ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.12.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.12.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Meet the Administrator II - Randy Babbitt -
08.12.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt)
Both Say Airline Has Final Say On When Passengers May
Both TSA and DOT lay the blame for 47 passengers being stuck on
a 50 seat ExpressJet regional jet overnight on the airline, saying
it has the final authority in determining when passengers may or
may not be allowed to get off an aircraft.
Classic Kit Plane Now Offers An 85-HP Jabiru 2200 Engine
Light aircraft kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has
partnered with JabiruUSA to offer the STOL CH 701 aircraft kit
bundled together with the complete firewall-forward installation
for the Jabiru 2200 aircraft engine, including basic instruments (a
basic digital EIS and flight instruments).
Company Will Match Purchase Price By Reinvesting In Canadian
The Boeing Company announced Monday that it has received a $1.15
billion contract from the Canadian government for 15 new CH-47F
Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Under the contract, Boeing will
match Canada's purchase price by executing contracts and
investments of equal value with Canadian industry.
The last in a series of eight modernized Global Positioning
System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellites built by Lockheed Martin
for the U.S. Air Force is set to launch aboard a Delta II rocket on
Aug. 17 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
Three Twenty Holdings, Ltd. has selected a full suite of
Rockwell Collins avionics, including the MultiScan Hazard Detection
System, for installation on 25 new A320 aircraft. Deliveries are
scheduled to begin in September 2009 and last through 2015.
CRJ1000 NextGen Jetliner Program Continues To Move Forward
Bombardier Aerospace has terminated its firm order purchase
agreement with MyAir.com of Italy in respect of all remaining
undelivered aircraft. Four CRJ900 aircraft have been
delivered to the airline. Bombardier's decision comes as the air
carrier is facing an uncertain situation.
Alan Klapmeier Details His Solution to New Pilot Interest:
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.
Alan Klapmeier Details His Solution to Gaining New
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held
their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation
to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company
headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft
and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s
presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.
Mike Glover Offers Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Usability
Mike Glover, Director of OEM and Strategic Alliances at Avidyne,
chatted with Aero-TV about his most helpful avionics tips relating
to the all-new Entegra FMS900w Flight Management System, part of
the Avidyne Release Flight Deck.
"Avoid Unnecessary Speculation", NATA President Says
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has issued a
statement regarding media coverage of Saturday's mid-air collision
between a sightseeing helicopter and a Piper Saratoga flying in
uncontrolled airspace over the Hudson River.
New York Representative Calls Corridor The "Wild West"
In the aftermath of the tragic mid-air collision involving a
Piper Saratoga and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River
Saturday, some New York officials are predictably calling for an
end to uncontrolled flights under 1,100 feet in the region.
Southwest Airlines says it will pony up $170M to rescue
struggling Frontier Airlines from bankruptcy, a figure far above
the nearly $109 million Republic Airways Holdings said it was
willing to pay. Southwest competes with Frontier from their mutual
hub in Denver.
If the Department of Defense tell him to cut money for as many
as 7 Gulfstream C-37's and a Boeing 737 used primarily for VIP
travel, Representative John Murtha (D-PA) says he will strike the
funding from the House version of the defense appropriations
Official Letter Tells Town They Have No Authority Over
A 14 page letter from the FAA's Assistant Chief Counsel of the
Airports and Environmental Law Division Office of the Chief Counsel
tells the town of Grant-Valkaria, FL to, in so many words, stop
trying to regulate noise and commerce at Valkaria airport.
NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-134 to
the International Space Station. The flight will deliver the Alpha
Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS, to the station. Navy Capt. Mark
Kelly will command the STS-134 mission. Retired Air Force Col.
Gregory H. Johnson will serve as the pilot.
"While events such as last weekend's are extremely rare,
they do create an intense focus on the operations involved and can,
unfortunately, lead to an environment ripe with speculation and
Source: NATA President James Coyne.