Deliveries Of Avidyne-Equipped Centurion Edition May Begin
A truly innovative retrofit glass-panel application has won FAA
approval. Avidyne announced Thursday that through its partnership
with Southern Star Avionics of Mobile, AL, and Crownair Aviation,
Inc. of San Diego, the company has received a Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) for the installation of Avidyne's Entegra
integrated flight deck in Cessna 210 and T210 Series single-engine
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.18.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.18.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The NAFI Crisis:
12.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with EAA President
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an
incident in which a Delta Air Lines Boeing 777 experienced an
uncommanded engine rollback in the cruise phase of an
NMB Election Results Show 'Overwhelming Support' for Union
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), welcomed an
announcement this week by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that
the pilots of Colgan Air, Inc., have selected the union as their
collective bargaining representative.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.18.08 1500 EST: There
will soon be a new man at the top of Cirrus Design... and it isn't
a Klapmeier. Current President and Chief Operating Officer Brent
Wouters will take over as CEO of the Duluth, MN-based planemaker
early next year, the company announced Thursday.
French planemaker ATR announced this week the start of ground
testing for its prototype '-600 series' aircraft, with tests of the
upgrade turboprop airliner's electrical systems and its New
Generation Avionics Suite, while integrating the first software
package provided by Thales.
Move Opens Up Market, Provides Incentives For Better
Britain's Competition Commission (CC) has spoken... and this
week, issued a provisional ruling that, if confirmed, would require
BAA to sell three of the seven airports it now operates -- Gatwick,
Stansted, and Edinburgh.
A bizarre lawsuit has been filed by a Japanese man against
United Airlines, charging that it's the airline's fault he beat and
injured his wife after getting off a flight from Osaka, Japan, to
Northrop Grumman unveiled the first of the US Navy's new
unmanned combat aircraft Tuesday, at a ceremony in Palmdale, CA
attended by Navy officials, state and local government
representatives, suppliers and Northrop Grumman employees.
It just maybe the quintessential "Old-Style" Fly-In... a beautiful airstrip, hundreds of planes, no agendas, no schedules... just lots of airplane lovers enjoying the company of airplane loving people and their planes. It may also be the closest thing to airplane heaven on this side of eternity... or so we've been told. And now that we've been there... seen the sights, caught the vibe, enjoyed the company and just plain goofed off for the whole annual weekend event, we gotta tell you, we can't argue with that description.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced
Wednesday the Transportation Security Administration has scheduled
five official public hearings in early 2009 for the business
aviation community to provide the agency with feedback on its
proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).
It just maybe the quintessential "Old-Style" Fly-In... a
beautiful airstrip, hundreds of planes, no agendas, no schedules...
just lots of airplane lovers enjoying the company of airplane
loving people and their planes. It may be the closest thing to
airplane heaven on this side of eternity... or so we've been
When it comes to airline officials who hold significant
influence with Boeing and Airbus, Emirates president Tim Clark is
perhaps second only to Steven Udvar-Hazy...
and like the outspoken chairman of ILFC, Clark
is increasingly fed up with the bad news coming out of Seattle
regarding the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Will Require Background Checks For All Based Pilots
Industry sources told the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
this week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has
issued a security directive that extends requirements for
background checks to be performed on general aviation pilots based
at airports served by airlines.
Analyst Believes Shipping Giant Will "Suffer A Lot"
You know things are bad when FedEx talks about drastic cutbacks
to its operation. Last week, the shipping conglomerate took a
hatchet to its own profit forecast, scaring investors off and
sending its stock price plummeting to depths not seen since
IntegriFlight CMA-5024 Meets Most Stringent Standard For WAAS
Aero-News has learned CMC Electronics' IntegriFlight CMA-5024
aviation Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver was certified
recently by the FAA and Transport Canada to TSO-C145b Beta-3 and
Permits Operation Within Italy's National Airspace
AeroVironment announced Tuesday the General Directorate for
Aircraft Weapon Systems (MoD - Italy) has issued a Military
Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate for the Raven B unmanned
aircraft system, the first such certificate issued in Italy in the
Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle category.
The Martian arctic soil that NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander dug into
this year is very cold and very dry. However, when long-term
climate cycles make the site warmer, the soil may get moist enough
to modify the chemistry, producing effects that persist through the
Air Route Traffic Control Center. A facility established to
provide air traffic control service to aircraft operating on IFR
flight plans within controlled airspace and principally during the
en route phase of flight. When equipment capabilities and
controller workload permit, certain advisory/assistance services
may be provided to VFR aircraft. There are 20 ARTCCs in the
"We appreciate this effort by the TSA to hear from the
people in our industry whose operations stand to be greatly
affected by this proposal. NBAA Members have been understandably
frustrated by the proposal because it seems to lack a true
understanding of how a general aviation airplane fits into a
company’s operations and security culture. I strongly
encourage anyone able to participate in these meetings to mark
their calendars and plan to attend."
Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The
Transportation Security Administration has scheduled five official
public hearings in early 2009 for the business aviation community
to provide the agency with feedback on its proposed Large Aircraft
Security Program (LASP).
In the mid-1960's, Lockheed engineers turned their attention to
the challenge of designing a quiet aircraft that could see (but not
be seen or heard) in the night. The Quiet Aircraft
Association is proud to present the history of the quiet aircraft
and the accomplishments of the men involved with these
aircraft--from the Vietnam War to the present.