ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.13.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.13.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Optimistic CEOs -
01.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with Piper
Aircraft's Kevin Gould, and Jeppesen's Mark Van Tine)
2M2 Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport, Lawrenceburg,
We can't close 2009 without noting the exceptional experiences
we've had during a few fuel stops in ever-so-rural Lawrenceburg
Tennessee, a 'countrified' location that's becoming one of our
favorite "middle of nowhere" refueling locations.
Company Claims Increased Engine Protection, Lower Operating
Aerospace Filtration Systems has received an STC from the FAA
for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 430
helicopter. AFS worked in partnership with a large offshore energy
exploration operator who assisted in the flight test development
program to achieve the certification.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be
returned to his family for burial.
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders are planning their 68th reunion
celebration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force
in Dayton, Ohio April 15 thought the 19th, including an aviation
Embraer delivered 91 jets to the airline, executive and defense
markets during the fourth quarter of 2009, bringing total
deliveries to 244 airplanes for the year. The figure
surpasses the company's estimate of 242 deliveries. The
Company’s firm order backlog totaled $16.6 billion on
December 31, 2009.
VIH Cougar Helicopters has taken delivery of an AW139 medium
twin helicopter during an official ceremony recently held at
AgustaWestland's Vergiate plant in Italy, the company announced
Tuesday. This 12 seat-configured helicopter will be operated for
offshore transport missions in the Gulf of Mexico.
Test Pilot Kirby Ortega Discusses the Advantages of Cessna’s New LSA
At the 2009 AOPA Summit, attendees experienced an up-close encounter with Cessna’s newest aircraft to enter the LSA market. Since the announcement of the 162 Skycatcher program in 2007, Cessna has received over 1,000 orders. A two-place, single-engine piston, high-wing aircraft, the Skycatcher is a strong contender in the training market. Powered by the Continental O-200D 100-hp engine, the 162 Skycatcher weighs in at an extremely light 830 pounds empty weight, 280 pounds less than the 150. As a result, the aircraft features a cruise speed up to 118 knots and a maximum range of 470 nautical miles.
Garmin's Avionics Product Manager Bill Stone Explains the History of SVT
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.
Garmin's Avionics Product Manager Bill Stone Explains the History
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their
annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located
in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various
forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the
latest in G.A. technology.
Test Pilot Kirby Ortega Discusses the Advantages of Cessna’s
At the 2009 AOPA Summit, attendees experience an up-close
encounter with Cessna’s newest aircraft to enter the LSA
market. Since the announcement of the 162 Skycatcher program
in 2007, Cessna has received over 1,000 orders.
It's Nearly Time to Put 2009 Away... and Look Forward -- With
Over the last few weeks ANN has had the pleasure and privilege
of expressing our admiration for some of the better products,
planes, and people that we worked with in 2009 -- while also
expressing a little disappointment (OK, in some cases, more than a
little...) and disdain for those other planes, products, and people
that for one reason or another made 2009 a bit of a downer.
Satellite-Based Tracking Monitors Air Traffic Over Gulf Of
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Tuesday that Houston
air traffic controllers are beginning to use an improved
satellite-based system - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
(ADS-B) - to more efficiently and safely separate and manage
aircraft flying over the Gulf of Mexico.
AA, BA, Qantas, And Cathay Pacific Suggest $2 Billion In
American Airlines, along with fellow oneworld Alliance founding
members British Airways, Qantas Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways,
outlined $2 billion in commercial benefits to Japan Airlines (JAL)
over three years on Monday.
Two Pilots Land On A Frozen Lake, On Purpose, But Found They
Here's another good example of why flight planning is so
important. Two pilots who landed their airplanes on frozen Lake
Calhoun in Minneapolis face fines of up to $1,000 ... because
aircraft are not allowed on Minneapolis park property.
"I'm not enthusiastic
about creating a synthetic currency for lawyers and investment
bankers to play with."
Source: American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey,
commenting on pending "cap-and-trade" legislation.