Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

September 21, 2007

Senate Committee Gives Tax Authorization For S.1300

FAA Funding Plan Moves One Step Closer

The Senate Finance Committee has approved tax authorization for the "American Infrastructure and Investment Act," legislation designed to provide additional funding to modernize the nation's aviation system.

Read More

One Confirmed Lost In NC Navion Accident

Plane Impacts Restaurant, Workers Accounted For

One person is reported lost after a vintage aircraft -- identified in media reports as a 1947 Navion -- impacted a building in Clayton, NC Friday morning.

Read More

ANN Confirms ID Of Another Major Columbia Aircraft Bidder

The Expectations Grow...

The GA industry has been agog, the last few days, at the news that Cessna's parent company, Textron, is reportedly bidding to purchase (at least) part of Columbia Aircraft. ANN broke the news several days ago that the sale of Columbia Aircraft actively being pursued and that three parties were identified as having interest in taking over all or part of Columbia Aircraft. Now we know a LOT more...

Read More

Fargo Jet Center Named Hawker Beechcraft Authorized Service Center

Will Focus On Beech Bonanza, Baron, King Air Service

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced this week Fargo, ND-based Fargo Jet Center, Inc. (FJC) has joined the worldwide network of authorized HBC service centers. Fargo Jet will focus on the Beechcraft Bonanza, Beechcraft Baron and Beechcraft King Air products.

Read More

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.21.07

A Chat With Aero-TV Anchor Ivee Sauls

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.21.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.21.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Meet The Anchor Of Aero-TV: 09.21.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Aero-TV anchor Ivee Sauls.)

Read More

Nobel Laureate: Manned Spaceflight Has Produced 'Nothing Of Scientific Value'

Steven Weinberg Wants More Robots, And No ISS

Even as NASA was putting out the call for its next crop of astronaut applicants this week, a Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist was slamming manned space flight in general as "... having produced nothing of scientific value."

Read More

Advertisement

Northwest Scales Back Expansion Plans

Int'l Growth To Offset Drop In Domestic Capacity

Northwest Airlines has revised its expectations for growth in 2007, after enduring a pilot shortage which forced cancelled flights in June and July.

Read More

More Bears Take Flight Over UK, Finland

Russia Is Feeling Its Oats

We sense we've written this story before. Three times in just over a month, in fact...

Read More

Coast Guard Helos Come To The Rescue

Two Rescues This Week Highlight Importance Of Whirlybirds

Coast Guard helicopters came to the rescue of two boaters in distress this week.

Read More

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.21.07

2881 passes in the House...but the battle's far from over.
The Osprey has been deployed in Iraq.
And NextGen GPS will be incapable of system-wide jitter.

Sponsored By...

More AERO-Casts

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.21.07

2881 passes in the House...but the battle's far from over.
The Osprey has been deployed in Iraq.
And NextGen GPS will be incapable of system-wide jitter.

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Ivee Sauls, Aero TV - 09.21.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ivee Sauls, recently named anchor for Aero TV's new daily programming.

Sponsored By...

www.diamondaircraft.com<

More AERO-Casts

Advertisement

NASA Orbiter Provides Insights About Mars Water And Climate

New Images Downplay Reports Of Recent Flows

NASA tells ANN the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is examining several features on Mars that address the role of water at different times in Martian history. Features examined with the orbiter's advanced instruments include material deposited in two gullies within the past eight years, polar ice layers formed in the recent geologic past, and signs of water released by large impacts when Mars was older.

Read More

AOPA Air Safety Foundation Helps Returning Army Pilots 'Say It Right'

Refresher Course Assists Transition Back To ATC Environment

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation 17 conducted a special September 17 showing of the popular safety seminar "Say It Right" for Army pilots just back from Iraq. Veteran presenter Mark Grady led the seminar, which was donated by the foundation to help support US troops.

