FAA Responds That Approved Projects All Have Merit
The DOT Office Of Inspector General has issues a report which
indicates the FAA has not followed all Federal guidelines when
awarding ARRA stimulus grants to airports. Some of the projects
that had received grants ranked lower on a priority list than
others which had not been funded, the OIG charged.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.13.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Meet the Administrator III - Randy Babbitt -
(ANN Special Report, with FAA Administrator Randy
Move Brings Airbus Commonality To Its Rapidly Expanding
Afriqiyah Airways has taken delivery of their first Airbus
A330-200 aircraft, becoming a new operator of this aircraft type.
The new A330 will seat 230 passengers in a two-class cabin and will
serve long-haul operations on routes from Tripoli to Africa and
Numbered Air Force Conducts Cyber Operations Integrated With
Air And Space Missions
The U.S. Air Force announced today that Lackland Air Force Base,
Texas, has been selected as the permanent location of the 24th Air
Force headquarters, a numbered air force (NAF) designed to conduct
cyber operations activities for the Air Force.
Includes Domestic, International Routes From DCA, LGA
In a transaction announced Tuesday, US Airways will obtain 42
pairs of Delta’s slots at DCA and acquire the rights to
expand to Tokyo, Japan and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Simultaneously, US
Airways will transfer 125 pairs of its slots to Delta at New York's
LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
CAE announced Wednesday that Robert E. Brown, CAE's President
and CEO, will retire on September 30, 2009 and Marc Parent, CAE's
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will succeed
Mr. Brown as President and CEO at that time.
Bishop Brings A 34 Year Aviation Career To The Program
Gary M. Bishop has joined EADS North America as vice president
of its Armed Scout 645 program. EADS North America is offering the
Armed Scout 645 combat helicopter to strengthen U.S. Army
capabilities in aerial reconnaissance and security during
operations in current and future conflicts.
Recruits Near East Aviation As Distribution Partner
Near East Aviation has become the thirtieth distributor in
Centurion's worldwide network of dealers. "We are pleased to have
enlisted such an influential and experienced partner for
distribution of our engines in this important region," commented
Centurion chairman of the board Jasper M. Wolffson.
Agenda Included Discussions About Products, Customer Support
Embraer held its first Legacy 600 Operators Conference in Brazil
Wednesday at São Paulo’s Hotel Sofitel, near Congonhas
Airport. The company called the meeting an important moment for
strengthening relationships with its customers, and a unique
opportunity for them to exchange experiences and ideas.
Chairman Paul Seehafer Introduces the “Forgotten Paradise” of EAA AirVenture:
Hidden between Reinke and McClarin Creeks, in an inviting cove off the shores of Lake Winnebago, exists EAA AirVenture’s own oasis, the EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base. Established as the center for all water-based aviation attendees in 1973, the base continues to be one of the most popular havens from the bustle of Wittman Field.
John and Martha King Explain What to Do When Things Go Wrong:
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. This year’s featured speakers were the internationally renowned duo, John and Martha King.
John and Martha King Explain What to Do When Things Go
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held
their seventh annual "Migration," a yearly invitation to all Cirrus
owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in
Duluth, Minnesota. This year's featured speakers were the
internationally renowned duo, John and Martha King.
Chairman Paul Seehafer Introduces the “Forgotten
Paradise” of EAA AirVenture
Hidden between Reinke and McClarin Creeks, in an inviting cove
off the shores of Lake Winnebago, exists EAA AirVenture’s own
oasis, the EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base. Established as the center
for all water-based aviation attendees in 1973, the base continues
to be one of the most popular havens from the bustle of Wittman
Continuing to stress the importance of General Aviation on the
nation's economy, Senator Mark Pryor, Senator Blanche Lincoln, and
Governor Mike Beebe spoke at The General Aviation Jobs for Arkansas
Forum Wednesday. The forum was organized by GAMA.
Recommends Immediate Creation Of Committee To Address
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) filed comments
Tuesday expressing serious and broad concerns about a proposed FAA
regulation that would rewrite pilot, flight attendant, flight
engineer and dispatcher training requirements.
Van's Aircraft, Inc. says the final kit for the RV-12, the
powerplant, is available as of Wednesday. Priced at
$24,985.00, the kit includes a brand new Rotax 912ULS engine, a new
Sensenich ground-adjustable propeller, and all the necessary
components to install them in an RV-12.
A Federal Bankruptcy Judge Sets August 20th For The Sale
A Federal Bankruptcy Judge says the assets of Eclipse Aviation
will be auctioned on August 20th, with the sale likely to go to
Eclipse Aerospace for $40 million. A Friday deadline has been set
for competitive bids to be submitted for the company.
Licensed Pilot, Former FAA Air Traffic Safety Oversight
Christopher A. Hart was sworn in Wednesday as a Member of the
National Transportation Safety Board. Member Hart joins the Board
after a long career in transportation safety, including a previous
term as a Member of the NTSB.
Study Due Next Year Looking At Supersonic Aircraft In The
Wyle is taking a significant role in a NASA study due out early
next year that will provide valuable insights into how the U.S.
National Airspace System will be transformed by new types of
aircraft and new air traffic control operational concepts by the
end of the next decade.
"While we appreciate the FAA's desire to quickly adopt
new training rules, we believe that the rule as proposed could set
the safety clock back by more than a decade,"
Source: ATA President and CEO James C.
An ANN reader sent this term after reading Wednesday about
Adverse Yaw. Proverse Yaw is yaw in the direction of the turn and
occurs when an aircraft uses spoilers for roll control. The spoiler
on the down side in the turn causes drag which assists the
We've been hearing a lot about how UAV's might fit into our
national airspace. Currently, FAA regulations prohibit most UAV
flight in U.S. Airspace, but there is a lot of research going on
about how these unmanned vehicles can be used. The UAV Forum is
dedicated to exchange information and ideas about the subject.