ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.13.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
12.13.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Why Dwell on Accidents? -
12.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
Miller of Over The Airwaves)
Additional Order Makes Lufthansa The Largest Fleet Of E-Jets In
Embraer and Deutsche Lufthansa AG signed a contract for another
eight new Embraer 195 jets, which will be operated within the
Lufthansa Regional family serving national and European
destinations. The total value of the deal, at list price, is $338
million, based on January 2010 economic conditions.
Airbus’ Quovadis and IndiGo Flew The Approach At Conchin
The first ‘Required Navigation Performance’ (RNP)
flight of any commercial airliner in India has been successfully
completed by Airbus’ Quovadis RNP subsidiary and IndiGo at
Cochin International Airport.
Jet Air Flug To Operate Two Challenger 605 And Five Learjet 85
Bombardier Aerospace said Wednesday that it received firm
orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large cabin Challenger
605 jets, from multiple companies of the same group, for principal
operation in Germany by Munich-based Jet Air Flug.
CAE Adds Peru Location To Accommodate South American Airline
Simulator company CAE announced Tuesday that it is working with
key airline customers to expand its training capacity in the
rapidly growing South American commercial aviation market, adding
four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS), including a new training
location in Peru.
Special Activity Airspace Expected To Be Opened To Ease
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today
that it expects 43.6 million passengers to travel on U.S. carriers
over the upcoming winter holidays, up approximately 3
percent over the same period in 2009.
While walking the static display ramp at NBAA 2010, there was no lack of eyeball candy to feast one's aero-orbs upon... and a rather aggressive upgrade program for elder King Air 90s (one of my favorite birds of all time) definitely deserved the attention of ANN's crack Aero-TV journalists.
While Aviation May Be The Most Exciting Biz in The World, A Nap, Now and Then Couldn't Hurt...
Face it... we work in the one of the most exciting industries in the world... but every now and then, one needs to take a break and catch a few ZZZs in order to be ready for the business and excitement to come. SO... it made sense that the JetBed caught our eye after a LONG hard day of slogging through the halls of NBAA 2010.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is
finished. If you're alive, it isn't. ~ Richard Bach
I have changed so much since the summer of 2009, when my life
tumbled as a function of losing someone so very
dear to me. And since that loss involved an
airplane, I’ve been asked time after time after time why
I don’t hate aviation now… i.e., how I can possibly
keep on flying, how can my life still revolve around all that
flies… since someone I loved with every ounce of my bein
While Aviation May Be The Most Exciting Biz in The World, A Nap Now
and Then Couldn't Hurt...
Face it... we work in the one of the most exciting industries in
the world... but every now and then, one needs to take a break and
catch a few ZZZs in order to be ready for the business and
excitement to come. SO... it made sense that the JetBed caught our
eye after a LONG hard day of slogging through the halls of NBAA
While walking the static display ramp at NBAA 2010, there was no
lack of eyeball candy to feast one's aero-orbs upon... and a rather
aggressive upgrade program for elder King Air 90s (one of my
favorite birds of all time) definitely deserved the attention of
ANN's crack Aero-TV journalists. Smyrna Air Center’s
Power 90 King Air sleek, black aircraft was decorated with a
distinctive color design highlighting the GE M601E-11A engines.
Pratt & Whitney Says It Has Shifted From Development To
The first production F135 Short Take Off/Vertical Landing
(STOVL) engine for the F-35 Lightning II has been delivered by
Pratt & Whitney, which the company says is a demonstration that
the F135 STOVL propulsion system has transitioned from development
As NASA's space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agency is
preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program that
managed the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made its
TWIP -- Terminal Weather
Information for Pilots
TWIP is an FAA
service, available only in the U.S., which uses ACARS to send
airport weather advisories such as windshear, microburst, and
precipitation information to an aircraft cockpit display. Because
TWIP obtains information from Terminal Doppler Weather Radar
(TDWR), airports need to be equipped with TDWR to provide the TWIP
Aero-Linx: FreeFlight --
Introduction to GPS
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based
radio-navigation system consisting of a constellation of satellites
and a network of ground stations used for monitoring and control. A
minimum of 24 GPS satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of
approximately 11,000 miles, providing users with means to
accurately determine their position, velocity, and time while
anywhere in the world irrespective of weather conditions.
"I realize that there are dangers to aviation…
but the same is true of life itself… as none of us is
getting through this life without an end at some point… the
trick is to live as much as you dare, and experience all that you
can between the time the Doc slaps you on the rump and hands you to
your Mom and the last breath you take. And flyers do a heckuva job
of making their lives count. After all, the act of
just living is so startling, it leaves little time for
Source: From Jim Campbell's most recent
'Barnstorming' editorial effort... in memory of Vicki Cruse
on her 43rd Birthday.