The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated
that the Icelandic volcano crisis cost airlines more than $1.7
billion in lost revenue through Tuesday-six days after the initial
eruption. For a three-day period (17-19 April), when disruptions
were greatest, lost revenues reached $400 million per day.
A T-1A aircraft with the modification to support CSO training,
had its first flight Wednesday, according to a Camber Corporation
news release. The aircraft took off at 1116 EDT from Dayton
International Airport and flew for 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Executives Named Have A Broad Range Of Experience In Aviation
NATA elected three new members to its board of directors
Wednesday at its annual membership meeting. The new members are Bob
Marinace, president and chief executive officer, Key Air, Alfred G.
Peterson, airport manager, Nantucket Memorial Airport, and Jim
Sweeney, president, Fargo Jet Center.
For 68th Reunion, Only Four Of Eight Could Make The Trip
Four of the remaining eight Doolittle Raiders, known for their
nearly impossible bombing raid on Japan during World War II,
reunited for the 68th year at the National Museum of the United
States Air Force April 16 through 18.
Aviation And Aerospace Camps At Both Florida And Arizona
Teens who'd enjoy hands-on exploration of aviation and aerospace
topics will want to sign up for the Summer Academy operated by
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at either its Daytona Beach,
FL or Prescott, AZ campus.
Vertical Challenge 11th Annual Helicopter Air Show Set For June
Pilots from across the United States will showcase their
helicopters at the 11th Annual Hiller Aviation Museum’s
Vertical Challenge on June 19, 2010. This event illustrates the
many different abilities of the agile aircraft.
Recon Photos Taken By Aeryon Scout Credited With Finding Key
A small, man-portable UAS is being credited with giving law
enforcement officers the break they needed in a recent drug bust in
Central America. The reconnaissance photos taken by an Aeryon Scout
allowed for a successful raid, and subsequent conviction.
ARINC To Start Upgrades Under Air Force Block 45 Program
As the Air Force gets ready to evaluate bids for a tanker to
replace the KC-135, the existing aircraft are still flying daily,
and need to be kept as up-to-date as possible. ARINC Engineering
Services, LLC has contracted with Rockwell Collins to perform the
initial avionics upgrade on the U.S. Air Force's tanker fleet.
Early this week, Embraer performed the first metal cut for the
Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 programs. This manufactured part belongs
to the first Legacy 500 prototype aircraft. The event took place at
the Company’s headquarters in São José dos
Joins A Trip Aboard SpaceShipTwo As An Enticement To Make A
It's the stuff that most of us only are able to sit back and say
"wouldn't that be really cool." But for those invited to attend the
X-Prize Charity fundraiser, it could mean an sneak preview flight
of the new ICON A5 Amphib, or a trip to space aboard
Leaders Attended Events A Few Miles Apart, Air Traffic
There is probably really no way this could have been avoided,
but it perhaps sends mixed messages about Earth Day. Both President
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden traveled to New York City on
Thursday ... Earth Day ... to separate events in separate jumbo
CubCrafters’ President, Jim Richmond, Introduces the Latest in LSA Innovation
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo. In a sea of light sport aircraft, one particular company made quite a splash for its one-of-a-kind LSA. The Cubcrafters’ Carbon Cub SS is the first and only 180-horsepowered aircraft to hit the LSA market. Dramatically reinventing the 1940s Piper Super Cub, CubCrafters has re-sculpted the aircraft into a modern design with the latest in composite carbon fiber and engine technology.
Serving Two Masters? Poberezny Up For Election, May 20th, for
Both Garmin and EAA President Tom Poberezny have confirmed
reports of the EAA leader's nomination for a Director's slot on the
board of Garmin Ltd. Rumors surfaced earlier this week as a result
of inquiries to ANN from members of the avionics and EAA community
who were concerned about the potential for a conflict of
CubCrafters’ President, Jim Richmond, Introduces the Latest
in LSA Innovation
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, aviation enthusiasts
gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport
Aviation Expo. In a sea of light sport aircraft, one particular
company made quite a splash for its one-of-a-kind LSA. The
Cubcrafters’ Carbon Cub SS is the first and only
180-horsepowered aircraft to hit the LSA market.
Navy Tests "Green Hornet" On Half-And-Half Camelina And
Standard Jet Fuels
The Navy celebrated Earth Day April 22 by showcasing a flight
test of the "Green Hornet," an F/A-18 Super Hornet multirole
fighter jet powered by a biofuel blend. The test, conducted at
Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, drew hundreds of onlookers,
including Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
Airlines Had Requested Relief At Congested New York Region
The U.S. DOT today denied the requests of five airlines for a
temporary exemption from the new rule limiting tarmac delays. As a
result, all U.S. carrier flights covered by the rule will be
subject to its terms effective April 29.
Incorrect Filter Installed On Superior Air Parts Adapters May
Cause Oil Loss
An FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
(SAIB) released by the FAA this week focuses on potential
problems when an incorrect oil filter is installed on Superior Air
Parts, Inc. (SAP) oil filter adapter, part number (P/N) SL2157,
which can be installed on certain Lycoming Engines reciprocating
US Airways Issues Statement Regarding Merger Discussions
After flirting with United Airlines in merger discussions, in
what some analysts saw as a way for UAL to re-open talks with
Continental Airlines, US Airways Group said Thursday that it
has discontinued recent talks with UAL Corporation regarding a
potential merger between the two companies.
"I am the first one to say that this industry does not
want or need bailouts. But this crisis is not the result of running
our business badly."
Source: Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's Director
General and CEO.
National Institute Of
Aeronautical Research (NIAR)
NIAR was established in 1985 when Wichita State University
President Warren Armstrong felt a need to strengthen research and
services support to the aviation industry. The institute celebrates
its 25th anniversary with an open house next week.