The second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ZA002, completed its first
flight Tuesday. The all-new airplane, which features the livery of
the Dreamliner's launch customer, ANA (All Nippon Airways) of
Japan, took off from Paine Field in Everett, completed a two-hour
flight and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle.
Universal Weather & Aviation Manager To Be Honored at
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
The NBAA announced Monday that the annual Outstanding
Achievement & Leadership Award will be presented to Fred
Towers, services review program manager for Universal Weather and
Aviation, Inc., during NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers
Conference, to be held January 27-29, of next year.
The first Chinook Mk3 helicopter was delivered November 30th to
the RAF, Boeing confirmed Monday. Following the early delivery, the
RAF declared Initial Operational Capability for Chinook Mk3,
enabling the aircraft to begin supporting operational needs in
locations such as Afghanistan.
Airplanes Will Conduct Border Patrol Missions, Combat Drug
Embraer delivered the first two Super Tucano aircraft to the
government of the Dominican Republic last week ... the first of 8
aircraft that will eventually enter service there. The airplanes
will be operated by the Dominican Air Force on missions involving
internal security, border patrol, and combating the drug
A second Embraer 190 jet has been delivered to the Brazilian
government. Like the first of this model, which was delivered in
September of this year, the aircraft is specially configured for
missions by the President of the Republic.
Recent Cessna Closing A Symptom Of Broader Economic
recent announcement that Cessna will close its plant in
Columbus, GA ... where the Columbus Jet was to have been built ...
aviation companies with operations in Georgia say they are
wrestling with some of the worst economic conditions in
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he wants to return Angel
Falls, the worlds highest waterfall, to its indigenous name of
Kerepakupai-Meru. It is the name used by the indigenous Pemon
people of the area.
C-5 Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Takes ANN Through the Spirit of Normandy
On July 31st, 2009, The C-5M, the newest upgrade of the United States Air Force cargo airplane fleet, arrived at the Wittman Regional Aircraft to celebrate EAA’s AirVenture 2009. The crew, composed of members from the 512th Airlift Wing Reservists, led enthusiastic AirVenture attendees through the ‘Spirit of Normandy,’ one of the largest aircraft in the world.
C-5 Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Semo Takes ANN Through the 'Spirit of
On July 31st, 2009, The C-5M, the newest upgrade of the United
States Air Force cargo airplane fleet, arrived at the Wittman
Regional Aircraft to celebrate EAA’s AirVenture
2009. The crew, composed of members from the 512th Airlift
Wing Reservists, led enthusiastic AirVenture attendees through the
‘Spirit of Normandy,’ one of the largest aircraft in
Letter Says IG Should Study TSA, FAA Vetting Process
Several Senators have sent a bipartisan letter to the
Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
regarding recent reports of individuals with connections to
terrorism or criminal activities holding valid Airman
125 Members Say Airbus "Should Not Benefit From Illegal
A letter written by Congressmen Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
and Norm Dicks (D-WA), and signed by 123 other members of
Congress, tells President Barack Obama Congress will "protect
American jobs" when the WTO’s final ruling confirms that
Airbus products were illegally subsidized.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.22.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.22.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part I -
12.22.09 (ANN Special Report, discussing and
celebrating the Tenth year of ANN's REALTIME 24/7/365 Aviation News
Michigan Airport Will Not Get Grant For ILS Replacement
The FAA has denied a grant requested by Tulip City Airport
for money to replace a 15-year-old ILS system airport
officials say is in very poor condition. Airport manager Ron Ludema
said the cost of replacing the system is about $1 million.
MC-21 Single Aisle Jetliner Will Enter Service In 2016
Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide avionics and pilot
controls for the new MC-21 family of single-aisle aircraft being
developed by Russian-based Irkut Corporation, part of United
Aircraft Corporation. The first of three aircraft variants is due
to enter service in 2016.
Hopes To Have A Place In Guinness Book Of World Records
You're only as old as you feel, the saying goes. Aida dos
Santos, a 100-year-old grandmother living in Amazon state of Amapa,
Brazil, who said she feels like she's 50 ... proved it Saturday by
going skydiving for the first time. Now, she says, she want's
to do it again.
Says He Will Have Any Further Overflights Shot Down
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the U.S.
government of using UAV's to spy on military installations in
Venezuela, and said any further overflights would be shot
down. He said the aircraft, which took off from neighboring
Columbia, overflew a military base in the western state of
Used by pilots to inform ATC that previously issued
traffic is not in sight. It may be followed by the pilot's request
for the controller to provide assistance in avoiding the traffic.
It is also used by pilots to inform controllers they were unable to
contact ATC on a particular frequency.
Jimmie Angel popped up in the news today because Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez has re-named "Angel Falls". Jimmie Angel, a
pilot, was the first non-native person to see the falls, and
they have carried his name ever since. But there's more to this
aviator than the name of a waterfall ...