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January 22, 2011

Classic Aero-TV: SportAv Perspectives -- How Do Pilots Use Their LSAs?

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market

ANN Note: As we cover the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, ANN has to admit that we have great concerns about the direction and viability of the LSA market. While events like the US SAE have done a spectacular job (no kidding... we are truly impressed) of helping to provide a focal point for all things LSA, the poor direction provided to LSA by the FAA and a number of the alphabet associations leaves us wondering whether or not the the tremendous potential offered by the LSA market will ever get the chance to become a reality. 

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NBAA Welcomes Congressional Letter to White House Urging 'No User Fees'

President Told It's A Bad Idea By Members On Both Sides Of The Aisle

The NBAA welcomed a bipartisan letter signed by 116 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging President Obama to keep user fees out of the administration's fiscal year 2012 budget.

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FAA Dedicates New Control Tower At LaGuardia

Previous Tower Has Been In Service Since 1964

The FAA dedicated a new airport traffic control tower for LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on Friday that will replace the one which has served the airport since 1964.  In 2010, air traffic controllers at LGA handled nearly 400,000 takeoffs and landings.

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Court Approves Mesa Air Group’s Reorganization Plan

Airline Set To Emerge from Chapter 11

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved Mesa Air Group’s Plan of Reorganization, clearing the way for the airline’s emergence from Chapter 11.

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New Owners For Gobosh LSA

Aerospace Capital Partners, LLC to Acquire Gobosh Aviation

After nearly 8 months of negotiations, Gobosh LSA, LLC and Aerospace Capital Partners, LLC announced that they have reached an agreement for Aerospace Capital Partners to acquire Gobosh for an undisclosed amount. 

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Bell 'Project X' Becomes 'Magellan'

Memo Indicates A New Helicopter Is In The Works

An internal memo released by Bell Helicopter's Mirabel, Canada division says the company's 'Project X' has been re-named 'Magellan', and will result in a new helicopter.

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First Super Bowl NOTAM Issued For Dallas/Fort Worth Area

TFR Will Follow Closer To The Event

Due of the large number of aircraft operating to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area during the week of Super Bowl XLV, there are procedures that will be used to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

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Shuttle Stringer Repair Progressing

Nearly Two Thirds Of The Modifications Have Been Completed

NASA said Friday that Discovery's rollout to Launch Pad 39A is planned for Monday, Jan. 31. First motion is at 2000 EST.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.22.11)

"This acquisition is excellent news for current and future owners and operators of Gobosh aircraft." Source: Tim Baldwin, President of Gobosh, announcing the sale of the company.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.11)

Emergency, Abnormal, And Off-Nominal Situations Study

The purpose of EAS is to improve aviation safety and the safety of space operations by combining our understanding of human learning and performance and our knowledge of emergency, abnormal, and off-nominal situations and the operational contexts in which they occur.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.11): Runway Safety Area

A defined surface surrounding the runway prepared, or suitable, for reducing the risk of damage to airplanes in the event of an undershoot, overshoot, or excursion from the runway.

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