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

March 03, 2012

Teamster Pilots At Cape Air Ratify First Labor Agreement

Terms Include Improved Pay, Retirement, Grievance Resolution Process

In a vote announced this week by the National Mediation Board, Cape Air pilots represented by Teamsters Local Union 1224 in Wilmington, Ohio, ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. "I'm very happy for the Cape Air pilots," said Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne. "The crewmembers of Cape Air have worked very hard for this agreement that addresses their most pressing needs and sets the stage for a brighter future. It is a testament to the member's focus and commitment to achieving a strong contract."

Read More

FAA Issues Single Operating Certificate To Southwest, AirTran

Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Meet Another Important Milestone In Their Integration Of The Carriers

Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced Thursday that the carriers have received approval from the FAA for a Single Operating Certificate (SOC), marking a key milestone in the integration of the two airlines. The process of a full integration of the AirTran Airways fleet into the Southwest Airlines fleet, such as paint scheme and interior configuration, is not complete and the transition to a single ticketing system is a large and complex process that will take several years to complete.

Read More

Study: No Safety Benefit From GA Glass Panels

AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute Report Indicates No Safety Impact From New Technology

The increase in glass panel cockpits in general aviation aircraft has not had a dramatic impact on safety, according to new research by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation’s Air Safety Institute.

Read More

Congress Sends Another Strong Message To White House On User Fees

Nearly 200 Members Sign Bipartisan Letter To President Obama

In a show of strong opposition to aviation user fees, 195 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama Thursday expressing contempt toward an Administration budget proposal that would impose a $100 per flight fee on general and commercial aviation.

Read More

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW!

ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... I gotta warn you... this may be one of our best year's yet... and as always... NO ONE IS SAFE. We had some fun with EVERYONE... the FAA, TSA, EAA, AOPA, Chuck Schumer, Sun 'n Fun, Brent Wouters, LightSquared, the USAF, Cessna, Cirrus, NASA, you name it. If you want to be a part of the foolishness, get your ideas and submissions into us ASAP! Time is fast ticking down to a date the entire ANN staff looks forward to every year. See, each April 1st, we have a problem getting our stories straight... we make things up, we get silly, we exaggerate and lampoon. In other words, we act weirder than the loons who run Sun 'n Fun and/or the FAA... and in this group, that's really saying something. (At

Read More

International Space Station Heads Of Agencies Issue Joint Statement

Document Follows Review Of Collaboration Efforts

The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Quebec City, Canada, on March 1, 2012, to review the scientific, technological, and social benefits being produced through their collaboration, and to discuss plans for further broadening these benefits by continuing to advance the human exploration of space.

Read More


Gulfstream G280 Receives Provisional Type Certificate From FAA, Israel

Deliveries Scheduled For 2012

The Gulfstream G280 has received a provisional type certificate (PTC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It obtained a PTC from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) on Dec. 29, 2011. The principal remaining item required before full type certificates are issued by the FAA and CAAI is an update to the software for the aircraft’s state-of-the-art avionics. Gulfstream expects to receive full type certification from both later this year.

Read More

Local Fire Chief Achieves Lifelong Dream At Redbird Skyport

Clay Huckaby Of The Buda Fire Department Gets Pilot Certificate Much Faster Than Normal

Clay Huckaby, Fire Chief of the Buda Fire Department recently completed his lifelong dream of learning to fly at Redbird Skyport, the new and innovative flight training facility located at San Marcos Airport. He completed his training in a little over 3 weeks and spent much less time in the actual aircraft then is normally required.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.03.12)

“What you have on the panel doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you’re flying and how you’re flying it,” Source: AOPA Air Safety Institute Manager of Aviation Safety Analysis David Jack Kenny.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.03.12): VFR Not Recommended

An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recommended.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.03.12)

Arizona Antique Aircraft Association

The Arizona Antique Aircraft Association, Inc. (AAAA) was incorporated in Arizona as a not for profit corporation on February 18, 1964 to "romote the preservation, reproduction, restoration, use knowledge and history of antique aeronautica and sport aviation," and to promote and support interest in national antique aeronautical activities.

Read More





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC