Says Airline Flew Over 1600 Flights With Aircraft Not
In Compliance With AD's
The FAA has proposed a $5.4 million civil penalty against US
Airways, Inc. for allegedly operating eight aircraft on a total of
1,647 flights from October 2008 to January 2009 while not in
compliance with certain Airworthiness Directives (ADs) or the
airline's maintenance program.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.14.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.14.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part I - The 51% Rule In Depth with EAA's Joe
Norris - 10.14.09 (ANN Special Report, with Joe
Norris, of the EAA)
Organizations Say Pairing Up Will Deliver More Value
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the NBAA
Tuesday announced plans to coordinate NATA's 2010 FBO Leadership
Conference, taking place January 25-26, 2010, with NBAA's
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, on January 26-29, 2010, in
San Antonio, TX.
Honeywell announced Tuesday that its latest Enhanced Ground
Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) for helicopters has received
technical design and production approval from the FAA. The FAA
recently released certification standards for Helicopter Terrain
Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS).
Shows Ability To Target A Laser From An Aircraft In Flight
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force say that on September 19, they
were able to damage a moving ground vehicle from the air using the
Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) aircraft, completing ATL's first
air-to-ground, high-power laser engagement of a mobile target.
This Year's Honorees Fastest Around The World In A Stock
AgustaWestland congratulates pilots Scott Kasprowicz and Steve
Sheik, on being named the 2009 recipients of the De la Vaulx Medal,
presented by the Fédération Aéronautique
Internationale, during a ceremony in Korea on Thursday, October
Commercial Launch Provider On Track For Busiest Heavy-Lift Year
The next Ariane 5 mission has moved into its final preparation
phase as the vehicle for this sixth flight of 2009 is delivered to
Arianespace. The delivery keeps the company on track for
its busiest year of launch activity ever with the commercial
During the Airports Council International- North America
(ACI-NA) World Business Partners (WBP)/Associates Business
Breakfast at the ACI-NA 18th Annual Conference and Exhibition,
current Chair Robert Hazel, partner, Oliver Wyman, announced
results of the election of 2010 Board of Directors.
Savings At Nellis AFB Estimated At $38,000 Per Month
A solar-energy array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, is saving
money for the Air Force and decreasing the service's reliance on
fossil fuels. "The military, perhaps better than anyone, is
bound and determined to be good stewards of the incredible natural
resources we have in this country," said Air Force Col. Dave
U.S. Engineers Sent To Assist In The Investigation
After 17 oil rig workers were lost in March in an accident
involving a Sikorsky S-92 in Canada, a quarter of the fleet of
S-92's that ferry workers to and from North Sea oil rigs has been
found to have cracks in their gearboxes, sparking an emergency
The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50-50
joint venture between Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, has signed a
ten-year agreement with Aerospace Products International, Inc.
(API), naming API as the exclusive distributor of CTS800 spare
A new study shows expenditure on aeronautical information system
(AIS) and aeronautical information management (AIM) equipment and
services is forecast to reach $2.2 billion between 2009 and 2018,
according to a new study by air traffic management market research
company PMI Media Ltd.
More Than 175 Business And Government Exhibitors Will
Business leaders interested in learning more about government
contracting and what local and national vendors have to offer
should attend the "Business Opportunities Expo 2009" on October
20th. The expo will run from 0900 to 1500 in Cruise Terminal 3
at Port Canaveral, FL. Admission is free and open to the
CBP Agent Dave Gasho Offers a Walk-around Tour of the Predator B
On July 28th, EAA AirVenture attendees watched the historic arrival of a Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) as it landed at Wittman Regional Airport for the first time. Kevin Krogh, an Air Interdiction Agent with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, piloted the aircraft’s first landing as it touched down in front of excited onlookers.
McDaniel Explains How to Build a Foundation of WAAS Understanding
Many aircraft owners and pilots have heard of the Wide Area Augmentation System; yet, for most aviators, WAAS remains a complicated operational maze. Developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach.
CBP Agent Dave Gasho Offers a Walk-around Tour of the Predator
On July 28th, EAA AirVenture attendees watched the historic
arrival of a Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) as it landed
at Wittman Regional Airport for the first time. Kevin Krogh,
an Air Interdiction Agent with the U.S. Customs and Border
Protection agency, piloted the aircraft’s first landing as it
touched down in front of excited onlookers.
It is still two months before winter officially begins, but
there has already been snow in the upper midwest, so the time to
begin planning for winter flying is now. To that end, the FAA has
issued an Information for Operators (INfO) advisory focusing on
small accumulations of ice, snow, frost, and slush on aircraft
An A340-600 operated by Qatar Airways completed the world's
first commercial passenger flight powered by a fuel made from
natural gas Monday, paving the way for a viable alternative to
oil-based aviation fuel for airlines.
Preliminary Findings Are That Airplane Was Almost 200 Pounds
The NTSB has released its preliminary findings in an aborted
takeoff in Fairmont, West Virginia that injured four people, two of
the seriously. They found that the aircraft was 192 pounds over
maximum gross weight at the time of the attempted departure.
SeaPort Airlines Will Serve The Communities From A Memphis
Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines will serve four Arkansas locations
from a private terminal at Memphis International Airport beginning
October 26. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded SeaPort
Airlines the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to operate
flights to Hot Springs, El Dorado, Harrison and Jonesboro.
190 Member States Agreed To A "Comprehensive Program Of
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Tuesday commended
the 190 Member States of the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) for confirming a comprehensive Program of
Action at last week’s High Level Meeting on Climate
Threw A Rock, Shined A Spotlight At Low-Flying Agricultural
A Blenheim, New Zealand man appeared in court in Wellington
Monday after he allegedly threw a rock at a helicopter trying to
protect a vineyard from frost, and then shining a spotlight into
the cockpit of the aircraft.
“The airplane appeared to accelerate fine until I
got to about 4 feet above the runway, but it didn't want to fly.
(S)o I pulled the power off and landed. I was about three-quarters
of the way down the runway when I aborted the takeoff."
Source: Pilot testimony from an NTSB
accident report. The aircraft was overloaded.
The observation of the progress of radar identified aircraft,
whose primary navigation is being provided by the pilot, wherein
the controller retains and correlates the aircraft identity with
the appropriate target or target symbol displayed on the radar
Aero-Linx: International Civil
The ICAO has shown up in several stories the last few days,
mostly due to their recent meeting in Montreal. The ICAO is a UN
Specialized Agency,and a global forum for civil aviation.