Order Makes Center The First All Mechtronix-equipped Training
Flight training equipment provider Mechtronix Systems announced
this week IFTC Istanbul will exercise its options to buy two FFS X
Non-Zero Flight Time (NZFT) simulators. The devices replicating the
A320 and B737NG are being deployed at its International Flight
Training Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
As Many As 1,900 Positions Eliminated, Including 800
Citing "these difficult times" and an expected $2 billion USD
loss in the Indian aviation industry in 2008-2009, on Wednesday Jet
Airways announced it would cut back its previously announced winter
schedule by 15 percent... while also firing the personnel who were
recently hired to handle those extra flights.
Aero-News has reviewed, and verified as accurate, documents
dated October 13, 2008 from the Court of Appeals of the State Of
Washington... that show a controversial ruling against the
Experimental Aircraft Association and the Northwest EAA Fly-In,
stemming from a July 1999 takeoff accident during the Arlington
Fly-In, has been overturned on appeal.
Says New Contracts Will Yield $20 Million In Cost Savings
ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. announced Tuesday it reached tentative
agreements with all four of its labor unions representing the
pilots and instructors, mechanics, flight attendants and
dispatchers. Voting is scheduled to be completed by November 1.
Hubble Repair Mission Delayed Until Early Next Year
Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad
39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center
in Florida on Monday, October 20, to await launch on its mission to
repair the Hubble Space Telescope. First motion of the shuttle is
scheduled for 12:01 a.m. EDT.
Attorney Says Agents "Could Have Waited" To Arrest His
Poor Pythias Brown... the 48-year-old TSA baggage screener at
Newark Liberty who's been charged with stealing dozens of cameras,
computers and other electronic gadgets from passengers' bags, and
selling them on eBay. He just can't seem to steal a break.
Congrats, Jessica Cox, On Passing Your Sport Pilot
Being born without arms didn't keep Jessica Cox of Tucson, AZ
from meeting the challenge of earning a Sport Pilot certificate.
The Able Flight Scholarship winner passed her checkride last
Friday, October 10, after several months of training with
instructor Parrish Traweek in his Ercoupe 415C.
Australia's Transport Safety Bureau says it knows why an Airbus
A330-300 dropped about 650 feet within seconds over Western
Australia last week. Investigators have pinpointed the cause of the
incident to a fault in the aircraft's flight data computer, which
shut off the plane's autopilot.
Sorting Out The DHS Large Aircraft Security NPRM, With AOPA's
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.15.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.15.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Sorting Out The DHS Large
Aircraft Security NPRM: 10.15.08 (ANN Special
Report, with Andy Cebula, Executive VP of Governmen
While I'm sure that you're having as much fun with the heavy iron and hot biz birds as we are, sometimes it makes sense to get back to basics... especially when Part 2 of our program on the Eclipse Training Program gets nuked by a bad hard drive (Don't worry, we'll salvage it and have it for you shortly) and we really needed a good excuse to put up a different program.
While perusing Oshkosh 2008, we ran into lots of REALLY cool
people, planes and products... sometimes all at once. The Bradys
provided one of those welcome interludes as well as an excuse for a
cool Aero-TV piece... from the perspective of a Sport Aviation
couple and their little RANS S-7.
FAA Says Preliminary Inquiry Confirms Four Planes Rerouted Near
This story brings a new -- and frankly disturbing -- tilt to the
term "on-the-job training." The FAA is looking into claims made by
a controller in Jacksonville, FL that several airliners were
rerouted Saturday to test the skills of an ATC
trainee, bringing those planes perilously close to area
thunderstorms in the process.
May Face Suspension Of Medical Pending Treatment If Charges
Details are hard to come by out of Winnebago County, Wisconsin,
where veteran airshow performer Patty Wagstaff was scheduled for a
Tuesday court appearance following a drunk-driving arrest at
Wittman Regional Airport during EAA Airventure.
Proving that a recession is only a bad thing if you don't have
any money, Turkish Airlines is dangling an order for as many as 105
aircraft in the faces of Boeing and Airbus. On the airline's wish
list are the Airbus A350 XWB, A330 and A319/320/321, and Boeing's
787 Dreamliner, 777 and variants of the 737.
Computer Model Simulates Effects Of Explosives Blasts
If you want to study the possible effects of a terrorist bomb on
an airliner, one obvious way would be to buy retired airliners, and
actually blow them up. That's the traditional method, but the
Transportation security Administration wanted to know -- in this
day and age, can't we accurately simulate an explosion using
"The Aviator" Handed Over To Challenge Air At Last Week's
Personnel with Cutter Aviation tell ANN it was in the spirit of
giving something back to the community that the family-owned FBO
chain donated its 80th Anniversary Custom Chopper "The Aviator" to
aviation charity Challenge Air. The custom motorcycle was handed
over to the organization last week at NBAA 2008 in Orlando.
"In my 20 years as an air traffic controller we had
never done anything like what they just did."
Source: Dave Cook, NATCA representative for the
Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center. The FAA is looking
into claims made by Cook that several airliners were rerouted
Saturday to test the skills of an ATC trainee, bringing those
planes perilously close to area thunderstorms in the process.