ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.26.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.26.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Flying GPS-Equipped
Planes: 11.26.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
Deal Salvaged Following "A Dinner, A Meeting
And A Lunch"
China continues to prove highly lucrative for Airbus. On Monday,
the European planemaker announced it signed contracts with the
Chinese government for 160 airliners, valued at roughly $15 billion
at list prices.
A Cirrus SR22 rolled during a landing attempt Sunday at
Faribault Municipal Airport (FBL) in Minnesota, impacting the
ground near the runway in an inverted attitude. All four people
onboard were lost in the crash, according to media reports.
Brings Extensive Industry Experience To FBO Management
Hawker Beechcraft Services announced Monday the appointment of
Fred Zimbelman as general manager of the Hawker Beechcraft Services
(HBS) Wichita facility. He will be responsible for overseeing
aircraft maintenance, avionics and modifications as well as FBO
operations at the Wichita facility.
Nation's Army To Receive "Two-Dome' Sim Next Month
One of the world's most sophisticated aircrew training systems
has received official certification by Australian accreditation
authorities and recommended as suitable to begin training pilots
and Battle Captains for the Australian Army's new fleet of
Eurocopter Tiger ARH armed reconnaissance helicopters.
The Dilemma: Jets Are Built In Euros, But Sold In USD
European aerospace group EADS says the falling dollar to the
Euro may change its plan to sell factories owned by its aircraft
manufacturing division and instead merge them into a new unit,
according to Agence-France Presse.
Two Floors Removed To Bring Building In Under 160 Feet
A year later, and two floors lower in stature, the Kearny Mesa
office tower has finally been approved by the Federal Aviation
Administration and is no longer a hazard to airplanes landing at
San Diego's Montgomery Field (MYF).
Crew Accused Of Being Drunk Six Hours Before Departure
Just weeks after an incident in which a Virgin Atlantic pilot
was arrested in the cockpit because he smelled of alcohol --
he's since been cleared -- a
British Airways flight was cancelled after the cabin crew was
accused of a little too much holiday cheer.
Ayla Aviation Academy has announced it’s intent to launch
an MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot License) program in Jordan in 2008.
“We see MPL as an up-to-date training program designed to
give pilots the essential core and basic skills found in existing
programs, but with added emphasis and training on advanced
instrument aircraft and simulators, as well as Multi-Crew
Cooperation”, said Matthew Margesson, COO.
ANN was the first to bring you news of the new Piper Matrix -- a
cabin-class, unpressurized six-seater based on the Malibu Mirage.
Designed to be an economical alternative to the Mirage, while still
offering a luxury cabin in a high performance airplane, the
350-horsepower Matrix cruises at 215 knots, with a range of over
1,345 nautical miles when flown at its maximum operating altitude
of 25,000 feet. Down low, where supplemental oxygen isn't
necessary, the Matrix checks in at 188 knots and is good for 831
nautical miles at 12,000 feet.
New Location Will Allow Expansion Of Aviation Collection
After a three year search, Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK) has
been chosen as the future home of Colorado's Spirit of Flight
Center. Several groups, including Air Assets International and
Warbird Recovery, plan to make the move with the Spirit of Flight
The Historic Aircraft Association (HAA) was founded in 1979 with
the aim of furthering the safe flying of historic aircraft in the
UK and, later on, supporting the restoration and preservation of
"We have looked literally everywhere in the world."
Source: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. The planemaker
is expected to announce this week where it will build its upcoming
Model 162 'SkyCatcher' light sport aircraft. Countries on
Cessna’s short list include Argentina, Australia, China, the
Czech Republic, India and Poland; it will likely not be built in
the United States due to cost concerns.