Three Months Have Passed Since He Disappeared Over Nevada
It is a painful end to the latest chapter in the story of
missing millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett... but, sadly, it's
also a realistic one. On Monday, Peggy Fossett, Steve's wife, filed
a petition before Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois asking that
her husband be declared legally deceased.
Inside The Columbia Bankruptcy Auction, With Former Columbia
Exec Rich Belzer
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.28.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.28.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Inside The Columbia
Bankruptcy Auction: 11.28.07 (ANN Special Report, with
former Columbia Sales VP Rich Belzer.)
Boeing tells ANN it recently received the prestigious Johnston
Memorial Trophy from the London-based Guild of Air Pilots and Air
Navigators for the accomplishments of the X-45A Joint-Unmanned
Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) program.
JAG Says 11 Homeowners Compensated For Damages So Far
Seven months have passed since a US Navy Blue Angels F/A-18
crashed during a performance at Marine Air Corps Station Beaufort,
killing the pilot onboard... and officials are still working
to determine what went wrong.
Honda Aero, Inc. officially broke ground Wednesday on its new
corporate headquarters and jet engine plant in Burlington, NC on
property located adjacent to the Burlington-Alamance County
Former Aerospace Chief Will Now Oversee Entire Company
Bombardier's Board of Directors announced Wednesday the
appointment of Bombardier Aerospace's Pierre Beaudoin as President
and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc. effective June 4,
2008 -- the date of the next annual general meeting of
shareholders. Laurent Beaudoin will remain as Chairman of the
AD NUMBER: 2007-24-12
MANUFACTURER: Eclipse Aviation
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model (Eclipse) EA500
Columbia Aircraft is officially no more. Tuesday evening, Cessna
confirmed news that surfaced early that
afternoon... that the planemaker was the high bidder
for select assets of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Company.
Twin Cities airplane aficionados appreciated the stopover of an
Airbus A380 Tuesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport... but it's doubtful whether executives at Northwest
Airlines were swayed by the gesture.
It will be something of a homecoming for C. David Cush, when he
takes the reins next month as CEO of Virgin America. The former
Senior Vice President of Global Sales for American Airlines will be
reunited with former AMR CEO Don Carty.
Sales Force Pitches Airline To Corporate Travelers
They've put the plan in motion... now, they have to sell it.
Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has dispatched a
newly-bulked-up sales force throughout the country, in an attempt
to woo the business travelers the airline recently revamped its
very corporate culture to attract.
Though officially disavowed by executives at both airlines,
investment company Pardus Capital Management hasn't given up on
swaying other hedge funds to support a merger between Delta Air
Lines and United Airlines.
UAV-Mounted Sensor May Detect Landslides, Fault Lines
NASA is evaluating a compact L-Band synthetic aperture radar for
potential use on unmanned aircraft. The sensor detects and measures
small changes in the Earth's surface of geophysical interest, such
as volcanoes, earthquake faults, landslides and glaciers.
Platform Unable To Remain On Station Due To Currents,
Due to unusually strong ocean currents at the launch site, Sea
Launch is rescheduling the launch campaign for the Thuraya-3
communications satellite. The team is establishing an extended
schedule for the Thuraya-3 mission, as the vessels return to Sea
Launch Home Port. All personnel are doing well and all systems and
the spacecraft are secure.
A type of secondary control on an airplane, in that it does not
cause the aircraft to rotate on any of its three axes. Speed brakes
produce drag without affecting lift, or causing the aircraft to
"The LSA market demands the latest avionics, safety and
reliability, light-weight equipment and a competitive price tag.
Our solution is to partner with SAC, a company with excellent
facilities, state-of-the-art technologies and a workforce highly
experienced in aircraft manufacturing. SkyCatcher customers will
get an advanced design, high-quality workmanship and world-class
product support, all at an affordable price from Cessna, a brand
known and trusted worldwide."
Source: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Tuesday was a
busy day for the planemaker... as in addition to buying the assets
of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, Cessna also announced it will
partner with China's Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), a
subsidiary of the government-owned China