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November 07, 2010

GM Back To BizJets

Obama Administration Says It Had "No Role" In The Decision

General Motors executives have again started using charted bizjets for travel between meetings, an expense apparently approved by the Obama administration early in 2009. GM's expense policy allows the automaker to rent corporate jets if its internal process deems that it is appropriate.

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UPS/Pilots Sign Agreements On Safety And Security

Task Forces Formed To Address Several Safety Issues

United Parcel Service and the Independent Pilots Association, the collective bargaining unit for its 2,800 pilots, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday that establishes joint UPS/IPA Safety and Security Task Forces. Both will be made up of six members, three named by each party.

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Pentagon Pitches For More Sophisticated UAVs

U.S. Air Force Wants Stealthier Unmanned Systems For Surveillance, Combat

The U.S. military is increasingly relying on unmanned aerial systems for surveillance and combat, but with increasing concerns about the need to gather intelligence in more contested airspace, the Pentagon says it needs more technically advanced UAVs.

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Mitchell Institute To Release Analysis Of USAF Aircraft Inventory

First Comprehensive Listing Of Aircraft Numbers Over The Last 60 Years

Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, recently announced the publication of a Mitchell study, "Downsizing USAF: A 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft Inventory." A database of the full aircraft inventory of the Air Force will be released for the first time next week.

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Boeing, Airbus Estimate Africa's Fleet Will Double In 20 Years

Infrastructure Will Need To Keep Pace With Increased Air Traffic In Africa, Middle East, Asia

In a report published by Flight Global earlier this year, Boeing and Airbus estimate Africa will require 620-929 new aircraft over the next 20 years, more than doubling the current continental fleet of 660.

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PSSST ... Want To Buy A (Ladies) Watch?

Lady Abingdon Introduces Latest Model

After a year of gathering input from women all over the world to find the ultimate traveling watch, The Abingdon Co.says it is ready to deliver their newest model, Elise, from the Lady Abingdon Collection.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.07.10): Upslope Effect

Upslope Effect The cooling of an air flow as it ascends a hill or mountain slope. If there is enough moisture and the air is stable, stratiform clouds and precipitation may form. If the air is unstable, there might be an increased chance of thunderstorm development.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.07.10)

Aero-Linx: National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR) The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community – nationally and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.07.10)

"...since 2001, Asia/Pacific, African and Middle Eastern intercontinental platforms grew almost twice as fast in relative terms as the European and American primary hubs." Source: Vincent Bamberger, partner in charge of ADL's Aviation Practice.

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AD: Piaggio

AD NUMBER: 2010-23-01

MANUFACTURER: Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes  

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AD: Austro Engine GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2010-23-09

MANUFACTURER: Austro Engine GmbH Model E4 Diesel Piston Engines.  

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