Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

June 04, 2008

United Airlines Plans More Cuts To Staff, Capacity

No More 737s; Ted Dead, Too

Managers at United Airlines are advised to look out for machete-wielding "efficiency experts" roaming the halls in Chicago. On Wednesday, the world's second-largest airline announced it plans to slash as many as 1,100 salaried jobs in the coming months, as the airline continues to falter under the burden of high fuel prices.

Read More

Rutan Steps Down From Top Spot At Scaled Composites

Doug Shane Named President of Scaled Composites

Scaled Composites LLC has disclosed to ANN that that Douglas B. Shane has been appointed President and will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the company. Company founder Burt Rutan has been named Chief Technology Officer and Chairman Emeritus in a move that will allow him to focus on the company’s creative and entrepreneurial strengths.

Read More

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.04.08

Stronger Protections For Endangered Airports, With AeroBlue President Simeon Hitzel

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.04.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Stronger Protections For Endangered Airports: 06.04.08 (ANN Special Report, with AeroBlue President Simeon Hitzel.)

Read More

Air France Sues Pearson Airport Over 2005 A340 Landing Mishap

Says GTAA, TSB Failed To Provide Safety Overrun Zones

According to a lawsuit filed this week by Air France, it wasn't the pilots' decision to land during a strong thunderstorm that led to a 2005 landing accident involving one of the airline's Airbus A340s... but rather several safety faults with Runway 24-Left at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Read More

Boeing Awards Ares I Rocket Subcontracts To Three Businesses

Companies Will Work On Avionics Ring Joining Upper Stage To Orion

Boeing recently awarded subcontracts to three small businesses under its NASA Ares I avionics contract.

Read More

Midcoast Aviation To Install 50Dash4 Upgrades

Enhances Falcon 50 Performance, Range

Midcoast Aviation announced during EBACE 2008 that it was named an authorized distributor by Premier Aircraft LLC, a joint venture between West Star Aviation and Yankee Pacific Aerospace, to perform 50Dash4 Performance Upgrades for the Falcon 50 business jets.

Read More

Advertisement

Independent Panel To Review Ariane 5 ECA Launch Glitch

May 30 Launch Scrubbed Until Cause For Fault Determined

Arianespace tells ANN a software programming glitch discovered during final checks of last Friday's planned Ariane 5 ECA mission is under review by an independent group of experts, and will be fully solved before the dual-payload flight is rescheduled.

Read More

DOT Says Airline On-Time Performance Improved In April

Also Beat 2007 Marks For First Time This Year, But Complaints Rise

The largest US airlines' rate of on-time flights this past April was higher than in both the same month last year and March 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The rates of flight cancellations and mishandled baggage also declined compared to the same periods, according to the report.

Read More

AOPA Warns Pilots Attending Fly-In To Stay Out Of Expanded P-40

Camp David Restricted Airspace Grows This Weekend

Ah, the government... always eager to help, and with such impeccable timing, too! Pilots planning to attend the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 18th annual Fly-In and Open House should use extra care when planning and executing their flights into Frederick Municipal Airport on Saturday, as the FAA plans to expand the P-40 prohibited area northwest of the field.

Read More

Toddler Patient Lost Following Angel Flight Accident

TBM-700 Down On Takeoff From Iowa City

A two-year-old girl onboard a flight arranged by Angel Flight Central has died from her injuries, following the Tuesday morning downing of a Socata TBM-700 shortly after takeoff from Iowa City Municipal Airport (IOW).

Read More

NV TFR: 06.05.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0249  Issue Date: June 04, 2008 at 1459 UTC  Location: HAWTHORNE , Nevada near MINA VORTAC (MVA)  Beginning Date and Time: June 05, 2008 at 1500 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 05, 2008 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

Read More

MN TFR: 06.05.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0269 Issue Date: June 04, 2008 at 1642 UTC Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB) Beginning Date and Time: June 05, 2008 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 05, 2008 at 1745 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT KEETAC IRON MINES Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

Read More

Advertisement

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.08

The new narrowbodies airlines want are on back burners at Airbus and Boeing.
NTSB says we may never know what caused that Lancair crash in Portland.
And NATCA keeps pressure on the US Senate.

More AERO-Casts

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.04.08

The new narrowbodies airlines want are on back burners at Airbus and Boeing.
NTSB says we may never know what caused that Lancair crash in Portland.
And NATCA keeps pressure on the US Senate.

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Simeon Hitzel, AeroBlue Aviation Foundation - 06.04.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Sim Hitzel, President of the AeroBlue Aviation Foundation, about his group's efforts to get stronger, federal interstate commerce protections for endangered airports, an

More AERO-Casts

Aero-TV Jets Into The 2008 Eclipse E-rrival

Fast Company, Fast Jets, Fast Friends

The 2008 E-rrival just finished a couple of days ago... but its influence will be felt throughout 'jet-dom' for quite the while. This annual gathering of pilots and owners of the Eclipse 500 pocket-rocket VLJ occurs once a year or so for the community to talk shop, learn the latest news and enjoy the comradery of like minded flyers... but this year was different.

Aero-TV Jets Into The 2008 Eclipse E-rrival

Fast Company, Fast Jets, Fast Friends

The 2008 E-rrival just finished a couple of days ago... but its influence will be felt throughout 'jet-dom' for quite the while. This annual gathering of pilots and owners of the Eclipse 500 pocket-rocket VLJ occurs once a year or so for the community to talk shop, learn the latest news and enjoy the comradery of like minded flyers... but this year was different.

Read More

NATCA Tries To Reignite Debate On FAA Funding Bill

Controllers Want Talks Reopened

It's been unusually quiet lately on the FAA reauthorization front. After what looked like an opportunity to finally get the Senate to act on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, settle the user-fee debate for a few years, and get next-generation air traffic control underway, extraneous amendments and political tantrums derailed the debate on Senate Bill 1300, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled it from consideration.

Read More

Advertisement

MIT Professor Says LCCs Forcing Airport Design Changes

Adds Planners Must Acknowledge Legacy Carriers May Fold

Noting that leading low-cost airlines with a preference for small, inexpensive airports are now the largest airlines in the United States and Europe, one expert on airport design and operations says airport planners in major metropolitan areas need to accept this paradigm shift and build flexibility into airport design.

Read More

Certified! Cessna's Citation XLS+ Earns FAA Nod

Upgraded Excel Features Pro Line 21 Avionics, FADEC

Cessna reported Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted type certification (TC) to Cessna's Citation XLS+. With nearly 600 hours of flight testing, the XLS+ met Cessna's certification timeline goal.

Read More

First STS-124 Spacewalk In The History Books

Occurred On 43rd Anniversary Of First US Excursion

Tuesday was the 43rd anniversary of the first spacewalk by an American, performed by Ed White during the Gemini IV mission. The crews of the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station celebrated with a six-hour, 48-minute spacewalk to prepare Japan's new Kibo research lab for installation on the station.

Read More

ILFC Chief Says Widebody Delays To Blame For Lag In Narrowbody Development

Airlines Want New Narrowbodies... But Planemakers Holding Off

Much has been reported about delays in development of new widebody airliners by Boeing and Airbus. But as fuel prices go nuts, airlines suddenly need to modernize their narrowbody fleets, and those development programs have been pushed back years as planemakers get their widebody programs back on track.

Read More

SpaceX Conducts First Five-Engine Firing of Falcon 9 Rocket

Engines Generated Nearly Half A Million Pounds Of Force

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) conducted the first five-engine firing of its Falcon 9 medium to heavy lift rocket at its Texas Test Facility outside McGregor on Thursday, May 29. At full power the engines generated almost half a million pounds of force, and consumed 1,750 lbs of fuel and liquid oxygen per second.

Read More

FAA Says Improvements Help Airlines Save Fuel Costs, Reduce Emissions

New East Coast Routes Announced

At a time when fuel costs are soaring, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced new East Coast routes over the ocean that have the potential to save millions of dollars in fuel, reduce delays and help the environment.

Read More

Advertisement

Embraer Provides E-190s To Brazilian Government

Aircraft Will Serve In Presidential Fleet

Embraer signed a contract this week for the sale of two E-190 jets to the Brazilian government for transporting official personnel. The aircraft will be configured specifically for this purpose and will be operated by the Special Transportation Group (Grupo de Transporte Especial – GTE) of the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB), which serves the President of the Republic, Ministries, Presidential Departments, and officials from the Legislative and Judiciary Branches.

Read More

Baron Services Cuts Ribbon On New HQ, Operations Center

Includes Tornado-Hardened Equipment

Weather analysis and technology provider Baron Services announced Tuesday it has extensively expanded its headquarters in Huntsville, AL to provide additional space for further development of its weather detection technologies. The facility includes a tornado-hardened state-of-the-art operations center housing the company’s 24-hour, 7 day-a-week forecasting, data processing and technical support services.

Read More

Japan Airlines Expands Boeing Class 3 EFB On 777 Fleet

Will Retrofit Flight Bags Onto Older Planes

Boeing and Japan Airlines International (JAL) announced Tuesday the airline will equip its entire current and future fleet of Boeing 777 jetliners with the Boeing Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), following a validation trial conducted over the past year.

Read More

NATA To Honor FAA's Susan Parson At Air Charter Summit

Portland FSDO Will Also Receive Excellence Award

The Portland, ME Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and Susan Parson, Special Assistant to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General Aviation and Commercial Division, will receive National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Excellence Awards at the 2008 NATA Air Charter Summit on June 10, 2008, at the Westfields Marriott Dulles Center in Chantilly, VA.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.08)

Aero-Linx!

Roger Worden's adventures in becoming a sailplane pilot. His hope is that this will be helpful to other students and low-time pilots. 

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.08): Quasar

Aero-Terms!

A quasar is the bright center of a galaxy, believed to be powered by a supermassive black hole.

Read More

Advertisement

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.04.08)

"Airport planners are still building airports with fancy architecture and lots of retail space, but the low-cost airlines often won’t use them. And the low-cost airlines are not necessarily small anymore; they are a growing sector that represents the future. They want smaller, cheaper airports that increase efficiency."

Source: Professor Richard de Neufville, with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Noting that leading low-cost airlines with a preference for small, inexpensive airports are now the largest airlines in the United States and Europe, de Neufville says airport planners in major metropolitan areas need to accept this paradigm shift and build flexibility i

Read More

CA TFR: 06.23.08 - 06.26.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0109 Issue Date: June 03, 2008 at 1859 UTC Location: SAN LUIS OBISPO , California near MORRO BAY VORTAC (MQO) Beginning Date and Time: June 23, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 26, 2008 at 0200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

Read More

MN TFR: 06.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0008 Issue Date: June 03, 2008 at 1420 UTC Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: June 09, 2008 at 1520 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 09, 2008 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC