Just when you have your fingers crossed things won't get any
worse... The National Business Aviation Association announced
Wednesday that economic conditions have led to the cancellation of
the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in
2009. The event was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on
February 11 and 12.
CVR Picked Up Unusual Sounds Before Jet Departed Runway
Preliminary evidence determined from the wreckage of Continental
Airlines Flight 1404 shows no sign of any pre-impact problems with
the Boeing 737-500's tires or braking systems, the National
Transportation Safety Board said Monday night.
Your Flying Questions Answered, In A 2-Meg File... With CFI Of
The Year Max Trescott
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.23.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.23.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Your Flying Questions Answered,
In A 2-Meg File: 12.23.08 (ANN Special Report,
with Max Trescott, 2008 National
Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 Advantage70 engine received Federal
Aviation Administration FAR 33 certification recently, with the
first -100" series upgraded engines slated to enter service on new
Airbus A330-200 and -300s by mid-2009.
Agency Awaits Griffin's Next Move, Constellation's Future
Widely rumored development problems with NASA's next-generation
manned space program, early campaign promises by President-elect
Brack Obama to trim spending on space exploration, and reports of
head-butting between the transition team and Administrator Michael
Griffin are causing uncertainty within NASA.
Air Wisconsin Plane Landed Without Left Main December 14
In its Preliminary Report issued this week, the National
Transportation Safety Board notes a Bombardier CRJ200 that landed
with its left maingear up at Philadelphia International Airport
(PHL) December 14 had just been serviced by maintenance workers...
during which time they may have failed to properly attach the main
gear uplock assembly.
A Boeing aerial refueling aircraft built for the Italian Air
Force transferred fuel to another Italian KC-767 during a December
17 flight test over northern Kansas, marking the first time a
KC-767 tanker has been refueled by another aircraft.
Most of the world has seen him fly -- but often in the guise of some other person... whether it be James Bond or The Phantom. The man behind the stick for some of aero-movie-dom's most famous scenes is none other than JW "Corkey" Fornof... one of the best pilots in the biz and a helluva nice guy. Better yet, he claims to be ANN's biggest fan... and with that particular approbation (one he hasn't been bashful about voicing -- Thanks!), it seemed only natural that he become the subject of an Aero-TV feature.
Most of the world has seen him fly -- but often in the guise of
some other person... whether it be James Bond or The Phantom. The
man behind the stick for some of aero-movie-dom's most famous
scenes is none other than JW "Corkey" Fornof... one of the best
pilots in the biz and a helluva nice guy.
Short-Term Effort Calls For Airlines To Work With Gov't
Even though the Department of Transportation's fevered effort to
implement slot auctions at delay-plagued New York-area airports is
on indefinite hold, the agency appears eager to try
anything in order to reduce congestion. On Monday, outgoing DOT
Secretary Mary Peters announced the FAA proposes to work with
carriers to voluntarily reduce scheduled operations there from 75,
to an average of 71 per hour.
Study's Findings Consistent With Earlier Report, Says
The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the
type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as
a result of global warming, according to a study by scientists at
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
Embraer and British Airways signed a contract Monday for 11
E-Jets to be operated by regional subsidiary BA CityFlyer, which
operates international and domestic routes from London City
From ice storms in the Pacific Northwest, to blizzard conditions
over the Upper Midwest and the usual winter mix in the
Northeast... it looks to be a truly lousy holiday travel season
throughout much of the United States.
Model Maker Reports Apparent Fascination With German
Airfix, an established name in model replica kits of all sorts,
said current buying trends show German WWII kits have taken the
lead over their counterpart Allied forces kits. German replicas
have captured 55 percent of the market, reversing a decades-old
Spacecraft Command Language Will Help NASA Modernize LCS
Technology consulting firm SRA International announced this week
NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has chosen SRA's Spacecraft Command
Language (SCL) to support the Constellation Program, which will
develop the new systems and vehicles that will replace the Space
Shuttle and provide for the nation's next generation of space
Founded in 1940, NATA aggressively promotes safety and the success
of aviation service businesses through its advocacy efforts before
government, the media and the public as well as by providing
valuable programs and forums to further its members'
"Too many flyers know that LaGuardia's delays are the
worst of the worst, and we want to use every tool at our disposal
to help passengers stuck with this grueling
Source: Outgoing DOT Secretary Mary Peters, who
announced Monday the FAA proposes to work with carriers to
voluntarily reduce scheduled operations at New York LaGuardia from
75 per hour, to an average of 71 per hour.
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