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September 29, 2007

NBAA 2007 Draws In 32,051 This Year

New Third-Best Attendance Figure

So near, but not so far. This year's National Business Aviation Association Convention came up to within a gnat's wing of besting last year's attendance in Orlando. The delegate count when the doors closed Thursday came to 32,051, just short of the 33,008 recorded last year.

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One Down, One To Go... AOPA Expo Coming Up Next Week!

Heads To Hartford, CT October 4-6

As NBAA’s annual convention winds down, it’s already time for the ANN crew to make plans to attend the next industry show.

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GAO: No Kidding... C-27J REALLY Won Joint Cargo Aircraft Program

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reconfirmed the selection of the C-27J Spartan for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program. The services previously selected the C-27J, offered by L-3 Communications), Alenia North America, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Global Military Aircraft Systems (GMAS), in an open competition.

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Embraer Holds Operators Conference In Paris

Attended by 36 Embraer operators from Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Embraer held its Operators Conference (EOC), focusing on the ERJ 145 and the E-Jets families, this week, at the Meridien Montparnasse Hotel, in Paris, France, September 24-28. The meeting was attended by representatives of 36 operators from 24 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia Pacific and the Americas. Several Embraer partners and suppliers also participated in the event.

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Aerodynamic Enhancements Offer Speed Increase For Mooney Acclaim-Type S

Increases Maximum Speed to 242 Knots

Mooney nopw claims that their Acclaim-Type S is now faster than ever. Thanks to a combination of aerodynamic refinements, Mooney says the latest version of the Acclaim will now fly at a top speed of 242 knots and be known as the Acclaim-Type S.

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Connect-a-Jet Real-Time Reservation Platform Nears Final Integration

Trial Testing Concludes Successfully

Connect-A-Jet.com, Inc. tells ANN that its Real-Time Reservation Tool and Platform is nearing final integration onto the CAJT website as trial testing has been concluded with successful results. Upon the conclusion of final integration, the CAJT Real-Time Reservation Tool will be made available on an international scale to all private jet travelers.

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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Keeps 95-Year-Old History Flying

As history books document the first flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C., by two brothers from Ohio, the Marine Corps honors 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham, as the father of Marine Corps aviation. Cunningham’s first flight occurred on May 22, 1912, and since then countless combat flights have taken place enabling an advance in mission accomplishment. In the 1940s, four Marine aircraft wings were established to support the Corps’ aviation operations.

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Rolls-Royce Tapped For More V-22 Engines

$700 Million Contract For 370 AE 1107C-Liberty's

Rolls-Royce has signed a $700 million production contract with the Naval Air Systems Command to produce 370 AE 1107C-Liberty engines for the US Marine Corps' MV-22 and the US Air Force's CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

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NBAA Announces New Board Officers

Jeffrey W. Lee Is New Chairman

NBAA has implemented its Board officer succession plan, as Jeffrey W. Lee of IBM Corporation succeeded Kenneth E. Emerick of GM Worldwide Travel Services as Board chairman. Pat Cunningham of PepsiCo, Inc. is NBAA’s new vice chairman and treasurer, filling the role vacated by Lee. Emerick will serve on the Board's Executive Committee in the position of immediate past chairman. These officer elections for two-year terms were held in June and took effect 9/27.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

HubbleSite, produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach, which is working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.29.07): X-Band

Aero-Terms!

No, it's not your 15-year old's new favorite heavy metal band. It's the frequency range between 8000 and 12500 MHz.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.29.07)

"The museum presents a history of Marine Corps aviation — officer and enlisted, pilot and maintainer...”  Source: Retired Maj. Gen. Bob Butcher, the chairman of the board of directors of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, and a former Marine pilot who attended the Top Gun school previously located at Miramar.

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