New Terminology On Automated Broadcasts Will Alert Pilots To
The FAA is advising pilots of some changes in terminology used
in ATIS reports and other clearances to address confusion about
runway lengths at airports under where work is being done.
According the the agency, recent safety events revealed several
common misunderstandings when air traffic clearances were given to
pilots operating on runways shortened due to construction.
Record Number Of Visitors, Major Orders Announced During The
Final numbers are in for the Dubai Air Show ... by all measures
a successful week which saw $63.3 billion worth of orders for
aircraft, maintenance services and flight training programs, and a
record number of visitors.
Step In Certification Process For The Airplane Powered By The
Aircraft Industries has completed the first flight test of the
L410-UVP-E20 powered by two of GE's H80 turboprop engines. The
40-minute flight occurred in Kunovice in the Czech Republic on
Former Employee Says Firing Was Based on Conversations At
A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ruled November 18 that
a jury will decide whether NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
unlawfully discriminated against a former employee for discussing
the scientific theory of intelligent design (ID) at work.
Company Says Launch Manifest Is Outstripping Existing
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says it is seeking a new
launch site to meet increasing demand from commercial customers.
SpaceX already has an active launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station in Florida and is currently developing a new launch site at
Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The company also operates
a rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas.
Advanced Classes Geared Towards Those Planning Aviation
Florida Institute of Technology will offer two, new advanced
airline pilot flight courses to be presented in conjunction with
Aerostar Training Services of Orlando. The courses, Jet Transition
and Commercial Type Rating, are aimed at upper-division students
who plan careers with commercial airlines.
SoaringNV Offers Instruction For Glider Pilots Near Lake
Soaring NV has announced its fourth annual Minden Wave Camp,
coming up the week of March 25-31, 2012 at the Minden-Tahoe
Airport. This event provides a great opportunity to experience
gliders and learn more about unpowered flight in a scenic area.
Special 'Arthur Christmas' Segment Coincides With Movie
This year in the holiday release of "Arthur Christmas," Santa's
North Pole has turned to high technology to run a precise operation
in getting billions of gifts delivered around the world. Run by
thousands of computer-savvy elves, the North Pole uses NASA-style
technology to track the delivery of gifts around the Earth as they
are being delivered by Santa's high speed S-1. The S-1 is a giant
spacecraft in the shape of a sleigh.
Nose Gear Was Broken, Pilot Was Nowhere To Be Found
Sheriff's deputies in Waller County, TX, have something of a
mystery on their hands. A GA plane containing a considerable amount
of marijuana was abandoned at Houston Executive Airport after it
suffered a nose gear failure on landing and skidded into the
City Of Lawrence, KS, Says It Can "Set Reasonable Rules And
The city of Lawrence, KS, is continuing to fight local
businessman William McCauley over the use of Lawrence Municipal
Airport (KLWC) as a landing zone for skydiving operations. The city
had hired consultants which advised them that, while they did have
to accommodate "legitimate aviation activities" at the airport, it
had the right to set "reasonable rules and regulations" for those
An Enlightening Discussion About Color In
In the exhibit hall of the Women In Aviation Convention,
aviators of all types walked the floors... talking, sharing, and
enjoying the distinction of being among an elite group of people --
AVIATORS. And no matter their sex, color, origin or preferences; it
was a place where the true spirit of aviation was alive and well.
ANN's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, had the opportunity to engage
in a number of fascinating dialogues with a number of exceptional
flyers -- among them OBAP's Tony Marshall -- who offered some
insight into the current state of people of color within the
Company Looks To Strengthen Fleet Performance And
American Airlines has confirmed the selection of the Airbus A319
and A321 variants to be a part of its A320 family fleet order,
which was announced in July 2011. The airline says it also plans to
acquire 200 additional aircraft from the 737 family, with options
for another 100 737 family aircraft.
As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving
on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN will still
be on the job, reporting breaking news in the aviation and
aerospace fields as it happens -- in Real Time -- just like always.
Aero-News will be publishing at a slightly reduced level on
November 24th and 25th, as our staffers spend some time with their
families... some of whom may not recognize them away from their
computers. Basically, we're going to treat the four-day weekend as
just that: a four-day weekend, meaning you'll still be able to find
several new stories each day on our website.
NY TV News Helo Wasn't Ordered Away From Protest After All
What's now being described as a misunderstanding between the
pilot of a New York City news helicopter and an air traffic
controller created a political stir when it appeared the news media
was not being allowed to cover last week's "Day of Action" by
protesters with Occupy Wall Street.
Rising Fuel Costs Are The Primary Reason For Fleet
The world's two largest planemakers are in a serious competition
to sell as many as 150 airliners to the world's largest airline as
United Continental looks to realize fuel savings and trim
bottom-line costs. That leaves Boeing and Airbus in a head-to-head
matchup for the merged airlines' business for new, more
fuel-efficient narrow-body jets, the workhorses of the carrier's
Learned Couriers May Have Been Booked To Deliver Lockout
Notices Prior To Announcement
The Australian and International Pilot's Association, which
represents pilots flying for Qantas, is calling for a government
inquiry into the grounding of all Qantas flights October 29th after
it says it learned that the airline's management had made
arrangements to deliver lockout notices days before it says the
decision was made.
One-Time C-130 Retrofit Specialist Falls On Hard Times
Online auction technology has changed holiday shopping forever,
and sadly it's also coming in handy in the current
recession-induced wave of aviation bankruptcies. United Country -
Gryphon Realty & Auction Group says it will liquidate all
remaining assets of Snow Aviation International, Inc., during an
online-only auction next month.
But Fundraising DC-7 Flight To Charlotte Not Without
US Airways Flight 1549 Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First
Officer Jeffrey Skiles agreed to pilot a 1958 DC-7 once flown by
Eastern Airlines from Miami's Opa-Locka Executive Airport into
Charlotte Douglas International. But after takeoff for the trip
back to Miami with 55 passengers onboard, the DC-7 had another
engine problem and returned to Charlotte trailing smoke.