ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.06.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.06.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: EAA President Tom Poberzny on AirVenture -
08.06.09 (ANN Special Report, with EAA President
Veteran Pilot A Strong Supporter Of GA, Business Aviation
The NBAA Wednesday announced that participants in the
Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) will
have an opportunity to hear first-hand from FAA Administrator J.
Randolph "Randy" Babbitt, who will be a featured speaker at the
Convention's Opening General Session.
Kansas State University at Salina has named Josh Brungardt
director of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office. The
UAS Programs Office is a major initiative of K-State Aviation's
Applied Aviation Research Center.
JSC CB Aerocopter Names U.S. Distribution Partner, Will Also
In a joint announcement Wednesday, ROTOR F/X LLC of Van Nuys,
California and the Ukranian helicopter manufacturer JSC CB
Aerocopter said ROTOR F/X has become the distributor for the
Aerocopter AK1-3 light helicopter for the Americas.
Boeing and Spirit Aerosystems have filed papers asking a federal
judge to not grant class-action status in a suit brought
by former Boeing employees who lost their jobs when Spirit
bought Boeing facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma in 2005.
Economic, Communications, and Support Companies Join The
The Next Step in Space Coalition announced Tuesday that its
membership has grown to include a diverse set of businesses and
organizations, including Google, Inc., Analytic Graphics Inc., the
Space Coast Economic Development Commission and the National Space
Trucking Business Owner Purchases His Second TBM 850
Daher-Socata Tuesday announced the sale of a 2009 TBM 850 to the
Carlisle Carrier Corporation’s CEO Dave Metzler, which will
replace his previous TBM 850 as a corporate transportation tool.
The order was finalized at the AirVenture 2009 in Oshkosh.
AgustaWestland delivered the 21st AW101 three engine
medium/heavy helicopter to the Italian Navy Tuesday. The aircraft
was greeted with an official ceremony held at Maristaeli Luni naval
base in Italy.
Embraer may show a higher sales volume in the coming months, but
analysts say that could be from customers buying the lower-priced
Phenom 100 jets, while sale of the larger E170 and E190 may
lag. The difference in price is more than $24 million per
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 3)!
Last Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business
Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 3)!
Last Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the
best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom
Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of
business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
SpaceShipTwo's MotherShip Stops In At Wittman Field
The center of the aviation universe, for the week of Oshkosh
2009, at least appears to be a certain place in Wisconsin known to
many of the faithful from the aviation world. It is also well-known
to a certain spaceship builder who has serious roots in the same
place... so as fate would have it, we have a real-live Mother Ship
here at Oshkosh 2009.
Fresh from his fairly warm reception at Oshkosh, FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt shifted his focus to airline pilots
Wednesday with speech to the Airline Pilots Association Safety
Forum in Washington, DC.
More Launches Means More Interest In New Mexico Spaceport
Colorado-based UP Aerospace successfully launched an unmanned
test vehicle from New Mexico's Spaceport America Tuesday. The
launch was for UP's newly acquired client, Florida-based
Fundamental Technology Systems Inc. (Moog-FTS).
An ultralight pilot from Chenbanse, IL, hit a powerline and
crashed the aircraft in the Kankakee River Sunday night. It was
determined he had a blood alcohol level over .04, the federal limit
for operating an aircraft.
A suspension of fine dust and/or smoke particles in the air.
Invisible to the naked eye, the particles reduce visibility by
being sufficiently numerous to give the air an opalescent
appearance. It is reported as "HZ" in an observation and on the
Aero-Linx: FAA Flight Delay
You'll want to tell your non-pilot friends about this one as
well. An interactive map tied to an FAA database that gives you
information about flight delays at most of the major airports
around the country, and why those delays are occuring.