NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1249
Issue Date: January 14, 2008 at 1609 UTC
Location: Pampa, Texas
Beginning Date and Time: January 18, 2008 at 1845 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 20, 2008 at 2005 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Expanded Partnership Targets Eclipse 500 As The Global Standard
Talk about a BIG deal. On Monday, Albuquerque, NM-based
planemaker Eclipse Aviation announced it will expand its
partnership with European Technology and Investment Research Center
(ETIRC) Aviation. Under terms of the deal, Eclipse can take
advantage of an equity investment by ETIRC in Eclipse that is
"substantially" in excess of $100 million.
Will Assemble A330 Freighter In Mobile... But Only If KC-30
Selected By USAF
It's great news for Alabama... but comes with strings attached.
European aerospace consortium EADS announced Monday it will set up
production lines for the upcoming Airbus A330 Freighter and
Northrop Grumman KC-30 Tanker platform in Mobile, AL... but only if
the KC-30 is selected by the US Air Force as its new aerial
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.14.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.14.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Putting His Theories
Into Practice: 01.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob
Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)
Representatives with Sea Launch tell ANN its team has arrived at
its launch site on the Equator and initiated a new 72-hour
countdown, in preparation for the launch of the Thuraya-3 mobile
communications satellite on Tuesday, January 15.
First Flight Will Come 10 Months Earlier Than Planned
Virgin Atlantic has given itself the green light to go green, a
lot earlier than planned. On Monday, the British airline announced
it plans to operate the world's first commercial jet flight powered
by biofuel next month.
Regional Carrier Announces Q4 Loss Of $62.2 Million
Mesa Air Group pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int'l (ALPA), began expedited negotiations with
management last week -- ahead of the airline's announcement Monday
of an operating loss of $62.2 million in the fourth quarter of
After three years of hard work, a team of engineering students
at the University of Alberta successfully launched their unmanned,
computer-controlled aircraft into the Edmonton skies last summer.
Now they’re ready to take on a new challenge.
From the Heartbreaker's List #3: Former FAA Boss Marion
Let's face it... Marion Blakey broke our hearts in 2007. The
Administrator of the FAA not only seemed to forget the importance
of general and business aviation, she suddenly seemed to redefine
the role of the FAA to stand as the Federal Airline
Administration. The decisions and rhetoric coming out of the FAA HQ
building last year sounded as if it was written for, or by, the
airline lobby and a number of pundits rudely but justifiably
wondered out loud if, in fact, that was just what was
Popular Sport Aviation EFIS Builder Continues To Push The Envelope
Check out a seeming majority of the current crop of LSAs and you're likely to see one of Dynon Avionics' uniquely compact experimental EFIS systems aboard. Check out a number of experimental aircraft and you're still likely to see a Dynon in the panels.
Popular Sport Aviation EFIS Builder Continues To Push The
Check out a seeming majority of the current crop of LSAs and
your likely to see one of Dynon Avionic's uniquely compact
experimental EFIS systems aboard. Check out a number of
experimental aircraft also, and you're still likely to see a Dynon
in the panels. Dynon Avionics entered the turbulent sport aviation
marketplace with the announcement of their EFIS-D10 barely eight
years ago. This compact offering packed a lot of EFIS capability
into a standard 3-1/8" panel hole, making it an easy choice for
pilots looking for lots of info without sacrificing an equivalent
amount of panel space.
Tim Monville, investigator with the National Transportation
Safety Board, told reporters the pilot of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk that
ditched on approach to St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport (PIE)
Saturday appeared to line up for approach to the wrong runway
before the accident.
From the Heartbreaker's List #5: A Tough Year For Airshows
Dear Lord... what an unfortunate year for the airshow industry
-- though to be honest, we're not exactly sure why it flew along on
such a low note. The airshow industry experienced a far larger than
normal number of accidents in 2007 -- of all manner of types and
causes. We lost aerobats, military jet team members, warbird
drivers, you name it... and in every case, of course, a great
tragedy occurred. We lost valued members of an elite aspect of
aviation who make all aviators look good to the groundhogs of the
world and serve the very best interests of the aviation world every
time they take flight.
Illinois Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama had just
flown into Midway Airport from a long day of campaigning in Nevada,
when the wing of his chartered plane clipped the wing of another
plane parked nearby.
Those who work in the higher echelons of the airline biz may
look upon ATA and its President, James May, as one of their more
vocal proponents... but the last year has proven that ATA was
willing to go to great lengths and make great sacrifices in search
of sympathy for its agenda -- and they didn't seem to care about
how far they had to twist the facts to do so.
"Any time this kind of violation occurs, we’re
going to make sure we do a very thorough investigation including
any possible security breaches. But the investigation is ongoing
and it would be premature to make any terrorism
Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
agency spokeswoman Lauren Mack. Immigration authorities are
investigating flight school Anglo-American Aviation near San Diego,
CA on suspicion of sponsoring student visas while lacking Federal
Aviation Administration certification.