Says Environmental Commitment Began In 1997 -- "Well Before It
With its first Airbus A380 superjumbo
now flying between Dubai and the US, Emirates
recently unveiled a series of new initiatives to improve the
environmental performance of its operations worldwide. The program,
branded Emvironment, includes the adoption of a new environmental
policy for the Emirates Group, a global staff awareness campaign,
and internal goals to reduce energy consumption and waste, as well
as increase recycling and training.
Says Agency Has "Consistently Found Problems" With Carrier At
The US Transportation Security Administration, apparently
embarrassed last week for supporting an inspector who climbed
aboard American Eagle regional jets at Chicago O'Hare by using air
temperature probes as grab handles, has retaliated against the
airline with charges and fines.
Give 'em an "A". The US aviation system received a score of 91
out of 100 in a new safety audit released Monday by the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations
agency that oversees international civil aviation.
Saves Less Than 100 Lbs Per Plane... But Every Little Bit
Let's imagine for a minute that you own a major airline
(first off, we're sorry -- Ed.) If there
was a piece of equipment onboard your planes that adds weight, but
is seldom used -- and may be of dubious assistance if it is called
upon -- might it be prudent to remove that equipment, in order to
save those pounds and, by extension, even a small bit of fuel? Air
Canada's regional affiliate, Jazz, says yes... but some object to
what the carrier recently removed from its planes: the life
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of
investigators to Cabanas, Zacapa, Guatemala, to assist in the
investigation of Sunday's accident in which a Cessna 208 Caravan
turboprop crashed during a forced landing.
Planning For Your Flight Review, With CFII Bob Miller
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.25.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.25.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Is A "Biennial" Enough?
08.25.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
Intriguing Oshkosh Interview Updates SkyCatcher, Columbus, C350/400... and More!
One of the more enjoyable aspects of doing the "Oshkosh Crawl" is the chance to catch up with the movers and shakers of aviation. And few of those movers and shakers seem to have as much to be happy about as Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, who is leading some of the industry's most watched programs.
68 Listed As dead In Iran-Bound Kyrgyz Itek Air 737 Crash
Tragedy has struck the international airline community again as
an Itek Air 737 went down, killing at least 68 people, according to
current reports.The Boeing 737-200 was owned by Kyrgyz carrier,
Itek Air, but operated by Iran Aseman Airlines. The aircraft went
down near Manas International Airport, near the capital city of
Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. Ninety people were reported aboard and some 22
are currently reported to have survived.
Intriguing Oshkosh Interview Updates SkyCatcher, Columbus,
C350/400... and More!
One of the more enjoyable aspects of doing the "Oshkosh Crawl"
is the chance to catch up with the movers and shakers of aviation.
And few of those movers and shakers seem to have as much to be
happy about as Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, who is leading some of the
industry's most watched programs.
The planned retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2010 will
bring to a close an era that opened in the Antelope Valley nearly a
half century ago. The vehicle which began that era – the
M2-F1 – was an unlikely forefather to the shuttle. The
world’s first manned lifting body, the M2-F1 was made of
wood, had an internal framework of steel tubes, looked like a
bathtub sitting on a tricycle, and had no wings.
Dozens of Navy helicopters evacuated from the Florida coast to
Maxwell Air Force Base Aug. 20 in an effort to avoid the
destruction of Tropical Storm Fay.Navy Cmdr. Chris Fallia said the
decision to evacuate to Maxwell AFB happened when the tropical
storm was projected to veer back inland after hugging the East
Coast, placing Naval Station Mayport -- located near Jacksonville,
Fla. -- directly in the path of the storm.
Flies For Three And A Half Days -- Unofficial World Record For
Longest Duration Unmanned Flight
The Zephyr, a solar powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has flown a 'world-beating' three and
a half day flight at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
The solar powered plane flew for 82 hours 37 minutes, exceeding the
current official world record for unmanned flight which stands at
30 hours 24 minutes set by Global Hawk in 2001 and Zephyr's
previous longest flight of 54 hours achieved last year.
When the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship launches
this week in Anderson, SC, the 50 competing pilots will be
challenged by one of their own and one of the best in the world.
David Levin of Boulder, CO is Event Director for the 2008 U.S.
Nationals. (Later, in September, he will be Event Director at the
World Championships in Hofkirchen, Austria.) As such it will be
Levin who identifies the targets and sets the parameters of the
various flying tasks the competitors must complete.
A NATO E-3A Sentinel and its crew arrived at Seymour Johnson Air
Force Base, N.C., Aug. 8 to conduct training missions with 4th
Fighter Wing aircrews. The Sentinel, which is an Airborne Early
Warning and Control System aircraft from Geilenkirchen, Germany,
will conduct mock dogfights between the wing's fighter
Wooden display propellers have rapidly become the most
collectible item of aviation memorabilia. This site is
committed to the exchange of information about wooden aircraft
propellers in general, with emphasis on WWI and earlier antique
A huge cloud of hot plasma, expelled sometimes from the Sun. It
may accelerate ions and electrons, and may travel through
interplanetary space as far as the Earth's orbit and beyond it,
often preceded by a shock front. When the shock reaches Earth, a
magnetic storm may result.
"Hopefully, the good guys win..."
Source: Capt. Gurhan Tarman, the co-pilot of a
NATO E-3A Sentinel, from the Turkish Air Force. The Sentinel
and its crew arrived at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Aug.
8th to conduct training missions with 4th Fighter Wing aircrews.
The Sentinel, which is an Airborne Early Warning and Control System
aircraft from Geilenkirchen, Germany, will conduct mock dogfights
between the wing's fighter aircraft. Using its trademark 30-foot
exterior satellite, the AWACS aircraft will provide Strike Eagle
aircrews with "enemy" positions.