NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2085
Issue Date: January 23, 2008 at 1524 UTC
Location: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Beginning Date and Time: January 25, 2008 at 1635 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 25, 2008 at 2000 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Cessna Aircraft Company announced Thursday it will proceed with
developing a large cabin, intercontinental aircraft to add to the
top of its line of Citation business jets. The Textron Board of
Directors gave Cessna the approval for the program yesterday during
the board's first meeting of 2008.
More Time Granted For Aircraft Registered, But Awaiting
Common sense has prevailed. The Experimental Aircraft
Association tells ANN officials with the FAA have approved
EAA’s exemption request for the transition of ultralights and
two-place machines to the Experimental-Light-Sport Aircraft (E-LSA)
category after the January 31 deadline.
Until now, US space policy has been a yawner on the presidential
campaign trail. The prevailing wisdom is that the issue is not
important to voters nationally, and that the downside risk of
saying something unpopular outweighs any benefit in discussing
Finally... A Paper Airplane That Won't Land You In
If you love flight, perhaps you have experienced the urge to
throw a paper airplane from a really high place... but what if you
had the chance to throw a paper airplane from the International
Space Station? It turns out a Japanese professor and a group of
origami masters have collaborated on a paper airplane which will
fly that very mission.
To most passengers, no doubt, she was little more than a
run-of-the-mill widebody airliner. Few would probably realize she
was, in fact, a Boeing 767... and a somewhat tired one at that.
Fewer still likely recognized the proud, but also infamous part she
played in the history of modern commercial airline travel.
Engines Initially Responded To Inputs; Right Turbofan Throttled
The United Kingdom's Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB),
which is leading the investigation into the January 17, 2008,
accident in which a British Airways Boeing 777- 236ER landed short
of Runway 27L at London Heathrow Airport, issued a report Thursday
on the progress of their investigation. At their request, the
National Transportation Safety Board is assisting in the
dissemination of the AAIB report, which follows.
A Conversation With Delta Connection Academy's First FITS
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.24.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.24.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Delta Connection
Academy's First FITS Graduate: 01.24.08 (ANN Special
Report, with Steven Harden.)
AD NUMBER: 2008-02-05
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series
It's been well over twenty years since we first started playing in the skies, courtesy of the first generation of Kitfoxes... and since then, the little airplane that launched thousands of pilots toward aircraft ownership has been through great times... and not so great times... but above all, it has survived.
It's been well over twenty years since we first started playing
in the skies, courtesy of the first generation of Kitfoxes... and
since then, the little airplane that launched thousands of pilots
toward aircraft ownership has been through great times... and not
so great times... but above all, it has survived.
Pre-2003 Cirrus Owners Now Have Option For Integrated Flight
Owners of older Cirrus-model aircraft, rejoice! (And, get out
your pocketbooks.) Mobile, AL-based Southern Star Avionics told ANN
Wednesday they have attained the Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) through the FAA for the Avidyne Envision primary flight
display (PFD) system for Cirrus SR20 and SR22 models, giving
pre-2003 model Cirrus owners the opportunity of retrofitting their
aircraft with a modern glass cockpit display system like newer
Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft.
Tiltrotors Achieve 68.1 Percent Reliability Rate In
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 arrived at Al Asad, Iraq on
October 4, 2007 to support air operations in the Al Anbar
province... and so far, according to USMC officials, the squadron
and its MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors have performed admirably.
NASA found itself in the uncomfortable position this week of
disputing a report the agency itself had commissioned. On
Wednesday, the space agency said a report released last year -- at
NASA's request -- that accused astronauts of flying into orbit
while intoxicated, had no merit whatsoever.
Airwolf Aerospace was recently granted an Alternative Method of
Compliance (AMOC) by the Federal Aviation Administration for Airworthiness Directive
2007-26-12. The AD was issued for delamination of
Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters' main rotor blades. Installation
of Airwolf's Rotor Blade Protective Tape system is found by the FAA
to provide a permanent and acceptable level of safety.
Another chapter was added this week to the sad tale of a 2004
plane crash at a charity balloon rally in Wisconsin. The husband of
the woman lost in the crash agreed to support a plea deal, that
drastically reduced the amount of time the pilot may need to spend
Welcome To Today's Episode Of "As The Airlines Turn"
As airlines post their financial results for the fourth quarter
of 2007 this week, some trends are becoming clear -- most notably,
high fuel prices may soon mark the end of any profits for those
carriers in the near future.
Allows Installation In Global Express, XRS And 5000
Goodrich announced this week its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
system recently earned Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from
Transport Canada for the Bombardier Global Express family of
aircraft. This includes the Global Express, the Global XRS and the
Boeing announced this week the company was recently awarded a
$14.9 million US Air Force contract for systems engineering and
modeling services for the A-10 Wing Replacement program. The
contract will provide the engineering foundation for the program
and ensure the on-schedule delivery of the production wings.
"We're always interested in any factor that could
affect crew performance and we would follow up on anything that we
thought would affect performance. ... Astronauts are very
professional and when they're preparing for launch, they prepare
for it as the most serious endeavor of our lives."
Source: Ellen Ochoa, deputy director for NASA's
Johnson Space Center in Houston. On Wednesday, the space agency
said a report released last year -- at NASA's request -- that
accused astronauts of flying into orbit while intoxicated, had no