UAV Biz Jet Builds On Success Of Military Unmanned Systems
ANN April 1st Special Edition: Defense
giant Northrup Grumman Thursday took the wraps off its first new
commercial aircraft in decades, the Unpiloted Autonomous Biz-AV
Vehicle (UBAV) corporate jet dubbed The Business Hawk.
Company to Revolutionize 'Sleepy' Airlines Avionics Market
ANN April 1st Special Edition: PS Engineering
announced today that Delta Airlines will be the launch customer for
its newest product, the PMW188. In a departure from the
manufacturer's traditional product line, the new device is
described as a marker beacon receiver with enhanced sensitivity,
configured to trigger the playing of an MP3 recording of an alarm
clock through an aircraft's normal audio system to the flight
"I've Got A Boeing, And I'm Not Afraid To Use It," President
ANN April 1st Special Edition: The FAA has
imposed a nationwide TFR until further notice at the request of
President Barack Obama. The President, embarking on a campaign to
pump up poll number for the recently-passed health care
legislation, said he might need to travel just about anywhere on a
ANN April 1st Special Edition: A new air racing
league will fly a series of competitions this summer, but instead
of souped-up warbirds or specialized racing machines, this one is
open to pilots of more modest means.
Recreating Ancient Selection Process Required
ANN April 1st Special Edition: In most years,
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is distinguished primarily by advances in
aviation technology. But this year, the most conspicuous attraction
on AeroShell Square is expected to be something straight out of the
With Constellation Cancelled, NASA Turns To Proven
ANN April 1st Special Edition: NASA and the
National Air and Space Museum have reached an agreement for a
long-term loan of the Apollo spacecraft currently on display in
Washington so that NASA can get its manned space program back on
Wants To Be Sure Pilots Are Paying Attention, Not
ANN April 1st Special Edition: The NTSB has
issued a recommendation to the FAA that it require all
commercial airliners be equipped with "seat shockers" for the pilot
and co-pilot to avoid another "distracted pilot" incident.
ANN April 1st Special Edition: FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt announced at a news conference Thursday
that the agency's emphasis on safety and professionalism by pilots
had dramatically improved the safety record of GA.
ANN April 1st Special Edition: With the
Northrop Grumman/EADS consortium still wavering on a bid in
the KC-X Tanker competition, two regional jet makers are
eyeing a run at Boeing for the multi-billion dollar contract.
Three-Panel Installs Will Now Feature Classic Games For Long
ANN April 1st Special Edition: Aspen Avionics
announced Thursday that it has struck a deal with classic video
game maker Atari, as well as Microsoft, to allow video games and
flight sims be uploaded into their three-panel EFD1000MFD
Move Deals A Blow To Campaign To Promote Business Use Of GA
ANN April 1st Special Edition: Cessna's "Rise"
campaign hit a snag Thursday when the company was sued in U.S.
District Court in New York seeking an injunction to stop use of the
slogan "Rise." Few details were available on the suit, which was
sealed due to its "sensitive nature."
'Little Person' Has Over 30 Years Experience At JFK
ANN April 1st Special Edition: Ernest Smithson
had worked more than 30 years as an air traffic controller at JFK
International Airport without incident, so when he arrived for his
shift last Monday, he was shocked to be told his services were no
Available In Male Or Female Voices Speaking English, Spanish,
Italian, French, And German
ANN April 1st Special Edition: Garmin announced
Thursday that it's new GPS5000VP brings the automotive GPS
experience into the cockpit, with voice prompts to inform the pilot
of upcoming heading changes, restricted airspace, even missed
ANN April 1st Special Edition: In a move that
shocked the airline industry Thursday, US Airways said it would
stop charging for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on its
domestic and international flights.
Famous Airplane Will Fly Again, Thanks To Extensive, Secret
ANN April 1st Special Edition: The National Air
and Space Museum made a surprising announcement Thursday. In honor
of the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII, the NASM staff has been
secretly preparing the B-29 Enola Gay to make her airworthy for a
commemorative flight across the United States.
Targets Lucrative Demographic of Lawyers with Jets
ANN April 1st Special Edition: EAA announced a
completely new magazine dedicated to coverage of aviation lawsuits
on Thursday. "EAA Sport Litigation" will debut in June as an
extra-cost option for all EAA members, but intended primarily for
members who are also practicing personal injury attorneys.
But Some Contestants Complain He's A Bit Too Light On His
ANN April 1st Special Edition: Former astronaut
Buzz Aldrin is holding his own on "Dancing With The Stars", which
has some contestants grumbling that his time on the moon might give
the octogenarian hoofer an unfair advantage.
ANN April 1st Special Edition: U.S. Airways
says it will be the first major airline in more than 65 years to
offer amphibious floatplane service to Manhattan, the company
announced in a news conference Thursday. The first route will link
New York City with Washington, D.C.
ANN April 1st Special Edition: The parents of a
7-month-old baby girl were detained at MCO this week after TSA
agents overheard them refer to a "bomb" in reference to their
child. A TSA task force proceeded to strip-search and
interrogate the terrified family only to learn that the child had a
ANN April 1st
Special Edition: "OK, folks... ANN did not suddenly lose its
mind (though, there ARE moments... oh, never mind). Check the DATE.
04.01.09. It's April FIRST... a/k/a APRIL Fool's
Day. Source: ANN's Jim
ANN April 1st Special Edition: As pilots, we're
all about redundancy. From the first airplanes we flew with dual
magnetos to the redundant systems built into the glass panels
becoming more and more prevelant, it seems like nothing gets done