Ray LaHood A "Leading Advocate" For State Transportation
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.17.08 1710 EST: The
National Air Transportation Association tells ANN it has learned
Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) will be nominated by President-elect
Obama on Friday as the next secretary of the US Department of
It was a long time coming... but Airbus Military finally has
some reason to cheer for its troubled A400M military transport
program. The European company conducted the first test flight
Wednesday of the TP400-D5 turboprop engine slated to power the
Delta Airlines is diving right into the task of reorganizing its
fleet deployment following its acquisition of Northwest Airlines.
In a break from the now-common strategy of focusing on as few
aircraft models as possible to save on training and maintenance
costs, Delta will instead embrace fleet diversity to optimize
aircraft for routes served.
Call For 'Mutually Beneficial' Relationship... But 'Will
Consider All Options'
Customers of Eclipse Aviation announced this week the formation
of an Ad Hoc Customers Committee to represent owners and position
holders -- many of whose dreams of flight remain grounded, they
say, since the troubled VLJ manufacturer filed Chapter 11
bankruptcy on November 25.
Says Fremon Myles Accepted Bribes To Conduct Illegal Database
Acting United States Attorney Laurie Magid and FBI Special
Agent-in-Charge Janice K. Fedarcyk, announced this week the filing
of an information charging defendant Fremon Myles, 43, with two
counts of bribery of a public official.
'Temporary' No More: AOPA's Andy Cebula On The DC ADIZ
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.17.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.17.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- 'Temporary' No More:
12.17.08 (ANN Special Report, with Andy Cebula,
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for the Aircraft
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne announced Tuesday the selection of Eric Wunderlich of
NetJets Aviation as chairman of the association’s
Environmental Committee. Wunderlich replaces Traver Gruen-Kennedy
of now-defunct DayJet.
The Air Force Thunderbirds have announced that they will perform
at next year's OC Air Show in Ocean City, NJ. The event will open
the town's summer season in style as it moves to a weekend, taking
place June 13-14, 2009.
B-1B Lancer aircrews of the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron
guard warfighters from high above Iraq and Afghanistan while
carrying the largest payload of any aircraft in the theater.
Squadron members are responsible for close-air support,
nontraditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and
armed overwatch for troops supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and
Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
EADS North America delivered the 50th UH-72A Lakota Light
Utility Helicopter to the US Army on Tuesday. The 50th and 51st
UH-72As were delivered to the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation
Training Site (EAATS) from American Eurocopter's Mississippi
production facility, where the Light Utility Helicopter, based on
Eurocopter's EC145, is built.
Science Applications International Corporation announced this
week it has been awarded a contract by the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) to provide engineering and technical
services to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Ground Operations
Project Office in support of NASA's Constellation Program.
Among the more intriguing aircraft of NBAA 2008 were two good-sized birds brought by a manufacturer formerly best known for their experimental designs. Ron Lueck was on hand to discuss the new and upcoming airplanes from Comp Air, starting with the most recent Comp Air 9 and continuing on to the Comp Air 12.
Among the more intriguing aircraft of NBAA 2008 were two
good-sized birds brought by a manufacturer formerly best known for
their experimental designs. Ron Lueck was on hand to discuss the
new and upcoming airplanes from Comp Air, starting with the most
recent Comp Air 9 and continuing on to the Comp Air 12.
On the eve of the 105th anniversary of the first powered flight
on December 17, 1903, Cessna Aircraft Company Chairman, President
and CEO Jack J. Pelton paid tribute to the Wright brothers'
Cleared For Vertical And Horizontal Launches To Commence
The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) received its launch
license for vertical and horizontal launch this week from the
Federal Aviation Administration's Associate Administrator for
Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST). This is a critical step
to moving forward with Spaceport America, the nation's first
purpose-built commercial spaceport.
A worsening global economy hasn't made much of a dent in the
international sales prospects for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter, a Pentagon official told a defense industry
conference this week.
On Tuesday, Mesa Air Group's interisland subsidiary go! reported
preliminary passenger traffic figures for November 2008, and noted
it achieved 55,591 passenger enplanements, a 1.27% increase over
the 54,895 passengers carried in the prior November.
Bisignani: Manufacturers May Cover Billions In Loans
The International Air Transport Association predicts 2009 will
present airlines with the worst revenue crisis since the end of the
Second World War. But there is a bailout on the way... not from
government, but from Boeing and Airbus.
Grand Canyon National Park Helitack Played Vital Role In Flood
Helicopter Association International announced this week the
2009 Igor I. Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian Service recipient,
Grand Canyon National Park Helitack, Papillon Grand Canyon
Helicopters, Grand Canyon, AZ.
Boeing 747 Will Fly For About An Hour In Late January
Sustainable Oils, a producer and marketer of renewable,
environmentally clean, and high-value camelina-based biofuels will
participate in an historic flight by Japan Airlines (JAL) planned
for January 30, 2009. The demonstration flight will make JAL the
first Asian carrier to fly on fuel derived from sustainable
feedstocks, and the first airline to use camelina-based bio-jet
Water, Ammonia May Lie Under Surface Of Saturnian Moon
Data collected during several recent flybys of Titan by NASA's
Cassini spacecraft have put another arrow in the quiver of
scientists who think the Saturnian moon contains active
cryovolcanoes spewing a super-chilled liquid into its atmosphere.
The information was released Monday during a meeting of the
American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA.
Air Route Surveillance Radar. Air Route Traffic Control Center
(ARTCC) radar used primarily to detect and display an aircraft's
position while en route between terminal areas. The ARSR enables
controllers to provide radar air traffic control service when
aircraft are within the ARSR coverage. In some instances, ARSR may
enable an ARTCC to provide terminal radar services similar to but
usually more limited than those provided by a radar approach
"The Wrights' legacy lives on today by inspiring our
engineers, who continue to design and develop aircraft based on new
ideas and technologies. General aviation -- business aviation --
will continue to play a vital role in rebuilding the global economy
by enhancing productivity -- by continuing to shrink the
Source: Cessna Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton,
paying tribute to the Wright brothers' ahead of the 105th
anniversary of the first manned powered flight on December 17,