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July 05, 2010

Finally! ISS Progress 38 Docks with Station

Second Attempt Goes Well... After Friday Abort

The ISS Progress 38 cargo resupply ship successfully docked to the aft end of the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module at 12:17 p.m. EDT Sunday. The docking was executed 'flawlessly' by Progress’ Kurs automated rendezvous system.

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American Eagle Pilots Voice Concerns Over Potential Sale

“We are Crucial to the Future of Our Airline”

American Eagle pilots (repped by ALPA), are voicing concerns that their issues may not be heard as AMR Corp. revives its study of whether to sell American Eagle. They insist that they 'must be included in decisions about their airline’s future.'

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Klyde Morris (07.05.10)

Klyde Takes Aim At Commuter Airline Consolidation


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India Levies New Service Tax On Airline Flights

An Additional 10.3 Percent Will Be Tacked On To Each Ticket

A service tax of 10.3 per cent on the gross value of tickets for all classes on domestic flights and economy class on international flights will be levied on tickets sold, issued or re-issued, effective July 1, 2010, as per the directive of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance.

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Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Completes Initial NVG Qualification Course

County Uses Two Helicopters For Law Enforcement And Public Safety Support

Night Flight Concepts traveled to Contra Costa County California in June to provide night vision goggle (NVG) training to the Sheriff's Aviation Unit.

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CPAD Logs 10,000 Hours With Its Eurocopter EC135 Fleet

Model First Joined The Czech Police Aviation Department In 2004

The Czech Police Aviation Department (CPAD) is celebrating two key milestones this month: its 75th year of service, and the 10,000th flight hour logged by the department's Eurocopter EC135 helicopter fleet.

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Barbados Is 99th U.S. Open Skies Partner

Agreement Reached Thursday Between The Two Countries

Representatives of the United States and Barbados have reached an Open-Skies Agreement that will liberalize U.S.-Barbados air services for airlines of both countries.

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Sikorsky Technical Training Support Going Online

Florida Company Will Develop Interactive Multimedia Training Tools For The Helicopter Manufacturer

Sikorsky Aerospace Services has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Job Performance Associates of Jacksonville, FL (JPA) for the development of interactive multimedia training products linked to Sikorsky technical publications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.10): Back-Taxi

Back-Taxi A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure or to exit the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.10)

Aero-Linx: Type Certificate Data Sheets The Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS) database is a repository of Make and Model information. The TCDS is a formal description of the aircraft, engine or propeller. It lists limitations and information required for type certification including airspeed limits, weight limits, thrust limitations, etc.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.05.10)

“(The) reported sale by Delta of Compass and Mesaba, coupled with our new president and CEO’s announcement that he has been tasked with evaluating the possible divestiture of American Eagle, signal a changing industry landscape that our pilots have a critical role in shaping... We are an essential asset to this company and the support of Eagle pilots will be a vital component in the decision-making process about Eagle’s future.” Source: Capt. Tony Gutierrez, chairman of the Eagle pilots’ Master Executive Council (MEC), responding to runmors of a possible sale of the commuter carrier.

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