On Tuesday, representatives of the US Air Force welcomed the
first of 14 new Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130J Super Hercules
aircraft that will be permanently based at Ramstein Air Base.
During a ceremony that included dignitaries from across Europe, US
Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Commander Gen. Roger Brady
acknowledged the C-130Js critical contribution to the mission of
Acknowledges Challenges In Face Of Current "Economic
Cirrus Aircraft announced Tuesday that Jon Dauplaise has been
appointed Vice President of Domestic Sales. Dauplaise will be
responsible for the strategy and performance of the Cirrus Aircraft
North American direct sales team, and the expansion of Cirrus sales
in the United States and Canada.
Cites Reports Stating Canadian College Left Keys In Plane
If no other lesson is taken from Monday's odd incident involving
a stolen Canadian aircraft overflying US airspace without
permission, it's that everyone in the general aviation industry
must remain vigilant for suspicious activity at their airports. The
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association encourages pilots to review
current security guidelines and recommendations, intercept
procedures, and other resources.
Also Gives Tentative OK To "Atlantic Plus-Plus" Joint
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed Tuesday to
grant antitrust immunity to Continental Airlines for its
participation in the Star Alliance, and to approve a new joint
venture among four of the alliance's members. Antitrust immunity
allows airlines to coordinate their services and act as a single
carrier for international air services covered by the immunity.
Also Cites "Flawed Internal Safety Management System" At
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday a
September 2007 engine fire on an American Airlines jetliner was
probably due to an unapproved and improper procedure used by
mechanics to manually start one of the engines. The fire was
prolonged and the safety of the aircraft further jeopardized by how
the flight crew handled the emergency.
Falling Traffic Means Better Focus On Passenger Needs
After one of the worst years ever in terms of passenger
complaints in 2007, the nation's airlines posted substantial gains
in 2008 according to a report issued Monday by the Airline
Quarterly Rating, or AQR.
Methane/Oxygen Motors Will Send Humans To Moon, Mars and
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed a series of successful
hot-fire tests for a propulsion system that could lead to increased
mission capability and flexibility in sending humans to the moon,
Mars and beyond.
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Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009!
Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to. That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat, time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In Combat...
Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009!
Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great
deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a
considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to.
That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat,
time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In
Former Garuda Indonesia pilot Marwoto Komar says he will appeal
a guilty verdict handed down by an Indonesian court Monday, on
charges of criminal negligence in the case of a notorious crash
landing at Yogyakarta in March 2007.
The recent voluntary grounding of regional jets by Atlantic
Southeast Airlines evoked memories of last year's harsh actions
against Southwest and American Airlines over maintenance and
documentation issues. So... will we see another spring travel
season marred by
the strandings of tens-of-thousands of
passengers due to FAA action?
Negotiations Come As Industry Reels In Declining Economy
An economic recession which has brought 75,000 layoffs at US
airlines is providing a tough environment for airline union
negotiators. USA Today reports many unions are currently engaged in
their first contract negotiations since the troubled post-9/11
days, and had hoped to regain wages and benefits lost during that
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) tells ANN it will
induct five aviators at a ceremony to be held this fall. John
Jerstad, Paul Johns, LaVern Reller, Gunter Voltz, and Giles
Meisenheimer will be honored for their achievements and
contributions to aviation in Wisconsin.
Mark V. Rosenker, Acting Chairman of the National Transportation
Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, DC is used to being asked a lot
of questions. In his role as the head of the organization charged
with investigating transportation-related accidents, he also knows
something about posing questions himself.
April 22 Event To Attract Investors Looking For Long-Term
The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City (MITEF-NYC) tells ANN
a panel on Investing in Aerospace Entrepreneurship will be held on
April 22 in midtown Manhattan. The event will start at 5:30pm and
be held at Eisner LLC.
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The mission of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association is to assist
in the preservation of the right to fly their aircraft with the
least amount of regulation and restrictions commensurate with the
safe operation of our aircraft.
"What does he mean by 'adrift'? It's adrift until the
president gets comfortable with it."
Source: Scott Pace, director of George
Washington University's Space Policy Institute. Delays by the Obama
administration in naming a permanent leader for NASA are reportedly
bringing frustration and anxiety to both agency planners and US