Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

October 21, 2008

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.21.08

A700 Program Update, With AAI President and CEO Jack Braly

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.21.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.21.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A700 Program Update: 10.21.08 (ANN Special Report, with Jack Braly, President & CEO of AAI Acquisition, Inc.)

Read More

Government Seizes First Delivered Hawker 4000 In Tax Fraud Case

Gary Hall Accused Of Collusion In Cigarette Trafficking Scheme

Everyone at Hawker Beechcraft breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this year, when the company finally delivered its first composite-bodied Hawker 4000 business jet.

Read More

American Eurocopter Celebrates 2500th US Helicopter Delivery

PHI Receives Milestone EC135 At AMT Conference

At an event on its booth at the Air Medical Transportation Conference in Minneapolis, MN, American Eurocopter celebrated its 2500th US helicopter delivery with long-time helicopter service company PHI, Inc.

Read More

No Surprise: August 2008 Airline Employment Slips 2.1 Percent

Fewer Flights Mean Fewer Pilots, FAs, Ground Support Workers...

US scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1 percent fewer workers in August 2008 than in August 2007, the second consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year and the largest year-to-year decrease since October 2006.

Read More

UAL Pilot Removed From Plane At Heathrow

Suspected Of Being Intoxicated Prior To Flight

A 44-year-old United Airlines pilot has some explaining to do, after he was removed from the cockpit of a Boeing 777 at London Heathrow Sunday morning. The Daily Telegraph reports the pilot failed a breathalyzer test.

Read More

A New Low? NYT Columnist/Survivor Sued Over MidAir Reports... For Moral Damages

'Only Amends Will Restore The Widow's Dignity'

News and Analysis By Jim Campbell, Editor-In-Chief (But Please Don't Sue Me...)   According to press releases issued by an organization alleging to represent the victims of a tragic Brazilian 737 crash, respected NYT Journalist Joe Sharkey is being sued for his reporting of a midair collision in which he had an unusual and intimate view...

Read More

Advertisement

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.21.08

The Boeing strike is contributing to a possible recession.
Thanksgiving airline travelers may suffer sticker shock.
And three mechanics may face manslaughter charges in an airline cra

More AERO-Casts

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.21.08

The Boeing strike is contributing to a possible recession.
Thanksgiving airline travelers may suffer sticker shock.
And three mechanics may face manslaughter charges in an airline cra

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Jack Braly, AAI - 10.21.08

Jack Braly, President & CEO if AAI, Inc., briefs reporters at length about progress on his company's development of the A700 very-light jet, following AAI's buyout of the assets of bankrupt Ada

More AERO-Casts

K-State Aviation Launches Helicopter Training Program

Eleven Pilots Have Trained On School's Schweizer 300CBi

Kansas State University Aviation tells ANN it recently implemented a training program for helicopter pilots. In the program's first year, 11 pilots have trained on K-State's Schweizer 300CBi, specifically developed for the commercial helicopter training market.

Read More

BBA Aviation Names New VP For Executive Beechcraft

Chevrestt Brings Over 20 Years Management Experience

BBA Aviation has announced the appointment of Ed Chevrestt as Vice President and General Manager for Executive Beechcraft.

Read More

Aero-TV: Powerful Upgrades -- The Rotax 912 UL

Rotax's Basic Four-Stroke Is A Solid Performer In The Sport Aviation World

At the US Sport Aviation Expo, Aero-TV caught up with an old friend, Eric Tucker... a guy who is known worldwide as "Mr. Rotax." The most well-known (and easily the hardest working) expert on the Rotax 900 series sport and certified engines, Eric took a few minutes to help us profile each of the amazingly compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 900 series engines, this time concentrating on the 81 HP Rotax 912 UL.

Advertisement

Storm Clouds Building Up Over NAFI Controversy

Are "Master Instructors" Being Forced Out?

 A number of sources tell ANN that there are some serious issues about to come to a head at the National Association of Flight Instructors. With a board meeting set for this Friday expected to come to some sort of "showdown," the CFI community seems pretty antagonized over what many perceive as an attempt to oust two much-favored members of the NAFI hierarchy and potentially affect the future of the Master Flight Instructor program...

Read More

NTSB Reverses FAA Revocation Order Issued Against Air Trek

30-year Air Ambulance Operator Wins Against FAA

An NTSB Administrative Law Judge, William Pope, has issued an oral initial decision reversing an Emergency Order issued by the FAA on June 10, 2008. The Emergency Order revoked the Air Carrier Certificate held by Air Trek, Inc., an air ambulance operator based in Punta Gorda, FL.

