ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.03.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.03.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Brian Foley: Branding Charters -
12.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with Brian
Grob Aircraft, headquartered in Mattsies, Germany, and BRS
Aerospace of South St. Paul, Minnesota, said Tuesday they have
agreed to form a strategic partnership for the design and
utilization of BRS’ ballistic parachute aircraft recovery
systems for the Grob line of screening, elementary, and basic
Lockheed Martin Delivers Electro-Optical Targeting System
Lockheed Martin has marked successful entry into low rate
initial production on the F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical
Targeting System (EOTS). The first production units have been
delivered to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas, for
integration onto the aircraft.
Steinbach Flight School Owner Takes Canada's Only Award For
Harv Penner, the owner of Harv's Air in Steinbach, Manitoba,
Canada, has won that country's David Charles Abramson Memorial
Flight Instructor Safety Award. The honor was bestowed at the
Air Transportation Association of Canada's annual convention in
Quebec City last week.
National Branding May Be Next Evolutionary Step, One Analyst
While the chartering of business jets has been around since the
1960's, it took a quarter-century for it to reach its first
important evolutionary step through things like fractional
ownership and jet cards. Analyst Brian Foley says it's as if
the industry had been stumbling toward its next big idea --
the emergence of branded services.
Cessna has delivered the 300th Citation X to its authorized
sales representative, Jetalliance, based in Vienna, Austria. The
Citation X will be operated from Vienna by an unnamed retail
customer. Jetalliance is Cessna's authorized sales representative
for Russia and Eastern Europe.
West Coast Fires Are The Impetus For Policy Review
The U.S. Forest Service says it is reviewing its policy on night
firefighting following this summer's active fire season out west.
If approved, the change would allow firefighting helicopters to fly
at night. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has been
pushing for nighttime operations in the wake of those fires.
As of Monday, four painted lady butterflies are living aboard
the International Space Station. These "butterflynauts" are part of
an educational experiment that was launched November 16 on space
shuttle Atlantis and transferred to the Space Station.
Matt Younkin Continues to Share the ‘Impossible’ with Air Show Crowds
Next week, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
Matt Younkin Continues to Share the ‘Impossible’ with
Air Show Crowds
Next week, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at
the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is
profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers
we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
Says New NPRM On Pilot Fatigue Is Being Developed "As Quickly
FAA Associate Administrator Peggy Gilligan testified Tuesday
before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and
Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and
Security, addressing the issue of pilot fatigue.
Says FAA Is Taking Too Long To Implement Basic Safety
NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman opened the FAA International Runway
Summit Tuesday by chiding the agency for leaving six runway safety
recommendations open since 2000, the year they were presented by
Court Said It Would Have "Changed The Status Quo" Prior To
On November 23, 2009, a Motion for Preliminary Injunction (PI)
filed against the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
by the Hills and Rich Stowell was heard in Los Angeles. The
injunction was not granted.
For those of us who have "hit the boots" (or the equivalent
system on your favorite bird) a few times in the last few days due
to the ever-present seasonal 'charms' of in-flight icing, we
thought a series of short tips from Cirrus Design's Scott Winter
(yes, that IS his real name) might help us all to consider some of
the realities of this time of year. So... here is the fourth of
seven tips for dealing with icing. Y'all be careful out there!
An aircrew from the Clarksburg Composite Squadron located the
wreckage of a twin-engine Piper PA-30 Monday that had been reported
missing after it left a Texas airport November 23 for Virginia. The
aircrew spotted the Piper about 0940 five miles north of the
Rainelle VOR ground station.
Air Force Global Strike Command assumes the U.S. Air Force's
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile mission Tuesday. The transfer of
the mission is part of a phased approach which began in
August to unify all Air Force nuclear-capable assets under
one command, officials said.
"I must regrettably inform you that, absent a responsive
set of changes in the final RFP, Northrop Grumman has determined it
cannot submit a bid to the Department for the KC-X
program." Source: Northrop Grumman CEO
Also known as an occlusion, it is a complex front formed when a
cold front overtakes a warm front. It develops when three thermally
different air masses conflict. The type of frontal boundary they
create depends on the manner in which they meet.
Looking for a little light reading? You won't find it here, but
it is often challenging to sum up the gist of a hearing on an issue
as important as Pilot Fatigue, so we thought you might find it
interesting to read all the prepared testimony from the various
witnesses at Tuesday's hearing.