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July 25, 2009

17 Dead As Iranian Airliner Overshoots Runway

Iran's Second Air Disaster In 10 Days

An Iranian airliner overshot a runway and struck the airport perimeter wall, killing 17 of the 153 people on board, and injuring 19 others. "There was an accident and a fire involving a passenger plane from Tehran to Mashhad," the official IRNA news agency reported, quoting the deputy governor of Khorasan province, Ghahreman Raid.

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Air Show Attendance Continues An Upward Trend

More People Requires More Volunteers, Planning

Whatever the reason (and event organizers throughout North America have identified many different reasons), air show attendance continues to trend up throughout the United States and Canada as we pass the mid-way point of the 2009 air show season.

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President Obama Wins Another Round On Defense Appropriations

Full Senate Strips Funding For F136 Alternate JSF Engine

With a voice vote Thursday, the full Senate approved an amendment to the defense authorization bill that removed funding for development of the F136 alternate engine to the Joint Strike Fighter. President Obama had said the engine was unnecessary, and a waste of taxpayers money.

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H+S Aviation Authorized For Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T

Primary Engine For Bell and Agusta/Bell 212 and 412 Models

BBA Aviation's Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company H+S Aviation has been awarded Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) authorization for repair and overhaul of all models of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T TwinPac engine.

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G-20 Summit Could Cause Parking Problems At Pittsburgh International

World Leaders Flying To PA May Jam The Airport

Up to 60 aircraft ferrying world leaders to the G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh next month will all need a place to park, and officials of the Allegheny County Airport Authority say those parking spots may be at a premium.

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Aircell Appoints Ron LeMay As President And CEO

Jack Blumenstein To Become Chairman Of The Board

Aircell is doing a little shuffling in the boardroom, announcing the transition of Ron LeMay from Chairman of the Board to President and CEO of the company. Jack Blumenstein, current President and CEO, will assume the position of Chairman of the Board.

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Panama City Airport Authority Reaches Agreement with Florida DEP

Issues Involving Storm Runoff Are Resolved

The Panama City – Bay County International Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) has reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on a series of steps to address temporary stormwater management issues...

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NASA Student Airborne Research Program Takes Flight

They're Learning How Aviation Is Used In Environmental Research

Twenty-nine undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a six-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in NASA's Earth Science research. The students represent 26 colleges and universities across the U.S. and nine foreign countries.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.25.09)

 "(The risks) are manageable as evidenced by the performance of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F, both Air Force and Navy programs supplied by a single engine provider." Source: Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in a letter to Senator Joe Lieberman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.09): Deadstick

Deadstick Descent and landing with engine(s) shut down and propeller(s) stopped.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.09)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Aviation Site Heading to Wisconsin this weekend? There's this little airshow, after all. Here's a site that might help you out in your flight planning for a trip to OSH. There's a lot of information about getting around Wisconsin by airplane. Have fun, and we at ANN hope we'll see you at the show.

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