On Friday, Brazilian planemaker Embraer delivered the first
E-170 jet to Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines, a company of the Suzuyo
Group. The airline has ordered another Embraer 170, which is
scheduled for delivery later this year.
National Transportation Safety Board Member Steven R. Chealander
has announced his resignation from the Board, effective February
28. Until Wednesday, Chealander was the on-scene spokesman for the
NTSB at the site of
the downing of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near
"Three Questions" For US Sport Aviation Expo Attendees
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.20.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.09
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ANN Special Feature -- Three Questions:
02.20.09 (ANN Special Report, questions asked of
attendees at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring.)
State Extends Hours For Furloughed Workers To File
One day after shutting down operations, Eclipse Aviation hinted
Thursday all that's preventing workers from returning to their jobs
is some paperwork that needs to be finalized on the sale of the
Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker to a European corporation.
Board Member Explains Nearly 12-Hour Delay In Finding
In a Thursday press conference to update local media on the
circumstances surrounding the loss of a training aircraft near
Deltona, FL earlier this week, investigators with the National
Transportation Safety Board said they found no obvious
discrepancies with the Delta Connection Academy SR20's flight
controls or engine.
Slated To Gradually Replace 747-400BCFs In Carrier's Fleet
Boeing celebrated the delivery Thursday of the company's first
777 Freighter to launch customer Air France in a ceremony at the
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour near Paine
Field. The contractual delivery and airplane departure are
scheduled for Friday.
"Flying Public Deserves To Know What Truly Happened"
The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights and The
Gibson Law Firm have filed federal Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) requests regarding two recent crashes involving aircraft
operated under the Continental Airlines banner.
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It's The Airshow Announcer That Sets The Tone For An Entire Airshow
Quick... name one of the most visible (if not audible) members of an average airshow. The pilots? The Volunteers? The Concessioners? Well, how about the Announcer? Without stirring and rapid-fire narrative, even the most exciting airshow can fall flat on its posterior...
Pilot Error, ILS Problems Among New Theories In Flight 3407
Following revelations by the National Transportation Safety
Board about the last few seconds of Continental Connection Flight
3407's failed instrument approach into Buffalo last week, Colgan
Air is defending the training and experience of the accident pilot,
Capt. Marvin Renslow.
It's The Airshow Announcer That Sets The Tone For An Entire
Quick... name one of the most visible (if not audible) members
of the average airshow. The pilots? The Volunteers? The
Concessioners? Well, how about the Announcer? Without stirring and
rapid-fire narrative, even the most exciting airshow can fall flat
on its posterior...
Three months after announcing a significant codeshare and
marketing alliance with Delta Air Lines, officials at Alaska
Airlines say they'd consider a merger with another airline if the
right deal were made.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday it
will hold a two-day public hearing as part of its ongoing
investigation into the ditching of a US Airways Airbus A320 into
the Hudson River in New York City in January.
Promises To Show Operators How To Be More Productive
Heli-Lynx Helicopters announced this week it will launch its new
"Seeing is Believing" marketing campaign at Heli-Expo 2009, and
showing prospective customers several ways to increase their
productivity and efficiency.
Many of America's most successful companies are under fire for
owning business aircraft. Despite a massive outcry from an arguably
misinformed public, those execs still need to fly... and Hawker
Beechcraft Corporation says it's here to help.
The United States Pilots Association is a national non-profit
organization of pilots formed to serve as the liaison between state
pilots' organizations and to establish a national forum for common
concerns and issues in aviation.
Often called Armstrong's Line, is the altitude that produces an
atmospheric pressure so low (0.0618 atmospheres), that water boils
at the normal temperature of the human body: 37 °C (98.6
°F). It is named after US Air Force surgeon Harry George
Armstrong, who first described it.
"Many in the media and some politicians have
misrepresented business aircraft as a symbol of excess instead of
an increasingly necessary business tool. This negative stereotype
is damaging the ability of American corporations to compete
globally and, at the same time, jeopardizing thousands of American
Source: Charles Mayer, vice president of
Marketing at Hawker Beechcraft. After initially taking a
light-hearted approach in regards to the furor against corporate
aircraft, the company goes on the offensive in its latest
advertising campaign, which targets corporations who are under
intense pressure to divest their business aircraft.