Second Announced Bankruptcy In 48 Hours Closes Down
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.24.07 1330 EST:
Aero-News has learned Symphony Aircraft Industries (SAI), entered
bankruptcy on January 22... closing the chapter indefinitely on
production of the high-wing, two-seat aircraft.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.24.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.24.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Cirrus Design's Bill Stone:
01.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Bill Stone of Cirrus
Security Company Aircraft Possibly Flying Convoy Escort
US Military forces are investigating the crash of a helicopter,
described by the Associated Press as a small surveillance
helicopter, believed to be a version of the Hughes Defender,
in a dangerous Sunni neighborhood of Baghdad Tuesday.
One day after seeing the its stock devalued on a report of
imminent delays to its upcoming 787 Dreamliner program, Boeing went
on the offensive Tuesday. Acknowledging at least some of the
reports are correct, the American planemaker reaffirmed its pledge
the Dreamliner will deliver on-time.
Marking the first time the Republic of Kazakhstan acquired a
foreign-manufactured helicopter for law enforcement use, the
Internal Affairs Ministry deployed on December 14, 2006 a new
Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter to support its police force in the
capital city of Astana.
When it comes to the people, planes and products of the aviation
business, ANN firmly believes there is no such thing as an
embarrassment of riches. 2006 saw a spate of new programs and
'gadgets' designed to separate a pilot from his flying dollar...
fortunately, the vast majority of them are quite worthy of
foregoing the occasional $200 hamburger or two.
Dublin-based Research and Markets, a company specializing in
global market research for key industries, top companies and new
products, has released a report detailing the efficacy of simulator
technology for use in flight training.
ANN is pleased to celebrate the 85th birthday of Robert A. "Bob"
Hoover... a dear friend to all of aviation and a true legend to all
those who love to fly. Born January 24th, 1922, Hoover remains an
extremely active and passionate believer in aviation and is
currently involved in a number of exciting aviation enterprises
that utilize his extensive experience in the aviation and aerospace
Representatives at the General Aviation Manufacturer's
Association (GAMA) tell ANN that in a speech Tuesday given before the Aero
Club of Washington, Secretary of Transportation Mary
Peters stressed how vital aviation is to our economy... and how all
Americans benefit from a healthy air transportation system.
Creditors at bankrupt Delta Air Lines, still fearful of a
US Airways hostile takeover bid, have reportedly turned up the heat
on a proposed Delta-Northwest
merger, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The third of our five categorical choices (covering GA
Piston Single, GA Piston Twin, SA Experimental Kit, E-LSA Kit, and
S-LSA Ready To Fly) for the "Best of Breed" of 2006... a heckuva
good year for aviation, is...
Flight Design CT
Who -- or what -- invented the biplane? Don't answer just yet...
as it turns out, some feathered, tree-dwelling dinosaurs may have
been the first to employ two sets of wings, way before the Wright
Brothers took a stab at the idea.
An ANN News-Spy alerted us Tuesday to the passing of
another member of the "Greatest Generation." People like Hayden
"Buck" Gregory were the reason those who fought in World War II --
or served their country in other capacities -- earned that
Founded in 1928, the Early Birds of Aviation was an organization of
pilots that had soloed an aircraft prior to December 17, 1916. The
last member, George Debaun Grundy, Jr. passed away at age 99 on May
Gross Navigation Error is used in the flight levels over the
North Atlantic, when a lateral error of more than 25nm from the
centerline of the aircraft’s route is made or more than 300
foot deviation in assigned flight level.
"This accident underscores the importance of flight
crews carefully monitoring and cross checking flight instruments
during approach. We would also like to see more progress from the
Federal Aviation Administration on major icing recommendations we
issued a decade ago."
Source: NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker, in a
Probable Cause report issued Tuesday on the February 2005 crash of
a Cessna Citation owned by Circuit City Stores, Inc.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1554
Issue Date: January 23, 2007 at 1904 UTC
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Beginning Date and Time: January 25, 2007 at 1620 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 25, 2007 at 1950 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1548: due to correction of city name.