Independent Firm Validates High Cost of Controller Compensation
- Cost of Protracted Contract Negotiations Approaches $2
The FAA has announced that an international financial and
accounting services firm validated the agency’s calculation
that the average 2005 air traffic controller compensation package
Boeing announced Monday a new carbon-fiber brake option will be
available on the Next-Generation Boeing 737. The brakes will reduce
airframe weight, and lower operating costs for the advanced version
of Boeing's standard-bearer medium range airliner.
As was alluded to by Cessna's Bob Stangarone in today's ANN Special Feature
Aero-Cast, Cessna's third Citation Mustang -- serial
number two, the second production aircraft -- made its first flight
Pilot Steve Fossett's quest to undergo the longest non-stop
flight in history is on hold once again. This time around, however,
it's not weather or technical problems that are keeping the Virgin
Atlantic GlobalFlyer on the ground at Kennedy Space Center: it's
the Year of the Dog.
The Rocket Racing League, the aerospace sports and entertainment
organization that combines the competition of racing with the
excitement of rocketry, today announced the selection of Leading
Edge Rocket Racing, LLC as its first independent race team.
Banner Year Sets Multiple Records; Production Increase and
Plant Expansion Recorded
It was a VERY GOOD YEAR for Cirrus Design. The company reported
600 new aircraft shipped in 2005, representing an increase of 9.2%
over 2004. The company registered 701 new aircraft orders during
fiscal year 2005.
Bob Stangarone Talks About The Good News At Cessna
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.30.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.30.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Cessna VP of
Communications Bob Stangarone: 01.30.06 (ANN's
Feature News Program, with Bob Stangarone on some big goings-on at
Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern
Region Airports Division announced the agency has selected Stennis
International Airport (HSA) in Bay St. Louis, MS, to receive the
2005 General Aviation Airport Safety Award.
Team Charter Has Returned Past Curfew 10 Times In Past 1
The San Jose Sharks hockey team is in trouble with their
hometown airport over curfew violations the team's charter airline
-- Sacramento, CA-based Sky King -- has incurred over the past
season and a half.
A two year lease on a DA40 Diamond Star is the grand prize in
the Experimental Aircraft Association's 2006 membership drive. To
enter to win, individuals can join EAA, renew an existing
membership or recruit a new member.
After years of delayed flights, outdated equipment and ground
controllers being unable to see certain parts of the runway at one
of the nation's busiest airports, New York's LaGuardia Airport will
soon be getting a new control tower.
State Officials Claim Flights Over Frankfort Are Security
Representatives with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
told Aero-News last week objections from the organization's members
to a proposed no-fly zone around the Kentucky state capital grounds
in Frankfort have brought assurances from the state's governor that
he would not support any such airspace restrictions.
The sad saga of Troy Rigby -- the man who jumped from a Continental
Airlines flight as it was waiting to takeoff from Fort Lauderdale
last Monday -- continues, as reports have surfaced
that Rigby suffered a 'massive' heart attack in prison Friday.
"[The old tower] is a technical, structural disaster. This is
Source: Phil Barbarello, vice president for the
Eastern Region of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association,
on news the FAA has authorized $40 million for construction of a
new control tower at New York's LaGuardia International Airport.
The new tower, which is to be completed in 2009, will replace the
aged, leaking 42-year-old tower that has caused controllers grief
for the past decade.