Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

February 20, 2008

Pilot Rescued Following F-15 Midair Dies Of His Injuries

Fighters Collided Over Gulf Of Mexico

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 02.20.08 1845 EST: US Air Force search and rescue teams worked with US Coast Guard crews to locate two pilots missing in the Gulf of Mexico, after their F-15C Eagles collided during a training exercise Wednesday afternoon.

Read More

Hawker Beechcraft Names Cessna Alum To Product Development Role

Russ Meyer III Moves Across The Street

No doubt, the name "Meyer" will forever have a place in Cessna folklore... most notably in the person of Russ Meyer Jr, Chairman Emeritus of Cessna who oversaw the Wichita-based planemaker's ascent into the ranks of elite business jet manufacturers. Effective March 3, however, Meyer' son will call a new company his home... and though the address on his business card will change, the zip code will remain the same.

Read More

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.20.08

GAMA's Forecast For 2008, And Beyond

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.20.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- GAMA's Forecast For 2008, And Beyond: 02.20.08 (ANN Special Report, with comments from GAMA Chairman Alan Klapmeier.)

Read More

AOPA Donates $2,500 To West Gardiner Fire Dep't

To Replace Equipment Damaged This Month

When social network website developer Jeanette Symons and her 10-year-old son, Balan, died in the crash of a Citation business jet on February 1, one little-known ancillary loss was some of the gear used by first responders.

Read More

Kenya Airways Suspends Paris Flights Due To Violence

Strife In Country Causes Dropoff In Bookings

Kenya Airways announced Tuesday it has suspended its three weekly flights to Paris.

Read More

AgustaWestland Celebrates AW139 Assembly Line Grand Opening In PHL

Second Line Will Help Company Meet Demand In Americas

AgustaWestland celebrated the Grand Opening of its new AW139 medium twin helicopter assembly line in Philadelphia, PA during an event held Wednesday, and attended by over 300 guests and an additional 400 employees. The helomaker says the opening underlined its growing presence in the US, and the expansion of its Philadelphia facility.

Read More

Advertisement

Singapore 2008: P&W Touts Geared Turbofan's Alternative Fuel Capabilities

Successfully Operated On Fuel Blend During Phase I Ground Tests

Pratt & Whitney told attendees to this week's Singapore Air Show the company's Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine successfully operated using an alternative fuel blend during Phase I ground testing in West Palm Beach, FL.

Read More

NMB Says US Airways Pilots Union Debate Will Come To Vote

ALPA, USAPA To Square Off

The National Mediation Board (NMB) announced this week there will be an election to determine union representation for pilots at US Airways, long represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). Pilots who fly for the merged US Airways flew previously for America West Airlines and US Airways.

Read More

Boeing Delivers First KC-767 Tanker To Japan

Second Plane Will Immediately Follow

It's one delivery Boeing was quite happy -- we'd say relieved -- to finally make. On Wednesday, the American planemaker delivered Japan's first KC-767 Tanker to the Itochu Corp., for Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). It is the first aerial refueling aircraft in Japan's history.

Read More

Analyst Warns F-35 Needs To Stay On Track

Lockheed Risks Funding Cuts If Problems Continue

Lockheed Martin has tried to reassure the public and its shareholders that recent problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Pratt & Whitney engines are just growing pains, common in development of new aircraft. But those same shareholders recently heard a JP Morgan analyst warn those problems threaten the program's funding.

Read More

Atlantis Returns Home

A mission that got off to a decidely rocky start, ended smoothly Wednesday morning at the Kennedy Space Center... as the shuttle Atlantis touched down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility moments ago, bringing the STS-122 mission to the International Space Station to a successful end.

Read More

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.08

Talk of bankruptcy is no longer premature at Adam Aircraft.
How does an airline flight crew fall asleep on a 45-minute island-hop?
And 737 sales take some heat off 787 delays at Boeing.


More AERO-Casts

Advertisement

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.20.08

Talk of bankruptcy is no longer premature at Adam Aircraft.
How does an airline flight crew fall asleep on a 45-minute island-hop?
And 737 sales take some heat off 787 delays at Boeing.

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, GAMA 2008 - 02.20.08

Today, Aero News takes you to the last week's General Aviation Manufacturers Association's Annual Industry Review & 2008 Market Outlook Briefing, for comments from GAMA Chairman Alan Klapmeier.

