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September 10, 2004

ANN To Provide XPrize News/Photo Pool Coverage Of Historic Space Race

The Aero-News Network (ANN), the Aviation World’s DAILY News Service (, has been designated by the Ansari X Prize and X Prize Foundation to provide specialized news and news pool services for the upcoming launches of SpaceShipOne and the daVinci Project starting September 29th, 2004.

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EAA: Shout Out On HR 5035

Urges Members To Oppose "Outrageous" House Bill

The EAA wants all aviation enthusiasts to contact their Congressional representatives and strongly oppose a newly introduced bill by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).

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Klyde Morris 09.10.04

Klyde's Hopes Take A Dive With Genesis

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Ohio Congresswoman Tries To Save Air Show

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Introduces Bill To Allow Waivers

For backers of the embattled Cleveland Air Show, the cavalry has arrived in the form of a Democratic Congresswoman from Ohio.

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GFET II: The ā€˜Gā€™ Is the Key to Realistic Air Combat Simulation (Part One)

Part One of Jim Campbell's 'Flight Test' Of ETC's GFET II

There I was… no kidding, pulling 4 Gs as I craned my head around the cockpit of my F-18 looking for the MiG that had a hunting license for yours truly. As the Gs mounted, I twisted and turned to catch sight of the tell-tale jet-glow of a MiG on the make. The physical strain was palpable while I frantically tried to coordinate my visual needs between the radar and the outside world. It's one thing to pull G… it's another to do it while tightly strapped, twisting and turning in your seat trying to catch sight of the guy who's trying to kill you just as bad as you're trying to kill him. Ouch…

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O'Hare Flight Cap Could Be Extended

Blakey Hopes It's Voluntary...

By all accounts, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey is downright pleased with the way the cap on arrivals and departures is working out at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

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NBAA Objects To Slot-Based Access Into O'Hare

Calls For Investment In Reliever Airport System

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) expressed frustration over a DOT and FAA decision to limit general aviation flights into Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) by reinstituting the airport reservation office (ARO).

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Cessna's Machinists To Vote On Contract Offer

Union Leadership Recommends Acceptance

They burned the proverbial midnight oil in Wichita (KS) Wednesday night, but it appeared to be worth the effort. Thursday, Machinists union leaders said they would recommend the rank and file accept the newest contract offer from Cessna.

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Cirrus On Pace to Sell 630 Aircraft This Year

It's Only September And Cirrus Sales Already Surpassed 2003 Total

Cirrus announced this week that 2004 year to date sales orders have already surpassed the total number of aircraft deliveries in 2003. Last year Cirrus reported 469 aircraft deliveries to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association with each delivery going directly to a customer. Last week Cirrus reported selling their 475th aircraft for 2004.  

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Aero-Views: Remembering 9/11

EAA: Three Years Removed From 9/11 - Where Does GA Stand?

While much time and space will be dedicated in the next few days regarding all that has occurred since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, an under-reported change -- at least by the general media -- is how these events affected the general aviation community. EAA, along with other general aviation organizations, pilot groups and individuals, was thrust into a brand new world where the individual's freedom to fly in the US was scrutinized as never before. There has been no other issue that has dominated the time and efforts of all aviation organizations as this has over the past three years.

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Cessna Turbo Stationair Certified With Garmin G1000

Cessna's Third G1000 Certification

Cessna Aircraft Company achieved full FAA type certification for the Garmin G1000-equipped T206H Turbo Stationair. The G1000 system provides integration of all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, and engine sensor data on two large 10.4-inch glass, XGA resolution (1,024x768-pixel count) displays. The type certification was presented to Cessna officials Tuesday evening in Wichita (KS).

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Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

Wild Thing Wins 2004 National Air Races

The 2004 National Air Races are now "one for the history books." All pilots crossed the finish line and the perfect safety record for US Air Race events stands.

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Czech, Please

First TBM 700 delivered in Czech Republic

EADS Socata announces today the delivery of its first TBM 700 to M. Jindrich Zivotsky CEO of OKAY s.r.o. based in Brno, Czech Republic, for its corporate transportation needs. OKAY is a leading consumer electronics specialty retailer with 47 shops in the Czech and Slovak Republic and has plans to develop its business in neighboring countries such as Poland.

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TSA Testing New Technology to Enhance Airport Security

Test Checks Passenger Documents for Explosives at Reagan National Airport

The TSA says it's launching a pilot program at four airports in which passenger documents such as boarding passes or state driver’s licenses will be scanned for traces of explosives.

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Boeing Salesmen To Get New Golf Clubs

Company Sells Ten 737-700s To Aero-Mexico, Four To Copa

Boeing and Aeromexico Thursday said the airline is acquiring 10 additional Next-Generation 737-700 airplanes for its fleet-modernization program.  

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By The Numbers

USAF: Aircrew Training Ensures Air Superiority

Superb people and state-of-the-art technology help make the US Air Force the most formidable air power in the world. But the general who oversees flying training for more than 19,000 Airmen a year said the biggest single factor that makes America's military stand out from other countries is its emphasis on training.

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Upgraded: Jean-Pierre Mortreux

CMC Electronics Welcomes New President and CEO

CMC Electronics says Jean-Pierre Mortreux has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.10.04)

"While we appreciate the need to address capacity concerns at O'Hare, restricting access to one particular airport without understanding and addressing the implications for the entire air traffic system is unwise." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, in written testimony to be submitted to the US House Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The NBAA expressed frustration over a DOT and FAA decision to limit general aviation flights into Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) by reinstituting the airport reservation office (ARO).

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