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December 27, 2009

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.28.09

An accused suicide bomber was allowed on a Northwest Flight despite being on the watch list.
DHS responds by stepping up screening of non-terrorists, delaying holiday flights.
And act

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Terrorist Attempts To Bomb Northwest A330

Passengers Helped Subdue Nigerian Terrorist

A passenger attempted to set off an explosive device during the descent of NWA flight 253 heading into DTW from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport (AMS) around noon on Christmas Day.

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Happy Space Holidays! New Expanded ISS Crew 'Busy With Orientation'

An Amazing Way To Spend The Holidays

While the rest of the world was sitting down to holiday dinner, five travelers were overhead experiencing a spectacular view nthat no one can match. The five residents of the International Space Station were busy with crew orientation activities as the Christmas holidays started and the new Expedition 22 crew members began familiarizing themselves with their home in space.

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Thunderbolts Receive Wing Modification

Mods Will Double Service Life, Allow The Airplane To Carry Additional Load

The A-10 Thunderbolt II will continue flying close-ground-support missions for the next two decades because of a reinforcement process wing replacement specialists call "Hog Up."

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Morgan Freeman Takes Delivery Of SJ30 In Dubai

Emivest Hope Sale Will Spark Corporate Jet Market In UAE

Morgan Freeman has taken delivery of his Emivest Aerospace SJ30 in a ceremony in Dubai during a visit over the Christmas holidays.

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First Four Lynx Mk.9A Helicopters Delivered

First Mission Is Training, But Service In Afghanistan Comes In 2010

The first four upgraded Lynx Mk.9A helicopters for the British Army have been delivered, with the fourth aircraft delivered Tuesday, according to AgustaWestland.

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GE and Safran Group Partnership Wins C919 Contract

Will Be The Sole Engine Provider For Chinese Large Aircraft,

CFM International - the 50/50 venture between GE and Safran Group - has been selected to power China's newest commercial aircraft in development, the C919. GE made the announcement Monday.

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Airlines Offer REALLY Special Perks To Super Elite Fliers

Exclusive Clubs, Companion Passes, Priority Boarding Just To Name A Few

While it's not a seat up in the pointy end of the airplane ... yet ... airlines are doing pretty much what ever else they can to hang on to customers who fly hundreds of thousands of miles every year.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.27.09)

"I am grateful to the passengers and crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 who reacted quickly and heroically to an incident that could have had tragic results. " Source: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking about the terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.27.09): Wind Shear

Wind Shear A change in wind speed and/or wind direction in a short distance resulting in a tearing or shearing effect.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.27.09)

TSA Holiday Travel Guide

Since this is during the busiest travel time of the year, TSA wants to remind passengers of the security procedures in place and help travelers be prepared for security, before they leave home.

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