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December 31, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.01.07 Holiday Edition

Eclipse Aviation Delivers First Customer Eclipse 500

NTSB: Severe Icing Brought Down SR22 Last February

USAF Tanker Contract Would Keep Boeing 767 Program Viable

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Greek Plane Given All-Clear After Bomb Threat

Alleged Explosive Device Was "For Saddam"

An Olympic Airlines Airbus A340 bound for Athens from New York was diverted to Shannon Airport early Sunday morning, following a telephone threat of a bomb on board "for Saddam" -- an apparent reference Friday's execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

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ANN Looks At The Year That Was, And The Year That Will Be

Didn't We Just Do This LAST Year?

It's that time again... when the Aero-News staff takes a look back at all that happened in the Aero-World over the past 364 days.

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2006 Year-In-Review: Business Aviation

For business aviation, 2006 was a year of firsts, lasts and celebrations -- first flights, last planes off the line and dreams coming to fruition for some long-suffering players. The highs and lows made for a roller coaster of a year.

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2006 Year-In-Review: Military Aviation

With wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new fighter on the assembly line and ongoing sales of F-16s to NATO partners, 2006 was a milestone year for military aviation.

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2006 Year-In-Review: Sport Pilot

At 27 Months, How's This Baby Growing?

With just over two years of flying under the Sport Pilot rules, how are things shaping up?

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2006 Year-In-Review: Commercial Aviation

From A for Airbus to Z for Zacharias, 2006 was an eventful year for the commercial airline industry.

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Engine Problem Cancels JetStar's Debut Flight

Auspicious Start For Qantas Subsidiary

A part repair and overnight maintenance cancelled budget airline JetStar's inaugural flight from Melbourne to Honolulu Friday night. The problem was spotted, according to the Australian AP, during final procedural checks as the first of 270 passengers began boarding.

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NTSB: Severe Icing Brought Down SR22 Last February

Inaccurate Icing Reports Cited As Factor In Fatal Crash

The NTSB has determined the probable cause of a February 2005 SR22 crash near Norden, CA in which the sole occupant, pilot Bill McGrath, was killed.

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Is Air Canada Barking Up The Wrong Tree?

Announces Controversial Cabin Pet Ban

In what's being touted as a major victory for human allergy sufferers, Air Canada this fall banned all animals -- with the exception of service animals -- from aircraft cabins, with the justification that such animals could trigger allergy attacks in susceptible passengers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.31.06): Fly Safe, And Have Fun!


Keep it safe, because if it's safe it's usually fun -- and if it's not safe, it usually isn't fun!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.31.06)


Let’s head back to 1910 and the first International Air Meet that was held in the United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.31.06): Airfoil


The shape of a wing, propeller, turbine blade or other body designed to generate lift when viewed on its profile or cross section. Usually a teardrop type shape.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.31.06)

"As part of the Qantas group we don't go into specifics of maintenance. Obviously it's regrettable, and the fact it's a first service makes it very regrettable."

Source: Jetstar spokesman Simon Westaway, on the cancellation of the budget airline's first-ever flight Friday due to unspecified maintenance issues.

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