As Always, Plan Ahead... And Be Ready For Change-Ups
The Air Transport Association of America lobbying group for most
US airlines, said this week it expects full planes during the
upcoming 2008 Thanksgiving holiday season, despite a 10 percent
year-over-year decrease in the number of passengers traveling on US
On Thursday, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
(GAMA) reported worldwide deliveries of general aviation airplanes
for the first nine months of 2008... and while the overall report
continues to be positive, there's no denying this is a tough time
to be a manufacturer of piston-engined aircraft.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.13.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.13.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Meet The New President:
11.13.08 (ANN Special Report, with Craig Fuller,
president-elect of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Film Festivals, Flyovers Just Two Of The Events Coming November
Spectacular events, free to the public throughout Southern
California for individuals and families, highlight the region's
first Air Force Week, November 14-21. Activities showcase the US
Air Force's impressive capabilities and recognize the contributions
and importance of service members and the communities supporting
Lockheed Martin tells ANN the company's Pathfinder flight team
successfully completed the first flight of its fully integrated
Pathfinder advanced pilotage system on an Army HH-60L Black Hawk
medevac helicopter at Felker Army Airfield, Fort Eustis, VA.
Falcon Aviation Center Will Handle S-76 Helicopter Care
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced Tuesday that Falcon
Aviation Services will establish a Customer Support Center in Abu
Dhabi for S-76 helicopters. The facility will be the first S-76
helicopter Customer Support Center in the Middle East.
Flight training equipment provider Mechtronix Systems announced
this week a purchase from Ben Air Flight Academy (BAFA) for an
Ascent XJ Trainer, configured as a generic twin-engine large jet
aircraft with a conversion kit to commercial turboprop,
specifically to the ATR series.
Thanks To The B777-200LR, Emirates Flies Non-Stop From LAX To Dubai
International airline travel is a function these days of the old "feast or famine" principle... what's good is VERY good and what isn't... well, we really do not want go/fly there. One of the brightest of the shining stars in the International Airline sweepstakes is an amazing airline based in the Middle East, Emirates.
Cessna Aircraft Company had some unwelcome news for employees
Wednesday, two weeks before the start of the holiday season.
Approximately 665 workers will soon be handed their walking papers
at the planemaker's facilities in Wichita, KS and Bend, OR.
Thanks To The B777-200LR, Emirates Flies Non-Stop From LAX To
International airline travel is a function these days of the old
"feast or famine" principle... what's good is VERY good and what
isn't... well, we really do not want go/fly there. One of the
brightest of the shining stars in the International Airline
sweepstakes is an amazing airline based in the Middle East,
Says Bush Aims To Put New President "In A Hopeless
"We'll wait for the guy who's NOT a lame duck." That's not an
exact translation... but seems to be the spirit in which the
Russians have told the US they'll wait for Senator Barack Obama to
take office as US President before conducting any new talks on a US
missile defense system based in Poland.
Even as Boeing struggles to bring its commercial aircraft
production back up to speed after a 57-day strike by machinists, it
faces another expiring contract with members of the Society of
Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.
After nearly five years of yeoman service, one of NASA's Mars
rovers may be nearing its end. A dust storm on Mars has cut into
the amount of sunlight reaching the solar array on NASA's Mars
Exploration Rover Spirit, leaving the rover in a vulnerable
Pentagon Says Air Force Followed The Rules In Making
We may be finally nearing an end to the protracted battle over a
lucrative US Air Force helicopter contract. A draft Pentagon audit
indicates the service acted appropriately in changing four key
bidding requirements in the combat search-and-rescue (CSAR-X)
helicopter procurement bid.
Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) signed a five-year contract
Tuesday at the Dubai Helishow with Gulf Helicopter Company to be
its exclusive training provider for the company's fleet of Bell
$667.3M Deal To Provide Support For Human Spaceflight
NASA has announced that a team led by Lockheed Martin was
selected to perform the Facilities Development and Operations
Contract (FDOC) at the Johnson Space Center. The contract is
scheduled to start on January 1, 2009, and is a three-year and
nine-month contract worth approximately $667.3 million. The
contract also includes two one-year options that could raise the
value to $977 million if all options are exercised.
This home page is established to commemorate the Allied and
German flyers that flew over Denmark during the Second World War
and in some cases lost their lives in Denmark and the surrounding
seas. Some of the airmen came down in Denmark, but quite a few were
washed ashore on the Danish coast after having crashed into the
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