Georgy Mosolov Will Speak At Daytona Beach, Prescott
World renowned Russian test pilot Col. Georgy Mosolov will give
his presentation, "Tales of a Russian Test Pilot," later this month
at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, FL and
Prescott, AZ campuses.
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has published
the tenth of its briefing papers examining how the industry can
reduce further its impact on the environment. The latest examines
the way in which the manufacturing process can be improved to
support the development of cleaner and greener aircraft... and
makes for some interesting reading.
It's a significant -- and needed -- advance for an aging
workhorse. Lockheed Martin announced Thursday it has won a $129.3
million contract to build a total of 13 new outer wing sets for the
US Navy's fleet of venerable P-3 Orion reconnaissance planes. The
all new production outer wings will be delivered to the Navy
beginning in early 2010 for installation on selected aircraft.
Buoyed by weather forecasts that show Florida's Space Coast
presently out-of-danger from several offshore storms, on Thursday
NASA moved the space shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad, in
anticipation of its launch on the STS-125 mission to service the
Hubble Space Telescope.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.04.08 1745 EDT: Tough
economic times have resulted in more layoffs within the general
aviation industry. Cirrus Design announced Thursday it will lay off
100 workers by the end of this week, as it works to scale back
overhead in the face of declining sales.
Event Celebrates Its 44th Anniversary On September 6-7
The Experimental Aircraft Association announced Thursday it has
signed an agreement with the Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In (MERFI),
one of the nation's oldest recreational aviation events, intended
to bring higher visibility to the MERFI event.. while also clearly
defining EAA's role in the popular fly-in.
Stellar Lineup Coming To San Francisco October 9-14
Fleet week organizers announced this week the US Navy's Blue
Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco for the
event's 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008. The weeklong
celebration is expected to attract an estimated one million
spectators along the San Francisco waterfront.
Members Reject Contract Offer; Walkout Delayed 48 Hours
By an overwhelming majority, employees represented by the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have
rejected the "best and final" contract offer from Boeing, and voted
Wednesday to strike the American planemaker immediately. But union
leaders told workers to stay on the job a little longer, in the
hopes Boeing may find some new incentives to offer.
Aviation Management Degrees, With Kenny Downing Of Utah Valley
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.04.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
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Report, with Kenny Downing, Aviation Marketing
World Airways announced this week it recently signed a contract
with Air France to operate one MD-11F on a full-time basis for
service from France to a variety of destinations in North Africa
and a weekly flight to Brazil.
A Number of Eclipse Buyers Talk About Their Decisions
Wow; what a difference a few weeks make... ANN's Aero-TV crews spent some time in Albuquerque a few weeks back, before Oshkosh and the startling events that occurred there -- and chatted up a number of Eclipse owners/buyers about their thoughts about the airplane, the industry, and the issues of the day. We present their discussion for your perusal, and look forward to getting back to some of these same people in the next year to see how their answers, concerns and aspirations have held up as Eclipse remakes itself -- post Raburn.
Wow; what a difference a few weeks make... ANN's Aero-TV crews
spent some time in Albuquerque a few weeks back, before Oshkosh and
the startling events that occurred there -- and chatted up a number
of Eclipse owners/buyers about their thoughts about the airplane,
the industry, and the issues of the day. We present their
discussion for your perusal, and look forward to getting back to
some of these same people in the next year to see how their
answers, concerns and aspirations have held up as Eclipse remakes
itself -- post Raburn.
Airline Secures $60 Million In Funding... But At A High
Midwest Airlines announced Wednesday "significant progress" in
its ongoing quest to remain in business. The Milwaukee-based
airline said it has secured $60 million in additional financing,
including commitments from TPG Capital and Republic Airways
Holdings, an Indianapolis-based airline holding company.
Here are some encouraging signs the abysmal performance of US
airlines may be turning around, however slowly. Flights operated by
the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher
rate this past July than in both the previous month and July 2007,
according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Wednesday by
the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Colgan Air Grounded Him After Finding Name On Watch List
It's a big victory for Erich Scherfen, though a larger battle
still looms. On Wednesday, the New Jersey-born pilot was cleared to
return to flight duty with Colgan Air, five months after he was
suspended by the company.
Notes Medevac Aircraft Critical To Gustav Evacuation,
While the industry's reputation has been tarnished in recent
months by a spate of tragic accidents, including a fatal
helicopter downing last weekend... the Association of Air
Medical Services notes medevac aircraft are vital for saving lives,
particularly during times of national crisis.
US Customs and Border Protection has deployed the Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) Predator B to support the response and
recovery efforts of Hurricane Gustav. CBP launched its Predator B
Tuesday morning to provide live streaming video to damage
Postdoctoral Scientists Eligible For Stipends To Study
NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral
Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next
generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and
possibly life, around other stars.
Bell Helicopter announced the delivery Wednesday of a 412EP
model medium lift helicopter to the San Diego Fire-Rescue
Department, joining "Copter One," a Bell Model 212 currently
operated by the air support division.
The 'Friends of Leiston Airfield' was formed in the summer of
1995 by Peter Saunders, Chris Betson and the late Peter Barker,
after a group of people with holiday caravans on the 'Cakes &
Ale Park', had become concerned that a small memorial erected on a
hardstand in an area hidden from view from the general public, had
become neglected and rubbish strewn.
"Management's plan to replace all but nine of our
B-717s with EMB 170s and replace Midwest pilots with Republic
pilots will have a devastating impact -- raising the number of
Midwest pilots who are out of work to approximately 300 of the some
400 pilots who were employed before TPG/NWA purchased the airline
earlier this year. Furthermore, management restated its continued
intent to wring drastic, draconian concessions from our pilots,
holding our very jobs hostage as part of its deal with
Source: Captain Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the
Midwest Airlines unit of the Air Line Pilots Association. The
Milwaukee-based carrier announced Wednesday it has secured $60
million in additional financing, including commitments from TPG