The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, along with seven New
York flight schools, filed a lawsuit in Federal court Wednesday
challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring criminal
background checks for all flight school students.
Onex Corp. Believed To Be Strongest Candidate For Buyout
It appears Raytheon may be one step closer to selling off its
aircraft operation. The Wichita Eagle says sources close to the
deal report Raytheon Aircraft has entered exclusive talks with Onex
Corp. and Goldman Sachs.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7865
Issue Date: December 07, 2006 at 1703 UTC
Location: Ely, Minnesota
Beginning Date and Time: December 08, 2006 at 1530 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 08, 2006 at 1645 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580
Part Two: RJ Siegel, With The Latest On The LoPresti Fury
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.07.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.07.06 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Latest On LoPresti's Fury,
Part Two: 12.07.06 (ANN Special Feature, with LoPresti's RJ
Siegel and an update on the status of the LoPresti Fury.)
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.07.06 2135 EST: It
literally came down to the final moments... but in the end, NASA
opted to postpone Thursday night's planned launch of the space
shuttle Discovery for another day. Broken clouds at 5500 feet MSL,
below NASA's guidelines for a safe launch, are to blame for
Canada's Transportation Safety Board (CTSB) concluded icing
brought down a Cessna 208 Caravan (file photo of type
below) last October in Winnipeg. Now the investigative agency
wants to ground Cessna Caravans in anything but light icing
The Air Line Pilots Association's (ALPA) incoming president John
Prater promised a return to hard-nosed tactics and offensive action
following this year's election -- and it looks like he's going to
keep that promise.
Asks Carriers To Not Factor Reverse Thrust In Computing Landing
As the one-year anniversary of a tragic runway overrun accident
approaches, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V.
Rosenker is urging airlines to voluntarily adopt changes in the way
they calculate stopping distances on contaminated runways, in
accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance
issued in response to an urgent NTSB recommendation.
Photographs May Indicate Brief Spurts Of Water Since 1999
NASA says photographs taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on the
now-silent Mars Global Surveyor have revealed bright new deposits
seen in two gullies on Mars... that suggest water carried sediment
through them sometime during the past seven years.
Airbus got an unexpected boost in its competition for a new US
Air Force tanker contract. The service removed a requirement
for bidders to discuss trade disputes lodged with the World Trade
Organization in their proposals.
Confirming reports over the past several days regarding an
imminent order for Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental, the American
planemaker and Deutsche Lufthansa AG announced Wednesday the
carrier has ordered 20 747-8 Intercontinental jetliners plus 20
Union Says Three Years Is Long Enough Without Contract
Astar Air Cargo's union pilots are informally picketing the
company's headquarters in Miami. Represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, they say they don't have a contract despite three
years of negotiation with the company.
An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency
landing this week after a female passenger lit a match onboard. Why
did she do it? Authorities say she was trying to disguise the smell
of... well, flatulence.
When using cockpit technology for any purpose, though, think
about how you'll really use it, and look for pitfalls or traps that
might make it less useful to you and even impair your actions if
you don't have a back-up procedure in place.
What balloon "over-enthusiasts" may call themselves or what others
may call them after finding out waking up at 0430 to perform "hard"
labor, in the cold to get your balloon in the air is considered the
norm. Also a 1923 movie with Buster Keaton.
"We think airlines should voluntarily adopt the procedures
contained in the FAA's OpSpec now, as we are entering another
winter flying season."
Source: NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker, urging
airlines to voluntarily adopt changes in the way they calculate
stopping distances on contaminated runways, in accordance with
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance issued in response
to an urgent NTSB recommendation.