Recent changes to US tax code regarding bonus
depreciation -- part of the massive federal stimulus
bill passed last month -- don't just apply to pilots looking to
purchase brand-new aircraft. Officials in Cessna Aircraft Company's
Customer Service organization note enhancements made to existing
business aircraft in 2009 may qualify for the new bonus
depreciation tax treatment, as well.
Says Talks Are Still Underway... But Leaves Order Off SEC
Few -- if any -- airline industry analysts and pundits expect
Delta Air Lines to hold onto the 18-plane deal Northwest Airlines
signed in 2005 for Boeing's upcoming 787, four years before that
airline was acquired by Delta. Publicly, Delta has said only talks
remain underway about the future of the order... but behind the
scenes, it appears a cancellation is looming.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 03.04.09 1500 EST: The
Experimental Aircraft Association has just announced the
appointment of Tom Poberezny as chairman of the board. EAA founder
and previous chairman of the board, Paul Poberezny, 87, officially
stepped down as chairman earlier this month.
Contract Expands ATK's Special Mission Aircraft International
Alliant Techsystems announced this week it has been awarded a
$14.4 million contract by the Colombian Air Force to modify and
deliver three Medevac-capable aircraft to Colombia's Health and
Social Services Ministry.
New Pump At MCI Will Offer Avgas 24/7... At Reduced Rates!
Yingling Aviation, a mainstay for pilots in southern Kansas
since the company established is original location in 1946 at the
old Wichita Municipal Airport, recently added a self-service
refueling station for users of 100 low lead gasoline at its
headquarters at Wichita Intercontinental Airport (ICT)
At this writing, NASA still hopes to launch the shuttle
Discovery next week on its latest flight to the International Space
Station... but the space agency is also preparing contingencies
just in case the STS-119 mission, and future shuttle launches,
suffer from still more delays.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.04.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.04.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Vern Raburn Speaks:
03.04.09 (ANN Special Report, with Eclipse Aviation
founder and former CEO Vern Raburn.)
Randall Fishman, the 2007 AirVenture Grand Champion 'Lindy' and Ultralight Innovation award winner, has a plan to prove a number of concepts about electric-powered flight via the development and testing of his ElectraFlyer-C, an electric-powered, single-seat airplane.
ATC Suggested NAS Coronado As Alternate Landing Site
Recordings of radio exchanges reveal that the pilot of a
military jet that crashed onto a San Diego home December 8,
resulting in four deaths on the ground, passed up at least two
chances to land at a facility with an approach over open water.
Randall Fishman, the 2007 AirVenture Grand Champion 'Lindy' and
Ultralight Innovation award winner, has a plan to prove a number of
concepts about electric-powered flight via the development and
testing of his ElectraFlyer-C, an electric-powered, single-seat
Attempts To Downplay Mixed Signals From Obama
If Iranian missile programs would cease production, the United
States would not need more missile defense capabilities in Eastern
Europe, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a press
conference in Washington on Tuesday.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and General
Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced Tuesday the
start of the television and newspaper advertising initiatives for
the two associations' "No Plane No Gain"
Six Controllers Recognized During Archie League Awards
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation on Tuesday night honored six air
traffic controllers for their roles in helping general aviation
pilots in trouble land safely. The commendations were presented
during the Archie League Awards banquet at the National Air Traffic
Controllers Association’s Communicating for Safety
Network USA 2009 Offers Matchmaking Services Of A Different
The business of luring, or even retaining airline service to
individual airports is starting to look as competitive as the game
played by economic developers to attract industry. Especially in a
recession, money is talking.
Lockheed Martin hosted the 2009 P-3 Orion Suppliers Conference
February 25-26 in Marietta, GA. Representatives from the broad P-3
supplier base attended the two-day event, focusing on P-3 Orion
long-term sustainment as well as challenges posed by global
A term used in aviation meteorology to define the distance over
which a pilot of an aircraft on the centerline of the runway can
see the runway surface markings delineating the runway or
identifying its centre line. RVR is normally expressed in feet or
"I'm actually going to try to take it to Miramar if
Source: Fateful words spoken by the pilot of a
Marine Corps F/A-18D that crashed into a residential neighborhood
near MCAS Miramar on December 8, 2008. Audio tapes of exchanges
between the pilot and ATC, released Tuesday, show the unnamed
airman passed up at least two chances to land at a facility with an
approach over open water, after reporting engine failure. Four
people were killed when the plane crashed two miles short of the