The National Transportation Safety Board is out with its
preliminary report on the February 1 crash of a Cessna Citation
near Augusta, ME... and it paints a curious picture of the events
prior to the accident.
As the Senate continues to drag its feet in passing its version
of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, on Tuesday the US House of
Representatives passed yet another extension on aviation taxes and
the FAA's budget -- keeping the agency in business until June
No one is commenting publicly on the matter, of course... but
unnamed sources say executives with Delta Air Lines and Northwest
Airlines have reached agreement on major terms of a rumored merger
between the two carriers, that would create the largest US airline
by passenger traffic.
At Least Four Injured; Plane's Wing Touched Ground
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 02.14.08 1300 EST:
Details are sketchy about the circumstances that led to a CRJ-100
regional airliner crashing shortly after takeoff Thursday from
Yerevan Zvartnots Airport in Armenia, but reports indicate all 21
people onboard the airliner survived the accident.
Despite assurances from US Air Force officials the chances of a
nuclear accident were "very, very unlikely," this week the chairman
of the Senate Armed Services Committee slammed the service for last
year's cross-country flight of a B-52 loaded with nuclear-tipped
Crosswind Training, With XWind President Brad Whitsett
ANN Daily Touch N Go:
02.14.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.14.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A New Way To Train For
Crosswind Landings: 02.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with Brad
Whitsett, President of Xwind, LLC.)
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(AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes.
Some Intriguing Details Prove That CD's LSA Is More Than A "SkyCatcher-Catcher" (Part 2 of 3)
With all the attention (good and bad) being paid to the aggressive position taken by Cessna in bringing an LSA to market, it seemed that it was time to catch up with Cirrus Design's LSA program... starting with an overview of the original announcement at Oshkosh 2007 and updated (in Part Two and Parth Three) with the latest info as of the 2008 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, recently concluded in central Florida.
Some Intriguing Details Prove That CD's LSA Is More Than A
"SkyCatcher-Catcher" (Part 2 of 3)
With all the attention (good and bad) being paid to the
aggressive position taken by Cessna in bringing an LSA to market,
it seemed that it was time to catch up with Cirrus Design's LSA
program... we started Part One with an overview of the
original announcement at Oshkosh 2007 and are pleased to update
you with the latest info as of the 2008 Sebring Sport Aviation
Expo (in this episode, Part Two -- and the next, Part Three),
recently concluded in central Florida.
It's been a long time coming... but Wednesday, Boeing announced
the planemaker completed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
certification requirements for Japan's first KC-767 Tanker, earning
the agency's stamp of approval in the form of a Supplemental Type
You're doing so well... you might as well stay awhile. On
Wednesday, NASA extended the space shuttle Atlantis' stay at the
International Space Station by one more day, giving the
seven-member STS-122 crew additional time to make sure the
newly-installed Columbus laboratory is up and running properly.
Surveillance Plane Crashes During Training Mission
A US Navy EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron
136, part of Carrier Air Wing 5, was lost at sea during training
February 12 at approximately 1600 EST, 28 nautical miles off
Andersen Air Force Base, according to Navy officials.
Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety
Board's preliminary report on the February 1 downing of a King Air
C90A near Elkins, NC. As ANN reported, six persons
onboard were killed after the King Air missed its first approach to
Mount Airy Airport (MWK) and crashed as it circled back.
NAHF To Host Event Featuring Oscar-Winner Cliff Robertson
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will host the First
Annual "Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation" on April 24-26, 2008
in Dayton, OH. Reel Stuff screenings held at various theatre venues
throughout the three-day festival will celebrate the diverse and
colorful world of aviation as depicted through invited Hollywood
studio productions and independent documentaries.
Current Models Don't Offer What Service Is Looking For
Even as other branches of the armed forces eagerly deploy a
number of unmanned aerial vehicles -- both domestically, and in
battle zones overseas -- the United States Coast Guard says it will
be several years before it deploys UAVs to watch over the country's
Sales Of $2.793 Million In First Nine Months Of Operation
Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company, LLC (HBAC) reported sales
of $2,793.4 million and operating income of $148.3 million for the
nine months ending December 31, 2007. During this time period, the
company delivered 351 business and general aviation aircraft,
according to figures released this week.
Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced Wednesday it delivered 36
Legacy 600 executive jets in 2007, surpassing the 30 aircraft the
company projected in January 2007. This represents a 33% increase
over 2006 and 80% over 2005 deliveries.
The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf is not just a tale of
hundreds of ships and hundreds of thousands of men. It is a story
of a group of extraordinary individuals who held important American
command positions. Here is the brief story of some of these
"We got led astray with our previous project. We want
to make sure that doesn’t happen again. We want something
that will serve for many years."
Source: Rear Adm. Gary Blore, head of
acquisitions for the United States Coast Guard. Even as other
branches of the armed forces eagerly deploy a number of unmanned
aerial vehicles -- both domestically, and in battle zones overseas
-- the USCG says it will be several years before it deploys UAVs to
watch over the country's maritime borders, due to the lack of
suitable UAVs now available.