Adding another piece to the "December Surprise" puzzle of
Airbus's 2005 sales order tally, the European consortium announced
Friday that Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) placed an order last
year for three single-aisle A320s.
Avidyne Corporation and AirShares Elite announced Friday the two
companies are planning an "Evening of Learning" to be held
February 9 at 6:30 pm in the Jet Aviation hangar at Hanscom Airport
(BED), in Bedford, MA.
Tom Brelsford, a retired Connecticut State Environmental Police
Sergeant, wasn't fooling when he bought the old Newhart Airport
near Venice, NY last April 1st. Brelsford announced this week plans
are well underway to reopen the field this spring.
The following doc was filed by the FAA in response to recent
statements by NATCA. It makes for interesting reading...
FAA Statement: Once again, John Carr's blog,
Mainbang.com, contains many misleading or false statements about
the FAA's analysis of controller pay...
Claimed Three Lives, Lone Survivor Called For Help On Cell
Severe icing -- and the pilot's failure to plan sufficiently for
it -- were cited by the NTSB in its probable cause report on a
fatal January 2005 accident that caused a Beech King Air B-90 (file
photo of type, below) to stall and impact terrain near
EAA's Earl Lawrence Fills Us In On A Certain Midwinter
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.27.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- EAA Vice President of
Industry and Regulatory Affairs Earl Lawrence:
01.27.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with the EAA's
Earl Lawrence on the annual EA
Bell Helicopter's TR918 Eagle Eye Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
lifted off the ground for the first time Thursday when it achieved
the first flight milestone in this ground breaking, vertical-lift
unmanned aircraft program. At 8:54 a.m. (CST) the vehicle lifted
vertically off the ground hovered for nine minutes, executed yaw
and translation maneuvers and then landed safely on the ground.
References To User Fees, Additional Equipment Ominous To
Although user fees have been rejected by Congress and the
general aviation community on an almost-yearly basis over the past
decade, EAA officials are extremely concerned following U.S.
Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta's speech to the Aero Club
of Washington (D.C.) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in which he seemed to
float the idea once again.
In 2005 Robinson manufactured 806 new helicopters which is the
most civil helicopters ever produced in one year, by any individual
company. The previous record of civil helicopters manufactured in
one year, was set by Bell Helicopters in 1980.
At a public meeting on Wednesday, January 18, Helicopter
Association International (HAI) President Matthew Zuccaro spoke out
against a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) designed to make the
Washington, D.C. ADIZ restrictions permanent.
M7 Aerospace announced Thursday the company received European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Certification for both of
its FAA-certified repair stations, located at M7’s
headquarters in San Antonio, TX and at the company's facility in
A recent edition of Aero-Tips discussed the Type Certificate
Data Sheet (TCDS) -- the official Type Certificate document that
sets the limitations and other parameters of certified aircraft.
Most aircraft modifications are legalized through a process that
supplements, or modifies the Type Certificate (TC) -- hence the
name Supplemental Type Certificate, or STC.
"Along with the rest of you, I watched in horror as
many of those I knew and worked with perished, and those glorious
buildings were reduced to rubble. This is indeed a tragedy I will
remember for all time. In the ensuing years, I have come to heed
the President’s advice that we must keep on living,
conducting our lives as before and not constraining our activities.
To this end I would submit to you that we should not allow General
Aviation to be unreasonably constrained or eliminate its future.
This would be another tragedy I would rather not have to watch.
Should this happen, the terrorist will have surely won without
Source: HAI President Matthew Zuccaro,
succinctly noting one of the primary issues the avia