A NATO helicopter has gone down in Zabul province in
Afghanistan, and nine international troops have reportedly been
killed in the incident. There were reportedly a "large number" of
Americans on board the helo when it went down, according to a
military source who requested anonymity.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
09.21.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
09.21.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part I: Flying the SR-71 -
09.21.10 (ANN Special Report, with US Air
Force Colonel Richard Graham-Retired)
X-Ray Units And Baggage Screening Technology Top The List Of
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano
announced Friday that approximately $98 million in American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for advanced
technology (AT) X-ray units and inline baggage screening
Company Awarded Essential Air Service Contracts For Routes To
Gulfstream International Group announced Monday that it will
receive $8.5 million in federal subsidies as part of the Essential
Air Service Program for five routes for small communities around
Project Will Quadruple Passenger Capacity When It Opens In
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), a collection of 32 islands
and cays in the Southern Caribbean, announced at the 16th World
Route Development Forum that terminal construction will begin later
this year on its new $240 million international .
Never Say Die... The Eclipse 500 keeps trucking toward a solid
comeback with the news that the bird will shortly be back to
flitting around at FL410. Eclipse Aerospace has confirmed the
completion of an enhanced windshield application for the
dissipation of precipitation static on windshields, and aircraft
design changes for operation up to 41,000 feet. EAI committed to
bring these upgrades to market for existing Eclipse aircraft owners
after EAI acquired the assets of the previous company.
Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United
Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues -- Part II
ANN E-I-C Note: Barely a month old, we've
received so many requests for the links (though we must note
that if you use ANN's search function, you can find them
quicker than asking us...) to this two part Aero-TV story that
it seemed to make sense to give it a chance at the limelight one
more time. Here is a redux of Part II of our August two-parter
featuring Lycoming Boss Michael Kraft and TCM CEO Rhett Ross...
IPO For Spirit Airline Reported To Be Worth $300 Million
Ultra-low-cost Spirit Airlines based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has
filed with the SEC for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to
$300 million in common stock. It is not yet known how many shares
the company intends to offer, or on which stock exchange the
airline will be traded.
Gulfstream Aerospace recognized the 25th anniversary of the
first flight of the Gulfstream IV on Sunday. "The GIV was the
aircraft that launched a thousand Gulfstream aircraft," said Joe
Lombardo, president, Gulfstream.
Language Will Prohibit Airlines From Breaking Contracts,
Dumping Pensions On PBGC And Taxpayers
In what the Teamsters describe as "a major victory for organized
labor, airline employees and American taxpayers," the House
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law last
week adopted a Teamster-written amendment to H.R.
“We believe we provide the right fit to these
communities; as a niche operator with a unique aircraft size, we
are able to efficiently connect these smaller markets to expanded
air service." Source: David Hackett,
CEO of Gulfstream Airline.