ANN REAL-TIME NEWS: 1305 EDT (Wichita, KS) -- Cessna has
temporarily delayed planned deliveries of its new Citation Mustang
in order to allow for software updates to the aircraft's G1000
ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 1200 EDT (Orlando, FL) -- Passengers
aboard a Delta flight from New York's JFK were detained and
searched this morning after the aircraft arrived in Orlando. TSA
officials in Orlando would not immediately describe the situation
surrounding Delta Flight 1227.
NASA said it will transport a new shuttle external fuel tank to
the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week... just in case
engineers decide it best to swap out the hail-damaged tank now
attached to the shuttle Atlantis.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.06.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.06.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Fight For Spaceport America:
04.06.07 (ANN Special Feature, with New Mexico Economic
Development Director Rick Homans.)
Lockheed Martin tells ANN the company has delivered a seventh
C-130J Super Hercules to the 143rd Airlift Wing, the Air National
Guard Unit based at Rhode Island's Quonset State Airport.
Lieutenant General Craig R. McKinley, Director Air National Guard,
accepted the new aircraft.
Aircraft, Personnel Support Operations In Afghanistan
Aero-News received word the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS
John C. Stennis (CVN 74) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9
returned to the north Arabian Sea on April 4, following its first
port visit in the Middle East.
AD NUMBER: 2007-07-14
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-14
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model
AD NUMBER: 2007-07-08
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series
airplanes equipped with General Electric CF6-50 engines.
Says User Fee Plan "Clearly Has Not Worked In Other
Rebuking charges by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey that it's
time for general aviation to pay a higher price for use of ATC
services, on Wednesday Cessna Aircraft Company Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer Jack J. Pelton told attendees of an
aviation summit at the US Chamber of Commerce the general aviation
(GA) industry in the United States is too fragile and too important
to the nation to allow experimentation on air traffic management
funding options... such as the one proposed by the Federal Aviation
Says Interpretation Of Known Icing In June 2006 Letter "Could
In response to concerns raised last year by the Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association -- regarding an eyebrow-raising definition
of "known icing conditions" in updated FAA policy documents --
recently the agency submitted a revised draft of its proposed
language, and invited pilots and others concerned with the proposed
rule to comment.
But Carrier Insists There's Plenty of Blame To Go Around
Comair officials have admitted two of their pilots were
partially at fault for an August 27, 2006 crash that killed 49 of
50 people on board... but blame does not solely rest with those in
the flight deck of the doomed CRJ100, the carrier insists.
Says Chief Refuses To Accept Responsibility For 2005 Fatal
Australia's aviation watchdog chief should be fired in the
aftermath of one of Australia's worst air disasters, the Federal
Opposition says. As Aero-News reported, 15
people died when a TransAir Metroliner III crashed into
Queensland's Lockhart River in May 2005. It was Australia's worst
air disaster in 40 years.
A student pilot and his instructor suffered minor injuries when
the student accidentally ejected from his Harvard II during a
lesson Wednesday. Flight operations at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, a
Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, were temporarily
suspended following the incident.
It went down to the wire... but election officials in New Mexico
told the Associated Press Thursday night a bill calling for an
increase in gross-receipts taxes for residents of Doña Ana
County, to fund New Mexico's proposed Spaceport America, has
narrowly won voter approval.
Says Partners Should Come Onboard At Three Plants By
Oh, to be a fly on the wall during this meeting. On Wednesday,
Airbus CEO Louis Gallois met with labor union representatives, to
share details of the controversial restructuring plan that will
cost thousands of jobs at Airbus plants throughout Europe.
Skimming... water skiing... or aqua-planing -- with a real, live
airplane -- has become famous on the internet since pictures of the
Harvard Aerobatics team, lead by Capt. Scully Levine, participated
in a "water ski" event where they aqua-planed four Harvards on
Klipdrift Dam near Potchefstroom, South Africa.
We're still over a year away from the next presidential election
in the United States... but that hasn't stopped leading candidates
from touting the number of voters they've swayed to their
campaigns. It is with similar logic that Boeing announced Thursday
the company has a healthy lead over rival Airbus, for orders
garnered during the first three months of 2007.
"Simply put, the FAA wants to dismantle the current
funding mechanism, increase the tax on jet fuel by 220 percent and
on aviation gas by 261 percent and incorporate a range of new user
fees for general aviation. An evaluation of the current funding
system shows little need for new revenue streams. Funding for the
FAA has increased, not decreased, in the last
Source: Cessna Aircraft CEO Jack Pelton,
speaking about user fees at Wednesday's US Chamber of Commerce