A Gulfstream G450 business jet recently established a new
city-pair speed record between Denver’s Centennial Airport
and Honolulu Airport on the island of Oahu. The aircraft flew 2,944
nautical miles in 7 hours and 7 minutes, at an average speed of
Mach 0.84 and with an average headwind of 61 knots.
Avidyne Entegra Release 6.0 and EX500 MFD Receive TSOs From
Avidyne Corporation tells ANN that the European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) approved Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) for the
Release 6.0 upgrade for the Entegra integrated flight deck and for
the EX500 multi-function display (MFD).
ANN's Interview With Eclipse Aviation's Vern Raburn, Coming
In the course of ANN's coverage of the user fee issue, we've
reported on a number of entities and individuals weighing in on the
ATA's position on user fees. Aero-News was recently able to speak,
at length, with Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn about the
proposal... as well as ATA's "unmitigated falsehoods" concerning
the impact that VLJs will have on national airspace.
The International Space Station crew's week included a robotic
arm first and a docking communications test to prepare for a new
European cargo ship set to launch next year. Expedition 12
Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev also
repaired a cabin air analyzer and completed a scientific study of
the effects of weightlessness on the muscles, joints and bones of
the lower body.
American Legend Aircraft has named three key persons to the
company's advisory board. These appointments include Clyde Smith
Jr., notable Cub historian and restoration expert; Danny Goggins,
company test pilot; and Rich Giannotti, first Legend Cub
If you know someone in the Navy, you may have been lucky enough to
attend a “Family Day” cruise on a carrier. The carrier
cruises outside US waters and puts on an “airshow”
filled with cat launches, fly-bys and “traps” by some
of the aircraft.
"I think ATA is putting forth a proposal that would
essentially be a cost shift from commercial carriers to private and
business aircraft that I think is unnecessary, heavily
bureaucratic, and not acceptable to Congress in
Source: From Jim Campbell's forthcoming
interview with KS Congressman Todd Tiahrt, to be Aero-Cast this
Monday morning... don't miss it!
AD NUMBER: 2006-05-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19
(Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2006-05-08
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 series airplanes.