More AERO-Casts

Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 3 of 3, with Alan Klapmeier)

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers

Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings.

Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 3 of 3, with Alan Klapmeier)

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers (Part Three, of Three)

Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings. Speaking at GAMA’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing, GAMA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, Alan Klapmeier, reported that a strong worldwide market, especially outside of North America, was a driving factor for general aviation in 2007.

Read More

Noted Training Expert Weighs In On The ADS-B NextGen Mandate

Time Is Running Out For Your Comments!

There’s always a marriage of sorts between pilots and Air Traffic Control, and final vows are about to be exchanged for the FAA’s NextGen Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The proposal mandates ADS-B equipment in all aircraft by 2020, but the deadline for comments is just two weeks away, so now is the time for you to carefully read this prenuptial agreement.

Read More

2008 Geneseo Airshow To Host Flying Tigers Reunion

"The Greatest Show On Turf" Will Honor AVG, And Their P-40s

The 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum told ANN this week its theme for the 2008 Geneseo Airshow, planned for July 11-13 -- "The Greatest Show on Turf." This year also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and it is the intention of the 1941 HAG to celebrate this anniversary by honoring the people and planes who made this aircraft one of the most famous and widely recognized of World War II, through hosting a Flying Tigers Reunion.

Read More

Advertisement

Singapore 2008: Korean Air Purchases Three More A380s

Carrier's Superjumbo Fleet Grows To Eight Planes

Korean Air announced Tuesday the airline will expanding its upcoming A380 fleet with the purchase of three more superjumbos. This firm order is in addition to the five A380s ordered by Korean Air in 2003.

Read More

Seven Lost In Downing Of South Korean UH-1H

Impacted Mountain At Night Near Seoul

All seven persons onboard a South Korean army helicopter were killed in an apparent nighttime controlled flight into terrain accident early Wednesday.

Read More

Singapore 2008: HBC Receives 20-Plane Hawker Order

Weak Dollar Spurs Double-Digit Growth In Asian Market

This week at the 2008 Singapore Air Show, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced an order from BJETS for 11 new Hawker 900XP and nine 850XP jets, with options for an additional 10 aircraft. The total value of the order with options is in excess of $450 million. The aircraft will serve throughout India and Southeast Asia.

Read More

ERAU's Golden Eagles Wins NIFA SAFECON Regional Competition

Yeah, But It's The 23rd Consecutive Title That's Hardest...

Aero-News has learned the Golden Eagles Flight Team of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has won its 22nd consecutive regional championship title at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON Region II Competition.

Read More

Singapore 2008: Embraer Releases Its Forecast For Asia, Pacific Region

Surprise... Company Sees Need For Lots Of Jets

Brazilian planemaker Embraer took the opportunity at this week's Singapore Air Show to release its projections for commercial air traffic demand in the Asia Pacific region and China over the next 20 years.

Read More

CAP Cadets Go To Washington

Civic Leadership Academy Kicks Off Saturday

Twenty-four of Civil Air Patrol’s top cadets from across the nation are participating in one of the nation’s leading civic education activities, the Civic Leadership Academy, from February 23 to March 1 in Washington, DC.

Read More

Advertisement

ATK Receives Contract Extension For Shuttle Solid Rocket Motors

Contract Extends Production Through Shuttle Retirement

Alliant Techsystems recently received a contract modification from NASA valued at $812.5 million for the continued production and refurbishment of four-segment reusable solid rocket motors (RSRM) for the space shuttle program.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.08)

Aero-Linx!

It's not exactly to Microsoft FSX levels of sophistication, but this online Evektor SportStar flight sim is a fun way to pass the time... and fairly accurate in its "flight" characteristics! Can you find the airport?

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.08): Decalage

Aero-Terms!

The relationship or angle between a wing and a horizontal control surface on the tail.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.20.08)

"While ADS-B holds tremendous promise, the current proposal represents a compromise that could be improved upon."

Source: Max Trescott, experienced CFI, author, and aviation educator. Trescott encourages pilots and others in the general aviation community to weigh in while they still can on the FAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcasting, or ADS-B. Final comments on the proposal are due March 3, 2008.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC