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September 19, 2010

Even More 737s To Be Placed In The Production Pipeline

Boeing Says It Will Produce 38 737's Per Month By Mid-2013

The production rate for the Next-Generation 737 program will increase to 38 airplanes per month in the second quarter of 2013, Boeing announced Thursday.

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APA: New Flight Time And Crew Rest Rules 'Must Enhance Safety'

Says The FAA Should 'Reexamine The Rationale' For Some Changes

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) has characterized some of the FAA's proposed new flight and duty time regulations for pilots as "a big step backwards" and urged the agency to rework certain key provisions.

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Russians Make Low Pass Over U.S. Navy Ship In The Arctic Sea

Incident Reminiscent Of The Cold War Causes Surprise

Reports from the Pentagon indicate that two Russian aircraft made low passes over a U.S. Navy frigate in the Barents sea earlier this month.

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NASA Awards Satellite Launch Services Contracts

Four Companies Selected For 70 Missions Over 10 Years

NASA has announced the awards for the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II Contract. The award will provide a broad range of launch services for NASA’s planetary, Earth-observing, exploration and scientific satellites.

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History For Sale In Charity Space Auction

Semi-Annual Event Supports The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Over 50 years of America's history in space is now up for grabs online in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) 2010 Fall Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia Semi-Annual Auction.

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NATA Seminar To Help Fuel Relationships

FBOs Invited to Join Oil Companies, Third-Party Fuel Brokers For Discussion

Tight economic times can make every penny count. And nowhere is that more obvious than when it comes to fuel. The National Air Transportation Association wants you to join oil companies and third-party fuel brokers for an upcoming lively roundtable discussion.

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NTSB Makes Safety Recommendation To EASA Based On 2001 Airline Accident Near JFK

In Recommendations To The EASA, Board Cites Rudder Problems Encountered Before AA Airbus Went Down

The NTSB recently issued a safety recommendation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regarding the November 2001 accident involving an American Airlines Airbus near JFK. Flight 587, which was flying to the Dominican Republic, went down in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens.

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Sierra Industries Working On Legacy Citation Garmin Flight Deck Retrofit

System Being Designed For Citation 501 Aircraft

A program unveiled Thursday by Citation engine retrofit company Sierra Industries is expected to produce in an integrated digital 'glass cockpit' upgrade for legacy Cessna Citation 501 aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.21.10)

"We are pleased that the FAA has undertaken the long-overdue process of reviewing and revising flight and duty time rules for commercial airline pilots... However, we urge the FAA to reexamine the rationale for some of the proposed changes. While some of the FAA's proposed new rules would enhance safety, others would represent a big step backwards." Source: APA President Captain David Bates, responding to a recent FAA NPRM regarding crew duty times and associated issues. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.10) : Domestic Airspace

Domestic Airspace Airspace which overlies the continental land mass of the United States plus Hawaii and U.S. possessions.  Domestic airspace extends to 12 miles off shore. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.10)

Aero-Linx: www.ushpa.aero The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the growth of sport flying in foot-launchable soaring aircraft. 

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