AD NUMBER: 2009-02-06
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-02-06
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and-500 series
AD NUMBER: 2009-05-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-05-12
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company(Cessna) Models 208 and
Union Aims To Organize Labor Pool Of Close To 8,000
The Teamsters launched an organizing campaign this week to
assist nearly 8,000 Continental Airlines fleet service employees in
organizing a union, after previous attempts by workers to organize
Medium-Lift Helos To Be Used For Transport, Civil Security
Eurocopter recently chalked up a new order from Latin America:
The Mexican Ministry of Defense has placed an order for six EC725
helicopters, to be used primarily for transport and civil security
As opening day approaches for Branson Airport, the first
privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the
US, officials announced this week Sun Country Airlines will provide
exclusive non-stop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN to
Branson, MO when the airport opens May 11.
Cirrus Design has been sued by the widow of former New York
Yankees baseball pitcher Cory Lidle for some $50 million, based on
claims by the late ballplayer's agent Lidle would have made at
least that much had his career not been cut short by the October
2006 plane crash that claimed his life.
Delta Regional Posts Dismal Performance, Including One Flight
Stranded Over 7.5 Hours
The nation's largest airlines had a higher rate of on-time
flights this past January than in either January of last year or in
December 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released
Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation.
Firm Purchase Agreement For 30 Planes, Options On 30 More
Better late than never. Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, launch customer for the CSeries aircraft
program, signed a firm purchase agreement for 30 CSeries
single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa
subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
EAA's Search For A New President, With Tom Poberezny
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.11.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.11.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Search For A New EAA
President: 03.11.09 (ANN Special Report, with EAA
Chairman Tom Poberezny.)
The conglomerate that owns such notable aerospace companies as
Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, Rocketdyne and Hamilton Sundstrand
will cut 5 percent of its global workforce this year, the latest
victim of a staggeringly awful global economy.
David McBride Named Acting Director Of Flight Research
Kevin L. Petersen, director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research
Center, announced this week he plans to retire from NASA, effective
April 3. A veteran aerospace engineer and manager with 38 years
experience at NASA Dryden, Petersen has served as the center's
director for more than 10 years and is the longest-serving field
center director currently at NASA.
As Cool As It May Sound, The Airshow Business Is Serious Stuff
During the heights of this year's ICAS Convention, we had the opportunity to spend time with the folks that make up the backbone of the modern airshow industry... the rank and file support companies that make all that wonderful stuff above look so pleasing to all of those below.
Increased Security May Be Coming To An Airport Near You
It's official. A newly-emboldened Transportation Security
Administration is taking a hard line when it comes to security at
airports served by both commercial airline and general aviation
traffic in the form of "Operation Playbook"... a program the TSA
tried, and failed, to implement late last year. Industry sources
tell ANN a revised form of "Playbook" will soon go into effect at
many airports nationwide.
As Cool As It May Sound, The Airshow Business Is Serious
During the heights of this year's ICAS Convention, we had the
opportunity to spend time with the folks that make up the backbone
of the modern airshow industry... the rank and file support
companies that make all that wonderful stuff above look so pleasing
to all of those below.
In response to the ailing economy and credit crisis -- "as well
as political and media grandstanding against the business aviation
industry" -- this week Duncan Aviation implemented a reduction in
its nationwide work force, the first in its 53-year history.
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi often requests high-end
military aircraft to shuttle her from Washington, DC to her home in
California, reports a conservative watchdog group... and what's
more, she often demands the same perks for her family and
School officials identified the second person onboard an MX-2
aerobatic aircraft that crashed Monday near Dade City, FL. Richard
Seufzer, 18, was a senior at Zephyrhills High School who was on the
flight as part of research for a student project.
For the better part of two decades, the Greenville-Spartanburg
International Airport in South Carolina has been fighting an uphill
image battle. For years, it was known as the Greenville-Spartanburg
Boeing has found a new home for some orphaned narrowbody
airliners. The manufacturer signed a lease agreement this week with
Mexicana Group for 25 717-200 airplanes, to be used by the
carrier's MexicanaClick operation.
Iraqi police officers jumped out of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters
and hit the dirt at Camp Cedar's landing zone during an air assault
training exercise at Contingency Operating Base Adder earlier this
Sun Country Airlines continues on the road to recovery, even at
a time when many other carriers are ailing. The niche
carrier announced Tuesday it had repaid in full the Debtor in
Possession financing loan the airline received in December
Fornaro Predicts Carrier Will Make Money Each Quarter Of
It looks as though all the grumbling endured by the airlines
about a la carte fees may have been worth the hassle. AirTran
Airways CEO Bob Fornaro says the fees for checked bags and other
services are proving a big help in getting through a period during
which passenger traffic is falling and fares being cut.
The P-38 National Association is a non-profit organization whose
purpose is to collect data and memorabilia to preserve and
perpetuate the memory of this classic WWII aircraft -- the P 38
"Lockheed Lightning" -- for future generations.
"From the moment we made the decision to move forward
with layoffs, we have been very mindful about conducting them in
the most respectful and dignified way possible. We want to help
those employees have a successful transition out of the company and
hope that, one day, we will be able to hire them back with Duncan
Source: Aaron Hilkemann, president of Duncan
Aviation. This week, the business aircraft service and support
company announced 304 workers will be laid off in coming weeks, due
to the downturn in the economy and "political and media
grandstanding against the business aviation industry."