On Friday, July 20, 2007 Diamond Aircraft celebrated the roll
out of its second single-engine D-Jet, S/N002. S/N002 is the
first D-Jet intended to conform to the expected production
configuration in its structural layout, and aerodynamic design.
Discount On System With Purchase Of GNS 430Ws, GNS 530Ws
It's rarely a bad thing to hear of a price break on popular
avionics... and just before the official start of AirVenture 2007,
Garmin International has announced dramatic savings programs
on its popular panel mount products.
Strangely silent after what is said to be the worst air disaster
in Brazilian history,
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government is facing
mounting criticism and anger that it failed to take action to
"Regulations: What Every Pilot Should Know" Debuts July 25
AirVenture 2007 presents an excellent opportunity for pilots of
all stripes to brush up on the latest in training, gain better
understanding of regulations, and review the necessary skills
required to operate as a safe and efficient aviator.
The National Aeronautic and Space Administration's Mercury
Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging spacecraft,
known as Messenger, and the European Space Agency's Venus Express
recently provided the most detailed multi-point images of the
Venusian atmosphere ever seen.
AOPA continues to point out the fact that, "There is no reason
to impose user fees on the National Air Transportation System;
aviation taxes should be used to pay for modernizing air traffic
control." That is the core message that Phil Boyer, president of
the AOPA, delivered to the Senate Finance Committee in a written
statement prepared for Thursday’s hearing on FAA funding.
Diamonfd Aircraft asks... "What’s better than the fuel
efficient DA40 XL?"
Well, the answer appears to be a fuel efficient DA40 XL with 35
free tanks of gas! For a limited time, DA40 XL buyers can benefit
from a first year fuel credit of up to $7,500. To participate,
customers need to take delivery of a new DA40 XL between July 15
and September 30th 2007, from a participating Diamond Regional
After trying unsuccessfully to convince the Federal Aviation
Administration and his employer of what he contends were inadequate
inspection of parts, a former Boeing quality control inspector took
matters into his own hands - or, rather, his own computer.
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Plane Forced To Go-Around When United Jet Turned Towards
National Transportation Safety Board has found a Delta jet
involved in an incursion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport was already on the runway; a finding that contradicts
initial reports saying the jet was still on final approach when the
The user fee plans advocated by airlines and the FAA would be
devastating to small and medium-sized companies nationwide, said
Richard Shine, CEO of Manitoba Recycling, a 60-person, family-owned
company in Lancaster, NY, in testimony Thursday before the Senate
Aviation Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and
Nine Dutch Aerospace Engineering students at the Delft
University of Technology in the Netherlands, together with the
Department of Experimental Zoology of Wageningen University have
designed a tiny airplane fitted with shape- shifting wings,
inspired by the common swift, one of nature's most efficient
Passenger Ordered To Undergo Alcohol Testing, Attend AA
Another case of passengers acting badly. A Florida high school
reading teacher was indicted July 11 by a federal grand jury on a
single count of felony interference with a flight attendant and two
counts of misdemeanor assault. The charge stems from an altercation
aboard a July 10 AirTran flight Wednesday.
FreeFlight Systems has received a TSO-C145a for its Model 1204
GPS/WAAS Sensor. The 1204 GPS/WAAS Sensor provides position,
velocity and time to integrated navigation systems, FMS, TAWS and
other systems that require GPS input.
“The fear, based in large part from what has
happened around the world, is that ultimately pilots will be priced
out of the sky. AOPA members have seen that ATC user fees stymie
general aviation around the world with huge costs to operate
aircraft and, most importantly, insert cost considerations into
critical safety decisions."
Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association, in a written statement this week to
the Senate Finance Committee, prepared for Thursday’s hearing
on FAA funding.