A Little Political Humor From NBAA: Carville Stage Left,
Matalin On The Right
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.08.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Little Political Humor From
NBAA 2008, Part Two: 10.08.08 (ANN Special Report,
with left-wing pundit James Carville a
If you thought the capacity cuts announced by several major
airlines for this quarter were deep, get ready for more. That's the
opinion of aviation consultant Michael Boyd, who predicted Monday
that US airline capacity on domestic routes decline further next
year, and falling capacity could spur still more cuts.
Clear Air Turbulence Rousts Passengers From Their Seats
If you're an occasional airline passenger, you may be annoyed
when the captain tells you to keep the seatbelt buckled anytime
you're in your seat. If you're a flight attendant or frequent
flier, you know what turbulence can do.
In a decision which could have wide-ranging implications for US
law enforcement at all levels, US District Judge Cormac Carney told
prosecutors pursuing drug and investment charges against Broadcom
executive Henry T. Nicholas III that they went too far in seizing
his Gulfstream G-IV and threatening to impound it indefinitely.
Latter Includes Dedicated Controls For Autopilot, NVG
Chelton Flight Systems, part of Cobham’s Avionics and
Surveillance Division, announced Wednesday the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has granted a Technical Standard Order
Authorization (TSOA) for its independent GPS-WAAS and Remote Bugs
French jetmaker Dassault Falcon and Jeppesen signed an agreement
Tuesday afternoon at NBAA 2008, that calls for Jeppesen to develop
new performance software and services to be incorporated into
Electronic Flight Bags in the Falcon family of business jets.
Some "Administrative Errors" More Severe Than Others
The Associated Press confirms the plane forced down two weeks
ago by Iranian jets was a Hungarian civilian business jet, carrying
officials from a military delegation... and was not a US aircraft,
as Iran had claimed earlier.
The State of Qatar has signed a $393.6 million contract with
Lockheed Martin for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules
airlifters plus training and spares with deliveries to begin in
2011. Qatar's new C-130Js will be the longer fuselage or
"stretched" variant of the C-130J.
Wright Bros. Great-Grandniece On Hand At 'Silver Bird'
The newest addition to Wright "B" Flyer Inc.'s fleet of historic
lookalike aircraft made its public debut Tuesday at the National
Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA's) 61st Annual Meeting
& Convention in Orlando, FL.
The G1000 And PW's Finest Make This An Exceptional Way To Travel
It would be hard to improve on a such an impressive performer as the TBM 850 single-engine turboprop... but that said, if there was one area the previous generation aircraft came up lacking, it was in cockpit integration. That concern has been nicely addressed by EADS Socata for 2008, with a simple one-word explanation: Garmin.
The G1000 And PW's Finest Make This An Exceptional Way To
It would be hard to improve on a such an impressive performer as
the TBM 850 single-engine turboprop... but that said, if
there was one area the previous generation aircraft came up
lacking, it was in cockpit integration. That concern has been
nicely addressed by EADS Socata for 2008, with a simple one-word
Four Industry Hopefuls Weigh In On State Of Small Jets
The current state of the very-light jet segment -- as well as
its uncertain future -- were the subjects of a well-attended forum
Monday at NBAA 2008, as four industry leaders hoping to see their
companies profit from the sale of small jets offered their thoughts
on the matter.
Two-Day Event Aims To Address Expectations...
Even though the National Business Aviation Association's annual
conference comes to an end Wednesday in Orlando, that doesn't mean
the state has seen its last event related to business aircraft for
the year. Next month, operators and interested customers will
gather in Miami to brainstorm on ways to spur on the very-light jet
industry, and the growth of business aviation in general,
throughout Latin America.
Deal Gives Planemaker Larger Presence In South American
When Hawker Beechcraft said earlier this year it wanted to
strengthen its foothold into international markets... the company
wasn't kidding, or making idle comments. On Tuesday at NBAA 2008,
HBC announced Brazilian-based Líder Signatures S.A. has
ordered 23 aircraft spanning the Hawker Beechcraft product
Upcoming Jet Marks A "New Chapter" In Company's "Turn-Around
At a time when General Aviation’s overall piston-aircraft
deliveries are down, Piper Aircraft underscored its comparative
string of successes by announcing Tuesday at NBAA 2008 its piston
aircraft deliveries are up 24 percent for the 3rd Quarter of
Offers Comprehensive System Overview Before First Flight
L-3 Avionics Systems announced this week at NBAA 2008 the
development of a SmartDeck Computer Based Training (CBT) program
which will be available in early 2009. The program will enable new
SmartDeck system pilots to familiarize themselves with the
system’s numerous features and benefits before making their
initial flights; it was developed by Pegasus Interactive, a leading
provider of aviation training software.
High-performance homebuilt aircraft producer Velocity Aircraft
announced Tuesday a new purchase order of 20 Velocity XL-5
aircraft. The announcement is the first major sales contract
secured by Sebastian, FL-based Velocity, Inc., since its April 2008
acquisition by Rocket Racing Composites Corp., a division within
the parent company for the Rocket Racing League.
The first NASA spacecraft to image and map the dynamic
interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the
cold expanse of space is ready for launch October 19. The two-year
mission will begin from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall
Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
CAE is adding a second Bombardier CRJ full-flight simulator
(FFS) to its Madrid training center, doubling its CRJ platform
capacity in the region. The simulator will be a CRJ200 Level D that
will support the currently installed CRJ200/900 Level D FFS. It is
scheduled to enter into service in early 2009.
This page is dedicated to all of those in the Russian aviation
industry involved in the design, construction and testing of
Russian aircraft and their components. It is a list of the world
records which have been held by a Russian designed or made aircraft
at some time (not necessarily current).
A single piece horizontal tail surface on an airplane which
serves the purpose of both the horizontal stabilizer and elevators.
A stabilator must have some method of decreasing its sensitivity,
and this is done with an antiservo tab on its trailing edge. The
antiservo tab automatically moves in the same direction as the
stabilator, and the aerodynamic force it produces opposes the
movement of the stabilator.
"But in the long term, the industry pillars...are
strong. The basics of the very light jets or the business jet
market are strong, and we do believe in the recovery. So, sales
will be down, in our view, over the next two years."
Source: Cláudio Galdo Camelier, VP
Market Intelligence for Embraer Executive Jets, speaking during a
conference this week at NBAA 2008 on the very-light jet market
segment. Four industry leaders hoping to see their companies profit
from the sale of small jets offered their thoughts on the