ANN REALTIME REPORTING 11.27.07 2100 EST:
Tuesday was a busy day for Cessna... as in addition to buying an aircraft
company, the planemaker also announced it will partner
with a Chinese manufacturer to build its upcoming Model 162
SkyCatcher light sport aircraft.
Passenger Bill Of Rights Update, With CAPBOR Founder Kate
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.27.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.27.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Passenger Bill Of
Rights: 11.27.07 (ANN Special Report, with CAPBOR Founder
AgustaWestland tells ANN it has successfully completed the
qualification flight testing of the new generation BERP IV AW101
main rotor blades. The new technology blades will enter operational
service in early 2008 on the UK's Royal Air Force fleet of AW101
Merlin Mk.3A helicopters.
Flight Design USA tells ANN it has in the last year graduated 23
technicians, distributors, and dealers from its engine and airframe
training classes -- including nine recent additions to its support
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Tuesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action
from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to
his family for burial with full military honors.
Offers Chance For Customers To Lock In Current Prices
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 11.27.07 1545 EST: In a
candid discussion Tuesday with ANN's Rob Finfrock, Eclipse Aviation
CEO Vern Raburn admitted production delays have conspired to
complicate the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker's financial outlook
-- "and feed the rumor mill" claiming the company's imminent demise
-- but Raburn makes no bones about how he views his company's
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 11.27 1330 EST:
Employees at Aviation Technology Group, developers of the ATG
Javelin personal jet aircraft, received some unexpected
news as they returned to work Monday following the
Thanksgiving holiday: they have another week off, at least, while
the company works to secure additional capital.
Pilots on regional airlines like American Eagle or Atlantic
Southeast Airlines are younger than in the past. This is in part
due to a retiring pilot pool, and fewer applicants causing the
airlines to change their standards.
Boeing is blessed right now with the perfect circumstances for
doing business, according to several financial analysts. Low
interest rates and a hot global economy are good for business, and
with the exception of a credit squeeze everything should be ideal
for selling aircraft.
This holiday season, things are going to be a little different
at Miami International Airport. Despite a swell of passengers
returning to Latin America for the holidays, the Airport will make
do without Concourse A.
Although its primary tenant, US Airways, plans to reduce its
flights and diminish service... Pittsburgh International Airport
officials say the airport is weathering the storm, and aims only
for positive changes after the holiday season influx.
"New pilots today are going straight into the
[co-pilot's] seat, and moving into the [captain's] seat in a hurry.
And they're doing it in airplanes that are great machines but can
Source: John Prater, president of the Air Line
Pilots Association, speaking of the trend among regional airlines
to hire younger, and less experienced, first officers to train
on-the-job with more experienced captains.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4980
Issue Date: November 21, 2007 at 1911 UTC
Location: Washington Center , Annapolis, Maryland near BALTIMORE
Beginning Date and Time: November 27, 2007 at 1000 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 28, 2007 at 0100 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Washington (ZDC) Center,