Would Push First Flight To Late June, No 2008 Deliveries
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.15.08 1845 EST:
Several sources, including The Wall Street Journal and Seattle
Post-Intelligencer aerospace reporter James Wallace, say Boeing
will announce a second delay to its 787 Dreamliner program early
It's truly amazing what you can find on eBay. Back in the 80s,
engineers at Boeing burned through a reported $6 million developing
three prototype vehicles designed to be able to drive on roads,
float on water, and fly.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.15.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.15.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Eclipse Aviation's ETIRC
Announcement: 01.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with Part One
of Monday's press briefing in Albuquerque, NM.)
School Backed Out One Month After June 2007 Accident
The Belleville, MI-based charter operator of a Cessna Citation
Bravo that crashed in Lake Michigan last June recently sued the
University of Michigan for over $1 million, saying the college
terminated its contract after the accident without due cause.
2008 Models Offer New Equipment, "Show Quality Fit And
The Sport Aircraft Expo at Sebring, FL is set to kick off later
this week... and planemakers are eager to display their new models.
One of those companies is Dallas, TX-based IndUS Aviation, which
will display its heavily revamped Thorpedo LSA throughout the
As ANN reported Friday, the
first two VH-71 helicopters built to serve as Marine One for the
President of the United States have entered the flight test phase
at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. Over the next 11 months,
the initial fleet of five presidential helicopters are scheduled to
be among additional test aircraft delivered. But now, it's not
clear the program will continue.
Despite clouds looming on the horizon, in the forms of high fuel
prices and a slowing economy... domestic airlines continue to show
strong signs of resurgence, according to the latest hiring figures
from the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of
Transportation Statistics (BTS).
As the board of directors at Delta Air Lines remains silent
about the result of last week's meeting to explore a potential
merger with another carrier, the CEO of one of the most likely
candidates says his airline could certainly benefit... if, that is,
the deal is right.
Railway Act Allows APA To Pursue Action Themselves
Asserting that asking a federal mediator to assist in contract
talks would only bog the process down, on Monday American Airlines
rejected last week's request from the Allied Pilots Association for
both sides to seek such action.
Long-Legged Next-Generation Narrowbody Can Travel 3,175 NM
On Monday, Boeing and Continental Airlines celebrated the
delivery of the airline's first 737-900ER (Extended Range)
airplane. With this delivery, Continental becomes the first airline
in the Americas to operate the 737-900ER -- a higher-capacity,
longer-range derivative and newest member of the venerable 737
Cessna, Thielert Partner On 172S Turbo Diesel Option
Last fall, we asked ANN readers to, "Just imagine how cool will it be for a student pilot... on their first cross-country flight... to ask the lineperson to 'fill it with Jet-A, please' -- and then point to their Cessna 172!" The new Skyhawk TD (turbo diesel, of course) features a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) equipped Thielert Centurion 2.0 liter engine. The DOHC (double overhead camshaft) inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine develops 155 horsepower, is certified to operate on Jet-A fuel, is liquid cooled and drives a composite three-blade constant speed propeller.
Cessna, Thielert Partner On 172S Turbo Diesel Option
Last fall, we asked ANN readers to, "Just imagine how cool will
it be for a student pilot... on their first cross-country flight...
to ask the lineperson to 'fill it with Jet-A, please' -- and then
point to their Cessna 172!" The new Skyhawk TD (turbo diesel, of
course) features a Full Authority Digital Engine Control
(FADEC) equipped Thielert Centurion 2.0 liter engine. The DOHC
(double overhead camshaft) inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine
develops 155 horsepower, is certified to operate on Jet-A fuel, is
liquid cooled and drives a composite three-blade constant speed
The US Navy's final report on the April 2007 loss of an F/A-18
pilot during a performance of the Blue Angels aerial demonstration
team concludes the pilot failed to properly tense his muscles to
counter the g-forces from a high-speed turn.
The Rocket Racing League (RRL ), in collaboration with the City
of Las Cruces, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Office and
the New Mexico Economic Development Department, broke ground Monday
on the first phase of the RRL Aerospace Business Park, construction
of two of the first hangars to be built at the east end of Las
Cruces International Airport.
From the Heartbreaker's List #1: The Disappearance of Steve
A hero's passing deserves a certain amount of reverence and
respect -- it should be a time for the celebration of all the good
things that their life meant to so many and a reaffirmation of all
that is good and right about a celebrated person's life. But...
fate played a cruel joke on adventurer and world record flyer Steve
Fossett, who one day ventured out a routine flight similar to
hundreds, maybe thousands, of others that were flown that very
day... and simply vanished into history.
American Planemaker Says USAF Would Benefit From Savings
While perhaps not as headline-grabbing as the news EADS plans to
build the upcoming Airbus A330 Freighter in Alabama -- but only if
its KC-30 tanker wins a US Air Force competition -- Boeing also had
some news to share Monday regarding its entrant in the KC-X
From the Heartbreaker's List #2: Airline Industry
Even worse than the way the airline industry behaved over the
course of 2007 is the way that it performed... ALL over the nation,
the confidence in airline travel has ebbed to a point where people
have more faith in the inherent honesty of Congress than they do in
whether or not their airline flights are going to occur without
Three Kansas City-based companies formed a "triumphant trifecta"
as they announced an aviation industry "first" at the city’s
downtown airport Monday. Executive Beechcraft, Garmin International
and Data Systems International, Inc. (DSI) all shared the
spotlight, as the former became the first facility in the nation
authorized to retrofit the King Air C90 with the Garmin G1000
all-glass avionics suite.
The National Naval Aviation Museum is one of the largest and most
beautiful air and space museums in the world. Share in the
excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history and see 150 beautifully
restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
The vertical alignment of the wings of a biplane in which the
lower wing is ahead of the upper wing. Most biplanes have a
positive stagger, in which the top wing is located ahead of the
bottom wing. The Beech Model 17 is a well-known example of a
negative stagger biplane.
"Airports will now be able to more efficiently and
effectively finance the kind of projects that will give travelers
more options, airlines more opportunities, and cities like New York
Source: Mary E. Peters, Secretary of the US
Department of Transportation. On Monday, the DOT announced airports
nationwide will soon be allowed to charge landing fees during their