Says Group "Has Really Hit One Out Of The Park With This
Austin Blue, President of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, recently
announced plans to exhibit at the National Business Aviation
Association's (NBAA's) inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition
and & Conference (LBA) next year.
Tucson's Burg, Airport Communications and Marketing,
Environmental Award Winners Honored
At the 2008 Airports Council International- North America
(ACI-NA) Chairman’s Honor’s and 60th Anniversary
Luncheon, held on September 24 during the ACI World/North America
Conference and Exhibition in Boston, more than 500 attendees
applauded the winners of ACI-NA’s awards and recognized
accomplishments of ACI-NA’s past 60 years.
"If Anyone Has Any Objections... Yes, You In The Back, In The
Delta and Northwest Airlines have checked off another big box on
their to-do list in preparation for a merger. The Detroit News
reports the FAA has given the two carriers its blessing
to combine operations within the next 15-18
While the official ruling remains months away regarding the
circumstances that led two men to ditch their Cessna 210 Centurion
in the waters of San Francisco Bay earlier this month, a
preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety
Board identified the likely cause.
Bolen Reiterates Need For Multi-Year Reauthorization Bill;
Boyer Notes Short-Term 'Victory' Over User Fees
Congress on Tuesday sent a bill to President Bush that will
continue to fund the Federal Aviation Administration until March
31, 2009... and while that extension falls far short of the need to
authorize the money the FAA says it needs to implement its
oft-touted NextGen modernization plan, AOPA President Phil Boyer
chose to focus on the positive.
The infamous napping go! Airlines pilots, who fell asleep en
route to Hilo, HI on a short flight from Honolulu on the morning of
February 13, have both completed their suspensions by the FAA and
may return to flight duty... though it's unclear whether another
airline would hire them.
AD NUMBER: 2008-19-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5AR,
-5BR, and -5R series turbofan engines, with interstage turbine
transition (ITT) duct, part number (P/N) 3075292-1; 3075292-3;
3074766-1; 3077063-1; 3075655-1; 3075655-2;3075699-1; or 3075699-3,
Civilian business and community leaders got firsthand and
sometimes hands-on exposure Tuesday to US Air Forces in Europe's
multiple missions of supporting warfighters, building partnerships
and strengthening its historic NATO ties.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.24.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- NBAA Approaches!
09.24.08 (ANN Special Report, with Ed Bolen,
president of the National Business Aviation Association.)
AD NUMBER: 2008-19-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-11
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an
unsafe condition on Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B1,2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1
AD NUMBER: 2008-19-08
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet
Model Falcon 10 airplanes.
ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community
As previously noted, the 2008 COPA 'Migration' (M6) happened to be a GREAT place for ANN and Aero-TV to gauge the mood and feelings of the Cirrus community... about the organization that has gained such a sterling rep throughout GA, about the realities of GA travel... and whether there is an undercurrent of 'jet envy' among the crowd of fast-moving piston drivers. Second time around, though, we have a little fun with the airlines and ask Cirrus Pilots from all over the world as to whether GA is effectively competing with airline travel. So here we go with Question 2 -- How is GA comparing with airline travel these days?
ANN has learned some surprising details surrounding the recent
loss of a non-conforming flying prototype of the Cessna SkyCatcher
LSA during exclusive conversations with personnel from Cessna
Aircraft and BRS Parachutes.
ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community
Second time around, though, we have a little fun with the
airlines and ask Cirrus Pilots from all over the world as to
whether GA is effectively competing with airline travel. So here we
go with Question 2 -- How is GA comparing with airline travel these
The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to operate,
thanks to a short-term funding extension passed Tuesday by the US
House of Representatives... but any hope for true reauthorization
of the agency's agenda, and the money the FAA maintains it needs to
implement it, will remain out of reach at least into early
Would Join Four Other Carriers Now Operating On Routes;
Restrictions Disappear In 2011
The US Department of Transportation proposed Tuesday to name
Evergreen International Airlines as a new all-cargo entrant in the
US-China aviation market. Evergreen, if granted final
authority, will operate six round-trip flights per week to Shanghai
from New York with additional traffic stops in Chicago, Dallas/Fort
Worth and Columbus, OH.
Will Support Hurricane Relief, Set Up Donated Dental
A chance to fly to the Bahamas... and, to know you're doing it
for a good cause, beyond a quick weekend excursion. Bahamas Habitat
told ANN this week that due to the recent hurricanes, it is asking
pilots to join additional relief mission flights to Inagua on
Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5.
System Mounted On King Air 350ER Increases Current ISR
Collection Capabilities Significantly
Unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced Tuesday that under
subcontract to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) of Wichita, KS,
it has successfully passed acceptance test procedure (ATP) testing
for the first of five Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
(ISR) aircraft and related ground stations to be supplied to the
Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) under the US Government's Foreign Military
Sales (FMS) program.
An ongoing gallery of flight and aviation-related tattoos
collected from around the web -- displaying the passion for flight
that the wearers exhibit. TIF features the the world's most skilled
artists who excel in the craft and subject matter, allowing
aviation enthusiasts to make more informed decisions in choosing an
artist. Tats aren't for everyone... but if you love airplanes and
ink, this is your place!
"In order to continue to provide essential safety and
capacity improvement funds to our airports we must pass this
Source: Illinois Congressman Jerry Costello,
chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation
Subcommittee. The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to
operate, thanks to a short-term funding extension passed Tuesday by
the US House of Representatives... but any hope for true
reauthorization of the agency's agenda, and the money the FAA
maintains it needs to implement it, will remain out of reach at
least into early 2009.