Read More

Boyer Calls House FAA Reauthorization Bill 'Great Model' For Funding ATC

Thanks Members For Contacting Representatives

As ANN reported, the House of Representatives passed H.R.2881, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007, on Thursday. The bill would fund the FAA through 2011, provide additional money for the agency's planned air traffic control modernization, and increase the funds for airport improvements... particularly small general aviation airports, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Read More

NATCA Cheers House Approval Of FAA Reauthorization Bill

Says Stipulation For Talks To Resume "Last Hope" For Saving Workforce

The nation's air traffic controller workforce rejoiced at the passage of the House FAA Reauthorization bill, which -- if passed into law -- would provide a glimmer of hope for controllers working under an FAA-imposed contract for over a year.

Read More

Pentagon Says It Won't Block The Signal

Will Shift To GPS Without Reduction Capability

The Pentagon says it no longer needs to hamper signals from the Global Positioning System network in times of crisis, due to advancements in those systems.

Read More

Virgin America CEO Reid Will Stay On Job A Little Longer

Granted Four-Month Reprieve From Forced Ouster

For a guy who was told by the Department of Transportation he must give up his job, Virgin America CEO Fred Reid doesn't seem eager to move out of his office just yet... but that's OK with the DOT.

Read More

Advertisement

NASA Beats The Clock On Repairs To Discovery's Gear Strut

May Still Make October 23 Launch Date Despite Delays

Just in case you didn't know... these guys are good. NASA technicians may have avoided a delay in next month's launch of the shuttle Discovery, after they beat the clock and repaired four seals on the orbiter's right maingear strut Wednesday.

Read More

Frontier Appeals To FAA For Lynx Certification Help

Hopes To Speed Up Process With Face-To-Face Meeting

We're willing to talk. That's the message Frontier Airlines sent to the FAA this week, requesting a face-to-face meeting with federal officials in the hopes of speeding up certification of its low-cost Lynx subsidiary.

Read More

Klyde Morris (09.21.07)

You HAD To Know Klyde Wouldn't Be Able To Leave THIS Alone...

Read More

Embraer To Showcase Its Executive Jets At NBAA 2007

Includes Two New Concepts

Embraer tells ANN it will showcase its executive jets portfolio during this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 60th Annual Meeting & Convention, held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, GA next week.

Read More

Sierra's Super II Completes First Flights

Test Runs Include Climb To FL280

Sierra Industries achieved another development milestone in their latest FJ44 re-engining program for the Citation II. The first flight was conducted at Sierra's Uvalde, TX modification center on September 19, and company officials tell ANN the flight quickly confirmed the modified aircraft's dramatically enhanced performance.

Read More

10 Days And Counting For HAI 'Salute To Excellence' Nominations

Keep Those Cards And Letters Coming!

Helicopter Association International reminds ANN readers the deadline for its "Salute to Excellence" nominations is only 10 days away. These awards recognize all winners during Heli-Expo 2008 in Houston, TX.

Read More

Advertisement

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.21.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Missing Air Crew Project is dedicated to the memories of the ten crew members of the Coleman B-24 Crew (13th Air Force, 372nd Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bombardment Group) who were shot down by a Japanese fighter over Yap Island and declared missing on 25 June 1944.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.21.07): Logbook

Aero-Terms!

A pilot's record of his flying achievements. The log book usually contains flight time, takeoffs, landings, and maneuvers mastered.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.21.07)

"Today's vote gives us hope that we can get back to the table and work out a voluntary, ratifiable agreement with the FAA and stop the hemorrhaging of our workforce due to what the FAA's imposed work rules have wrought. A contract is the only way that veteran controllers will stay on the job, keeping the system running while training new hires to replace them. It is the only hope of preventing a further degradation of the margin of safety and all-out gridlock with worsening delays. You must have enough controllers to keep up with rising traffic volume and so far, the FAA is barely keeping up with the rate of attrition."

Source: Patrick Forrey, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. NATCA rejoiced at the passage of the H

Read More

TX TFR: 09.21.07 - 09.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7872  Issue Date: September 21, 2007 at 0137 UTC  Type: Airshow 

Read More

WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7857  Issue Date: September 20, 2007 at 2051 UTC  Type: Hazards

Read More

UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7871  Issue Date: September 21, 2007 at 0135 UTC  Type: Hazards 

Read More

Advertisement




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC