Reports Confirm The Captain Is SRM Founder Chesley B. "Sully"
Here's a guy who may never have to pick up a bar tab ever
again. His nickname is "Sully" and he is reportedly the Captain of
the US Airways A320 that went down Thursday in near-freezing
waters just off LaGuardia International Airport, shortly after
Emergency Order Of Revocation Comes Following September
Aero-News has confirmed with an FAA representative that the
agency has issued an emergency order of revocation against Air
Tahoma, ordering the Columbus, OH-based air cargo transport
operator to surrender its operating certificate.
Keeping General Aviation, And TCM, Flying... With Rhett
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.15.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.15.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Keeping GA (And TCM) Flying:
01.15.09 (ANN Special Report, with Rhett Ross,
President of Teledyne Continental Motors.)
The numbers are in... and in 2008, European planemaker Airbus
delivered a new record number of 483 aircraft, 30 more than in
2007. This number is made up of 386 A320 Family aircraft, 85
A330/A340 and 12 A380s.
After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in
Florida, space shuttle Discovery now awaits its next major
milestone for the upcoming STS-119 mission. A launch dress
rehearsal, known as the terminal countdown demonstration test, is
scheduled to take place at Kennedy from January 19 to 21.
Joins Delta, Four Others Offering North American Service
United Airlines will begin offering in-flight internet service
to customers onboard 13 Boeing 757s on transcontinental routes in
the second half of this year, the Chicago-based carrier announced
The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
announced Wednesday three clients have filed a personal injury
lawsuit against pilot Charles Reece and Eureka International, Inc.,
the owner of the Cessna that
crashed into their home in Compton, CA on April 12,
Two now-suspended British Airways ground workers are free on
bail after being arrested for hitting a parked jet with a baggage
truck at London Heathrow Airport, then leaving without reporting
Some years ago, it was my pleasure and privelege to get to know a gentle, sweet man by the name of BJ Schramm. Uncommonly talented in all things rotary-wing related, BJ had a gift for rotors and was a truly great human being, to boot.
In and amongst all the bad news, there are glimmers (here and
there), of some good news. The best news of all is not all that
specific but the hopeful fact that we are seeing a number of
companies refusing to sit back and hide until the economic sun
comes out. Some, it appears, are ready to make their own
sunshine... and the latest of those appears to be an increasingly
aggressive Teledyne Continental Motors.
Some years ago, it was my pleasure and privelege to get to know
a gentle, sweet man by the name of BJ Schramm. Uncommonly talented
in all things rotary-wing related, BJ (pictured below, left,
working on a Helicycle) had a gift for rotors and was a truly
great human being, to boot.
On-Time Figures Higher Than In November 2007, But Lower Than
The nation's largest airlines had a higher rate of on-time
flights this past November than in the same month last year,
although the rate of delays was higher than in October 2008,
according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Wednesday by
the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Choice Of Jonathan Scott Gration Draws Criticism From Florida
Recent reports of comments attributed to NASA Administrator
Michael Griffin have made it clear he doesn't expect to hold the
post after Inauguration Day. The former rocket scientist has been
criticized by some, called a genius by others... but has certainly
been unafraid to ruffle feathers and has, at times, eloquently
skewered his critics in public statements.
Carriers Have Less Than Three Weeks To Submit Plans
Airlines operating at New York’s LaGuardia Airport will
have until February 2 to tell the US Department of Transportation
which flights they will voluntarily give up in order to reduce
congestion at the airport, outgoing US Transportation Secretary
Mary E. Peters announced Wednesday.
The National Business Aviation Association is deeply saddened by
the passing of John H. Winant, former president of the Association
and a critical player in the evolution of business aviation. Winant
died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, MA. He
was 85 years-old.
The Air Force is "all in" with regard to unmanned aerial
systems, and the service's leaders understand Defense Secretary
Robert M. Gates' direction to field the systems in the combat
theater as fully and quickly as possible, the commander of 12th Air
Force and Air Forces Southern said January 12.
Aero-News has learned Grace Flight of America (GFA) and the
Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) recently joined forces, resulting in
the establishment of the premier national charitable flying
'Living Legends of Aviation' Will Be Held January 22
The 6th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards will take
flight on January 22 at the Beverly Hilton. Harrison Ford will
receive with the Legends Aviation Legacy Award for his countless
hours of service introducing thousands of young people to
Engine Seen As Potential Replacement For Apache, Black
Hawk Helicopter Turbine
The Advanced Turbine Engine Company, LLC (ATEC), a Honeywell and
Pratt & Whitney joint venture, has successfully completed the
Preliminary Design Review by the US Army Aviation Applied
Technology Directorate (AATD) and other government customers for
the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology
"We need to take steps now to help flyers avoid
gridlock at LaGuardia this summer. These voluntary reductions will
provide immediate relief while efforts continue on long-term
solutions to aviation congestion in New York."
Source: US Transportation Secretary Mary E.
Peters. Airlines operating at New York’s LaGuardia Airport
will have until February 2 to tell the US Department of
Transportation which flights they will voluntarily give up in order
to reduce congestion at the airport.