ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
09.20.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
09.20.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: End of the "See &
Avoid" Era? - 09.20.10 (ANN Special
Report, with CFI Bob Miller)
NMB Rules Allow IAM Seven Days To Contest The Vote
Delta Air Lines received notification late last week from
the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a majority of simulator
technicians have again rejected representation by the International
Association of Machinists (IAM).
The most significant challenges impeding the sustainable growth
of civil aviation in the United States and around the world can be
met through government-industry cooperation, collaborative
strategies and pragmatic policies, according to a new report
released by AIA Thursday.
A French investigation into the 2008 crash of an Air New Zealand
jet that took the lives of seven during a test flight says the
accident was due to "poor maintenance issues" and "the pilots
undertaking a risky maneuverer," according to a story published by
international news agency, AFP.
Seven Globemaster IIIs Evaluate Formation Flight Mod
They say, "birds of a feather," you know..."flock together and
evaluate their flight system modifications." Right? Well,
seven birds of the C-17 Globemaster III "feather" did just that at
Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
Contract Awarded To Northrop Grumman For Normarc 7000B
The African air navigation safety agency Agence pour la Securite
de la Navigation Aerienne en Afrique et a Madagascar (ASECNA) has
awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, for a
continent-wide upgrade and renewal of their instrument landing
Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United
Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues
ANN E-I-C Note: Barely a month old, we've
received so many requests for the links (though we must note
that if you use ANN's search function, you can find them
quicker than asking us...) to this two part Aero-TV story that
it seemed to make sense to give it a chance at the limelight one
more time. Here is a redux of our August two-parter featuring
Lycoming Boss Michael Kraft and TCM CEO Rhett Ross...
Topped The Reigning National Champions In The U.S. Skydiving
Competition In Chicago
The Golden Knights’ 8-way competition team brought home
the Gold from the 2010 US National Skydiving Competition at Skydive
Chicago. The Knights finished the 10 round 8-way competition with
199 points and a National Championship.
Committed Financing in Place for All 2011 Aircraft
AirTran Airways announced Wednesday in press statement
that it has signed a new financing arrangement with Norddeutsche
Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB), one of the largest state-owned
banks in Germany, to provide permanent financing to the airline for
Boeing 737-700 deliveries in 2011.
Successful First Flight Of The Williams FJ44-3AP Engines
A fully equipped Nextant Aerospace 400XT aircraft flew for the
first time September 18th at Cuyahoga County Airport in Ohio. The
flight was the first ever for a Williams FJ44-3AP equipped Beechjet
A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on
the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be
instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some
point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure
or to exit the runway.
Aero-Linx: Lee Bottom
The Annual Lee Bottom Fly-In is this coming week, and it
behooves us to note that this is one of ANN's favorite events of
the year. The Lee Bottom Flying Field is home to the regions
favorite antique & classic fly-in. Called "Wood, Fabric, &
Tailwheels", the name says it all. With models like Staggerwing,
Great Lakes, Stearman, Swallow, and Tiger Moths the line up is sure
to please every enthusiast. Held the last Saturday of every
September, the event is open to everyone.
"As we prepare ourselves to join the US, Russia and
Japan in the decision to utilize the International Space Station
for 10 more years and beyond, we are preparing the next steps
and we are working to position Europe at the level of its
competences and capabilities within the global exploration
Source: Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA's Director
of Human Spaceflight, commenting on the signing of a contract with
EADS-Astrium in Berlin, Germany, destined to facilitate the first
mission to visit the south polar region of the moon.