Baggage Check, Other Fees Not Deterring Flying Public
Fees for checked baggage, seat selection, and even pillows do
not seem to be preventing people from buying airline tickets, which
means airlines are likely to hang on to those fees as a critical
revenue stream, analysts say.
An Irish Air Corps instructor and cadet were killed when the
Pilatus PC9 they were flying went down in rugged terrain near the
Galway-Mayo border Monday. The plane was taking part in training
exercises with two other aircraft.
The FAA has suspended flying priveleges for Daniel Wayne Davis
of Heartland Aviations, LLC for 90 days. The FAA report says Davis
allegedly aimed the tail of an airplane at a hanger used by
Ada Aircraft Painting, LLC, set the brakes, and ran up the
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.13.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Bringing the Pitcairn to Oshkosh -
10.13.09 (ANN Special Report, with Jack Tiffany
and Andrew King)
Next Weekend To The Bahamas Slated For Thursday, October 29
through Sunday, November 1
Bahamas Habitat said Monday that it's not too late to join in
the upcoming "Fly-In & Help Out" weekend to Eleuthera in the
Bahamas scheduled for Thursday, October 29th through Sunday,
November 1st. The organization is extending an open
invitation to all interested aircraft owners and pilots to join in
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance has unveiled
its list of available scholarships for next year, which includes a
dozen programs sponsored by some of the leading names in aviation.
While the programs are open only to AWAM members, they are not
restricted to students, or even to women.
Meet-And-Greet Reception Scheduled At Rosen Center on Oct. 21
For Sales And Agent Positions
Aviation sales professionals attending the NBAA Convention next
week might just want to pack a resume or two in their flight bag,
as InJet is seeking new hires during the conference. ACP Jets
successfully launched InJet earlier this year, and already
there's a need for increased capabilities and growth.
Royal Moroccan Air Force Order Calls For 24 Aircraft And
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) said Monday it has been
awarded a contract to provide 24 of its new Beechcraft T-6C trainer
aircraft to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. The contract represents
several significant milestones for HBC, including the first sale of
the all new T-6C trainer.
Bass: "We Are Moving Forward With Proven Technology."
Aerion Chairman Robert Bass plans to use the backdrop of the
upcoming NBAA convention to reiterate the company's commitment to
forging a partnership with one or more OEM partners and to being
first to market with a supersonic business jet.
Continues Trend Of Monthly Notices From The Plane Maker
Some 130 Boeing employees got bad news last Friday. They
received notices that they will be laid off in 60 days. The company
has been issuing layoff notices every month since January, when it
announced it would be idling 10,000 employees company wide.
FAA Administrator Addresses User Fees for GenAv Community
On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion. With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt explained that the overall system is unquestionably the safesty, most efficient system in the world. That system, however, requires an extraordinary budget and with the changing flight market, one question remains: how does the FAA continue to fund the immense costs without degrading the effectiveness?
On September 2nd, 2009, the American Bonanza Society started its 40th annual convention in Salt Lake City. Featuring over 50 hours of seminars directed towards Beech enthusiasts and owners alike, the five-day event included educational classes, speakers, and social activities for attendees. During the event, the ABS invited Bryan Neville, acting National Outreach Manager for FAASTeam, to speak about decision making for the pilot community.
On September 2nd, 2009, the American Bonanza Society started its
40th annual convention in Salt Lake City. Featuring over 50
hours of seminars directed towards Beech enthusiasts and owners
alike, the five-day event included educational classes, speakers,
and social activities for attendees.
Airports Council International - North America's (ACI-NA)
Commissioners Committee accepted the Scholarship Review Committee's
recommendation to award scholarships of $2,500 each to three
aviation students, at the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee meeting in
Austin, Texas over the weekend.
Cirrus, Cessna, and Diamond Aircraft Stamps Also Available
While aviation in China is still overwhelmingly
military or commercial, a new postage stamp series promoting the
China International General Aviation Convention (CIGAC) highlights
the growth of personal aviation in that country. The series
features images of aircraft from Cirrus, Diamond, Cessna, and
Full-Scale Mockup Of VLPJ Headed For NBAA In Orlando
Stratos Aircraft has received the first deposits for its new
Stratos 714 Very Light Personal Jet (VLPJ). The announcement comes
just as they send off the full-scale cabin mock up to Orlando,
Florida to be on display for the first time at this year's NBAA
Meeting & Convention October 20th-22nd.
Pilots Cite EC Concerns, Airline’s Unwillingness To
Address Job-Security Needs
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) is urging the U.S. DOT to
decline American Airlines’ application for worldwide
antitrust immunity with British Airways and Iberia, citing European
Commission (EC) concerns and the airline’s refusal to address
job-security, anti-competitiveness and national-security
Loses Latest Battle To Avoid Being Brought To U.S. To Stand
Gary McKinnon, an admitted hacker accused of compromising
computers at both NASA and the Pentagon, has lost his latest battle
against extradition to the U.S. to face charges. Late last week he
lost his bid to take his case to the British Supreme Court.
William "Bud" Evans, who created the Evans Volksplane, passed
away in July of natural causes. He was 96 year old. Evans had been
an aeronautical project and design engineer, and created the plans
for the kit-built Volksplane back in the 1960's.
"They did the right thing. They held on to an
object that helped them all stay afloat for the amount of time they
did. It was very lucky for them that it turned out as well as it
did." Source: USCG Petty Officer 3rd
Class Barry Bena.
The recommended speed contained in aircraft manuals used by
pilots when making an approach to landing. This speed will vary for
different segments of an approach as well as for aircraft weight
It is a very simple airplane of a very clean, simple design, and
some say it began the kit-built industry in the United States. As
we note the passing of "Bud" Evans, we thought you might be
interested in the airplane he designed back in the 1960's, and
which remains viable today.