Former CEO Tiarks Will Remain On Board Of Directors
Fledgling aircraft manufacturer Liberty Aerospace, Inc.
announced Tuesday the appointment of Keith Markley as President and
CEO. Formerly serving as VP of Sales and Marketing, and most
recently as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Markley
was promoted to the position of President and CEO effective April
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7069
Issue Date: April 02, 2007 at 1952 UTC
Location: Los Angeles, California
Beginning Date and Time: April 04, 2007 at 2300 UTC
Ending Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 0235 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/7038: Change in wording.
Milestone Order Mark Comes One Year Before Scheduled
500. A number that goes hand-in-hand with Fortune, Indianapolis,
and now... the Boeing 787. In a Tuesday morning press briefing,
Boeing announced the 787 Dreamliner has surpassed the 500-orders
mark, with a follow-on order from Japan Airlines.
Sikorsky representatives tell ANN the company's S-92 helicopter
successfully demonstrated its capability to discharge a Chaff and
Flare Counter Measures Dispensing System, which is designed to ward
missiles away from the aircraft, last month.
AEA's Ric Peri, On FAA Regulation Of Repair Stations
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.03.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.03.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Update On FAA's Repair Station
Regulations: 04.03.07 (ANN Special Feature, with AEA VP of
Government and Industry Affairs Ric Peri.)
Lawsuit Implies 'John Doe' Witnesses Should Be Added
Several members of the legal community are concerned a lawsuit
filed by six Muslim imams who were taken off a US Airways flight
last fall, after passengers complained of their behavior, could
prevent others from stepping forward if they view behavior they
Says Limit Forces Experienced Pilots Out Of Cockpit
The newly-created Senior Pilots Coalition (SPC), a group of more
than 300 pilots seeking to end alleged age discrimination at US
airlines, is supporting a legal action forcing the Federal Aviation
Administration to review the "Age 60" Rule.
On Tuesday, ARINC Engineering Services, LLC opened a
sophisticated new 81,000 square-foot Aircraft Modification and
Operations Center at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World
Airport, featuring the largest commercial aircraft hangar in the
AD NUMBER: 2007-04-19R1
MANUFACTURER: Cylinder assembly
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-19R1
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain SAP cylinder assemblies installed in
Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) 470, 520, and 550 series
reciprocating engines, Lycoming Engines (LE) 320, 360, and 540
series reciprocating engines, Avco Lycoming (AL) 540 series
reciprocating engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) 360
series reciprocating engines.
Company Cuts Price Of AT300 Hazard Awareness Display By
Hot on the heels of the announcement of its new corporate motto
-- "A New Way To Look At Avionics" -- at AEA 2007, Albuquerque,
NM-based Aspen Avionics told ANN of one way its living up to that
creed: by offering its flagship AT300 Hazard Awareness Display for
a lower price.
In a significant shift in direction from earlier statements, the
US Air Force agreed last week to put a $15 billion contract for a
new combat search-and-rescue helicopter up for bid once again, in
respond to protests from losing bidders and a recommendation from
the Government Accounting Office.
Mooney Airplane Company and Jeppesen have announced a program
which will allow buyers of new Mooney Ovation2 GX, Ovation3 and
Acclaim airplanes to take delivery of their new aircraft with
Jeppesen's NavData services and electronic charts preloaded onto
their Garmin G1000 avionics systems.
Third-Party Audit Shows Carrier Has Exceeded Contractual Limit
Representatives with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal
Association state an independent maintenance audit shows that
United Airlines violated a key clause of its labor agreement with
the union -- a limit on outsourced maintenance. The audit found UAL
exceeded the contractual limit by 50 percent, according to the
Despite continued reluctance on the part of Midwest Airlines to
consider a hostile takeover bid by AirTran Holdings, Inc, parent
company of AirTran Airways, that doesn't mean AirTran has
given up on its merger offer.
Pols Fear Losing Tax Money, But Not Future Business
The West Virginia Legislature voted down a measure that would
have eliminated or reduced property taxes on out-of-state airplanes
that are housed at airports within the state. The measure died from
issues in the House of Delegates.
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, in cooperation
with the American Helicopter Society (AHS) has selected the first
winner of the Lichten Internship Award... a study that could lead
to quieter whirlybirds in the skies over an airport near you in the
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its
Maintenance Committee congratulated 14 recipients of the 2007
Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at
NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference in San Diego, CA.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes
pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the
part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they
were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their
professional aviation education association.
Embraer told ANN Monday that Australia’s Virgin Blue
Airlines has exercised options on three Embraer 170 jets, and taken
three more Embraer 190 purchase rights, thus complementing its
former order announced on November 2, 2006, and increasing its firm
order backlog to 20 E-Jets.
The Lightship Group (TLG) is the world's largest airship operator,
providing an integrated, full- service Airship advertising and
promotion programs for such companies as MetLife, Saturn (GM)
"Midwest has said that its board will evaluate
carefully AirTran's increased offer which substantially enhanced
the latest tender offer of $15 per share for all of the Midwest
shares and make its recommendation to investors no later than April
13. We believe that all stakeholders would benefit more from our
proposal than from any stand-alone plan that Midwest can
Source: From a statement released Monday by
AirTran Airlines CEO Joe Leonard, regarding his airline's third
takeover bid for rival Midwest Airlines. Midwest shareholders and
executives have soundly rejected all previous bids for the carrier
from the Orlando, FL-based low-cost airline.