Problem Seems To Be Affecting Garmin
ANN has been monitoring reports of problems with a number of the
Garmin GPSMAP portable series. According to Garmin sources, device
using GXM30/30A/40 antennas are currently having problems with
receiving XM WX transmissions and the resultant display of that
NBAA Calls for Aviation Rulemaking Committee to Address
Concerns of Business Aviation
In comments made to TSA officials today, National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen articulated
industry concerns about the agency's proposed Large Aircraft
Security Program (LASP) and offered a process for improving the
final rule on the proposal.
The U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) and the St. Lucian Ministry of
Tourism and Civil Aviation announced today a plan to enhance
aviation security on the Caribbean island nation.
4+ Place S/E Certified GA (Piston) -- Piper Matrix!
Talk about a 'd'oh!" moment… when we first heard that yet
another variant of the Malibu series was coming forth from Piper,
our reaction was simple… what else could they add to this
amazing little airframe? And the answer is what we thought it
Pratt & Whitney Awarded Contract for Long Lead Procurements
for Additional F119 Engines
Pratt & Whitney was awarded a contract from the United
States Air Force valued at up to $7 million for long lead material
procurement to produce an additional eight F119 engines for the
F-22 Raptor. The contract also includes an option for advance buy
funding for long lead material procurement for up to 39 additional
As part of the continued effort to lead the industry’s
response to the TSA’s LASP, NBAA tells ANN that it has
prepared a new online guide to help Members submit comments to
regulators about not only the LASP but also any future regulatory
proposals that affect the way Members operate or use their
It's been all the rage of late... bio-fuel this, green-flight
that. But, apparently the US Carriers haven't quite caught up with
the hype... that is, until this Wednesday.Continental Airlines
tells ANN that will conduct the first biofuel-powered demonstration
flight of a U.S. commercial airliner.
Kermit Weeks, creator and founder of Central Florida's Fantasy
of Flight, and a championship aerobatic pilot, has been
selected as a member of the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame. Weeks
was inducted into the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame recently at the
society's sixth annual induction ceremony.
At the AOPA Expo 2008, it was obvious that 2009 was to be (in part) the year of EVS. A number of OEM and aftermarket deployments were shown and discussed and ANN's Aero-TV crews used the event as an opportunity to find out more about the Forward Vision offering... recently TSO'ed for retrofit installation in the Cirrus SR 20 and SR 22.
At the AOPA Expo 2008, it was obvious that 2009 was to be (in
part) the year of EVS. A number of OEM and aftermarket deployments
were shown and discussed and ANN's Aero-TV crews used the event as
an opportunity to find out more about the Forward Vision
offering... recently TSO'ed for retrofit installation in the Cirrus
SR 20 and SR 22.
Pilots overwhelmingly approve wage, benefit concessions
Members of the Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) have
ratified a long-term labor agreement with the airline. The
agreement will extend certain wage and benefit concessions through
December 2011. Nearly 85 percent of votes cast were in favor of
ratification. Of the 454 votes cast, 384 voted yes, only 70 voted
The Sunday loss of a PHI Sikorsky S76 has cost 8 lives, with one
other person known to be hanging on for survival. Weather does not
seem to have been much of a factor and little is known about
If you inadvertently enter icing conditions, your primary
responsibility is to maintain control of the aircraft. Activate all
anti-icing and de-icing equipment. If equipped, turn cabin heat on
full defrost, turn on the pitot-heat, and activate the alternate
induction air. Communicate the state of your situation to air
traffic control. Clearly state the urgency of your situation.
$13.25 Million Contract Options to Provide Mission Systems for
the HC-130J Aircraft
Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Coast Guard
exercised contract options valued at $13.25 million to install
mission systems aboard two additional HC-130J aircraft. Once
delivered, these aircraft will complete the Coast Guard's planned
inventory of six missionized HC-130Js.
A NASA-funded study describes how extreme solar eruptions could
have severe consequences for communications, power grids and other
technology on Earth. The National Academy of Sciences in Washington
conducted the study.
An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group has filed a complaint
with the DOT following an incident Thursday in which nine Muslim
passengers were removed from an AirTran Airways flight at Ronald
Reagan Washington National Airport.
The British Columbia Aviation Museum is a major attraction on
Vancouver Island. It is located next to the Victoria International
Airport. In the Museum, there are many interesting aircraft,
engines, pictures, models and artefacts.
"People must realize that firefighters do more than fire
extinguishment and rescue at these events... They also provide
critical command and control functions as the incident commander
under the Air Force Incident Management System
Source: Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Ricchuito, the
fire and emergency services chief of the 379th Civil Engineer
Squadron. The squadron used a teamwork approach to recover a
Aerospatiale SA330J helicopter that crashed Dec. 15 at a forward
operating base in Afghanistan.