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December 25, 2008

Aero-TV Holiday Redux: College Park Airport Remains A Victim Of 9/11 (#2 of 3)

A Very Important 3-Part Documentary On The Most Famous of the "DC-3

  One More E-I-C Note: We're immensely proud of the work that Aero-TV has done in the past year with the better part of 300 HIGH-Quality features shot and produced... but this particular three-parter is near and dear to our hearts... as pilots and journalists.

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The Future Brightens For Sun Country

Employees Reimbursed For Portion Of Concessions

Want to hear a happy airline story, for a change? Consider the roller coaster case of Sun Country Airlines... which just three months ago appeared close to the brink of failure, but has since seen its fortunes turn decidedly positive.

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De-Icer Fumes Enter Cabin Of Alaska Airlines 737

Twenty-Five Passengers And Crew Treated For Minor Discomfort

Seven crewmembers onboard an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 were taken to the hospital Wednesday, when fumes from the de-icing liquid being sprayed on the snow-covered airliner entered the cabin.

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2008 Flightline Group Scholarship Awarded

ERAU Student Saul Meza Recipient Of $2,500

Careers in Aviation told ANN this week the 2008 Flightline Group Scholarship was recently awarded to Saul Meza from Chicago, IL. The $2,500 scholarship was open to students expressing a financial need and with an aspiration toward undertaking flight training or education in the pursuit of an aviation career.

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A Special Christmas Klyde Morris (12.25.08)

A Merry Christmas To All... Especially To The Working Grunts...

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Southwest Applies For US-Canada Route Authority From DOT

Necessary For Codeshare Operation With WestJet

Southwest Airlines submitted an application to the Department of Transportation this week to acquire international route authority to operate flights between the United States and Canada.

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Eurocopter, Helibras Sign 50-Helicopter Deal With Brazilian Gov't

EC725s To Be Operated By Country's Armed Forces

Following the EU-Brazil summit, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil officially announced a new contract for 50 EC725 helicopters which has been signed by the Brazilian government and a consortium formed by Eurocopter and Brazilian subsidiary Helibras. The helicopters will be operated by Brazil’s armed forces and the first deliveries are scheduled for 2010.

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HAI Announces Recipient Of 2009 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award

Air 101 Responded To Child Beating Call

Helicopter Association International announced recently the 2009 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award recipient, Flight Crew Air 101; Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Modesto, CA.

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Embraer Certifies New US Distribution Center

Louisville Facility To Be Operated By UPS

What can Brown do for Embraer? We're about to find out. The Brazilian planemaker's new distribution center, operated by UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Louisville, KY, has been certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC). The certification by ANAC is also recognized by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.25.08)

Aero-Linx!

Barbados proudly presents British Airways Concorde G-BOAE or Alpha Echo for short. For many years, this legendary aircraft thrilled visitors and locals alike with its stunning combination of advanced engineering and elegant beauty.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.25.08): SWAP

Aero-Terms!

Severe Weather Avoidance Plan. An approved plan to minimize the effect of severe weather on traffic flows in impacted terminal and/or ARTCC areas. SWAP is normally implemented to provide the least disruption to the ATC system when flight through portions of airspace is difficult or impossible due to severe weather.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.25.08)

"My commitment to them was to give them back their money as quickly as possible, and I feel that we are in a position to do that."

Source: Stan Gadek, CEO Of Sun Country Airlines. Just three months ago, the airline appeared close to the brink of failure... but Sun Country has since seen its fortunes turn decidedly positive, and this week the carrier began repaying employees for concessions they took to keep their employer in business.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2008-26-06 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-26-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-19-51 that we sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of RRC AE 3007A series turbofan engines.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-26-07 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-26-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-25-05 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-25-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8 airplanes.

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AD: Air Tractor

AD NUMBER: 2008-26-01 MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008 -26 -01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2008-11-17, which applies to certain Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-200, AT-300, AT-400, AT-500, AT-600, and AT-800 series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2008-26-04 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-26-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Cessna Model 560 airplanes.

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