The Forest Service has released its report into the Sept. 20
crash of a Forest Service-chartered aircraft in which three people
died and two survived. The agency will implement several
administrative changes recommended by the accident investigation
team to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring.
In numbers just disclosed to ANN, we're pleased to note that is
only two months into the new year, and already the airline industry
hiring figures have eclipsed last year's by 85, up 6% to
1,420 in 2005 versus 1,335 during the same period in
Rockwell Collins has announced that Lufthansa CityLine recently
performed its first low visibility take-off using Rockwell Collins
Flight Dynamics Head-Up Guidance System (HGS). The Bombardier
CRJ200 was taking off from Milan’s Malpensa airport under
Van's Aircraft's Tom Green has disclosed that the design shop at
"RV Central" is at it again. He reports that, "A new light sport
aircraft is on our windscreen but it will be some time before we
can provide actual design data or information..."
777 Hatch Landed Just 18 Feet From Couple On A Stroll
Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch says the door of a
British Airways 777 wasn't properly fastened shut -- and that's
why, back in June, 2003, the door fell off the aircraft just after
it took off from London's Gatwick Airport.
Progress Includes Receipt Of Engines For Second FAA Conforming
Eclipse Aviation Corporation, manufacturer of the revolutionary
Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ), today announced a series of
manufacturing milestones that demonstrate the company's continued
progress toward certification in 2006.
In the previous installment, we introduced you to Lowrance, a
bit of the company history, and the major features and controls of
the AirMap 2000c product. In this installment, we will cover
mapping, navigation and other functions of the unit.
A RIPON intersection has been created to help GPS-equipped
pilots fly directly to the start of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh VFR
arrival route. In addition, the official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2005 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), now at the FAA for final review and
approval, will include streamlined arrival procedures.
Growing Scrutiny Focuses On Aging Fleet Of "Flying
It has become a tragic routine in India -- the crash of a MiG
fighter and the death of a flying officer. It happened again on
Friday in Gujarat Province, when a MiG-21 veered off the runway on
5th Annual PAMA Maintenance Competition Underway at Aviation
By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien
It's an Olympiad that promises no steroid scandals, no scowling
security men, and no bizarre decisions from the French judge. Just
like in those other events that the Greeks cooked up millennia ago,
the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) will bring
the best of the best together to compete in a variety of tests of
skill, intellect and precision, but you might not have heard the
names of these events.
If you make mechanics do something awkward for long enough, one
of them's going to turn into an inventor and solve the whole
problem. That's what happened when "Hollywood" Perin finally got
tired of the grief involved in adjusting cable tension on the
Boeing 737s he works on for a major airline.
Surface Appears Shaped By Same Sorts Of Forces Felt Here
Saturn's largest and hazy moon, Titan, has a surface shaped
largely by Earth-like processes of tectonics, erosion, winds, and
perhaps volcanism. The findings are published in this week's issue
of the journal Nature.
Experiencing Saturn through a telescope for the first time is a
feast for the eyes. NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn is
helping people savor the view by coordinating a network of people
and telescopes around the globe to help others see the ringed
The $5 billion allocated by the federal government to compensate
U.S. commercial airlines for lost revenue after the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attack was amazingly close to the actual financial
setbacks the airlines sustained, according to two researchers in
the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
"The only known planetary process that creates large-scale
linear boundaries is tectonism, in which internal processes cause
portions of the crust to fracture and sometimes move either up,
down or sideways. Erosion by fluids may accentuate the tectonic
fabric by depositing dark materials in low areas and enlarging
fractures. This interplay between internal forces and fluid erosion
is very Earth-like."
Source: Dr. Alfred McEwen, Cassini imaging team
member from the University of Arizona, Tucson, who theorizes
Saturn's largest moon was shaped by many of the same forces that
shaped our own Earth.