Sikorsky Aircraft signed a contract this week to provide
Washington Times Aviation with two S-92 helicopters for airline
use. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2008 and 2009,
and will operate in Asia.
A former Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan bomber returned to the
skies this week, for the first time in 14 years. Vulcan XH558B took
off from Bruntingthorpe Airfield near Leicester Thursday, and flew
for 40 minutes, reports the UK's Defence News... making the plane
the only flying Vulcan in the world.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0824
Issue Date: October 19, 2007 at 1228 UTC
Location: Davis Field Airport, Muskogee, Oklahoma near OKMULGEE
Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2200 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: The Oklahoma Air Show
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Davis Field (MKO) Air Traffic Control Tower,
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0814
Issue Date: October 19, 2007 at 1119 UTC
Location: Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico near BOLES VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 1645 UTC
Ending Date and Time: October 29, 2007 at 0030 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: The Holloman Air and Space EXPO 2007
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Holloman (HMN) Air Traffic Control Tower,
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.19.07 1400 EDT:
Eclipse Aviation announced Friday it will lay off roughly 10
percent of its Albuquerque, NM-based workforce, as the company
switches focus to full-rate production.
The Pratt & Whitney F119 engine has logged more than 50,000
operational flight hours, a major milestone for the engine program.
Pratt & Whitney’s F119 is the only fifth-generation
fighter engine in operational service and is the exclusive power
source for the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor.
Wants US, EU To Abandon Feud Before WTO... But Also Takes Aim
Allan McArtor, chairman of the North American division of
European planemaker Airbus, says his employer and America's Boeing
should abandon their contentious and costly battle over aircraft
subsidies and negotiate a new trade agreement. But wait... this
isn't necessarily peace in our time.
ADS-B, 406 MHz ELTs, And You... With AEA President Paula
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.19.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- ADS-B And You:
10.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Paula Derks, president
of the Aircraft Electronics Association.)
There was a unique opportunity for aviation enthusiasts in
Jacksonville, FL to celebrate on Thursday. Several EAA members
gathered at Cecil Field Airport to recognize the recent repeal of
that city's ordinance banning construction
of aircraft in a person's own home.
Former Air Force Base Sees New Life As Growing Passenger
Last year, then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer visited
Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in the midst of
construction of its new terminal... and became the airport's first
As expected, NASA has terminated its contract with Rocketplane
Kistler to develop an inexpensive means of transporting cargo to
the International Space Station, under the Commercial Orbital
Transportation System (COTS) program.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Thursday the remains of a US serviceman, missing from the
Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for
burial with full military honors. He is Maj. Robert G. Lapham, US
Air Force, of Marshall, MI. He will be buried Friday in Arlington
National Cemetery near Washington, DC.
"I am particularly pleased to recognize Glorious
Johnson for acknowledging the potential of the homebuilt aircraft
community and allowing citizens of Jacksonville to continue to
build and restore their personal aircraft."
Source: Earl Lawrence, EAA's vice president of
industry and regulatory affairs, thanking Jacksonville, FL
Councilwoman Johnson on her efforts towards repealing that city's
ordinance banning construction of aircraft in a person's own home.
Johnson spearheaded the unanimous vote to repeal the ordinance on