US Airways is getting by with a little help from its friends.
Air Wisconsin Airlines revealed Thursday it plans to provide the
carrier with a $35 million loan, as part of a larger $950 million
financing plan US Airways announced in October.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.07.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Day One At AOPA Expo 2008:
11.07.08 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Managing
Editor Rob Finfrock.)
Munich Center To Serve Europe, Africa And Middle East
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's Customer Services and Support
group recently opened a Regional Support Office (RSO) at Garching
near Munich, Germany. Located about 20 minutes from the center of
Munich and Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, the facility
is Bombardier's fourth customer support office and the first in
Europe; it will support customers operating CRJ and Q-Series
airliners in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Focus On Aviation Business Opportunities In Latin America,
The 2nd Annual Very Light Jet Summit -- coming November 10-11 to
Miami, FL -- will explore the latest developments in the VLJ sector
and new business opportunities in business, private and commercial
aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Detailed Monthly Air Travel Consumer Report Released By
Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on
time at a higher rate this past September than in either September
of last year or in August 2008, according to the Air Travel
Consumer Report released Friday by the US Department of
Congress and the Pentagon are at odds over both the scope, and
the very continuation of, production of the Lockheed Martin F-22
Raptor. At a cost of $140 million each, the funding of the F-22 is
rapidly becoming a political football.
CFM International's CFM56-7B27A/3 engine model has been jointly
certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the
European Aviation Safety Agency for the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon,
paving the way for flight tests in 2009 and initial operational
capability in 2013.
There was one question on the minds of attendees Thursday at AOPA Expo 2008 in San Jose, California... "how will the results of this week's elections impact the general aviation community?" AOPA brought in four heavy hitters in the industry to offer their opinions on what's to come in an Obama administration...
Cessna Launches Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift With Harrison Ford
Cessna provided an inspiring addition to the early hours of last month's NBAA 2008, with the announcement of the company's sixth annual Citation Special Olympics Airlift Program, to help athletes travel to the 2010 USA National Games to be held near Lincoln, NE.
There was one question on the minds of attendees Thursday at
AOPA Expo 2008 in San Jose, California... "how will the results of
this week's elections impact the general aviation community?" AOPA
brought in four heavy hitters in the industry to offer their
opinions on what's to come in an Obama administration...
Cessna Launches Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift With
Cessna provided an inspiring addition to the early hours of last
month's NBAA 2008, with the announcement of the company's sixth
annual Citation Special Olympics Airlift Program, to help athletes
travel to the 2010 USA National Games to be held near Lincoln,
Themed "The Day Before Yesterday," Thursday's panel discussion
at the first General Session of AOPA Expo 2008 brought together
four industry experts to analyze the impact of the recent US
presidential election, and what it could mean to general
While the technology is still fairly new, many pilots have at
least limited experience flying a Wide Area Augmentation System
approach. It's one of the few tangible benefits seen so far in the
Federal Aviation Administration's push towards its purported
"NextGen" air traffic control system... and, in September it passed
a major milestone.
Tuesday's downing of a Learjet 45 on approach to Mexico City
International Airport has raised several eyebrows, given that two
of the nine persons onboard the aircraft lost in the crash were
prominent -- and controversial -- officials tied to the Mexico
government. But authorities state they have no reason to suspect
Aims To Become Single Source For GA Weather Solutions
Avionics manufacturer Avidyne continued making news at AOPA Expo
Thursday, with the launch of its Entegra Wx Series -- a full suite
of weather sensors and data services comprising the newly-TSO'd
MLX770 Two-way Datalink Transceiver and the MLB700 Broadcast
Datalink Receiver serving worldwide WSI InFlight datalink weather,
as well as Avidyne's TWX670 Tactical Color Lightning System
providing real-time on-board weather detection.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of
Directors has elected Mark Van Tine of Jeppesen as chairman for
2009. Van Tine, Jeppesen's president and chief executive officer,
previously served as GAMA’s vice chairman of the board and
chairman of the International Affairs Committee.
Barons Fitted With Fluid Deice Systems May Now Use
Hartzell Propeller recently earned FAA approval of a new
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) which will permit its scimitar
PHC-J3YF-2UF/FC7391DB 3-bladed propellers to be offered for
Beechcraft 58 Barons factory-equipped with fluid anti-ice systems.
This complements Hartzell's original STC for these propellers which
covered only the 58 and G58 Barons equipped with electrothermal
boots or without any ice protection equipment.
Light Business Aircraft Conference Coming March 12-14,
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced this
week that Cessna will sponsor the Single Pilot Safety Standdown to
be held March 14, 2009, in conjunction with the Association's
inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference
Warbird Recovery is committed to the International recovery and
restoration of rare and historic military aircraft. The first
aircraft recovery trip took place in the Summer of 1993 in Siberian
Russia and the mission was to recover rare Japanese and US
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.