ANN REALTIME UPDATE 01.12.07 2355 EST -- The
Cessna Citation business jet that went down near Van Nuys Airport
earlier today was returning to the field for unknown reasons when
it crashed north of the airport, according to sources at the
Airlines Say City Needs To Reign In Costs, Not Ask For More
After receiving a polite but firm 'no' from the airlines, the
city of Chicago will seek federal approval to use $270 million in
ticket taxes collected from passengers to cover the soaring costs
of its expansion of O'Hare International Airport.
California Power Systems, the exclusive West Coast Service
Center for Rotax engines since 1984, told ANN this week on-airport
maintenance is now available for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) on
Oakland (CA) North Field.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.12.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.12.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Evektor America's Jeff Conrad:
01.12.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Jeff Conrad of Evektor
America on his company's latest -- and upcoming -- offerings.)
During flight-testing of their new gyro prototype just
prior to New Year's Day, Carter Aviation Technologies (Carter)
reports that their test pilot, George Mitchell, executed several
vertical take-offs where the aircraft was able to jump more than
150 feet straight up into the air.
The Transportation Security Administration says it understands
the frustration of waiting... shoeless... for your personal effects
to be irradiated. So they're proposing to provide you reading
While Diamond’s new single-engine jet continues flight
testing and development, the full scale cabin mockup of the D-JET
which features the complete avionics suite and luxurious 5-place
interior, began its 2007 tour in Groton, Connecticut, January
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AD NUMBER: 2007-01-05
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-05
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
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time, creating a component history card or equivalent record.
Third-Year Event Attracts Wide Range Of Enthusiasts
Although Sebring, FL is home to America's oldest and most
famous road racing track, the focus this weekend is on light
sport aircraft's premiere four-day event, which brought hundreds to
Sebring Regional Airport Thursday to touch, sit in, and speak
with the dealers about all things LSA.
Free College Credit, In-Class Instruction A "Win-Win"
Forty-three local high school students joined their Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University (ERAU) instructors for first day activities
at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL Thursday. The young
people spread out around the expo, delighting in seeing sport
aircraft up close and personal.
A merger to stave off another merger? Senior managers at Delta
Air Lines are reportedly engaged in talks with their counterparts
at both United and Northwest, over a possible alliance with one of
those airlines. This, to fend off an unwanted takeover bid by US
More Colors, New Options... Including Keyless Entry!
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation told ANN Thursday
its 2007 product line offers bold new paint schemes, new standard
features... and one very clever new option for the discerning
aircraft owner who will settle for nothing less than the best.
NASA's Mars Global Surveyor probe outlived its original mission
plan, orbited the red planet for a decade, and sent back nearly a
quarter-million photos. While NASA acknowledges the probe was a
ringing success, the agency still wants to know why the craft
became unresponsive and stopped communicating late last year.
More signs of progress for Airbus Industrie's revised A350XWB
airliner... as the European planemaker Thursday chose Didier Evrard
to oversee the airliner's development program. Evrard is the
53-year-old head of a missile development program for parent
company EADS, and starts his new duties immediately.