ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.23.08 1515 EDT: All
eight passengers and crew onboard an Italian Sikorsky HH3F Pelican
were killed Thursday, when the helicopter impacted a field in
eastern France and caught fire.
More Thoughts On NextGen... With The Reason Foundation's Bob
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.23.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.23.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- More Thoughts On NextGen:
10.23.08 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Poole,
Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundati
NASA's next-generation rocket system is finally hitting the
road... a necessary step before it can reach for the stars. On
Wednesday, full-scale components for the Ares I-X test rocket left
the hangars of NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, bound for
a Wellsville port along the Ohio River... and, ultimately, Kennedy
Space Center in Florida.
New Collective Bargaining Agreement Finally Ratified
American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int'l (ALPA), ratified a collective bargaining
agreement with management Wednesday, after an arduous negotiations
process surrounding an unprecedented 16-year contract with AMR
Will Design And Build Engine Pylons In Spirit's First Push Into
Spirit AeroSystems has been selected by Mitsubishi Aircraft
Corporation to design and build the pylon for its new
next-generation regional jetliner, known as the Mitsubishi Regional
Jet (MRJ). The contract award marks Spirit's entry into the
regional jet market.
The European Space Agency reports it lost contact with its
XMM-Newton X-ray observatory last weekend. Many space agencies and
organizations are now joining forces trying to fix the problem...
the second major technical glitch to strike an orbital observatory
in as many months.
An orphaned fleet of 28 Eclipse 500 jets parked in
Gainesville, FL, following last month's collapse of air taxi
company DayJet, may soon have new homes. Light
aircraft fractional provider OurPLANE tells ANN it has
submitted a bid to purchase the aircraft.
NEVER, EVER, Forget... LSFM's B-17 Is A Living/Flying Museum
Amidst all the gleaming and shiny new whiz-bangs at Oshkosh 2008, were a few ghosts of the past. Birds that had seen better days and been forced to prove themselves on the field of battle not once but a hundred times... and more. The have tales to tell and inside them all lay the hopes, dreams and even blood of the brave crews that chased the enemies of freedom from the skies, despite the fear, the danger and the uncertainty of a World War.
NEVER, EVER, Forget... LSFM's B-17 Is A Living/Flying
Amidst all the gleaming and shiny new whiz-bangs at Oshkosh
2008, were a few ghosts of the past. Birds that had seen better
days and been forced to prove themselves on the field of battle not
once but a hundred times... and more.
Low Oil Prices Translate Into Slumping Fortunes For
Northwest Airlines -- biding time until its acquisition by Delta
Air Lines comes to fruition -- announced Wednesday it posted a $317
million loss in the third quarter of 2008, which that entire loss
tied to fuel hedges that lost much of their value as oil prices
plummeted over the past two months.
Following an extensive two-day meeting, Space Shuttle Program
managers decided Wednesday to recommend to senior NASA managers
next week that space shuttle Endeavour is ready to support its
target launch date of November 14.
Includes Sections On Personal Behavior, Relationships
If you've ever looked at a seemingly obvious warning placard in
an aircraft cockpit, you may have asked yourself what bonehead made
it necessary. US astronauts won't have to look past recent
headlines to understand why NASA's new Astronaut Code of Conduct
has a few more pages.
Will Provide Maintenance For Deer Valley Training Facility
Cutter Aviation announced this week a partnership with TransPac
Aviation Academy -- formerly Pan Am International Flight Academy --
at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT). The contract calls for Cutter
to provide maintenance and inspection service for academy
Students Encouraged To "Name That Habitat" For NASA
NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Education have
partnered to engage students in ongoing activities for one of
NASA's concepts for astronaut housing on the moon through a contest
to name a habitat in Antarctica.
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario is dedicated to preserving the history of Bush Flying and
Forest Protection in Canada. Volunteer members actively acquire,
restore, preserve and display floatplanes, bushplanes,
waterbombers, and forest fire fighting equipment along with other
aviation and forestry-related artifacts in order to celebrate the
achievements of Canada's aviation and forest fire fighting
"The airline industry in general and Northwest in
particular are well positioned to prosper despite the current
Source: Northwest Airlines CEO Doug Steenland.
On Wednesday, Northwest posted a $317 million loss in the third
quarter of 2008... with that entire loss tied to fuel hedges that
lost much of their value as oil prices plummeted over the past two