Most Recently Held Positions With Charter Operators
Aero-News learned this week that Christian Kennedy was recently
named International Sales Manager, Canada, for Dassault Falcon. He
is responsible for sales and marketing of the full line of
large-cabin Falcon business jets in the Canadian market.
A Long Flight For The Carter Aviation Technologies PAV, Part
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.22.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Long Flight For The Carter PAV:
08.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with Jay Carter,
Jr., President and Chief Engineer of Carter Aviatio
Both Parties Investigate, Warn Public About Debris
An Alliant Tech Systems suborbital rocket
carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments
exploded shortly after liftoff early Friday morning from NASA's
Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. No injuries or property damage
were immediately reported.
Over 300 model airplane enthusiasts have come together for Wings
Across America 2008 (WAA-08) a mission to fly a battery powered
radio controlled airplane, called a Park Flyer, across all
contiguous United States.
Planemaker Cuts Back In Struggle To Reach Profitability
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.22.08 0900 MDT:
Confirming numerous reports that have surfaced from suppliers in
recent days, on Friday Eclipse Aviation announced it will cut back
production of the Eclipse 500 very-light jet, cutting about 650
jobs at the planemaker's facilities nationwide.
Thousands of air traffic controller trainees in Oklahoma City
will become the first in the country to train using new state of
the art simulators beginning September 2, US Secretary of
Transportation Mary E. Peters announced Friday.
The word that comes to mind is... "capitulation." Days after United Airlines announced its
plans to charge business-class passengers -- among any airline's
most profitable traveling segment -- for food on domestic and even
most international flights, the Chicago-based airline
said it will launch a "trial" program to bring free food back into
the biz-class cabin.
The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at
its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs
professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency
communications following a major aircraft accident.
Allows Installation Of Door 3 OHARs On Continental Airlines
Aircraft fastener and cabin equipment provider B/E Aerospace,
Inc. announced Thursday it has received, through its structures
business unit (FSI) based in Marysville, WA, an FAA Supplemental
Type Certificate (STC) to provide retrofit installation of B/E's
Door 3 Overhead Attendant Crew Rest (OHAR) on B777-200 aircraft for
'Metal Concept' Intended To "Swallow The Flight School Market Whole"
The Aero-News and Aero-TV teams participated in the Oshkosh 2008 unveiling of an all-new light sport aircraft (LSA) produced by Flight Design, the 2009 MC or Metal Concept Model. The aircraft has been in development for approximately 36 months and with significant user input, was designed to respond to the needs of flight schools, flight clubs and the preferences of aviation enthusiasts who value the characteristics and maintainability of a metal fuselage.
'Metal Concept' Intended To "Swallow The Flight School Market
The Aero-News and Aero-TV teams participated in the Oshkosh 2008
unveiling of an all-new light sport aircraft (LSA) produced by
Flight Design, the 2009 MC or Metal Concept Model. The aircraft has
been in development for approximately 36 months and with
significant user input, was designed to respond to the needs of
flight schools, flight clubs and the preferences of aviation
enthusiasts who value the characteristics and maintainability of a
Union Slams Management For Talking Directly To Employees
If the Delta/Northwest Airlines merger goes through as planned,
it will require combining Delta's largely non-union workforce with
Northwest's heavily-unionized workforce -- and that's a problem if
you're one of the unions.
Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety
Board's preliminary report on the
fatal August 5 downing of a Sikorsky S-61
helicopter on takeoff near Redding, CA, that claimed
nine of the 13 people onboard.
Union Says Barack Obama Is Committed To Aviation
Safety, Workers' Rights
On Thursday, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO
(PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense
(DoD), announced its support for Senator Barack Obama for president
of the United States.
This week, cargo shipping giant UPS officially opened its newest
flight training facility, a 27,000-square-foot center here that
will reduce the time spent away from home for training pilots based
in Anchorage, AK.
The Aircraft Engine Historical Society is a non-profit
educational and historical society, open to the public, which
fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and science associated
with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.
A doughnut-shaped combustion chamber which discharges engine
gases against the surface of a short central cone (the plug).
Adapted in the form of an LH2 cooled heat shield, it can be used as
a combination rocket/ aerodynamic braking device.
"After weighing the positions of the candidates on
several important issues that affect the work life of PASS members,
PASS is confident in its support of Senator Obama. Senator Obama
has proven himself to be a champion of aviation safety and
workers’ rights. FAA employees are in need of that type of
support, and PASS believes that, as he has done in the past,
Senator Obama will continue to recognize the important work PASS
members perform everyday to keep this country safe."
Source: Tom Brantley, president of Professional
Aviation Safety Specialists National, announcing the union's
endorsement of presumptive Democrat nominee Barack Obama in
the upcoming presidential election.