Our good friends at GAMA have informed ANN that the House
of Representatives has JUST passed the final version of the Small
Business Jobs Act of 2010 which allows businesses to take advantage
of the bonus depreciation tax incentive for general aviation
aircraft purchases and components, including engines and avionics.
GAMA notes that, 'This critically important legislation will help
drive new sales for manufacturers as they continue to recover from
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
09.23.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
09.23.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: The Enigmatic Blackbird -
09.23.10 (ANN Special Report, with Larry
Wood, Director of Education for the Evergreen Aviation and Space
Award Recognized Pioneers In The Sport Of Ballooning
In 2005, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Heritage
Committee established the Heritage Pin, a limited-edition
commemorative pin honoring pioneers of the sport of ballooning and,
in particular, the Balloon Fiesta.
Greg Collett And Austin Shontz Responsible For Initial- and
Two new vice presidents have been appointed by Gulfstream
Aerospace to oversee production at the company's six U.S.
locations. Greg Collett has been promoted to vice president of
Initial Phase Operations, and Austin Shontz has been named vice
president of Final Phase Operations.
Czech Government Says It Intends to Acquire Two Of The Military
In a ceremony held Tuesday in Prague, the Defense Ministers of
Brazil, Nelson Jobim, and the Czech Republic, Alexandr Vondra,
signed a Declaration of Intent regarding the European country's
participation in the development program of the KC-390 military
Recognized As A Leader In Climate Change Disclosure
For the second consecutive year, the Carbon Disclosure Project
recognized Boeing as one of the world's leading companies in
reporting climate-change risks and taking actions to improve
ALL eyes craned skyward as the sound the F-86 became audible...
and the only person enjoying it more had to be the guy on the
stick... Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass. The North
American Aviation F-86 Sabre was one of this nation's best known
and much favored transonic jet fighters. Best known for its
astounding ability to take down MiG 15s in the Korean war, the bird
developed an almost mythical rep among the pilots who flew it.
James Coyne Testifies Before House Transportation
And Infrastructure Committee
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne testified Wednesday before the U.S. House of
Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at a
hearing regarding Residential Through-the-Fence (RTTF) Agreements
at Public Airports.
DOT Secretary Praised For Leadership, Pushed For Transparency
Consumer and travel groups including the Consumer Travel
Alliance, the National Consumers League, and the Business Travel
Coalition met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
Monday to offer their support for his efforts to require
transparency in airline ticket pricing.
Blended Wing Body Resumes Flight Tests At NASA Dryden
After undergoing a major overhaul and upgrades, the Boeing /
NASA X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft resumed flight tests
with a checkout flight September 21 from NASA's Dryden Flight
Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance has received two Arizona
Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards, the company announced Tuesday.
They have been named the third fastest growing, privately-held
company in Arizona, and presented with the ACE Innovation
Recognized In Multiple Categories, Including Outstanding
On September 16th the National Aeronautic Association presented
their 2010 Public Benefit Flying Awards at the National Capitol
building in Washington DC. This year, one organization was
recognized in multiple categories.
"While private airparks serve an important and cherished
purpose for members of the aviation community, AIP funds must be
used strategically and responsibly at NPIAS airports that serve
public purposes." Source: FAA
Assistant Administrator Airports (acting) Catherine Lang.