Report: Inspector That Screwed Up ORD ERJs Has "Done This
The great TSA-ORD Inspector scandal seems to be but the tip of
the proverbial iceberg... and the theme song from the Titanic is
playing in the background. ANN has learned that the Inspector that
instigated the inspections of 9 American Eagle ERJs and created
innumerable delays and hassle for the flying public has reportedly
DONE THIS BEFORE.
Storm Threatens To Move Inland Once Again, Stronger Than
NASA's Kennedy Space Center near Titusville, FL will remain
closed Wednesday because of the potential wind threat to workers
from Tropical Storm Fay. Center managers decided Wednesday morning
to keep Kennedy closed another day to general personnel through at
least workers' second shift, which ends late Wednesday night.
Plane Aborted First Takeoff, Returned For Maintenance
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.20.08 2130 EDT:
Reports from the scene of what appears to be one of the
worst aviation disasters to strike Spain paint a
gruesome picture... as government officials now say at 153
passengers onboard a Spanair airliner were lost when the plane
departed the runway on takeoff from Madrid Wednesday afternoon.
'Shuttle for Everyone' Prototype To Fly In October
Like many Americans coming of age during the time of the Apollo
missions, Morris Jarvis dreamed of someday blasting off into space.
But even his friends and co-workers were a little surprised when in
1993 he stopped dreaming, and started building a space shuttle in
his garage in suburban Phoenix.
The AirVenture Exhibitor Experience, With Meg Waterman of Aloft
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.20.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.20.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The AirVenture Exhibitor
Experience: 08.20.08 (ANN Special Report, with Meg
Waterman of Aloft Technologies.)
PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, sent a
letter Monday to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport CEO Jeff
Fegan, expressing empathy for the airport's financial difficulties,
and asking to buy advertising space for a provocative message. But
PETA wants to put its ads on the inside walls of the airport's
One of the nation's largest airports is going "green..." and in
a highly-visible manner, just in time for the Democratic National
Convention. A two megawatt (MW) solar energy system was
dedicated this week at Denver International Airport (DEN).
Following years of development, NASA officials announced this
week that two hypersonic experiment payloads are scheduled for
launch no earlier than Thursday, August 21 from NASA's Wallops
Flight Facility in Virginia.
Is it another sign of potentially serious problems with
the inaugural very-light-jet... or politically-motivated
posturing? A Congressional hearing will be held next month to
review the type certificate issued to Eclipse Aviation for the
EA500 VLJ, following claims by some certification workers the
jet was issued its TC by the FAA long before it was ready.
In each of the past 45 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have partnered to recognize a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions to aviation safety and education.
In each of the past 45 years, the General Aviation Awards
program and the FAA have partnered to recognize a small group of
aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction,
aviation maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions
to aviation safety and education.
Damaged TAT Probes On Nine Jets While Conducting 'Security
They're the government... and remember, they're here to help. A
bumbling inspector with the Transportation Safety Administration
apparently has some explaining to do, after nine American Eagle
regional jets were grounded at Chicago's O'Hare International
Airport on Tuesday.
Aims To Keep Skills Sharp, Provide Variety To Active
Although they are some of the busiest pilots in the US military,
Air National Guard pilots who are now flying unmanned aircraft from
the ground said they still climb into the cockpit and get some
flight time whenever they can.
Announces Latest Missteps In Never-Ending Race To Bottom Of CSI
US Airways: it appears you have some serious
competition for the title of Stingiest Major US Carrier. Starting
next month, United Airlines will stop handing out free pretzels and
cookies to coach fliers across North America... and will even drop
free meal service in business class on most flights.
Chalk up another air show casualty due to the slumping economy.
Organizers for this year's planned Waukegan Air Show near Chicago
came about $12,000 short of the $80,000 they needed to put on the
event this year, so as a result the show will not go on
Lockheed Martin's C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining
Program (RERP) flight test team has successfully completed
developmental testing of all three C-5 RERP test aircraft. The
testing included verification of performance and reliability
enhancements to the propulsion system, utilities and subsystems,
flight controls, airframe and avionics systems.
StandardAero tells ANN the company recently received
Supplemental Type Certification (STC-SA02603CH-D) to remove Pratt
& Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6A-41 series engines on the Beechcraft
King Air 200 and replace them with new or serviceable PT6A-42
engines. StandardAero is the only PT6A designated overhaul facility
that can offer customers both maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO) and engine upgrade options.
Details selected Pioneer Era, Great War and especially Golden
Age Aircraft. Detailed aircraft include the Ryan ST, DGA-6, WACO
ZPF-6, Northrop Alpha, Nieuport 28, Curtiss Jenny, Martin TT, Laird
Solution, Stearman 4D, P-12, DC-3, B-247 and more.
"The brilliant employees used an instrument located
just below the cockpit window that is critical to the operation of
the onboard computers. They decided this instrument, the TAT probe,
would be adequate to use as a ladder."
Source: From a post on an American Eagle
internet forum, in reference to an incident Tuesday at Chicago's
O'Hare International Airport. Citing sources within the aviation
industry, ABC News reports an overzealous TSA employee attempted to
gain access to the parked aircraft by climbing up the fuselage...
reportedly using the Total Air Temperature (TAT) probes mounted to
the planes' noses as handholds.