National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne congratulated incoming Secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on her confirmation Tuesday by
the US Senate. Napolitano is the first woman to serve as Secretary
of the Department of Homeland Security.
Lycoming Engines announced Wednesday it will be featured on the
popular show "How It's Made" for an upcoming segment on piston
aircraft engines. Nearly 55 million households will get an up-close
look at Lycoming when The Science Channel airs the segment Friday,
January 23 at 9 pm EST.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.21.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.21.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Eclipse Assets Sale:
01.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Managing
Editor Rob Finfrock.)
US Airways launched what could be considered a preemptive strike
this week... on both the public relations and, perhaps, legal
fronts. The airline -- which, it would be fair to say, is basking
in the good publicity brought about by
last week's successful ditching of Flight 1549 in the
Hudson River -- announced Tuesday it will send $5,000
to each of the 150 passengers who were onboard the stricken
Compressor Stall Problem Reported With A320 Engines
The National Transportation Safety Board's ongoing investigation
into last week's downing of US Airways Flight 1549 has centered on
the aircraft's two CFM International turbofans, which appear to
have been knocked out simultaneously after an encounter with a
large flock of birds.
Carriers Hesitant To Accept Planes They Don't Need
Things may soon go from bad to worse for manufacturers of
commercial airliners. A recent study by an analyst with investment
firm UBS shows more major carriers are likely to defer their
scheduled deliveries this year, than was originally thought just
three months ago.
Earth Imaging Satellite Spots Crowds From 423 Miles Above
At 11:19 am EST Tuesday, GeoEye-1, the world's highest
resolution commercial Earth-imaging satellite, collected an image
over the United States Capitol and the Inauguration of President
Barack Obama. The image, taken from 423 miles in space, is the
world's highest resolution, color satellite image of the Inaugural
Dennis Charles Dangberg had a little mishap on January 12.
Investigators say Dangberg told them he was taking off in his
twin-engine Beechcraft 95-A55 Baron from Corona Municipal Airport
in California for a flight to Phoenix when, at about 20 feet above
the runway, the plane banked right, which he assumed was due to a
loss of power in that engine.
Embraer has named India's Indamer Company Pvt. Ltd. as an
authorized executive jet service center. This is the first
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company to serve Embraer's
Phenom and Legacy 600 jet customers in India.
The First in a Three Part 'ICAS Conversation' for 2009, starts off a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of which will become the topic of its own program over the next three days. In this installment we asked a number of airshow luminaries the following question... with the constant bad news we have to deal with each and every day in terms of the ailing economy, do you see this affecting your airshow business?
The First in a Three Part 'ICAS Conversation' for 2009, starts
off a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a
dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of
which will become the topic of its own program over the next three
days. In this installment we asked a number of airshow luminaries
the following question... with the constant bad news we have to
deal with each and every day in terms of the ailing economy, do you
see this affecting your airshow business?
Feds Charge Pilot With Making False Mayday Call, Crashing
With the aviation world seemingly dominated by the news of A320s
landing in New York rivers, the odd case of Marcus Schrenker seems
like it happened a lifetime ago... but it's only been 10 days since
the 38-year-old embattled businessman parachuted from his aircraft
over Alabama, in an apparent (and, ultimately, rather futile)
attempt to fake his own death.
Defunct Airline Blames Inadequate Design Of 58-Year-Old
The General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994, which limited
tort claims against manufacturers of aircraft older than 18 years,
allowed a renaissance among general aviation manufacturers. But
there are still attorneys trying to find ways around it.
An adult and two teenagers are safe after their Diamond DA42
Twin Star crashed on takeoff Tuesday in West Cornwall, England.
According to the BBC, the aircraft was departing Land's End Airport
bound for Essex when it ran off the runway, impacted a hedge and
Breaks Down Pricing Data Into Easily-Compared Segments
Given the volatile state of the futures market for oil, it
strikes ANN that any tool operators may use to lower their fuel
costs is welcome, and timely. FuelerLinx recently unveiled a
proprietary software system that helps jet owners streamline their
flight departments, and save money on every fuel purchase.
Welcome to the unofficial Baden Remembered web site. Geared
toward those Canadian military and civilian types that were, at one
time or another, posted to CFB Baden Soellingen or RCAF 4FW