Read More

Aero-TV: Powerful Upgrades -- The Rotax 912 UL

Rotax's Basic Four-Stroke Is A Solid Performer In The Sport Aviation World

At the US Sport Aviation Expo, Aero-TV caught up with an old friend, Eric Tucker... a guy who is known worldwide as "Mr. Rotax." The most well-known (and easily the hardest working) expert on the Rotax 900 series sport and certified engines, Eric took a few minutes to help us profile each of the amazingly compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 900 series engines, this time concentrating on the 81 HP Rotax 912 UL.

Read More

NTSB Issues Life Raft Recommendations For Helo Operators

Cites Failure To Deploy Raft As Causal To December 2007 Fatality

The National Transportation Safety Board issued two new recommendations Monday, aimed at improving passenger awareness of how to properly deploy the emergency life rafts commonly seen on the exteriors of turbine-powered helicopters operating offshore.

Read More

Analyst: Effects Of Boeing Strike Could Be 'Much Deeper Than Perceived'

Workers Starting To Feel Pinch, Too

In the continuing "chicken race" between the International Association of Machinists and Boeing, analysts are beginning to express fears that the strike will last long enough to permanently damage Boeing, and tear down the last of the major manufacturing industries still alive in the US.

Read More

Stronger Than Steel, Harder Than Diamonds: It's 'Buckypaper'!

Weird Name... But Your Next Plane Could Be Made From It

Sir Harold Kroto, now a professor and scientist with FSU's department of chemistry and biochemistry, along with colleagues Robert Curl Jr. and Richard E. Smalley, shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene -- nicknamed "buckyballs" for the molecules' spherical shape.

Read More

Advertisement

Aspen Avionics Celebrates 1,000 Evolution Displays With New Contest

"Grand Glass Giveaway" Will Award EFD1000 To Lucky Winner At AOPA Expo 2008

To celebrate production of its 1,000th Evolution Flight Display system, Aspen Avionics will award an EFD1000 Pilot Primary Flight Display (PFD) during AOPA Expo in San Jose on Saturday, November 8, 2008.

Read More

Airlines To Offer Drastically Reduced Thanksgiving Schedules

Capacity Cuts Will Mean Packed Planes Over Holiday Season

US domestic airlines have said often over the past year that returning to profitability will mean cutting flights which cater to leisure and vacation travelers. It's now becoming clear what that will mean for those seeking tickets to spend the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones.

Read More

Family Presented With Hero's 100-Plus Medals

Chopper Pilot Served Six Tours Of Duty In Vietnam

In what began as a search for a fallen aviator's grave, the family of a Vietnam veteran was recently presented with more than 100 medals and awards he earned for service to a grateful nation.

Read More

Downing Aviation Associates Offers Its Services To LSA OEMs, Buyers

Aims To Provide Objective Analysis Of Numerous Choices In Market

Regional and business aviation consulting firm Downing Aviation Associates announced Monday it will offer compilations of manufacturers' data and tailored analyses of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

Read More

Lunar Lander Teams To Compete For $2 Million NASA Prize

Las Cruces Airport Will Host Contest October 24-25

Nine teams with rocket-powered vehicles will compete for $2 million in NASA prize money during the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, October 24-25, at Las Cruces International Airport in New Mexico.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.21.08)

Aero-Linx!

In the following pages we bring to you a review of Attack Squadron 164. The planes, the ships, the men, the victory, and the sorrow. But most of all our memories. Our aim is to preserve the history of this gallant US Naval Squadron. If you're not a Ghost Rider, we welcome you to our home. As we open the door to what it was like being a Ghost Rider.

Read More

Advertisement

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.21.08): Reflex

Aero-Terms!

If a wing has an airfoil that curves down from the high point, and then curves back up, it`s said to be "reflexed". Reflex is the size of that reverse. Usually found on flying wing designs.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.21.08)

"I feel like it is recognition that he should have had long ago, to be remembered with honor, and it's a legacy I get to pass down to my sons so they are better aware of who he really was."

Source: Helen Tilgner, speaking of her father... a Vietnam helicopter pilot. Armit Tilgner served six tours of duty in Vietnam. In addition to a Purple Heart, he earned four Bronze Stars, five Army Commendation Medals, three Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals, two Valorous Unit Awards and 136 Air Medal Awards. Armit Tilgner was lost in a 1982 accident, while flying medevac missions in Malaysia.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC