ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.10.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.10.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Dangers Near Home:
11.10.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
Randy Groom, former president of Beechcraft, has formed his own
consulting company to bring a collaborative brand of leadership to
other aviation organizations. The president of Groom Aviation, LLC
has already provided counsel to a wide range of aviation
European planemaker Airbus, hit hard by the global economic
slump, received a needed shot in the arm Monday... with the
announcement Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group
in Spain and fourth in Europe, has signed a firm order for 61
Airbus aircraft -- including four A380s, ten A350-900s, five
A330-200s and 42 A320 Family aircraft (of which 12 A319s, 25 A320s
and five A321s).
Student Will Start Out With Sport Pilot Training On C162s
Cessna said last week the planemaker continues the development
of its new web-based pilot training curriculum. The program will
guide customers through learning to fly and their sport pilot
certification featuring the Cessna 162 SkyCatcher.
Women in Aerospace (WIA) announced Monday the selection of five
new members to their board of directors. In addition to selecting
new members, the board also elected Debra Facktor Lepore,
AirLaunch, as their 2009 chair and Cindy Malawy, The Boeing
Company, as vice-chair.
Winner Will Apply $1000 Award To Flight Time, Books
Careers in Aviation announced Monday the 2008 Michelin
Scholarship recipient has been awarded to Desiree Nicole White from
Mary Esther, FL. The $1000 scholarship was open to students to
complete their education in the field of aerospace.
Approximately 9,500 Came Out For Boyer's Last Expo
There's just something about the West Coast. The Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association says last week's 2008 Expo in San Jose, CA
drew a surprising number of attendees, despite concerns about the
current economic crisis.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public
hearing on the safety of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
(HEMS) operations. The three-day hearing will begin on February 3,
2009, at the NTSB's Board Room and Conference Center in Washington,
Diamond Aircraft revealed its new DA42 L360 to the public for
the first time last week, after flying the prototype aircraft to
the AOPA Expo 2008 in San Jose, CA from the company's facility in
AD NUMBER: 2008-23-09
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-23-09
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This AD
requires replacing any insulation blanket constructed of
polyethyleneteraphthalate (PET) film, ORCON Orcofilm AN-26
(hereafter "AN-26"), with a new insulation blanket.
Following Friday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008, ANN spoke with outgoing group president Phil Boyer, about what he thinks is the greatest challenge facing not only pilots, but Americans of all stripes...
Following Friday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008, ANN spoke
with outgoing group president Phil Boyer, about what he thinks is
the greatest challenge facing not only pilots, but Americans of all
Will Hire More Indian Pilots In Cost-Cutting
Employing nearly 780 Indian and 260 foreign pilots, Jet Airways
has developed a plan to reduce operational expenses by hiring more
Indian pilots and gradually phasing out foreign pilots. Foreign
pilots working for Jet currently earn almost twice as much as
Negotiations For New Labor Contract Showing Progress
After a two-hour session held Friday, negotiators from the
Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace and the
Boeing Company reported "some progress" had been made toward
hammering out a new labor contract.
Over 3,700 Claims For More Than $300 Million In Goods Since
A recent sting operation conducted by the Los Angeles Police
Department at Los Angeles International Airport resulted in the
arrest of two baggage handlers and the recovery of 272 stolen items
and over $10,000 in cash.
Compliance With Landing Gear AD Causes Some Delays,
An internal audit by Northwest Airlines resulted in the
grounding of 27 of its Boeing 757s the night of November 7, as NWA
contacted the Federal Aviation Administration after discovering an
airworthiness directive had not been fully complied with.
Britain's strongest men could face their toughest task yet when
they attempt to persuade air travellers to pack lighter Monday. The
men will be on hand at two of the UK's busiest airports, Heathrow
and Manchester, to help passengers to guess the weight of their
luggage before they check-in as part of a three-pronged campaign by
Unite, the UK's biggest union, to urge travellers to cut the weight
of airport baggage to 23kg -- or 51 pounds.
Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Historic Mission
The Newseum announced this weekend the crew of Apollo 8 --
mission commander Frank Borman, command module pilot James Lovell
and lunar module pilot William Anders -- will reunite in a special
public program marking the 40th anniversary of their historic
mission on December 21-27, 1968. The program will take place on
Thursday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Newseum's Knight TV
Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine successfully completed engine
restart testing at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The engine air
restart tests are a significant program milestone demonstrating the
reliability of the F135 engine in flight.
"Flight 4500 took off from Ted Stevens Anchorage
International Airport at 11:23 am (Alaska time) and landed some 6
hours and 11 minutes later, at 9:34 pm (ET), at Buffalo Niagara
International Airport. This ultra-long segment was the first leg of
the aircraft's return to JFK and its eventual return to scheduled
service in the coming days."
Source: From a JetBlue Airways intranet
statement, reporting a new world record for distance flown by an
Embraer E190, after logging a 2,694 nautical mile non-stop