Strike, 747-8 Delays To Blame For Drop In Planemaker's
The mighty have fallen. On Wednesday, Boeing told investors it
lost $56 million in the fourth quarter of 2008... and said it plans
to more than double the number of layoffs previously announced for
2009, cutting its workforce by 10,000 positions.
NBAA Will Merge Light Business Airplane Conference Into
The National Business Aviation Association announced Wednesday
programming and other elements from the inaugural 2009 Light
Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009) will now be incorporated
into the Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention in
Orlando, FL, scheduled for October 20 to 22, 2009.
Average domestic air fares in the third quarter of 2008 reached
$362, the highest level of average fares for any quarter in the 13
years measured by available data, the US Department of
Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported
Preliminary findings in the National Transportation Safety
Board's investigation into an incident last Thursday involving a
Cape Air Cessna 402C indicate the aircraft's two piston engines
suffered fuel starvation due to a stuck valve.
For over four years, US unmanned aerial vehicles have made
regular strikes against targets on Pakistani soil, despite the fact
that country is technically an ally in the war on
terrorism. On Wedensday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani said those attacks must stop.
NASA's Kennedy Space Center will pay tribute to the crews of
Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as
other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance
observance on January 29.
An alert ANN News-Spy tipped us off Wednesday to the news the
European Aviation Safety Agency has just approved the use of the
Austro Engines AE300 turbodiesel engine for use in Part 23
The Federal Aviation Administration says it is prepared to
handle the large increase in private planes expected to fly in and
out of the Tampa Bay area for the upcoming Super Bowl. The FAA
expects that as many as 1,000 additional general aviation aircraft
will use the area's airports during Super Bowl weekend.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.28.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.28.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Sport Aviation Expo:
01.28.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Managing
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There IS Life Ahead For VLJs... Well, Some Of Them Anyway
In light of the global economic malaise and a significantly anti-aviation sentiment in many parts of the world (especially if you listen to Congress or read the NY Post...), one has to wonder where tomorrow's aviation business is going to come from... and doubly so for the slowly maturing VLJ market.
There IS Life Ahead For VLJs... Well, Some Of Them Anyway
In light of the global economic malaise and a significantly
anti-aviation sentiment in many parts of the world (especially if
you listen to Congress or read the NY Post...), one has to wonder
where tomorrow's aviation business is going to come from... and
doubly so for the slowly maturing VLJ market.
Non-US Manufacturers Offering Newer Designs, Versus Improved
A new study from Forecast International on "The Market for
Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft" projects that manufacturers will
produce 3,924 rotorcraft in this market segment from 2009 through
2018. The value of this production is an estimated $88.1 billion in
constant 2009 US dollars.
And so it begins. While "The Miracle on the Hudson" is gradually
fading from the headlines, it appears clerks are toiling away in
legal offices around the country to figure out who could be held
legally liable in the incident under New York law, the depth of
their pockets, and who'd get in line to collect.
While safety investigators and attorneys both have they're
reasons for looking back on the forced landing of US Airways Flight
1549, the FAA and wildlife biologists are looking ahead to a day
when technology might reduce the risk of bird strikes on
All Labor Groups Now Under Supervised Contract Talks
When it comes woeful relationships between labor and management,
few companies can compare to the current situation at American
Airlines... where across the board, union contract talks are either
heading for mediation, or already in it.
While the story of US Airways Flight 1549's "Miracle on the
Hudson" has been reported in some general media as "unprecedented,"
it's really not. Aviation historians know it, and so do the
passengers of Pan Am Flight 943.
Aero-News has learned of the release of Version 2 of on-line
pilot logbook AVLogbook, which AlphaVictor Companies CEO Bruce
Micek says is "now the fastest, most feature-filled electronic
logbook on the market."
The Short Stirling was the RAF's first four engined bomber of
the second World War. It took a major part in the strategic
offensive until 1943, then it was switched to transport duties,
Stirling crews gallantly played a major role in the Arnhem landing
after towing gliders to Normandy, and again during the Rhine
Electromagnetic rays of extremely high frequency and energy;
cosmic rays usually interact with the atoms of the atmosphere
before reaching the surface of the Earth. Some cosmic rays come
from outside the solar system while others are emitted from the Sun
and pass through holes in the corona.
"Despite the difficult economic environment, we expect
to be solidly profitable in 2009 driven by lower fuel costs,
capacity discipline, and merger synergies. Delta people have a
great track record for achieving their goals, and I am confident
that 2009 will be another successful year."
Source: Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson.
The airline reported Tuesday it lost $1.4 billion in the 4th
quarter of 2008... far worse than the carrier's $70 million,
pre-merger loss for the same time frame in 2007.