Boeing announced Monday its Integrated Defense Systems Training
Systems and Services organization has completed a six-year US Army
contract to retrofit and upgrade 22 Apache Longbow Crew Trainers,
22 Maintenance Training Devices and a Longbow Collective Training
Airbus Military and EADS announced Monday a "new approach" for
the oft-delayed A400M military program... telling its partner
nations they must join together to "find a way forward" with the
Integration Of Helo's Systems Begins At Owego Facility
The first Lockheed Martin pilot production VH-71 presidential
helicopter to begin the integration and final production process
arrived at the company's Owego, NY, facility Friday. Six of nine
helicopters that make up the first phase of the VH-71 presidential
helicopter program are now in the US, including four
test-configured aircraft and two production aircraft.
...And the hits just keep coming. Cessna told its employees
Monday it will cut 2,000 additional jobs throughout its facilities,
putting a number to
its announcement last week of a second round of
Includes New Ultra-Lux "X" Option, CMX Maintenance Package
On the heels of its long-anticipated announcement of the
availability of a known-icing option, Cirrus Aircraft also revealed
new features, upgrades, and option packages to its SR20, SR22, and
Turbo model aircraft lineup for 2009.
It appears increasingly likely the pilot of a Piper Meridian
that crashed Sunday night didn't perish in the accident... but
rather that Marcus Schrenker apparently pulled a
D.B. Cooper, and parachuted out of the plane
somewhere over Alabama.
With a new administration getting ready to take office, the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is seizing a key opportunity
to help new White House staff and cabinet members, as well as
members of Congress and their staff, understand the value of
general aviation. So, the association is creating a powerhouse in
its Washington, DC lobbying office.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.12.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.12.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- When Slow Is Not Safe:
01.12.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob
For over a week, ANN and Aero-TV personnel have been in Duluth,
MN, helping to document the major announcement that you are seeing
and hearing now. Cirrus Aircraft is introducing its new "X" series
of aircraft, a feature rich series of upgrades to the decade long
revolution started by Alan and Dale Klapmeier.
For over a week, ANN and Aero-TV personnel have been in Duluth, MN, helping to document the major announcement that you are seeing and hearing now. Cirrus Aircraft is introducing its new "X" series of aircraft, a feature rich series of upgrades to the decade long revolution started by Alan and Dale Klapmeier.
US Air Carriers Post Record Second Consecutive Year Without
For the first time in 50 years, US airlines have flown for two
years in a row -- 2007 and 2008 -- without any passenger deaths.
Single years without fatalities have been rare, with only four
occurring since 1958... making the two-year stretch even more
TSA Roadshow Continues To Draw Criticism From Every Side
a series of meetings held by the Transportation Security
Administration to listen to public response on the
proposed Large Aircraft Security Program was held last week at the
Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY.
GAO Report Says He's Just Not Getting The Job Done
A recent 77-page report issued by the Government Accountability
Office reveals that the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration's Inspector General ranked next to last compared to
inspectors in 27 other federal agencies in managing costs and
looking for ways to save taxpayers money.
Federal And State Funds To Cover Most Of Purchase Price
With a favorable report from a private study, significant
community support, and federal and state funds available for the
purchase, all indicators point toward finalization of a deal for
the purchase of Robertson Airport (4B8) by the city of Plainville,
CT in 2009.
Board Says Evidence Doesn't Warrant Changing Airman's
At a hearing held last week to evaluate the status of a missing
US pilot, a Navy review board agreed with family members,
concluding that the government needs to do more to find out what
actually happened, before changing the airman's status again.
The RAF Association (RAFA) is a membership organization serving
current and former members of the Royal Air Force, their families
and dependants and all those supporting the aims of the
Association. It is the largest single-service membership
organization in the United Kingdom and has roughly 76,000 members
and 500 Branches in the UK, Europe and further afield. The
Association provides help, advice, assistance, comradeship and,
where required, welfare and care for the whole RAF family.
Measuring all accelerations imparted to a vehicle and, by
integrating these with respect to time, calculating speed at every
instant (in all three planes) and, by integrating a second time,
calculating total change of position in relation to starting
"It's a new record. While it doesn't mean risk is now
non-existent, it certainly means they have done a fantastic job at
keeping all these threats at bay."
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
professor and risk statistician Arnold Barnett. For the first time
in 50 years, US airlines have flown for two years in a row -- 2007
and 2008 -- without any passenger deaths. Single years without
fatalities have been rare, with only four occurring since 1958...
making the two-year stretch even more impressive.