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July 03, 2010

FAA Announces Changes For DC SFRA

New Rules Deal Primarily With Communications, Speed

On July 1, the FAA announced a number of changes to the restrictions governing the Special Flight Rules Area surrounding Washington, DC, effective September 1.

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Pilots Express Optimism About Pinnacle Purchase Of Mesaba

ALPA Pledges Support For Pinnacle, Mesaba, And Colgan Pilots As Transaction Progresses

In response to Pinnacle Airline’s announcement of the purchase of Mesaba Airlines for $62 million, pilot leaders at Pinnacle, Mesaba, and Colgan Airlines, represented by ALPA, said the unions were cautiously optimistic about the airline resolving pilot's issues as the deal goes through.

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NASA Updates Shuttle Target Launch Dates For Final Two Flights

Program Has Been Extended Through February 2011

NASA is now targeting approximately 1633 EDT on Nov. 1 for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission, and 1619 EST on Feb. 26, 2011, for the liftoff of shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Set In Stone ... Well ... Composites

Boeing Completes Firm Configuration Of 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing announced Thursday that it has completed the firm configuration for the 787-9 Dreamliner. The announcement comes after years of collaboration with airline customers and partners to determine the optimal configuration for the new stretch version of the Dreamliner.

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Muslim Militants Accused Of Plotting To Blow Up JFK Airport

One Defendant Is A Former Guyana Official

Three years ago, two Muslim extremists were caught plotting to cause what they hoped would be more mayhem than occurred on 9/11/2001 by "blowing up" JFK Airport in New York.

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Delta Flight Attendants To Vote In First 'Truly Democratic' Election

AFA-CWA Files For First Flight Attendant Election Under Democratic Voting Procedures

Delta flight attendants moved closer to a vote for representation under new, rules Thursday with a filing by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) with the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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Drunk Ultralight Pilot Gets 8 Months In Jail

Jonathan Kurilla Crashed Into A Lake In Minnesota While Carrying A Passenger

The pilot of an ultralight aircraft which went down in Gull Lake in MN last June has been sentenced to 240 days in jail and fined $1,500 for operating the plane while intoxicated. He will also be on probation for six years.

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Small Plane Down On Catalina Island Off CA Coast

Pilot Reported Symptoms Associated With A Heart Attack

A Cessna 182P went down about two miles short of the Catalina Airport in the Sky (KAVX) runway after the pilot reported he was possibly suffering a heart attack. He was fatally injured in the accident, though it has not been determined whether the impact or his medical condition was the cause.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.03.10)

“I’m hopeful Pinnacle management will move swiftly to resolve pilot labor issues and streamline the workforce to maximize our competitive edge.” Source: Capt. Scott Erickson, Pinnacle Master Executive Council chairman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.10): Terrestrial Radiation

Long wave radiation that is emitted by the earth back into the atmosphere. Most of it is absorbed by the water vapor in the atmosphere, while less than ten percent is radiated directly into space.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.10)

Preserved Axis Aircraft

The aim of this site is to try to keep track of preserved Axis aircraft and projects aiming at preserving and restoring Axis aircraft. Currently this site contains more than 1950 entries and some 1750 photos.

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