North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise
flights December 10th around the National Capital Region
(Washington, D.C.). The flights will take place beginning
around midnight and continue into the early morning
Charleston Assembly Line Will Be Able To Work
Boeing will contract with suppliers outside the Puget Sound area
to produce all 787 parts, so that its second Dreamliner production
line in Charleston, S.C. can operate independently, the company
A joint venture between Boschung Global AG and Inter Sinex AG of
Switzerland has signed as the launch customer for the Thrush 510
aerial applicator, a new, H80-powered, 510-gallon, 10,500-pounds
gross weight crop duster. The venture has plans to operate the
H80-powered Thrush 510 aircraft in Kazakhstan.
Copa Airlines said Monday it has placed an order for two Boeing
737-800 airplanes to be delivered in the second half of 2010. This
new order brings to 15 airplanes the number of Boeing
Next-Generation 737s that Copa Airlines has ordered this year.
Signers Support Rule Change Regarding How Votes Are Counted In
Union Organizing Elections
A total of 178 Members of Congress signed a letter to the
National Mediation Board Monday in support of a rule change
regarding the way votes are counted in union organizing elections
for aviation and railroad workers.
System Issues, Late-Arriving Aircraft, Weather All Factors In
Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on
time at a lower rate this past October than in either October of
last year or in September 2009, according to the Air Travel
Consumer Report released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT.
First Of Their Type To Be Purchased For The French Navy
Two EC225s ordered by the French Armament Procurement Agency
(DGA) will be the first to be operated by the French Navy,
Eurocopter announced Monday. The helicopters, will be used to
perform search and rescue (SAR) missions off the coast of
Production Shifting From Edwards AFB to Palmdale,
The first Block 40 configuration of the RQ-4 Global Hawk
high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
successfully completed its first flight on Nov. 16. Designated
AF-18, the advanced capability aircraft flew for approximately two
A jury has awarded $7 million to survivors of Bryan Keith
Woodward, who was a passenger aboard Comair Flight 5191. The flight
attempted to depart a runway that was too short at Blue Grass
Airport in Lexington, KY, and ran off the end of the runway.
System Approved For Citation 650 III, VI and VII Series
Elliott Aviation announced Tuesday that the Moline, IL-based
business aviation services company has received Supplemental Type
Certification (STC) from the FAA for the installation of dual
Universal Avionics' UNS-1Espw Flight Management System in Citation
650 III/VI/VII series aircraft.
CEO Mark Van Tine Discusses the Future of Electronic Chart Technology
At the National Business Aviation Association’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), exhibitors displayed the latest in aviation technology. Aero-TV took the opportunity to speak with President and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, about what’s on the horizon for the company and the future of paperless flight bags.
All-New Aerobatic Team Features the MS760 Paris Jet
Nearly 1,600 air show professionals are currently gathered at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
CEO Mark Van Tine Discusses the Future of Electronic Chart
At the National Business Aviation Association’s 62nd
Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), exhibitors displayed
the latest in aviation technology. Aero-TV took the
opportunity to speak with President and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van
Tine, about what’s on the horizon for the company and the
future of paperless flight bags.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.09.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.09.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Matt Younkin, Beech 18 Aerobatics -
12.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with Matt
All-New Aerobatics Team Features the MS760 Paris Jet
Nearly 1,600 air show professionals are currently gathered at
the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is
profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers
we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
It's another chapter in the seemingly never-ending saga of the
FAA re-authoriztion bill. With a voice vote Tuesday, the House of
Representatives approved HR 4217 to extend current Federal aviation
programs and taxes through the end of March, 2010.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced the formation of an
independent review panel Tuesday that will examine the November 19,
2009 outage of the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI). The
group of experts will survey the FTI's architecture and recommend
any immediate or future changes.
ALPA's United Master Executive Council reports that the pilots
of United Airlines are cautiously optimistic about the airline's
announcement of a widebody order that includes 25 Boeing 787s and
25 Airbus 350s.
Some Denver Positions Will Be Transferred, Other Jobs
Republic Airways Holdings announced Tuesday that it will add up
to 300 full-time positions in Indianapolis next year. As a result
of this job growth, the company will be eligible to receive up to
approximately $4 million in economic incentives through the end of
Chinese national XueQiang Si is building a Sportsman 2+2 at
Glasair's Two Weeks To Taxi program and, upon completion, will fly
it to China. XueQiang Si reports that his Sportsman will be
the first experimental category aircraft to fly in the People's
Republic of China.
It's A Different Kind Of Corporate Flying: Polar Scientific
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has achieved registration for the
International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
Accreditation was given in recognition of its safe working
practices and procedures when working in the Antarctic's extreme
Third Time In 10 Years Jacksonville Controllers Actions
The daughters of a couple killed when their charter flight went
down short of the Gainesville, Florida airport in November of last
year have sued the FAA, saying Jacksonville air traffic controllers
did not properly do their jobs in relation to the accident.
"Frankly, every month that goes by without a long-term
FAA authorization is a lost opportunity to improve aviation safety,
security, and to create and maintain jobs around the
country." Source: U.S.
Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL).
The International Standard for Buiness Aircraft Operations was
developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry. It is a
code of best practices designed to help flight departments
worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism.