The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined other
general aviation associations Thursday in requesting that the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) establish a
rule-making committee to address questions and concerns raised by
industry and government about
the TSA's proposed Large Aircraft Security Program
Faced with mounting pressure from lawmakers, and growing disdain
from the (arguably misinformed) general public, on Wednesday Bank
of America announced it would sell off three of its corporate jets,
as well as a helicopter operated by recently-acquired Merrill
US Air Force Program Will Add New Life To Old Warthogs
Boeing submitted a proposal to the US Air Force this week to
participate as an associate prime contractor in the projected $1.6
billion A-10 Thunderbolt Life-Cycle Program Support (TLPS) contract
to support the sustainment of the A-10 Thunderbolt II weapon system
and integration of current and future requirements.
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02.05.09 (ANN Special Report, with Ron Wagner,
Manager of Field Relations for the Experimental Aircraft
One day after the National Transportation Safety Board issued a
confirming multiple bird strikes led to the
January 15 downing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River,
the FAA released audio recordings and transcripts of communications
between Captain Chesley Sullenberger, and controllers at LaGuardia
International Airport (LGA) and the New York TRACON.
Attorney Claims Airline's 'Standard Of Care Was Lacking'
A Dallas, TX-based law firm filed a lawsuit against Continental
Airlines Wednesday, charging that the airline's negligence
played a role in a December 2008 plane crash at Denver
International Airport that injured 38 passengers.
First PurePower PW1000G Wraps Up Ground And Flight Trials
Pratt & Whitney has completed ground and flight testing of
the PurePower PW1000G demonstrator engine. The final phase of
testing was completed jointly with Airbus on an A340-600 flight
test aircraft and included 27 flights and more than 75 hours of
Miles O'Brien To Be Master Of Ceremonies At EAA AirVenture
Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy
Institute, and founder of the Worldwatch Institute, along with
Terry and Mary Kohler, of Windway Capital Corp., will be the
recipients of the 2009 Lindbergh Award in recognition of their
dedication to the environment.
Antilles Seaplanes Is Building NEW 'Super Goose' Amphibs
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Six executives of a Florida-based air charter service face
federal criminal charges in connection with the crash of an
overloaded jet which couldn't get off the runway at Teterboro, New
Jersey in 2005.
A third update from the National Transportation Safety Board on
its investigation of US Airways Flight 1549 confirmed Wednesday the
remains of birds were found in both engines of the Airbus A320,
which became famous in "The Miracle on the
Antilles Seaplanes Is Building NEW 'Super Goose' Amphibs
The ANN crew (thanks to ANN refugee, Kevin O'Brien) has a
slightly rude name for those intensely visual images and stories
that come our way involving certain 'special' aircraft that are
unusually exciting, interesting and abnormally attention-getting...
we call such images "Plane Porn."
The Airbus superjumbo program received a welcome boost this
week, as Korean Air placed exercised options for two more A380s.
This latest purchase agreement brings the total number of A380s
ordered by Korean Air to 10 aircraft.
Projects Include Building Model Of Curtiss "Warner" Flyer
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) plans a series of
events to celebrate Wisconsin’s Centennial of Flight,
including the construction of a quarter-scale model Curtiss
"Warner" Flyer similar to the one that first flew in Wisconsin in
It's not often we hear of NIMBYs and airport management as
allies... but the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority,
which operates Bob Hope Airport (BUR), is asking the FAA to impose
a 10 pm-to-7 am curfew on all but the absolute quietest, Stage-IV
jets. If enacted, the curfew would force those operators to use
other airports in the region at night.
FACTS Training, an operating company within AirCare Solutions
Group, announced Tuesday a market expansion into the Northeastern
Region of the United States in response to the growing demand for
emergency procedures and safety instruction.
Rolls-Royce announced a contract modification Tuesday of $221.7
million with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide AE
1107C-Liberty engines and services for the US Marine Corps' MV-22
and the US Air Force's CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team recently began testing
its first production-configuration F136 engine for the F-35
Lightning II aircraft a month ahead of contract schedule, a major
milestone in the development program.
Shortfield.com is an online community for backcountry aviation
and airplane camping enthusiasts working together to create a
comprehensive database to document and share information about
TACCO is the military abbreviation for "TACtical COordinator"
(pronounced 'TACK-oh') and is the aircrew member responsible for
coordinating the activities of the part of the crew responsible for
the tactical operation of the aircraft and its systems.
"The fuel loading was the primary contributing factor
in the crash. It is astounding -- and criminal -- that owners and
operators of jet aircraft would repeatedly engage in such a
dangerous game with passengers and airplanes loaded to the brim
with jet fuel."
Source: Acting US Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr.
Six executives of a Florida-based air charter service face federal
criminal charges in connection with the crash of an overloaded jet
which couldn't get off the runway at Teterboro, NJ in 2005. Marra
asserts Platinum Jet Management of Fort Lauderdale claimed to be a
luxury charter service, but didn't hold the required certificate;
falsified flight records; and routinely overloaded planes with fuel
at airports where the price was cheaper, a pr