The Man Behind The Ant: Klyde Morris Creator Wes
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.30.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.30.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Man Behind The Ant:
10.30.08 (ANN Special Report, with Wes Oleszewski,
who draws the Klyde Morris cartoon.)
Says Company Is Analyzing Impact Of Economic Downturn
Going against current, gloomy economic trends, on Wednesday
Cessna Aircraft broke ground on a $200 million facility in Wichita,
KS to produce the company's upcoming ultra-lux Citation Columbus
Supports PANYNJ Call For Multi-Year FAA Reauthorization, AMT
In a statement submitted for the October 29 hearing on
"Investing in Infrastructure: The Road to Recovery" before the
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Airports Council
International–North America (ACI-NA) called for at least $600
million in airport infrastructure funding to be included in the
Economic Stimulus bill, as well as relief for airports from the
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) disincentives that apply to private
activity bonds used to finance new construction.
Decries Assertion That Competition Warrants Controversial
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade association for the leading US airlines, issued the following
statement Wednesday in response
to the Department of Transportation (DOT)
claim that auctions will lead to more competition and
lower fares at slot-controlled airports.
In a race against time and the elements, engineers with NASA's
Phoenix Mars Lander mission hoped to extend the lander's survival
by gradually shutting down some of its instruments and heaters,
starting this week... but time may be running out for the erstwhile
"Another Opportunity For Executives To Stuff Their
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
(IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr., issued the
following statement Wednesday in response to
the Department of Justice's approval of the Northwest
Airlines-Delta Air Lines merger.
Online air charter booking service Virgin Charter announced
Thursday its second major partnership in seven days. On the heels
of last week's announcement that Virgin Charter partnered with
travel management provider Radius, comes word the charter booking
tool is now the first preferred private jet charter provider and
marketing partner for Signature Travel Network, one of America's
oldest luxury retail travel cooperatives.
Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) has received an
amendment to its current EC130 B4 Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) to include the Eurocopter AS350B3 with dual hydraulic systems
Just When You Thought The Portable GPS Map Game Couldn't Get ANY More Interesting...
We've been sitting on this secret for several weeks now and FINALLY, we get to let the feline out of the paper sack... Garmin has upped the ante in the ongoing portable GPS/Map wars. They call it the GPSMAP 696.
Garmin got a leap on new product announcements ahead of next
week's AOPA Expo in San Jose, CA... with the introduction of a
significant leap forward for portable navigation devices. The
electronics and avionics maker announced its flagship GPSMAP 696
Thursday morning, a tablet-style device that builds on the already
impressive capabilities of its smaller GPSMAP 496.
Part 1: Just When You Thought The Portable GPS Map Game Couldn't
Get ANY More Interesting...
We've been sitting on this secret for several weeks now and
FINALLY, we get to let the feline out of the paper sack... Garmin
has upped the ante in the ongoing portable GPS/Map wars. They call
it the GPSMAP 696.
Plants Adopt Three-Day Work Week On Slowed Production
Things are tough all over right now, thanks to the floundering
US economy... and best-selling aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Design
is feeling the sting. The company handed out pink slips to 105
workers Tuesday, one month after the Duluth, MN-based planemaker eliminated around 100
Soloy Aviation Solutions received FAA certification on October
28 for its Soloy 206 Turbine Mk II. A turbine version of the
popular piston Cessna 206H, the Rolls Royce 250-B17F/2-powered Mk
II provides an increase of 110 hp over the factory Cessna 206H,
boosting the aircraft's ability to carry more weight, fly faster
and operate in high and hot conditions.
Officials Say Agency May Be Able To Speed Up Program
Hoping to divert the public's attention from scathing media
reports, suggesting the Ares I rocket is a multi-billion
boondoggle... on Wednesday officials at NASA reiterated their
confidence in the design of the next-generation launch vehicle, and
also suggested NASA could fly Ares sooner than the current target
date of 2015.
Provides Additional Details About New Nuclear Wing
This week, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pointed to broad
initiatives within the Air Force he said are helping to return its
nuclear mission to "the standards of excellence for which it was
known throughout the entire Cold War."
Includes 20 Percent Reduction In Management-Level
Officials at Bell Helicopter announced Wednesday the company
will lay off approximately 500 workers, representing about four
percent of the Bell Helicopter workforce. The planned layoffs
include a 20 percent reduction in the management-level staff.
The response to a scenario British Airways never wanted in the
first place, upstart business-class subsidiary OpenSkies is
reportedly operating far below expectations... and given current
economic conditions, its days could be numbered.
Connecticut Corsair dedicates itself to the restoration to
flight of Connecticut's State Aircraft, the F4U-4 Corsair; to honor
Connecticut's aerospace history, while promoting and utilizing its
current and future aerospace technology and capabilities; and to
educate future generations about the Corsair and its contributions
on both the local and world stages, as well as to inspire students
in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and
manufacturing, through the restoration process.
"I think you've got to stick to the facts of
engineering and project management, and the fact that we're three
years into this. You'd basically back yourself up three years and
start over again, so just watch the gap grow."
Source: Steve Cook, manager of the Ares I
rocket program at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. In a
Wednesday conference call, NASA officials criticized recent media
reports suggesting the Ares design is hopelessly flawed, and
AD NUMBER: 2005-13-02 R1
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-02 R1
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10
(Regional Jet series 700 & 701) series airplanes and Model
CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet series 900) series airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2008-22-16
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-22-16
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain GE CT58 series turboshaft engines.