ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.16.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.16.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Eclipse Aviation's ETIRC
Announcement: 01.16.08 (ANN Special Report, with Part Two
of Monday's press briefing in Albuquerque, NM.)
Logs 1,341 Net Orders; Delivered More Planes Than Boeing
European planemaker Airbus may lay claim to the best sales
year in its history for 2007... but the company did not set the
all-time record for annual sales, ceding that accomplishment to its
First Delivery Now Expected In Early 2009, 'No Material Impact
On 2008 Earnings Guidance'
As noted previously by ANN, Boeing has admitted that first
flight of the 787 has been moved from the end of the first quarter
of this year to around the end of the second quarter to provide
additional time to complete assembly of the first airplane.
Deliveries are now expected to begin in early 2009, rather than
But Lawmakers May Be Concerned About Anti-Trust Violations
The Delta Air Lines merger story may get very exciting, very
quickly. Less than a year ago, Delta was campaigning against a
hostile takeover attempt by US Airways. Now, there are reports
Delta could announce a merger with another airline within a few
State Department Backs Sale Over Congressional Concerns
The idea that the United States would sell guided bomb
technology to Saudi Arabia set off immediate opposition in Congress
last November, as ANN reported. Some
lawmakers openly questioned whether the technology would be used
New FAA Cert Program Will Ultimately Replace DAS System
The Federal Aviation Administration recently certified ARINC
Incorporated to issue aircraft STCs and perform STC-related
aircraft service and modification work under the FAA’s new
Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program.
Frank Thielert Talks About The Engine That's Creating A New Level of "Buzz"
A few years ago, the idea of a General Aviation diesel was pretty much... science fiction. Today, it's science fact. While many have contributed to our cumulative knowledge of aero-diesel technology, no one has done as much in the certified realm as Frank Thielert and Thielert Aircraft Engines.
Frank Thielert Talks About the Engine That's Creating A New
Level of "Buzz"
A few years ago, the idea of a General Aviation diesel was
pretty much... science fiction. Today, it's science fact. While
many have contributed to our cumulative knowledge of aero-diesel
technology, no one has done as much in the certified realm as Frank
Thielert and Thielert Aircraft Engines.
Officials Unable To Provide Details On Emergency Plans
In the words of one FAA official, "this is nothing new." That
doesn't mean, however, those opposed to the FAA's planned
consolidation of radar facilities throughout the country are giving
up the fight to stop that from happening.
On Tuesday, the International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) threw its support behind Boeing's bid to
win a US Air Force contract to build new aerial refueling tankers,
over the proposal backed by EADS and Northrop Grumman.
Coast Guard crews continued their search Tuesday for the pilot
of a Beech 1900 turboprop that went down in the ocean early Monday
near Kauai, HI -- but high winds and rough seas continued to make
that search difficult.
Family members of Janise Joseph Woodard, who was killed along
with her infant son when an aircraft impacted their home near
Sanford, FL last July, has settled with NASCAR and an insurance
company on the matter, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
If this doesn't make you want to go out and get that titanium
luggage lock, nothing will. Two baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy
International Airport in New York were arrested this weekend,
charged with swiping over a quarter-million dollars' worth of
diamonds and other jewelry.
And now, the latest evidence to show it's safer to be in the
air, than on the ramp of a major airport. A United Airlines 757 and
a Skywest CRJ-700 each suffered empennage damage Sunday night when
the aircraft collided as both were being pushed back from Terminal
3 at San Francisco International Airport.
A legend among flight instructors in Baton Rogue, LA has passed.
Eddie Duffard, who taught literally thousands of people how to fly
and logged over 65,000 hours in the air doing it, passed away
Monday at the age of 86.
Shown To Generate Big Increase In Hover Weight, Forward
ANN learned this week QinetiQ, in a partnership with the MOD's
Joint Test and Evaluation Group (known as ATEC - Aircraft Test
& Evaluation Center), recently completed a 12-month, $10.2
million project to increase the capability of the Royal Navy Sea
King HC Mk 4 helicopter.
The well-defined bank of vertically developed clouds having a
wall-like appearance. Wall clouds form the outer boundary of the
eye of a well developed tropical cyclone, and are also associated
"You got no documentation. You've got no contingency
plans. You've got nothing but talk. People have questions. You have
Source: Jim Marinitti, President of the Miami
branch of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, to FAA
officials at a public meeting Monday regarding the planned
consolidation of the Palm Beach TRACON into the Miami facility.