ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.29.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.29.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- AOPA Weighs In On
'Congestion Pricing,' Use-Taxes: 01.29.08 (ANN Special
Report, with Andy Cebula, Executive VP Government Affairs for the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associat
Peter O. Knight Airport (TPF) and the Tampa Bay area of Florida
have an interesting historical relationship. After years of
planning, the Great Depression stalled construction until the
airport was adopted by the Federal Works Project Administration, a
federal jobs program aimed at speeding the nation's economic
Legal Hurdle Cleared In Construction Of New Airport
Officials with The Panama City-Bay County International Airport
and Industrial District (Airport Authority) announced Tuesday the
United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals (Court) has vacated
its stay that limited construction for the relocation of the Panama
City-Bay County International Airport on property donated by The
St. Joe Company -- a decision that allows the planned relocation to
On the same day Boeing announced the transfer of an eight-plane order for its upcoming 777
Freighter, Airbus announced a new order for its own
twin-engine, widebody cargo carrier. US investment fund
MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, through an affiliate, signed a
firm contract for six A330-200 Freighters.
Boeing announced Monday the company recently named veteran NASA
space shuttle engineer John P. Mulholland its new Space Shuttle
vice president and program manager. With more than more than 21
years of experience in space shuttle propulsion, systems and
subsystem design, including 15 years with NASA, Mulholland is
responsible for the overall direction and successful execution of
Boeing's Space Shuttle program.
Prompted by three emergency landings over the past three weeks,
on Monday Alaska Airlines announced it will inspect its 40-plane
fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircraft for possible problems related to
Acting on pressure from Congress to take more drastic action to
keep leftover F-14 Tomcat parts from falling into enemy hands, on
Monday President Bush signed legislation prohibiting the Pentagon
from auctioning off those parts.
The Federal Aviation Administration has completed its second
look at a recent runway incursion incident at San Diego
International Airport/Lindbergh Field, and placed the blame on a
mistake by an air traffic controller.
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Aero-TV thought it was important for ANN viewers to see and hear some of the poignant remarks that were part of a number of intriguing discussions at the most recent AOPA Expo. When the Friday morning General Session at AOPA Expo 2007 kicked off, it quickly focused on the need to protect general aviation airports around the nation. AOPA president Phil Boyer started the session with examples of how GA has suffered from airport closures, along with success stories about several airports that have been saved were presented. Boyer recognized the significance of the Airport Support Network. The ASN is celebrating 10 years of promoting, protecting and defending airports throughout the nation.
In Part Two of our excerpted discussion, Aero-TV thought it was
important for ANN viewers to see and hear some of the poignant
remarks that were part of a number of intriguing panels at the most
recent AOPA Expo. When the Friday morning General Session at AOPA
Expo 2007 kicked off, it quickly focused on the need to protect
general aviation airports around the nation.
"Anyone Catch The License Plate On That Ambulance?"
Barely 24 hours after a Southwest Airlines 737 apparently slid
off a snow-covered taxiway at Washington's Spokane International
Airport, one law firm felt compelled to call attention to what it
no doubt hopes potential clients will see as an endemic
In one sense, Richard Anderson was blessed to come onboard as
CEO of Delta Air Lines at just the right time -- immediately after
the Atlanta-based carrier, then led by Gerald Grinstein,
successfully negotiated the pitfalls of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and
emerged leaner on the other side.
Airline delays can be frustrating for leisure travelers, even
heartbreaking if they cause you to miss a wedding or funeral. But
if you're traveling for business, delayed and cancelled flights
cost you money... and the resulting cost to the nation's economy is
coming under scrutiny in this election year.
Applauded For Efforts To Keep Land Around APA Clear Of
AOPA President Phil Boyer was presented with a special award on
behalf of Centennial Airport, and Colorado pilots, during a Pilot
Town Meeting in Denver last week. The award -- a bust of Captain
Elrey Jeppesen -- is inscribed, "In grateful appreciation for your
many years of dedicated support on behalf of general aviation."
Anything Boeing's bird can do... ours can do better. That was
the message from Northrop Grumman on Monday, as the company
announced it successfully completed several milestones recently in
its quest to win a lucrative US Air Force contract.
Picks Up Eight-Plane Deal Terminated By Avion Group
Boeing announced Monday that Deucalion Capital VII Limited
("Deucalion"), a company advised and managed by DVB Bank AG, has
purchased eight Boeing 777 Freighters for lease to AeroLogic, a new
joint venture airline formed by Lufthansa Cargo and DHL
Nine members of the United States Air Force left Westover Air Force
Base in Massachusetts at 12:11 pm on Thursday, January 24, 1963.
The mission of this flight was routine: practicing low level
navigation to avoid the newest Soviet radar technology and return
to Westover at 5:30 pm. Find out what went wrong, and what happened
to the crew.
"When I walked by I said, 'This is a [Pratt &
Whitney] 2037 that goes on our 757's,' and he said, 'I know that.
Are you still having any problems with the gearbox?' I was
Source: Tony Charaf, senior VP for tech
operations at Delta Air Lines, related the story of a recent visit
by Delta CEO Richard Anderson to an engine shop... not always a
venue corporate types are comfortable in, or especially familiar