Defunct Air Taxi Operation Files Chapter 7 In Florida
statements made to ANN over the past several days from a
number of sources, Aero-News has obtained court
documents from a filing for Chapter 7 liquidation made last Friday
afternoon by now-defunct air taxi operator DayJet.
AD NUMBER: 2008-23-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-23-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model
Controllers, Airlines Question Effectiveness Of
Stating it is the federal government's job to make holiday
airline travel "as comfortable an experience as possible," on
Tuesday President George W. Bush announced that for a second year
military airspace along the East Coast will be opened to civilian
flights... but the program will also expand nationwide.
Stopping The GA Slide, With Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.18.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.18.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Stopping The Slide In GA
Deliveries: 11.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with
Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier.)
Hilton Software LLC has announced PIC Brief, a free web-based
service that is optimized for desktops, laptops, the Apple iPhone
and other mobile devices. PIC Brief provides pilots with
up-to-the-minute METARs, TAFs, animated RADAR, NACO Charts, VFR
sectionals, IFR enroute charts and more.
S-92 Variant Under Development For Canadian Forces
The first CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, which is being developed by
Sikorsky Aircraft for the Canadian government as a replacement for
its long-serving Sea King helicopter fleet, has completed its first
flight successfully at Sikorsky's Development Flight Center in
Pleads Guilty To Exporting Space Launch Data, Offering Bribes
To Chinese Officials
A physicist in Newport News, VA pleaded guilty this week to
charges that he illegally exported space launch technical data and
defense services to the People's Republic of China and offered
bribes to Chinese government officials.
US scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.5 percent fewer
workers in September 2008 than in September 2007, the third
consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee levels for
the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the
previous year and the largest year-to-year decrease since July
2006, the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of
Transportation Statistics reported Tuesday.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed the Warthog and known for its
close-air support superiority and the ability to carry large and
varied ordnance, is now on its way to delivering a new capability
to the warfighter.
There are few more complex "organisms" than an airshow in full operation. The amount of detail, coordination and expertise needed to pull off the modern American airshow is beyond the abilities of any one human being... though it does rely on one to try to coordinate the aerial operations... the much respected and much feared AIR BOSS.
AirBoss Ralph Royce Chats About Airshow Safety (Part 2)
There are few more complex "organisms" than an airshow in full
operation. The amount of detail, coordination and expertise needed
to pull off the modern American airshow is beyond the abilities of
any one human being... though it does rely on one to try to
coordinate the aerial operations... the much respected and (at some
times) much feared AIR BOSS.
Satellite Datalink Weather Systems Head To Dealers
Integrated flight deck and avionics manufacturer Avidyne
Corporation announced Monday it has shipped the first production
versions of the new MLX770 two-way datalink transceiver, which
received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval earlier this
The endurance record for a fuel-cell-powered aircraft of about
nine hours, set by a California engineering company, has been
beaten. The new champion is a group of college kids with a $2,500
cash budget and some donated fuel cells.
Is this the first step towards an even-larger Delta Air
Lines? On Monday, Delta CEO Richard Anderson joined Bill Ayer, CEO
of Alaska Airlines, in announcing an agreement "in principle" to
expand the marketing agreement between both carriers, to make the
airlines preferred alliance partners on the West Coast.
This Isn't Your Father's Automobile (Or Airplane) Tire
Michelin has developed a new lunar wheel for the next generation
of NASA moon rover vehicles. The structurally-supported tire and
wheel assembly, made of breakthrough composite materials, was
jointly developed at Michelin's European and North American
Angel Flight West, the country's largest volunteer pilot
organization, has appointed Alan M. Dias as Executive Director. A
licensed pilot, Dias has been flying missions for the organization
since 1993, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Board of
On November 15, Harbin Aviation Industry Co. (HAIG) successfully
delivered the first EC175 airframe structure to Eurocopter at its
factory in Harbin/China in the presence of representatives from
both companies. This is the third key milestone for the development
of the multi-role medium-twin class 16-passenger helicopter.
This website is designed to provide accurate information on the
BT and SNV Vultee variant trainer aircraft of World War II. This
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information on old and present aircraft, share photo's and to share
stories about these wonderful aircraft.
"If you don't have enough power, the plane falls out of
the air. There's no question to how it's performing."
Source: Nick Schoeps, fuel cell engineer at
Adaptive Materials and a University of Michigan alumnus. In late
October, the University of Michigan undergrads flew Endurance,
their 12-pound radio-controlled UAV with its 8-foot wingspan, for
10-hours and 16 minutes, at an average speed of about 99 miles per
hour. The flight was conducted in a field in Milan, MI, about 20
miles south of Ann Arbor.