"Last Remnants" Of Terror Group Removed From Area, Officer
Three buildings that had served as an al Qaeda detention and
torture facility were destroyed yesterday by a US military bomber.
A B-1B Lancer used six 500-pound, global positioning system-guided
bombs to level the compound located in Zambraniyah, a village south
of Baghdad, according to officials.
The first EC635 destined for the Swiss Air Force was handed over
to the Swiss federal procurement, technology and real estate centre
armasuisse at the Eurocopter factory in Donauwörth March 7 --
two weeks prior to the contractually agreed deadline.
Airlines Fail To Make The Grade, With CAPBOR's Kate Hanni
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.11.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.11.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Airlines Fail To Make
The Grade: 03.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with CAPBOR
Founder Kate Hanni.)
Aero-News readers are advised to be on the lookout for the
controversial owner of now-defunct Silver State Helicopters, who
failed to show up at what was to be his first federal bankruptcy
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7974
Issue Date: March 11, 2008 at 1754 UTC
Location: ELY , Minnesota
Beginning Date and Time: March 12, 2008 at 1600 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 12, 2008 at 1715 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY ATBABBITT IRON
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Says KC-X RFP Differs From Criteria Cited In Going With
It's official. Citing irregularities with the process of the
competition and the evaluation of the competitors' bids, on Tuesday
Boeing filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability
Office (GAO), asking the agency to review the decision by the US
Air Force to award a contract to a team of Northrop Grumman and
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) to replace the
aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers.
Says "KC-45A Misinformation" Continues To Dominate
Ahead of Boeing's announcement it will file a protest with the
Government Accountability Office, asking for a review of the US Air Force's
awarding of a lucrative tanker contract to Northrop Grumman and
EADS, on Monday Northrop said "numerous erroneous
comments continue to be repeated in the media and in Congress"
about the selection of its KC-45A.
Transport Canada, EASA Sign Off On Upgraded Powerplant
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced Monday it received type
certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation
Safety Agency for the PW127M engine, the newest member in the PW100
regional turboprop family. The company says the PW127M offers five
percent more power compared to its PW127F predecessor.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Monday the remains of a US Army Air Forces airman,
missing since 1942, have been identified and will soon be returned
to his family for burial.
Proposal Continues Five Decades of Partnership With NASA &
Lockheed Martin submitted its proposal Monday to the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design and build the
spacecraft for the Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite - Series R (GOES-R), the next generation geostationary
environmental satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
One of the most amazing air displays ANN and Aero-TV has ever seen was (pretty much) run on batteries... no kidding. The growing popularity of small, electric Radio-Controlled aircraft (of ALL kinds and configurations) has given rise to an amazing event, held each Winter in Champaign, IL.
Nighttime Launch Only Second Since Return To Flight
"Konichiwa, domo arigato and banzai!" Those were the words of
STS-123 Commander Dominic Gorie, after NASA mission controllers
announced everything was ready for the nighttime launch of the
shuttle Endeavour... and moments ago, the orbiter rode a blazing
trail through the dark Florida skies to a Thursday rendezvous with
the International Space Station.
Airlines serving Newark Liberty Airport have agreed to
temporarily cap and spread flights for two years at a level that
will allow 30 more flights per day than last summer, US
Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced Monday at the
33rd Annual FAA Forecast Conference.
One of the most amazing air displays ANN and Aero-TV has ever
seen was (pretty much) run on batteries... no kidding. The growing
popularity of small, electric Radio-Controlled aircraft (of ALL
kinds and configurations) has given rise to an amazing event, held
each Winter in Champaign, IL.
Chalk up another major STC for Avidyne... as the avionics
manufacturer, in conjunction with Southern Star Avionics, LLC of
Mobile, AL received an STC for retrofit of the Envision Integrated
Flight Deck on a Cessna Model 414A, and adds the Cessna 400 series
of piston twin-engine airplanes -- including the 401(A,B),
402(A,B,C), 414(A), 421(A,B,C) -- to the Approved Model List (AML)
of aircraft authorized for retrofit of the Envision System.
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced at its
Annual Spring Awards Luncheon last week the Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Team of public and private sector
groups has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Robert J.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) recently received
a vote of confidence from the Department of Defense. SpaceX
announced Monday it has signed a contract with the DoD's
Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office to carry their first
Jumpstart mission payload onboard the upcoming Falcon 1 launch.
As Boeing considered filing a formal protest over the US Air
Force's KC-X tanker selection, last week the Northrop Grumman
KC-45A tanker team -- which includes Airbus as a key subcontractor
-- hosted a series of events in Mobile, AL to mark the KC-45A's
selection by the USAF to replace its aerial refueling aircraft
Near-misses between airliners are not exclusive to crowded US
airspace. BBC reports Ireland's Air Accident Investigators Unit has
been investigating a close call between two airliners off the
southeast coast of Ireland, reported to have happened last
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
"We have an obligation to travelers to do everything in
our power to prevent a repeat of the horrors they experienced last
summer. Delays in New York are a regional problem, not just a
Source: US Transportation Secretary Mary E.
Peters, speaking Monday at the 33rd Annual FAA Forecast Conference.
Airlines serving Newark Liberty Airport have agreed to temporarily
cap and spread flights for two years at a level that will allow 30
more flights per day than last summer. The move follows similar
action announced last year for New York's JFK International, where
hourly caps not to exceed 83 operations per hour are due to be
implemented March 15, 2008.
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7835
Issue Date: March 10, 2008 at 2119 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: March 14, 2008 at 1920 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 16, 2008 at 1700 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A