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May 06, 2007

Kenya Airways Wreckage Found After 36 Hours

No Report On Survivors, Casualties

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 05.06.07 16.54 EDT:  Kenya Airways confirmed the wreckage of flight KQ 507 has been located in swampland in southwest Cameroon.

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FAA Seeking $50K Fine For Uncertified Air Tours

Operator Didn't Have "Part 135" Air Taxi And Commuter Certificate

Ah, to be in Hawaii. The sun, the ocean, the hula girls -- and those fabulous air tours. Not so fast. The FAA is seeking a $50,000 civil penalty against Tora Flight Adventures, aka Tora Flight Adventure Club, Rainbow Connections, and Hawaii Sky Tours.

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FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Provisions To Revamp Labor Negotiations

Supporters Say Would Restore "Balance And Fairness" To Process

Those focusing on Thursday's legislation to reauthorize funding for the FAA may want to take a second look at the inclusion of provisions to strengthen the agency's labor negotiation process.

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EADS Boards Face Angry Shareholders

Airbus Employees, Small Shareholders Angered Over Shareholder Pay Out

It was an annual general meeting that could have been made for television, if it weren't so real to the 10,000 Airbus employees losing their jobs in a major restructuring program over delays of its A380 superjumbo airliner, as ANN has been reporting.

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UK Airports Conduct Random Tests On Hand Luggage

Agency Acknowledges Added Inconvenience

Traveling through airports has been, shall we say, challenging these days... and for those who must traverse the airport terminals of the UK, it may become even more taxing.

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Abandoned 737 Disappears After 5 Days As Main Attraction On Busy Bombay Street

Plane Taken Overnight To Undisclosed Location

It's a mystery within a mystery... and both a headache and amusement for thousands in India's commercial capital of Mumbai for the past five days.

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NASA, FAA and Virginia Students to Demonstrate 'Smart Skies'

NASA, FAA and Virginia Students to Demonstrate 'Smart Skies'

In an effort to foster student development in science, technology, engineering and math skills, NASA and the FAA have established a partnership to bring 50 local students to the David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center May 9 for a demonstration of the new program.  

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The EAA Has Spoken: 'Top Gun' Greatest Aero-Film Ever

Watch It With Thousands of Your Closest Friends At 2007 AirVenture

Tom Cruise, take note, your past shenanigans on Oprah are barely a blip on the screen for thousands of aviation enthusiasts who took part in EAA's "Greatest Aviation Movie of all Time" poll and voted your 1986 blockbuster film the best of the best.

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Tug Collides With Aircraft At ORD

No Injuries Reported

A United Airlines jet collided with a tug while backing from the gate Thursday at O'Hare International Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.07)

Aero-Linx!

The RAF Museum Cosford's National Cold War Exhibition: This website, like the exhibition it supports, highlights the ideologies of both sides of the Cold War, the social history of the era, the technological achievements that evolved from the competition between East and West, and the eventual dissolution  of the Warsaw Pact resulting in the world we live in today.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.07): Yaw Damper

Aero-Terms!

A device used on many aircraft, usually jets and turboprops, to reduce (or "damp") the rolling and yawing oscillations due to Dutch roll tendencies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.06.07)

"If you want to reduce your work force, you should start with yourself. One CEO, one chairman, that's how you lead by example."

Source: Errol Keyner, representing Dutch shareholders' organization VEB in a recent meeting of the board at European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.

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