ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
04.14.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
04.14.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part I: Garmin's Jim
Alpiser - 04.14.11 (ANN Special Report,
with Garmin's Jim Alpiser)
OAG: Published Schedules Indicate Highest Ever April
While the world's airlines continue to adjust their schedules
and capacity daily to meet fluctuating demand in the wake of
Japan's devastating earthquakes and tsunami, OAG's latest monthly
snapshot of airline activity reveals unprecedented capacity levels
planned for April.
Icon of Space History Sells for $2.9 Million To A Russian
Fifty years after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first
man to travel into outer space, the Vostok 3KA-2 Space Capsule that
paved the way for his historic mission sold for $2,882,500 to
Evgeny Yurchenko, chairman of the investment fund AS Popov.
Leasing Company Plans To Buy A Total Of 30 Of The Aircraft
A tripartite signing ceremony was held in Beijing, P.R. China on
Wednesday among Embraer, CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. (CLC) and China
Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. CLC confirmed the purchase of a second
batch of ten Embraer 190s.
Frontier Airlines Cuts Itinerary Change Fee, Discounts First
Bag Fee For Online Check-in On Some Fares
We all know that what one airline does is often copied by
others, so we can only hope this is the beginning of a trend.
Frontier Airlines Wednesday announced fee reductions and policy
changes effective for tickets purchased on or after April 13,
As Shuttle Era Ends, Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise
Colorado executives attending this week's National Space
Symposium say the state's companies and entrepreneurs are the best
positioned to help the U.S. become the global leader in the space
There are five of his airplanes hanging in the Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum. One of them flew around the world on
one tank of gas. One was the first non-government-built spacecraft
to fly to the very fringe of space ... twice.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training To Perform The Work
L-3 Link announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract
from armasuisse to provide upgrades that will keep the Swiss Air
Force's F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers and associated
training system equipment concurrent with modifications being made
to the service's F/A-18C aircraft.
The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An
Important Concern (Part 3)
There are few more contentious issues facing GA right now as the
question about what will eventually replace 100LL. There are few
folks working hard to address the issue, but they all report that
they're facing serious hurdles in not only perfecting their product
but wading through the bureaucratic processes necessary to make
their fuel a reality. ANN had the chance to spend some quality time
with a number of the folks behind the Swift Fuel program, one of he
more prominent players in the race to replace 100LL -- and the
conversations were intriguing -- and educational.
"Never Doubt That A Small Group Of Thoughtful, Committed
People Can Change The World. Indeed, It Is The Only Thing That Ever
Has." --- Margaret Mead
Analysis/Opinion by ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell
I've always lived to the beat of a different drummer and
never did 'the usual' things that others did...
Staffing Changes Coming On Control Tower Overnight Shifts At 27
A third incident in which an air traffic controller fell asleep
on duty has prompted Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt to announce Wednesday that effective
immediately the FAA will place an additional air traffic controller
on the midnight shift at 27 control towers around the country.
Political Official Was Required To Complete Seven Hours Of
The FAA has closed its investigation into an incident last
October in which Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe
landed his Cessna 340A on a closed runway at Port Isabel, TX, and
the Senator has escaped with what amounts to a slap on the wrist
for his actions.
Van's Aircraft introduced their new Light Sport Aircraft, the
RV-12, just over three years ago. Well over five hundred kits have
been sold since then, and on Wednesday, the 198th kit to ship
became 100th RV-12 to fly.
Aircraft Use Now Included In Recreational Use Statue
In a positive development for recreational aviation, at least in
the state of New Mexico, Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill
12 into law on April 6th. This law adds "operation of aircraft" to
the state's existing Recreational Use Statute.
'Job Shadow Day' Lets Job Seekers Know About Opportunities In
Twenty students enrolled at the North Valley Occupational Center
(NVOC), a division of the L.A. Unified School District that
provides adults affordable technical and career training, will gain
hands-on work experience shadowing Van Nuys Airport employees.