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January 13, 2006

Stranded Aircrew Rescued After Week-Long Antarctic Stay

Repair Crews Arrive To Fix Plane

Friday the 13th proved to be very lucky for three Australian airmen whose twin-engine CASA C-212 stranded them for more than a week on the Amery Ice Shelf, in the sub-zero environment of Antarctica.

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New Judge In Delta Air Lines Bankruptcy Case

Beatty Out On Medical Leave, Substitute Made Permanent

What was originally to be a temporary switch in judges presiding over Delta Air Line's Chapter 11 bankruptcy trial has been made permanent, as Judge Adlai S. Hardin has been selected to preside over two trials formerly handled by Judge Prudence Carter Beatty.

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Steven Karol Named Board Chairman At Mooney Aerospace

Earlier this week, Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd. announced its Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Steven E. Karol as Chairman of its Board of Directors, replacing Walt Catlow.

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Boeing Signs Lease For Construction Of Hangars To Upgrade AWACS Fleet

First Tenant Of New OKC Aerospace Park

Boeing has signed a lease to construct three hangars that will be used to upgrade the US Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft fleet.

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NOTAM: 6/0465 Issued: 01/13/2006 14:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: SECURITY Description: SPECIAL NOTICE... FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS INGRESS/EGRESS PROCEDURES FOR BAY BRIDGE (W29) AND KENTMORR (3W3), MD.

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AD: Frakes

AD NUMBER: 2006-01-51 MANUFACTURER: Frakes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-51 SUMMARY: This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2006-01-51 that was sent previously by individual notices to all known U.S. owners and operators of Frakes Aviation (Gulfstream American) Model G-73 (Mallard) series airplanes and Model G-73 airplanes that have been converted to have turbine engines.

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US Sport Aviation Expo - Day One

So Far It's Slow, But Better Than Last Year

Driving up to the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida on Thursday, we saw a plane in the sky.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.13.06

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.13.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.13.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Air Journey's Thierry Pouille: 01.13.06  (ANN's Feature News Program, with Air Journey's Thierry Pouille on flying overseas in YOUR airplane)

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AD NUMBER: 2006-01-09 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-01-10 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplanes, listed above.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2006-01-11 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-11 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes.

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Second Lawsuit Filed In Chalk's Accident

"It Isn't About The Money"

Relatives of three victims in the December 19 downing of a seaplane have secured representation to go after Flying Boat Incorporated -- the operators of Chalk's Ocean Airways -- as well as anyone who might have had a hand in maintaining the aircraft.

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ESA, ANU Make Significant Space Propulsion Breakthrough

Will This Be How Mankind Reaches Mars?

The European Space Agency, in conjunction with the Australian National University, announced Thursday the two entities have successfully tested a new design of spacecraft ion engine that dramatically improves performance over present thrusters.

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Klyde Morris 01.13.06

Klyde Gets On NASA's Case Again

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Spurred On By Katrina, LA Guard Outfit Leaves Lakefront Airport

Had Been At Base Since 1940s

It's a bittersweet experience, thinking about picking up everything and moving to a new home -- and its one the Louisiana Air National Guard based at New Orleans' Lakefront Airport is going through now.

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Wish Upon A Falling Stardust Sunday Morning

NASA Preparing For Probe's Return

NASA is making the last preparations for the return of the Stardust interstellar capsule, with the final correction burn set to occur Friday night at 11:53 pm EST. That burn should align the spacecraft on the proper trajectory to enter the earth's atmosphere, setting up for an on-target landing in the salt flats of Utah at 5:12 am EST Sunday morning.

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Gone West: Taryn Robinson

Air Force Grad Severely Injured In DA-20 Accident

She held on longer than anyone expected... but Aero-News has learned Second Lieutenant Taryn Robinson, the 22-year-old Air Force pilot who was severely burned in a September crash that claimed the life of her flying instructor, succumbed to her injuries Tuesday.

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Development Work Begins On CH-53K

Not A Moment Too Soon For Many

A new heavy lift helicopter is now officially in the pipeline for the Marine Corps following the decision last month to authorize the Heavy Lift Replacement (HLR/CH-53K) program, and to begin a $4.4 billion development program for the aircraft.

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Qantas Boss Tells Of Encounter With Incredibly Dense US Security Guard

'But You're A Woman'

Qantas chairman Margaret Jackson revealed at a Beijing Conference this week that she was briefly suspected of being a terrorist by a TSA screener during a visit last year to the United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.13.06): VFR Not Recommended

Aero-Tips 01.13.06

Skies are cloudy but the bases are high and visibility good.  You call Flight Service for a preflight weather briefing and, during the specialist’s presentation, he interjects that “VFR flight is not recommended.”  Can you still file a VFR flight plan?  Does this put a stop to your trip?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.13.06)


While this is a bit off the vector airways, this might come in handy if any readers might be planning to head to the bank for an aircraft loan. At consumers are now able to check their credit reports by each of the three credit bureaus, free once per year. Make sure everything is correct and someone else isn’t trying to use your credit to buy something with or without wings.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.13.06): ADIZ

ADIZ Air Defense Identification Zone Established to facilitate early aircraft identification of all aircraft in the vicinity of U.S.-International airspace boundaries.  All aircraft entering domestic U.S. airspace from points outside must provide for identification prior to entry. The ability to take over airspace at a given moment in the name of national security.  

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.13.06)

"I just want to find out the truth and get to the bottom of this before it gets too late and they take all the papers and disappear with [them] and the family wouldn’t know what happened. It isn’t about the money. I just want to find justice and the truth about what’s [going] on." Source: Jeff Charlton, on his reasons for joining others who lost family members in the December 19th Chalk's Ocean Airlines seaplane downing in filing a lawsuit against the airline, as well their insurance company and, potentially, the airline's maintenance workers and the manufacturers of replacement components for the Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard. Charlton lost his mother in the accident.  

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