Global commercial finance company CIT Group announced Monday
that Susan Geitzenauer has joined CIT Aerospace as Vice President,
Transactions. Geitzenauer brings with her more than 17 years of
experience in aviation documentation and transaction management.
She will be based in Minneapolis, MN.
Most of us carry fond memories of our first apartment, or of
living in the dorm at college. Regardless of its condition, the
sheer freedom that first "home away from home" represented more
than made up for any shortcomings in available room, or
amenities... though likewise, most of us also happily remember the
day we moved into better digs. Crews onboard the International
Space Station will soon experience some of those feelings, too.
Chandrayaan-1, the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO)
lunar orbiter, was captured into orbit around the Moon on November
8. One day later, the spacecraft performed a maneuver that lowered
the closest point of its orbit down to 200 km from the Moon.
In what could prove to be the first step toward creating a joint
RQ-4 Unmanned Aircraft System training unit, pilots of the 1st
Reconnaissance Squadron at California's Beale Air Force Base are
teaching a class of Navy pilots the Global Hawk system.
Following more than four years of stagnant contract
negotiations, the flight deck crewmembers of Air Transport
International (ATI) voted last week to strike if and when released
by the National Mediation Board. Strike ballots were counted and
certified on Friday at the main headquarters of International
Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 747, ATI crewmembers'
collective bargaining representative.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.11.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.11.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- VLJs In Latin America:
11.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with Alexander
Kaufman, International Sales Director for Cirrus Chile and director
Eclipse Personnel Cancel Another High-Profile Aviation
On the heels of their no-show at the recently concluded San
Jose, CA, AOPA Expo, ANN has learned that one of the remaining
Senior Eclipse personnel, Mike McConnell, has canceled his
speaking engagement at the VLJ, Latin America and Caribbean
conference -- with little notice.
PALA Members Offer Options While Lending Markets Are
Several aircraft lenders across the nation formed last week the
Professional Aircraft Lenders Association (PALA), announced Dave
Madden, President of Aircraft Banking Centers, Inc., and founding
director of PALA.
Large Defense Budget Seen As Opportunity For US Company
While the rest of the world struggles with a dip in the economy,
spending in the defense segment of aviation and aerospace remains
very robust. Lockheed Martin says it's weathering the economic
crisis well, and is reaching out to Israel to buy its F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter to keep its outlook bright.
Boyer Retires Following Distinguished 18-Year Tenure
It's official... AOPA President Phil Boyer will retire in just a few weeks and as ANN FIRST reported, experienced Washington political insider Craig L. Fuller will take the helm of the influential 415,000-member pilots association.
Boyer Retires Following Distinguished 18-Year Tenure
It's official... AOPA President Phil Boyer will retire in just a
few weeks, and as ANN FIRST reported, experienced Washington
political insider Craig L. Fuller will take the helm of the
influential 415,000-member pilots association.
Acting on a joint request from the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
(AOPA), on Monday the Transportation Security Administration
extended the time period for public comment on the agency's Large
Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal by an additional 60
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after
operating for more than five months. As anticipated, seasonal
decline in sunshine at the robot's arctic landing site is not
providing enough sunlight for the solar arrays to collect the power
necessary to charge batteries that operate the lander's
In explaining to consumers why all the new ala carte fees were
required, airlines pointed to market resistance to the higher fares
which would be necessary to cover their increased costs for fuel.
Now that fuel costs have fallen again, a curious thing is happening
to fuel surcharges.
May Counters Airlines Are Still Hurting, Despite Recent
On the heels of its story about
so-called "dropped" fuel surcharges, USA Today
also took the airline industry to task for adding still-more
confusing fees when fuel prices were rising, then failing to share
falling fuel costs with customers.
"They were brave and not so brave, strong and not so
strong, true believers and skeptical doubters. They went to war in
Mustangs, Liberators (below), Dauntlesses; A-1s and F-86s and
B-26s; O-2s and F-100s and UH-1s. They're still going to war in
F-16s, F-18s, H-60s. They hauled trash in C-47s, and today their
grandsons, and granddaughters -- there's a change for you -- haul
trash in C-17s. They taught flying in muscular Stearmans, lithe
T-38s, comical TH-55s.
"They breathed dry oxygen through chapped, cold lips at
29,000 feet, or fetid jungle air through runny noses at treetop
"They were the navigators, bombardiers, gunners, and
guys in back. They were crew chiefs, avionics techs, armorers,