.22.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.22.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Dangers Of Trim Stalls... And
The Fun Of Grass Strips: 09.22.08 (ANN Special
Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")
Maxing Out Three Credit Lines Raises $6.5 Billion In Emergency
International Lease Finance Corporation is borrowing a total of
$6.5 billion against its three credit lines to help keep the
company solvent into the first quarter of 2009. The funds were
requested on September 16 -- the same day its parent company,
American International Group,
obtained an $85 billion loan from the US
Waiting For Calm Winds To Launch Helium-Filled Dirigible
Stephane Rousson, a 39-year-old French extreme sports
enthusiast, awaits calm conditions to make his second attempt to
cross the English Channel is his pedal-powered airship. Seeking to
promote awareness of renewable energy and protection of the
environment with his venture, Rousson hopes to depart from Hythe
Beach in Kent, England for the coastal village of Wissant,
This Episode Features A Presentation By Captain Ronald Levy, University Aviation Association (Part 3 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 Captain Ronald Levy,
University Aviation Association (Part 3 Of A Series)
The second presentation, and one that set quite a trend for the
session, was delivered by Captain Ron Levy of the University
Aviation Association. The UAA is a professional association and
unifying voice for promoting and furthering aviation education as a
collegiate academic discipline.
$27 Million Project Breaks Ground Despite Fickle Economy
Confidence in the potential of Sikorsky Memorial Airport in
Stratford, CT is running high as a major upgrade gets underway.
Shared by the communities of Stratford and Bridgeport, the airport
will soon benefit from a new terminal, office buildings, and
hangars at the facility that's not been updated in decades.
Already in the throes of a strike by the International
Association of Machinists, Boeing faces another looming labor
action... this time by the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace.
Will Host Limited (But Controversial) Defense Against Iranian
The United States and the Czech Republic signed agreements
Friday that will allow the United States to build a limited
ballistic missile defense system to protect Europe from missiles
fired from Iran or other rogue nations.
Ground Teams Pass Out Water, Food As Recon Flight Continue
Civil Air Patrol pilots flew National Weather Service
meteorologists up and down the East Texas coast Friday in a
Gippsland GA8 Airvan. The meteorologists are developing a report on
Hurricane Ike and they will use photography taken aloft in the CAP
plane and observations made while flying along the coast and above
Galveston in their assessment.
Can Accommodate Larger-Diameter Tail Rotor Drive Shafts
DART Helicopter Services announced recently its affiliated
partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval of its
Drive Shaft Tunnel for 205A-1/205B helicopters. This product has
been Transport Canada certified; EASA certification is pending.
The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to
wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other
compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer
aircraft owners and pilots.
Replaces Ephemeris Time, ET, as the independent argument in
dynamical theories and ephemerides. Its unit of duration is based
on the orbital motions of the Earth, Moon, and planets. DT has two
expressions, Terrestrial Time, TT, (or Terrestrial Dynamical Time,
TDT), and Barycentric Dynamical Time, TDB.
"Things are looking worse. These negotiations will end
up in the same train wreck as they did with the machinists if they
don't change how they're approaching us."
Source: Ray Goforth, executive director for
Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, which
is threatening strike action against Boeing similar to the walkout
now underway by 27,000 workers represented by the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.