When Embraer said its Phenom 100 would receive its FAA approval
"soon" after the entry level executive jet earned Brazilian
certification, they meant it. On Friday, Embraer announced the FAA
has certified the aircraft, and first deliveries will begin next
Academy Of Model Aeronautics 2009 Expo Coming To Ontario,
Be a kid again at the 11th Annual Academy of Model Aeronautics
2009 Expo featuring radio-controlled model airplanes, helicopters,
trains, cars, boats and more -- along with live demonstrations on
January 9-11 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention
Center Way, Ontario, CA.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed its primary,
two-year science phase. The spacecraft has found signs of a complex
Martian history of climate change that produced a diversity of past
Capacity Reduction Means Fuller Planes, Fewer Seats
The Air Transport Association is forecasting a 9 percent
year-over-year decrease in the number of passengers who will travel
globally on US airlines during the 21-day winter holiday travel
season, spanning Thursday December 18, 2008, through Wednesday,
January 7, 2009.) The number of available seats has also declined 9
percent from the same period a year ago, which should result in
full or near-full flights throughout the holiday.
Aviation Fleet Solutions Brings Newfound Civility To 'Mad
Sky Wings, a growing Greek operator providing worldwide charter
services, in partnership with Khors Air Company of the Ukraine, has
successfully completed installation of its first Aviation Fleet
Solutions QuietEagle Noise Reduction System on their MD-83
aircraft. The installation was accomplished during a routine
maintenance check at the MNG Technic facility in Istanbul,
Plant May Support Expansion Into Commercial Aerospace
The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)
Business Development Board met this week, and approved an Economic
Development Tax Increment Financing (EDTIF) incentive for a new ATK
Allows Upgrades To Proceed On 12 Lynx AH Mk.9 Helis
It has been confirmed in a statement today, made by Defence
Secretary John Hutton, that the Future Lynx contract signed in June
2006 by the UK Ministry of Defence with AgustaWestland will proceed
to full scale production.
At a conference held earlier this month at the Andrews Institute
in Gulf Breeze, FL, Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Space Florida
President Steve Kohler and Dr. Joe Story, president of The
Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute, announced the
formation of a Personal Spaceflight Medical Program, among the
first of its kind for commercial space tourists.
"Fly For Life," With Retired EAA Senior VP Bob Warner
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.12.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.12.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Fly For Life":
12.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with Retired EAA
Senior VP Bob Warner.)
Laments Use Of Recordings As 'Voyeuristic Entertainment'
Over the past decade, we've become accustomed to ubiquitous
camera-phones, security and police dash-cam footage used on TV
newscasts, and even TV shows based on dramatic video of car crashes
and other catastrophic events. But Vanity Fair editors are
discovering they've touched a raw nerve by releasing actual cockpit
voice recordings of an airliner crew's last few moments alive.
So what makes pilot Charles "Chuck" Aaron's airshow act so special? Well, all you had to do was watch his HELI-AEROBATIC act at Oshkosh to know that something SERIOUSLY DIFFERENT had come to Wittman Field. The Red Bull BO-105 CBS, made by Eurocopter/Messerschmitt Boelkow Blohm (MBB), blew everyone away with a routine rarely seen anywhere, much less at world-class airshow like Oshkosh.
So what makes pilot Charles "Chuck" Aaron's airshow act so
special? Well, all you had to do was watch his HELI-AEROBATIC act
at Oshkosh to know that something SERIOUSLY DIFFERENT had come to
Wittman Field. The Red Bull BO-105 CBS, made by
Eurocopter/Messerschmitt Boelkow Blohm (MBB), blew everyone away
with a routine rarely seen anywhere, much less at world-class
airshow like Oshkosh.
mounting troubles for its 787 Dreamliner
program and continued difficulties in returning to
full production after a crippling labor strike, it's apparent
Boeing currently finds itself in need of some assistance, and
perhaps a clearer focus. What it got was a management
NASA Administrator Desperate To Save Constellation
Petulant, or passionate? The search for a new NASA administrator
may have just kicked into high gear, as current agency chief
Michael Griffin is reportedly making things quite difficult for
members of the Obama transition team.
Relatively Small Investments Could Yield Big Local Returns
If Congress were to include the aviation sector in its economic
stimulus packages, more than 40,000 high-paying jobs would be
created, aviation safety would be improved, and there would be
positive effects for the environment, according to a coalition of
Jet Airways has taken another step to insure its very survival.
The struggling Indian international carrier -- which formed an
"alliance" with former domestic rival Kingfisher in October, and promptly slashed some 1,900
jobs -- announced Thursday it will form another
"partnership," this one with Emirates.
Officials of Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation tell ANN the
end of 2008 marks the 1st anniversary of incorporation and
acquisition of the program. Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation was
formed as a US private corporation in December 2007, when it
acquired the Freight Feeder aircraft technology and development
program from Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc.
DLA membership is open to anyone who has directly been involved
with the U-2 aircraft and operations. Although the Association is
not open to the general public, the website houses some amazing U-2
photos and history of the units that fly her.
"If you are looking under the hood, then you are
calling me a liar. Because it means you don't trust what I say is
under the hood."
Source: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, in
a heated exchange last week with former NASA associate
administrator Lori Garver, who now leads the space transition team
for the incoming Obama presidential administration.