Aero-News has learned Eclipse Aviation has apparently pulled its
umpteenth rabbit out of a hat... and has obtained last minute
funding that, at the very least, will cover payroll for Eclipse
workers in New Mexico, New York, and Florida.
Provides TV, Video And Microwave Routing On AS350, Bell 206/407
Geneva Aviation, a member of the DART Helicopter Services family
of companies, recently received Transport Canada approval for its
Video System for Eurocopter AS350/AS355/BO-105 and Bell 206/ 407
helicopters. FAA approval has been previously received and EASA
approval is pending.
Facility Will Serve Falcon Owners Throughout Western US
Dassault Falcon recently announced plans for a new factory-owned
service center at the Reno-Tahoe Airport in Nevada. The new
facility will open by the end of the first quarter of 2009, and
will help to support a rapidly-expanding Falcon fleet in the
western United States.
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle
East and North Africa, has signed a firm contract for 10 additional
Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract follows one for 34 Airbus A320s
signed at the end of 2007.
Continental Airlines pilots will send their union leaders to
Washington DC early next week, to meet with Congressional leaders.
The union is protesting the Department of Transportation's
planned slot auctions at New York/New Jersey
Six Multi-Crew Rated Pilots Head To Chinese Carriers
Boeing commercial aviation training unit Alteon announced this
week the first graduating class of MPL (
multi-crew pilot licensing program) students.
Six cadet pilots, from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines,
completed the beta test of the MPL program at Alteon's Brisbane
Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) Completes Inaugural
The first Phenom 100 customers have successfully passed the
practical test with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on
the new Embraer entry level executive jet, at Alliance Airport, in
Fort Worth, TX.
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on
US airlines during the first eight months of 2008 declined by 1.4
percent from the same period in 2007, dropping to 516.2 million,
7.3 million fewer than a year earlier, the US Department of
Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported
Freighter Deliveries To Being Q3 2010, Intercontinental Q2
There's no question that ripples from a two-month strike by
machinists at Boeing are affecting the planemaker's future
programs... but that's not the only reason why Boeing announced
Friday an adjusted schedule for production and delivery of the
747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental airplanes.
Q3 Delivery Numbers, With GAMA President And CEO Pete
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.14.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.14.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Q3 Delivery Numbers For GA:
11.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with GAMA President
And CEO Pete Bunce.)
Thanks To The B777-200LR, Emirates Flies Non-Stop From LAX To Dubai
International airline travel is a function these days of the old "feast or famine" principle... what's good is VERY good and what isn't... well, we really do not want go/fly there. One of the brightest of the shining stars in the International Airline sweepstakes is an amazing airline based in the Middle East, Emirates.
Thanks To The B777-200LR, Emirates Flies Non-Stop From LAX To
International airline travel is a function these days of the old
"feast or famine" principle... what's good is VERY good and what
isn't... well, we really do not want go/fly there. One of the
brightest of the shining stars in the International Airline
sweepstakes is an amazing airline based in the Middle East,
Wake Turbulence Among Possible Causes Being Investigated
The US ambassador to Mexico says investigators with the National
Transportation Safety Board found no evidence the November 4
downing of a Learjet 45 transporting two controversial officials in
the Mexican government was anything other than an unfortunate
accident... but that's not likely to appease citizens who are
convinced it was a drug cartel-backed conspiracy.
United Airlines will become the first US carrier to demonstrate
how next-generation technologies could save more than two thousand
gallons of fuel and cut up to 55,000 pounds of carbon emissions on
a single, trans-Pacific flight.
Just over three weeks since
its October 19 launch, NASA's Interstellar
Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft -- the first mission designed
to image the interaction at the edge of the solar system --
concluded its orbit-raising phase and is beginning instrument
commissioning in preparation to start science observations.
CAE announced this week it has received orders to design and
manufacture five full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated
training devices, in contracts valued at C$63 million (US$52
million) at list prices.
Stress Non-Adversarial Relationship With Airline
Officials with the JetBlue Pilots Association filed a petition
with the National Mediation Board (NMB) this week, to gain
recognition as the sole bargaining agent for the nearly 2,000
pilots of JetBlue.
"We can reassure the public that these dedicated
professionals go out there every day and put their lives on the
line to make sure that everyone is safe. I don't want them to be
tarred by ... a few allegations from a few years
Source: Robert Bray, director of the Federal
Air Marshal Service. A disturbing report by a non-profit journalism
watchdog organization paints a frightening picture of the state of
FAMS. USA Today reports an investigation by ProPublica revealed
over three dozen air marshals have been charged with crimes --
including drunken driving, unauthorized use of firearms, sexual
misconduct with a minor and attempted smuggling of explosives.
Hundreds more have been accused of misconduct, according to the