Combined Organization 'Well Positioned To Be A Major
Competitive Player For The Long Term'
While some of the large legacy carriers look for ways to join
forces ... Pinnacle Airlines Corporation announced Thursday that it
has acquired Mesaba Aviation, Inc. from Delta Air Lines for $62
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When you're planning to fly around the world in an airplane
powered by nothing more than solar panels, the question that comes
immediately to mind is "what happens at night?" The Solar Impulse
will try to answer that question, as it attempts a flight that is
planned to last 24 hours.
We all probably remember our primary flight instructor. Since we
spent a lot of hours with him or her shoulder-to-shoulder in an
airplane cockpit, that's reasonably understandable. But an
increasing number of CFI's are apparently not renewing their
NASA Decision On Retiring Shuttles Imminent, Seattle
Seattle’s Museum of Flight broke ground Tuesday on the
first phase of its new 15,500-square-foot “Human Space Flight
Gallery.” While the Museum says it has long planned to expand
its space exhibits, the organization hopes the new facility
will become the home of one of the retiring Space
Pilot And Service Centers, Sales Reps, Among Those
Another company has been tapped to join Cessna's
newly-reestablished affiliates insurance program. NationAir
Aviation Insurance President Jeff Bauer announced Wednesday that
the company has been selected by XL Insurance to serve as a broker
in the Cessna Affiliates Insurance Program.
Sebastian Valdez has been named as Chief Financial Officer and a
member of the Board of Directors by Ballistic Recovery Systems of
South St. Paul, Minnesota. He will replace Thomas H. Adams Jr., a
member of the BRS board since 1986, who is retiring effective
Government Audit Gives The Agency Three Months To Address
An audit conducted by the New Zealand government has found that
country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) lacking when it comes to
addressing safety concerns, and it has been given until September
to report on steps taken to improve the situation.
Move Advances Company Strategy For Growth In Cyber And
Not just for Dreamliners any more ... not that it ever really
was ... Boeing and Argon ST announced Tuesday that they have
entered into an agreement for Boeing's acquisition of Argon ST in
an all cash tender offer and merger for $34.50 per share, or
approximately $775 million.
Aircraft Attached To Army Guard Units From Four Gulf Coastal
Sixteen U.S. Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota Light Utility
Helicopters are operating in the Gulf Coast region to support oil
spill monitoring and response missions known as Operation Deepwater
The Pattillo Brothers Share Their Extraordinary
History and Journey to Oshkosh 2009
Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a
chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which
their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary
opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his
hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the
Pattillo brothers, to Oshkosh 2009.
Pilot Did Not Maintain Control In Instrument Conditions
The NTSB has issued a probable cause report in the February 1st,
2008 crash of a Raytheon C90A King Air in which six people were
fatally injured. The board determined that the probable cause(s) of
this accident to be the pilot's failure to maintain control of the
airplane in instrument meteorological conditions.
Bill Would Accelerate Depreciation On Capital Purchases ...
Such As Business Airplanes
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senate
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary
Landrieu (D-LA) released the Small Business Jobs Act on Tuesday, a
bill to help small businesses access capital, stimulate investment
in small businesses and promote entrepreneurship.
Seeking An "Innovative Path" To Human Space Exploration
NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking
proposals and industry input on heavy-lift system concepts and
propulsion technology. The space agency is seeking an innovative
path for human space exploration.
Alaska Aircraft Will Perform Tests To Develop More Efficient
Alaska Airlines is joining three other aviation companies and
the FAA to develop computer technologies that reduce fuel burn,
emissions and noise. Alaska will perform test flights during the
five-year $66 million project, funded by the FAA, in partnership
with GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin and AirDat.
"This is a landmark decision and sweeping legal victory
over the launch aid subsidies that fueled the rise of Airbus and
that continue to provide its products a major cost
advantage." Source: Boeing Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney.
This page is the result of a number of years of research into
the aircraft featured, Kurt Tank's Focke-Wulf 190 / Ta 152. This
aircraft performed outstandingly throughout World War II, serving
in large numbers with the Luftwaffe, and also in a handful of
smaller nation's air forces.