Yeah... We'll Take All The News We Can Get, Like This!
Ready for some good news? Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc.
tells ANN that it has lowered the Genuine Continental Retail Price
(GCRP) on its complete line of Aftermarket Factory New and Factory
Raytheon has been awarded a seven-month, firm-fixed-price
contract to study the NextGen Integrated Communications, Navigation
and Surveillance architecture and determine the National Airspace
System's needs for 2018 to 2025.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.07.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: GAMA Pres. Pete Bunce -
05.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with GAMA President
and CEO Pete Bunce)
The FAA has selected Alexandria International Airport, in
Alexandria, LA, and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ, to
participate in the 2009 Military Airport Program (MAP), which uses
federal funds to convert former military airports to civilian or
For those of you who have problems keeping your dog from chasing
the neighbors cat or attacking the door every time the door bell
rings, think of the training chores that must be undertaken in
order to acclimate a canine to military air transport distractions
Kitfox Intros Super Sport S-LSA With Base Price Under $84K!
For quite a few years, the Kitfox breed was nearly as ubiquitous a name as any in aviation. And while many might argue that their best days are behind them, we beg to disagree. Excellent new ownership, and a principled business plan seem destined to remake this company and its products for years to come. Kitfox Aircraft LLC provided ANN's Aero-TV crews with a first glimpse of its new Kitfox Super Sport S-LSA, which was formally unveiled last month.
Wednesday, seventy mayors and county executives from across the
country held a conference call with reporters announcing the
release of a letter to President Barack Obama communicating the
crucial importance that small aircraft - also known as general
aviation - provide to small towns and local economies across the
Deliveries Trimmed Back To 14 From 21, '10 Stats Not Much
Time are tough... from the malaise of the LSA and ultralight
industry, all the way to the mighty Airbus A380 Jumbo-Jumbo Jet.
Airbus is admitting that deliveries for 2009 are going to fall far
short of what they had expected just a few months ago.
Reduced A/C Deliveries May Have Contributed Nearly A Third Less
It's tough out there... and that should be no
surprise to anyone reading Aero-News for the last several months.
The down market for aviation has translated into a significant drop
in Aero-Income for industry heavyweight Garmin who has just
published their First Quarter Sales Figures for 2009... and are
probably none too happy about it all.
Kitfox Intros Super Sport S-LSA With Base Price Under
For quite a few years, the Kitfox breed was nearly as ubiquitous
a name as any in aviation. And while many might argue that their
best days are behind them, we beg to disagree. Excellent new
ownership, and a principled business plan seem destined to remake
this company and its products for years to come.
Crash Got Intensive Media Attention Due To Number of People,
Kids On Board
The wife of a pilot who died in a tragic accident on March 22nd,
has reportedly been cleared of any influence from drugs or alcohol
-- according to a report that she claims to have seen, but has yet
to be released to the public.
A report (FI-2009-049) from the Department of
Transportation's office of the Inspector General is raising the
alarm over the potential vulnerabilities of the nations air traffic
system to damage and interference by hackers.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have signed an order for five Boeing
777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes valued at $1.36 billion at
current list prices. This is the first time Turkish Airlines has
purchased new 777s directly from Boeing. The airline currently
operates a fleet of 65 Boeing airplanes including Next-Generation
737s and leased 777-300ERs.
CAP, USAF Pararescue Bring Closure To Search For MIssing
We don't think about this kind of tough task much... but we
should. Four helicopters and 24 Airmen from the 58th and 66th
Rescue Squadrons were deployed last week to assist in the search
for a pilot and passenger who were aboard a motorized sailplane
that disappeared from radar April 24 in the Sierra Nevada Mountain
Range near Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
The best of the regional fly-ins and deserving of the title we
place on it each year as "The Friendly Fly-In", the annual
Northwest EAA Fly-In is one of our favorite events of the year...
no kidding. This year's event is scheduled for July 8-12 and
we highly recommend you check out their web site to see all the
great things they have planned for the 2009 Fly-In!!!
"General aviation is a literal lifeline to thousands of
communities around the U.S that do not have commercial airline
service. In the wake of the recent disaster here in North Dakota,
general aviation planes and airports were crucial in helping the
Civil Air Patrol and National Guard monitor the floodwaters to make
evacuation plans and watch hazardous effects of the flood such as
downed power lines. We have to ensure that this vital lifeline is
Source: Part of a letter campaign by
dozens of the nation's Mayors, Mayor Fred Bott of Devils Lake,
North Dakota, makes the case for the value of general aviation to