Strong Partnerships, Key Commercial Orders, Innovative Products
Highlight The Event
Boeing officials say the company enjoyed a highly successful
Dubai Airshow, highlighted by strengthened alliances with partners
in the Middle East, landmark commercial airplane orders, high-level
customer engagement and an unprecedented display of technologically
Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday that Atlasjet Havacilik
A.S. of Istanbul, Turkey has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to
acquire 10 CS300 jetliners with options for five more. Based
on list price, the contract value is $776 million, or $1.18 billion
if all five options are converted to firm orders.
Petroleum Air Services (PAS) of Cairo, Egypt has signed a
contract to acquire one CRJ900 NextGen regional jet. The
transaction also includes an option for another CRJ900 NextGen
airliner. PAS's CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will be the first CRJ
Series aircraft to operate in Egypt.
First Prize Of Its Kind Offered By XCOR Aerospace &
Southwest Research Institute
In a first of its kind prize for the reusable suborbital
research community, XCOR Aerospace and the Southwest Research
Institute (SwRI) will give away a research flight to be awarded to
one lucky paid registrant at the Next-Generation Suborbital
Research Conference (NSRC) 2012 Conference to be held February
27-29 in Palo Alto, CA.
European turboprop manufacturer ATR and Russia's NordStar
Airlines have agreed the purchase of up to 7 ATR 42-600s , made up
of 5 firm aircraft orders and 2 options. The total value of all
these airplanes is estimated at approximately $132 million.
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Petroleum Air Services
(PAS) of Cairo, Egypt has signed a contract to acquire one CRJ900
NextGen regional jet, with an option for another. The plane will be
the first CRJ Series aircraft to operate in Egypt.
Pratt & Whitney Engines To Power 100 Airbus Airplanes On
Order From The Two Companies
Alafco Aviation Lease and Finance Co. KSCC (ALAFCO) and Qatar
Airways have selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM
engines to power 50 A320neo family aircraft ... each. The
announcements were made Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show
Car C-49 Served Military, Civilian Missions For 50+ Years
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is donating the Goodyear
blimp gondola, or car C-49, to the Smithsonian National Air and
Space Museum. C-49 car is going to the Smithsonian on the heels of
last year's donation of a lifeboat used on the 1911 airship,
Vaniman's Akron, which utilized Goodyear's first airship
Says Proposal Goes Against Merger Agreement Between
The union representing the pilots of American Airlines, the
Allied Pilots Association (APA), issued a statement over the
weekend expressing support for the Spanish pilots’ union
SEPLA, which has objected to plans for a low-cost airline called
The FAA arrived late Monday on the scene of an accident
involving a helicopter that was being used to haul Christmas trees
on a farm north of Woodburn, Oregon. KTVZ-TV quotes the Marion
County Sheriff's Office in reporting the call came in about 1440
Student Felt Control Stick 'Jump' During Spin Recovery
On Sept. 13, an 80th Flying Training Wing flight, call sign
Blade 46, took off as a standard T-6 Texan II training sortie to
practice aerobatics and spins in the practice airspace at Sheppard
AFB in Texas. But when the aircraft experienced a serious flight
control malfunction, the flight became a fight to bring the
aircraft home safely.
Warns People That Holiday Gifts Are Not Exempt From Security
With the holiday travel season rapidly approaching, TSA is once
again forced to put on its Grinch hat and remind travelers that
just because something is wrapped like a gift does not mean it
won't be searched.
And Current Depositors May Get Stuck Paying It All!
Things are not all well with the LSA movement... especially if
you are one of the 1000 or so long-suffering folks awaiting the
delivery of a Skycatcher that is years overdue. Late Wednesday
evening, ANN received copies of a letter allegedly sent (via FedEx,
according to one depositor) in the last 48 hours to a number (if
not all) of the current list of Skycatcher depositors has raised
the price, effective as of January 1,2012 to a whopping $149,900...
well over $40K above the price first quoted when the aircraft was
introduced in 2006 -- $109,500.
As LSA Slowly Integrates Itself Into The Flight
Training Biz, The Skycatcher Stands Ready
ANN E-I-C Note: In light of the drastic
price increase announced by Cessna for the C-162 Skycatcher, we
thought it pertinent to look back at an interview we did with
Cessna personnel at the 2011 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo... view
it and let us know how you think the the jump to a price of
$149,900 is going to affect the plans for this airplane and its
hopes for a serious role in the future of GA flight
training... -- Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief
I don't have to tell you that the entire aviation biz has seen
Mica, Others, Call For Fundamental Reform Of The Agency
U.S. House Congressional leaders released a report today
highlighting a decade of TSA mismanagement and failures. The
report, entitled “A Decade Later: A Call for TSA
Reform,” calls for dramatic reform of the nation’s
bloated transportation security agency.
The FAA has codified special flight rules and flight
restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington,
D.C. Metropolitan Area. A NOTAM scheduled to go into effect on
November 30th makes changes in rules that went into effect on
February 17th, 2009.
Airbus says it won a total of 211 orders and commitments at the
12th Dubai Airshow worth $20.5 billion, underlining outstanding
demand for the A320neo, and again proving its status as the fastest
selling airliner ever. The order intake includes 135 firm orders
worth $13.7 billion (130 A320neo and five A380s) and 76 memorandum
of understanding (MoU) worth $6.8 billion.
New Report Cites Defense Increases, Growth In Civil Market
Market research firm Global Industry Analysts (GIA) has released
what it says is a comprehensive global report on Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) and Systems market. The global spending on UAV and
Systems is projected to reach $5.34 billion by the year 2017,
primarily driven by factors such as increase in defense budgets,
proliferation of numerous civil and military operations and
increasing use of these vehicles in testing operations.