ANN REALTIME UPDATE 04.16.07 2215 EDT:
Aero-News has learned two victims perished in Monday's crash of a
plane, tentatively identified as a homebuilt Wheeler Express, less
than one mile from the approach end to Runway 27-Left at Lakeland
Linder Regional Airport.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.16.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.16.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Return Of The Twin Otter --
04.16.07 (ANN Special Feature, with David Curtis of Viking
A single-engine 1966 Piper Cherokee that departed Jefferson City
Saturday morning crashed in southeast Missouri, killing all four
passengers. It was scheduled for a four-hour flight to Muscle
Shoals, AL, reported KFVS-12 Television.
The US Air Force announced at the 23rd National Space Symposium
April 11 that it awarded XCOR Aerospace a contract to design and
analyze a rocket-powered vehicle that will reach 200,000 feet
altitude and supersonic speeds.
BA Flight from New Delhi to London Delayed 12 Hours
You wouldn't have wanted to be one of the 225 passengers in New
Delhi heading to London who were told Sunday that their British
Airways flight was delayed because the pilot was too tired to fly
the plane safety.
President And Entourage Resume Trip On Other Plane
A Boeing 727 private plane carrying 46 passengers, including
Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, 12 of his ministers, and eight
crew members, made an emergency landing in Spain on Saturday
because of a problem with a cockpit window, Senegalese government
officials told the Spanish news agency Europa Press in Dakar.
Giving Western Michigan University College of Aviation graduates
a job hunting "edge," the college signed a "preferred interview"
agreement with AirNet Systems on Friday, reported The Battle Creek
There's another turboprop single to reckoned with... as Saturday
evening, Comp Air Aviation owner Ron Lueck took flight successfully
in his company's Comp Air 12. With wheels off at 1810 EDT, from
Florida's Merritt Island Airport, it was the maiden voyage of Comp
Air's all new, carbon-composite turbine.
The Good, The Bad, and The Airworthy... We'll Get It All!
As you read this, the ANN staff is making final preparations at
our lakeside rental house/headquarters adjacent to Lakeland, FL for
our annual coverage of Sun 'N Fun 2007, which... for now... retains
its title as the inaugural event of the Fly-In season. It's an
exciting time for all of us... but it's also no secret that we
approach the show with decidedly mixed feelings.
Cessna Aircraft Company tells ANN it is featuring a special
display at the Lakeland Fly-In in central Florida April
17–23, 2007 in honor of the company’s 80th Anniversary.
The planemaker plans to highlight its past... while also showing
some tantalizing glimpses of its future.
Take note Airbus, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, and chairman
of state-run carrier Indian Airlines: the Delhi High Court issued
notices on public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to abandon a
procedure to be followed in the event of an emergency landing by an
Do you have plans to travel to China? You may have more flight
options available when an "open skies" agreement liberalizing air
travel with the US is formally signed by the end of the year,
according to the Associated Press.
European Manufacturer Fights Back With Bigger,
After losing the sales crown to Boeing for 2006 -- due in
large part to the American planemaker's widebody offerings --
Airbus is striking back with its redesigned A350XWB as the
company aggressively seeks a 60-plane US Airlines aircraft
"An Air Traffic Oversight Service investigation has
determined that the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) is not in
compliance with FAA Order 7110.65, Paragraph 3-10-4, at Memphis Air
Traffic Control Tower (MEM). MEM was also unable to provide
required documentation to demonstrate that the current practice of
conducting simultaneous independent approaches to runways 18L, 18C
and 27 was properly authorized."
Source: From an internal FAA memo, published on
a blog run by past NATCA president John Carr, on safety concerns at
Memphis International Airport.