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June 20, 2009

NBAA: DHS Report Concludes GA Security Threat Is 'Limited, Mostly Hypothetical'

Report Tells Us What We Knew All Along...

NBAA has the conclusion in a recent report conducted by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (DHS-0IG) that "general aviation presents only limited and mostly hypothetical threats to security."

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Amerijet Acquires SRX Transcontinental

Amerijet International has acquired SRX Transcontinental, Inc., a Florida based company specializing in ground handling operations throughout Central Asia, and owner of Avialeasing Aviation Company, an Uzbekistan certificated airline with US DOT Part 129 authority.

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New Dealer Named For Husky A-1C

Sales Region Covers The East Coast From Delaware To Georgia

Premier Aircraft Sales has become a dealer for Aviat Aircraft's Husky A-1C. The announcement was made by Stu Horn, President of Aviat Aircraft.

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Judge Says GM Can Dump Aircraft Leases

Part Of The Automakers Bankruptcy Restructuring

A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled General Motors may terminate its leases for private aircraft as part of its restructuring under Chapter 11.

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Another Twist In VH-71 Saga

HASC Trying To Salvage Part Of The Program

It's the orphan helicopter program. The President and the Defence Department have both said the don't want the VH-71, but the House Armed Services Committee is still trying to breath life into the aircraft that was to have become Marine One.

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Pilots Association Praises Antitrust Stand

Union Agent Has Concerns About Job Security

The Allied Pilots Association (APA)  applauded U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for offering to provide input to the Department of Transportation regarding pending applications for antitrust immunity by various airlines, and U.S. Senator Herb Kohl for ensuring that the applications are appropriately scrutinized to determine their impact on airline competition.

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NASA Successfully Launches Lunar Impactor

Joint Payload With Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA successfully launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, Thursday on a mission to search for water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon's south pole.

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Student Pilot Faces Charges Of Airplane Theft

Allegedly Flew A Stolen Plane From Canada To Missouri

A 31-year-old student pilot has been indicted on charges of stealing an airplane in Canada and flying it at night over three states, eventually landing in Southern Missouri.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.20.09)

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"If there is not an approved budget for the new fiscal year prior to July 1, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will close the Grand Canyon National Park Airport at midnight on June 30, 2009. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.20.09): Airworthiness

Airworthiness

A condition in which the aircraft conforms to its type certificated design including supplemental type certificates, and field approved alterations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.20.09)

Aero-Linx: American Airshows

What? You say you didn't get to all the airshows you wanted to last year? You missed some of the great flying and beautiful static displays at some of the best shows in the country?

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