Cirrus Design announced Thursday at AOPA Expo 2006 that
prospective buyers of its Cirrus SR22 GTS and Signature Edition
planes now have a new option to consider... one that will truly
make their planes stand out on the ramp.
Firewall Forward has received FAA approval for its self-oiling
camshaft retrofit for Lycoming O-320 and O-360 engines. This
addition compliments their previously available upgrades for the
O-540 and O-541, which have been available for three years.
A lawsuit against Albuquerque, NM-based Eclipse Aviation
suffered an early defeat this week, as the United States District
Court for the District of New Mexico denied Aviace Limited's
request for a preliminary injunction against the very-light-jet
It turns out Delta Air Lines won't have to pay as much as
previously thought to restructure financing for many of its
planes... and those cost-savings helped the bankrupt carrier post a
$52 million net profit in the third quarter.
Also Signs Up For 28 Aerosim Products For NextGen Pilots
Delta Connection Academy is not about to rest on its tricycle
gear. As a leading aviation institution, Delta Connection Academy
joined with its training partners, Aerosim Technologies and Cirrus
Design, to share its vision of "next generation flight training" at
AOPA Expo in Palm Springs.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.10.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.10.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Solon Springs
Airport Controversy: 11.10.06 (ANN Special Feature, with
the odd situation surrounding a small Wisconsin airport.)
Imagine you’re a young student pilot on a dual cross
country, when you lose all electrical power. Your instructor forgot
to pack a flashlight, and the only one that you have with you is
too bright -- using it may destroy your night vision. What do you
The Boeing Company's HH-47 helicopter has been selected by the
US Air Force as the winner of the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR)
program competition. The CSAR program calls for initial operational
capability of the HH-47 aircraft in 2012. Under the program, which
is valued at up to $10 billion, Boeing will build 141 production
aircraft and four test aircraft at its Rotorcraft Systems
manufacturing facility in Ridley Park, Pa., also home to the MH-47G
Special Operations and CH-47F Chinook programs.
The Bell/Agusta BA609 a/c 60002 performed its first flight on
November 9th at AgustaWestland's facility located on the Italian
Air Force airfield at Cameri, Italy. The first flight was completed
successfully at 15.07 with Mr. Pietro Venanzi, Pilot and Mr. Herb
Moran, Co-pilot onboard.
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Beechcraft Bonanza,
Raytheon Aircraft Company has announced a special anniversary
package available for 2007 model-year airplanes. It is a
combination of Beechcraft heritage and its future, transforming
traditional concepts into a modern winner.
Your choice of CFI will in large part determine how long it takes
you to complete your training (and consequently, how much it'll
cost), whether you'll complete your certificate or rating at all,
and most importantly, how safe you'll really be when you exercise
you flying privileges. So it's important that you choose the right
"There aren't a lot of answers. We have a system that's
worked for 35 years. We should not throw out that system that's
worked for a radical new system of user fees based on a
hypothetical modernization plan."
Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen,
speaking of the FAA's proposed "Next Generation" Air Traffic
Control system in Thursday's General Session meeting that kicked
off the AOPA Expo 2006.