Embraer's smallest jet has been given approval to operate in its
home market... and should soon be approved for
its largest market, as well. The Phenom 100 entry level
executive jet received its Type Certificate from Brazil's National
Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de
Aviação Civil – ANAC), in a ceremony held
Tuesday at Embraer headquarters in São José dos
The breadth and depth of good works accomplished by general
aviation will be in the spotlight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009,
as a weeklong "Fly for Life" program will recognize those who fly
to serve others around the world.
Check off another item on the dwindling list of tasks needing
resolution in the merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest.
Late Monday, a federal arbitrator signed off on a plan to integrate
both pilot groups into a single seniority list, reports The Atlanta
'Transition' Talk, With Incoming AOPA President Craig
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.09.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.09.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Transition Talk:
12.09.08 (ANN Special Report, with Craig Fuller,
incoming president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Col. Halvorsen To Drop Candy At ECG On December 13
From the cockpit of a C-54, US Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen
made international news in 1948 when he dropped chocolate bars and
gum to West German children, deprived of food and treats through a
Hopefully LAST Change To Oft-Delayed Contract Award
Last week, US Air Force officials released Amendment 7 to the
Request for Proposals for the oft-delayed Combat Search and Rescue
helicopter program contract... which may finally be awarded
sometime in 2009, for the second time.
At a ceremony held in their Grand Prairie, TX, Delivery Center
on Friday, American Eurocopter delivered an EC145 to the Texas
Department of Public Safety (DPS). It is the first EC145 for the
department and it will complement a fleet that already includes 13
Eurocopter AS350 AStar helicopters.
When it comes to designing aircraft of any type, one concern
that every company boss will tell you about is that it's not only
very expensive to design airplanes but it can take too long to
complete. And these days, cost reduction and being first to market
are important factors in aviation.
Opponents Cheer Victory Against 'Ill-Advised Scheme'
It came down to the wire, but on Monday a US appeals court
blocked the federal government's controversial plan to auction off
operations slots at New York's LaGuardia and JFK International
Airports, and at nearby Newark International.
Colorado's Spirit of Flight Center has made a move to a new
facility at the Erie Municipal Airport (EIK) in Erie, northwest of
the Denver metropolitan area. The move gives the collection three
times more square footage than the previous facility provided and
now allows for aircraft to fly in to tour the mostly WWII
Pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles
Program will be giving children, ages 8-17, free aircraft rides
during the Christmas Toy Airlift on December 13 at Virginia's
Chesterfield County Airport (FCI).
Fourth JSF Will Fly With Systems Now Being Tested On Modified
Lockheed Martin's Cooperative Avionics Test Bed, or "CATBird,"
has begun in-flight integration and verification of the F-35
Lightning II mission systems suite, launching another stage of risk
reduction for the world's newest fighter.
Will Install Flight Reporting Systems On Middle Eastern
AeroMechanical Services Ltd. announced Monday the company has
received the its contract from a leading Canadian electronics
provider, representing a Middle Eastern military organization, to
outfit their Lockheed Martin (LMCO) C-130H Hercules aircraft with
AMA's patented Automated Flight Information Reporting Systems
(afirs) UpTime package, as part of an upgrade program.
In 2000 civilian aircraft flew a total of 25 billion kilometres.
If someone flew this distance they could circle the earth more than
630 000 times. If the total distance flown by all aircraft
passengers was divided equally between everyone living in the
world, we would each fly 317 kilometres a year.
A measurement of a rocket's relative performance. Expressed in
seconds, the number of which a rocket can produce one pound of
thrust from one pound of fuel. The higher the specific impulse, the
less fuel required to produce a given amount of thrust.
"The court's ruling puts a firm halt to the Department
of Transportation's ill-advised, illogical auction scheme. This is
a clear win for passengers, as the department was stopped from
proceeding with an ideological experiment that would have resulted
in higher fares, less service and a confiscation of airline
Source: James May, president of the Air
Transport Association. On Monday, a US appeals court blocked the
federal government's controversial plan to auction off operations
slots at New York's LaGuardia and JFK International Airports, and
at nearby Newark International.