Awaits 'Explanation' Of FAA Funding Proposal, Including User
The Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008) budget submitted to Congress Monday by President
Bush continues to stir comments from aviation letter
groups, with National Air Transport Association President James K.
Coyne the latest to weigh in on the controversial plan.
First Customer Installation Delivered 90 Days After STC
Avidyne and S-TEC are wasting no time in getting King Airs
equipped with their new Alliant Integrated Flight Deck into
customers' hands. The companies announced the delivery of the first
such customer-owned Beechcraft King Air 200 this week.
Issue Date: February 07, 2007 at 1122 UTC
Location: Eastern side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX
Beginning Date and Time: February 09, 2007 at 1100 UTC
Ending Date and Time: February 09, 2007 at 2000 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways, which, until Saudi Arabia's
National Air Service begins scheduled service, remains the Middle
East's first and only private scheduled airline, announced
Wednesday it has established a hub in Dubai.
Bill Would Release Info On Abandoned Aircraft To Owners
The EAA and the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) have worked
for years with FAA regulators to obtain certification data for the
owners of orphaned aircraft who need it. Now, it appears those
efforts are to finally bear fruit.
ANN has learned the US Secretary for Transportation, Mary
Peters, the European Commission vice president in charge of
Transport, Jacques Barrot, and German Transport Minister, Wolfgang
Tiefensee, met Tuesday in Washington to kick off a new round of air
transport negotiations in hopes of reaching consensus on a
comprehensive transatlantic agreement collectively known as the
"Open Skies" treaty.
NBAA President Ed Bolen On FAA Funding And User Fees
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.07.07 (ANN's
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ANN Special Feature -- NBAA President Ed Bolen:
02.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Ed Bolen, president
A South Florida man who initially blamed his son for pointing a
handheld laser at a sheriff's helicopter last month is now in jail,
charged with not one but two crimes... only one of which is related
to a laser.
A proud tradition dating back nearly 50 years is shutting down
at Patrick Air Force Base, located along Florida's Space Coast and
home to the 45th Space Wing. Florida Today reports The Aero Club at
Patrick was hit with dwindling membership, coming in part to
tightened security restrictions at the base in the days following
AMFA Says Growing Trend Raises Air Safety and Security
Sources at the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
tell ANN the March 2007 issue of Consumer Reports magazine --
perhaps best known for its comparisons and reviews of products
ranging from toasters, to SUVs -- includes a feature article
titled, "An Accident Waiting To Happen? Outsourcing Raises
Missing Or Unaccounted-For Badges Number In The Thousands
In a report with sweeping implications, Chicago TV news station
CBS2 uncovered a problem with security badges at the city's O'Hare
airport. The station found that persons with a security badge get
into the airport through an employee side gate lacking any of the
security measure employed by TSA to screen airline passengers.
Warns Cuts Could Undermine Nation's Standing In
While most of the attention on President Bush's proposed FY2008
budget, released Monday, has centered
on the contentious issue of user fees in the aerospace community,
the American Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
notes one area of that fiscal plan shows promise: the amount of
funding allotted for NASA.
Proxy Aviation Systems, developer of fully autonomous,
optionally piloted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced
Tuesday it has successfully completed testing of the automatic
take-off and landing (ATOL) capabilities of SkyWatcher at a
USAF-sponsored demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
$2 Million Competition Sponsored By NASA And Northrup
The X Prize Foundation told ANN Tuesday it has set
registration dates and made rules changes for the $2 million
Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge -- a competition requiring
vehicles to simulate trips between the moon's surface and lunar
Allows Pilots To Familiarize Themselves With Entegra
Flight 1 Aviation Technologies told ANN Tuesday its Avidyne PFD
Multimedia courseware is now available, enabling pilots and owners
of Avidyne-equipped aircraft to efficiently operate and familiarize
themselves with the Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 Primary Flight