ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Max Trescott Discovers
Seaplanes and LSAs - 02.09.10 (ANN Special
Report, with Max Trescott)
Asks FAA To Come Observe The Situation, Offer Solutions
Airport officials at Aspen's Sardy Field (KASE) are concerned
about what seems to be an increasing number of people wandering
onto a taxiway that is used by private jet traffic moving to and
from the runway. They've requested that the FAA come take a look at
the situation over the President's Day holiday.
First Ariane 5 Heavy Lift Rocket Launch For 2010 Planned For
Arianespace is laying the groundwork for another busy year with
its workhorse Ariane 5, as the first mission of 2010 moves into its
second phase of preparations and the follow-on flight's launch
vehicle is delivered to French Guiana.
Airplane Was On Approach, Panel Fell Into Mall Parking Lot
A fairing that was part of the flap assembly on a 747 freighter
broke off the aircraft while it was on approach to Miami
International Airport Friday. The flap panel fell into a mall
parking lot, but there were no injuries and no damage on the
Company Says Mods Reduce Fuel Burn And Operating Costs
Pratt & Whitney said at the Singapore Air Show last week it
will offer an Advantage Performance Upgrade package for the PW4000
94" family of engines that will deliver 1% fuel burn reduction and
improve engine durability.
European Aircraft Manufacturer Confirms Berlin Company As
Preferred KBE Software Supplier
The software engineering company PACE announced late last week
that it has concluded a four-year license and services agreement
with Airbus. Under this agreement, PACE remains a preferred
software supplier for Airbus companies worldwide.
Rotax Expert Eric Tucker Explains Basic Engine Maintenance
Procedure In order for aircraft owners to get the most out of their engines, it is essential to understand proper operation and maintenance procedures. Many of the most common engine problems are preventable through routine maintenance and can ensure an engine reaches its expected T.B.O. (Time Between Overhaul) benchmark.
Chief Pilot Feuerstein and Captain Imrich Successfully Complete Flight Plan
On February 8th, 2010, almost two months after the Dreamliner’s historic first flight, Boeing made history once again as the new 747-8 Freighter took to the skies for the first time. Over 5,000 Boeing employees, customers, suppliers, and community leaders gathered in Everett, Washington, as the 421,200lb aircraft (empty weight) lifted from the Paine Field runway.
Chief Pilot Feuerstein and Captain Imrich Successfully Complete
On February 8th, 2010, almost two months after the
Dreamliner’s historic first flight, Boeing made history once
again as the new 747-8 Freighter took to the skies for the first
time. Over 5,000 Boeing employees, customers, suppliers, and
community leaders gathered in Everett, Washington, as the 421,200lb
aircraft (empty weight) lifted from the Paine Field runway.
Newest Boeing Freighter Touches Down Safely After 3-Hour,
Just a day shy of the 41st anniversary of the flight of the
first B747 ... the latest variant, Boeing's 747-8 Freighter,
successfully took to the sky for the first time Monday as more than
5,000 employees, customers, suppliers and community leaders looked
Pilot Furloughs Are Only One Cost-Saving Measure Undertaken By
Things are looking down at Brown ... as UPS announced plans
Monday to furlough at least 300 of its airline pilots, but at the
same time continued its effort to find a solution with the
pilots’ union that would avert or mitigate the layoffs before
they take effect.
Lockheed Martin Corporation and Kaman Aerospace Corporation have
successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Marine Corps the capability
of the Unmanned K-MAX helicopter to resupply troops by unmanned
helicopter at forward operating bases in Afghanistan.
Zero Gravity Builders Studio LLC has completed its move to a
newly renovated 14,000 square foot facility with taxiway access on
airport property in Richland, Washington. The new facility is more
than four times larger than the space previously occupied allowing
Acquisition Marks The 77th Airbus A-320 Family Aircraft For The
Iberia took delivery of a new A-319 from the Airbus plant in
Toulouse, France late last week. Christened the Vison Europeo
["European Mink"], it is the first aircraft to join the fleet since
deliveries were suspended more than a year ago.
"It was a real privilege to be at the controls of this
great airplane on its first flight, representing the thousands of
folks who made today possible. The airplane performed as expected
and handled just like a 747-400."
Source: Boeing Chief Pilot Mark
Two or more runways at the same airport whose centerlines are
parallel. In addition to runway number, parallel runways are
designated as L (left) and R (right) or, if three parallel runways
exist, L (left), C (center), and R (right).
Reading through some aviation blogs Monday morning, we came
across a link to an FAA document that outlines a plan to
consolidate tower services for some medium-use airports over the
next 8 to 10 years.