An Iranian airliner overshot a runway and struck the airport
perimeter wall, killing 17 of the 153 people on board, and injuring
19 others. "There was an accident and a fire involving a passenger
plane from Tehran to Mashhad," the official IRNA news agency
reported, quoting the deputy governor of Khorasan province,
Whatever the reason (and event organizers throughout North
America have identified many different reasons), air show
attendance continues to trend up throughout the United States and
Canada as we pass the mid-way point of the 2009 air show
Full Senate Strips Funding For F136 Alternate JSF Engine
With a voice vote Thursday, the full Senate approved an
amendment to the defense authorization bill that removed funding
for development of the F136 alternate engine to the Joint Strike
Fighter. President Obama had said the engine was unnecessary, and a
waste of taxpayers money.
Primary Engine For Bell and Agusta/Bell 212 and 412 Models
BBA Aviation's Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company H+S
Aviation has been awarded Distributor and Designated Overhaul
Facility (DDOF) authorization for repair and overhaul of all models
of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T TwinPac engine.
Up to 60 aircraft ferrying world leaders to the G-20 economic
summit in Pittsburgh next month will all need a place to park, and
officials of the Allegheny County Airport Authority say those
parking spots may be at a premium.
Aircell is doing a little shuffling in the boardroom, announcing
the transition of Ron LeMay from Chairman of the Board to President
and CEO of the company. Jack Blumenstein, current President and
CEO, will assume the position of Chairman of the Board.
The Panama City – Bay County International Airport and
Industrial District (Airport Authority) has reached an agreement
with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on a
series of steps to address temporary stormwater management
They're Learning How Aviation Is Used In Environmental
Twenty-nine undergraduate and graduate students are
participating in a six-week NASA Airborne Science field experience
designed to immerse them in NASA's Earth Science research. The
students represent 26 colleges and universities across the U.S. and
nine foreign countries.
"(The risks) are manageable as evidenced by the
performance of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F, both Air Force and Navy
programs supplied by a single engine provider."
Source: Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in
a letter to Senator Joe Lieberman.
Wisconsin Department of
Transportation Aviation Site
Heading to Wisconsin this weekend? There's this little airshow,
after all. Here's a site that might help you out in your flight
planning for a trip to OSH. There's a lot of information about
getting around Wisconsin by airplane. Have fun, and we at ANN hope
we'll see you at the show.