Black Hawk Downed By Small-Arms Fire, But Later Recovered
US forces in Afghanistan assigned to NATO's International
Security Assistance Force in Regional Command East killed 12
militants Monday and detained one other while securing the site
where a coalition helicopter was forced to land in Wardak province
after taking enemy fire.
Believes Company Will Not Be Able To Secure New Investment
In a new report to be issued in December, Forecast International
has projected that production of the Eclipse 500 will soon end. The
Connecticut-based market research firm believes the aircraft's
manufacturer, Eclipse Aviation, will not attract new investment
necessary to allow it to continue making the aircraft beyond the
first quarter of 2009.
Investment Capital "Pared Down" On Fall Of Russian Stocks
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.29.08 1600 EDT:
Aero-News has been chasing down numerous News-Spy tips over the
past 18 hours, stating Englewood, CO-based AAI Acquisition Inc. --
which purchased the assets of the former Adam Aircraft out of
bankruptcy earlier this year -- shut its doors Monday and laid off
workers. Calls to AAI headquarters and personnel for information
have gone unanswered.
Responding to a request by The Boeing Company, the union
representing 20,300 engineers and technical workers agreed to delay
negotiations one day to give the company extra time to complete
negotiations and end the strike by the International Association of
L-3 Communications announced Tuesday its Vertex subsidiary has
been awarded an indefinite-delivery contract valued at $569 million
by the US Navy. Vertex, which has teamed with The Boeing Company
for this project, will provide logistics services and maintenance
materials in support of T-45A and T-45C trainer aircraft.
Deputy Says Performer Was "Physically And Verbally
Air show performer Patty Wagstaff was once again scheduled to go
before the Winnebago County Circuit Court on Tuesday, in connection
to an incident earlier this year during EAA AirVenture 2008. She
also had a new charge to answer to.
The NAFI Crisis, With Master Instructor And 2006 CFI Of The
Year Rich Stowell
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.28.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.28.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The NAFI Crisis:
10.28.08 (ANN Special Report, with 2006 National
CFI of the Year Rich Stowell.)
XCOM Says "Production Issues" In Australia Spurred
Australian avionics manufacturer XCOM Avionics announced
recently the company has signed a "Joint Manufacturing Agreement"
with Narco Avionics, under which the latter with manufacture and
support the XCOM 2 1/4" COM Transceiver.
This Monster Dwarfed Virtually Everything At Oshkosh!
If you visited on the "right days" at Oshkosh 2008, you either saw this monster... or were under its shadow. You could hardly miss Boeing's huge Dreamlifter... a plane so big, it swallows 787 fuselage sections whole. The Boeing Dreamlifter is a modified 747-400 passenger airplane that can haul more cargo by volume than any airplane in the world. It is the primary means of transporting major assemblies of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from suppliers around the world to the 787 final assembly site in Everett, Wash. This reduces delivery times to as little as one day from as many as 30 days today.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.28.08 0025 EDT:
Arthur F. Rosenfeld, Director of the US Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service (FMCS), announced late Monday negotiators for
the Boeing Company and the International Association of Machinists
and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) have reached a tentative agreement
during talks overseen by federal mediators in the nation's
This Monster Dwarfed Virtually Everything At Oshkosh!
If you visited on the "right days" at Oshkosh 2008, you either
saw this monster... or were under its shadow. You could hardly miss
Boeing's huge Dreamlifter... a plane so big, it swallows 787
fuselage sections whole. The Boeing Dreamlifter is a modified
747-400 passenger airplane that can haul more cargo by volume than
any airplane in the world.
NASA's Constellation program, which is a collection of
technologies intended to replace the US Space Shuttle as America's
primary way into space, is up against a number of serious technical
challenges. The Ares I rocket, in particular, has acknowledged
problems with adequate lift capability and vibration.
Passing over the Golden Gate Bridge on the last leg of the
flight from Beaumont, TX to Mountain View, CA on Saturday, the
Airship Ventures Zeppelin has finally arrived at its new home at
For a company that had little-to-no presence in the business
aircraft market just three short years ago, Embraer continues to go
all-in with its plans to rival industry giants like Cessna and
Bombardier. The Brazilian planemaker cut the ribbon Monday at its
third company-owned executive jet service center in the United
Will Handle Final Assembly And Testing For PurePower
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced Monday it will
establish a new aerospace center at Montréal-Mirabel
International Airport for the final assembly and test of the new
generation PW800 family of engines.
Victorville Facility Handles Work For Several Airlines
Leading Edge Aviation Services (LEAS), the largest commercial
aircraft painting company in the world, announced Monday it
recently achieved an interesting milestone -- by painting the
600th aircraft for Continental Airlines at its Victorville, CA
The gas turbine was one of the greatest inventions of the last
century; it is a unique and fascinating power plant. It is simple
in its basic operation yet immensely complicated to design and
build. Gas turbines come in all shapes and sizes and range from
miniature model aircraft units to the awesome GE90. This website is
principally a celebration of small engines capable of producing up
to 250 BHP, these are often referred to as APUs (Auxiliary Power
"It's time for a rethink... At the highest levels of
the agency, there seems to be a belief that you can mandate
reality, followed by a refusal to accept any information that runs
counter to that mandate."
Source: NASA engineer Jeff Finckenor, who
resigned from the Ares I rocket program last month, in his farewell
letter to colleagues obtained by agency watchdog NASAWatch.com. The
Orlando Sentinel cites anonymous sources in reporting that a
tendency by the solid-fuel rocket to drift laterally immediately
after ignition poses a risk of damage to -- or even a collision
with -- the launch tower... the latest in a series of technical
problems to plague NASA's next-generation rocket program.