One Day After Board Member Kathryn Higgins Resigns
More turnover is coming to the NTSB. After leading the National
Transportation Safety Board for four and a half years, Mark V.
Rosenker has announced that he will resign his position as Acting
Chairman and Member. He submitted his letter of resignation to
President Obama Tuesday, just one day after Board Member Kathryn
Higgins turned in a similar letter.
if you think you've had a great idea for the aviation industry,
particularly as it relates to the environment, but needed some help
getting things off the ground, as it were, read on. The
Lindbergh Foundation is extending the deadline for submissions of
aviation-related grant applications until October 30,
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.21.09(ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Addison Pemberton's Boeing Model 40 -
07.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with Addison
New Facility The Company's Customer Service Headquarters
During the company's 40th Anniversary celebration at its Grand
Prairie, TX, headquarters last week, American Eurocopter cut the
ribbon for its new, state-of-the-art Customer Service and Fleet
Operations Center (CSFC).
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) website has
been undergoing and extensive update, which includes the addition
of a list of member benefits available from SAFE's current
corporate supporters and the launch of a new program called,
'Member Profiles: Getting to Know Our Aviation Educators'.
Company Chosen To Provide Member Services And Improve
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), has
hired Potomac Management Resources (PMR) to provide day-to-day
administrative and management assistance with member services,
growth, financial development, communications and industry
The Company Shifts Credit Cards Fees For Some Travel
United Airlines stopped processing credit cards for thousands of
travel agencies Monday in an effort to conserve cash. The airline
is expected to report a $350 million dollar second-quarter loss
Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Phil Bussey recently wrote to
FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt, urging strong support of the
"Greener Skies" initiative currently being evaluated by Alaska
Airlines and Horizon Air.
Nigerian Airline Will Continue MD-11 Freighter Service
Georgia-based World Airways has extended a contract with Allied
Air to operate one MD-11F on a full-time basis for service through
December 2011 between Ostend, Belgium and Lagos, Nigeria,
continuing on to Nairobi, Kenya, and returning to Ostend.
MANUFACTURER: Bombardier Model DHC-8-102,
DHC-8-103, DHC-8-106, DHC-8-201, DHC-8-202, DHC-8-301, DHC-8-311,
and DHC-8-315 Airplanes Equipped With a Cockpit Door Electronic
Strike System Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) ST02014NY
NexAir Upgrades PA-32 Series With R9 Avionics, Mucho
Talk about change(s) you can believe in... NexAir Avionics
is taking the wraps of a bit of a surprise... the first Avidyne
R9-Equipped bird from the Piper flock. Emblazoned with the nom de
plume of Saratoga NX, the bird is a completely modernized and
upgraded Saratoga and the first to feature the Avidyne Entegra
Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD).
Let's Look Back At Our Third Aero-TV 'Daily'
From Oshkosh 2008
Oshkosh 2008 is nearly a year behind us and the 2009 iteration
is LESS than a week away... So, while the images are still
pretty fresh in our minds (and on our video servers), we're going
to take a quick look over the daily episodes we produced at Oshkosh
2008 for the rest of this week, while our video crews get ready to
do it all again, and then some (yup, we're raising the bar again
this year... wait til you see what we have in mind for you!).
The FAA says it has taken another step toward a new safety
culture by reducing the emphasis on blame in the reporting of
operational errors by air traffic controllers. "We're moving away
from a culture of blame and punishment," said FAA Administrator
There's an old saying about not stirring up a hornets' nest, but
Sonex Aircraft, LLC Hornets’ Nest Research and Development
Pavilion at AirVenture 2009 may stir things up a
bit by featuring several Sonex and AeroConversions new
product concepts, including three new airframe design
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO
Ed Bolen said the induction of Russ Meyer into the National
Aviation Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to Meyer's legacy of
innovation and dedication to the people and companies in the
general aviation community.
FAA Says Controllers Will Have A Better Overall View Of The
One of New York's busiest airports is now using an advanced
ground radar system to improve safety. Newark Liberty International
Airport commissioned the Airport Surface Detection Equipment-Model
X (ASDE-X) on July 15.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public
board meeting Tuesday, July 28, at 0930 in its Board Room and
Conference Center in Washington, D.C. There is one item on the
agenda: The downng of a Cessna 500 after encountering a flock of
birds shortly after departure from Wiley Post Airport
This seems to be just a little bit out there ... literally. A
company says new shadow shaping technology is being developed to
create images on the moon that can be seen from Earth. Robots would
be used to create several small ridges in the lunar dust over large
areas that capture shadows and shape them.
Aero-Linx: National Aviation
Hall Of Fame
After reporting about the induction ceremony late last week, we
thought you might like to see the entire NAHF site. There are
plenty of names you'll recognize, and maybe a few that you don't.
All have made a significant contribution to aviation.