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February 13, 2009

Identities Of Colgan Air Flight Crew Released

Friends, Families Reveal Names Of Other Victims

Identities of some of the 49 people onboard Continental Connection Flight 3407, who were killed when their plane crashed Thursday night about five miles from the runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) are starting to emerge... and among the victims were a human rights activist, and a widow who lost her husband in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center.

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British Airways BAe 146 Makes Hard Landing At LCY

Two Injured When Nosewheel Collapses

On a day when any report of a plane crash brings shivers to the spine, ANN is relieved to report no one was seriously injured when a British Airways BAe 146 commuter jet made a hard landing at London City Airport Friday.

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NTSB: 'Severe' Oscillations Recorded Moments After Flaps Lowered On Flight 3407

Tail Structure Largely Intact

National Transportation Safety Board investigators have recovered both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the wreckage of Continental Connection Flight 3407, which impacted a western New York home Thursday evening while on approach to land at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

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NATA Congratulates Senators Dorgan, Demint On Aviation Subcommittee Assignments

Coyne Says Both Have Been Adovcates For GA

West Virginia Senator John J. Rockefeller IV, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) announced Thursday the new chairman, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), and ranking member, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), of the Aviation Subcommittees for the 111th Congress. 

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Frontier Airlines Posts Small Q4 Profit

Bankrupt Carrier's First Quarterly Profit In Five Years

Frontier Airlines filed its Quarterly Report with the Securities Exchange Commission Thursday, for the quarter ending in December 2008... reporting a consolidated operating profit of $5.6 million and a net profit of $1.1 million.

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Aero-News Alert: Colgan Air Q400 Impacts NY Home

48 Onboard Turboprop, Reports Of 'Multiple Fatalities'

A Bombardier DHC-8-400 turboprop operated by Colgan Air as a Continental Connection flight crashed into a home in Clarence Center, NY Thursday night, as it approached Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

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Delta To Bring Regional Carriers Under One Umbrella

Regional Handling Services To Be Based In Minneapolis

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. If you're flying out of a small US city, the first impression you get of your airline is up to the regional carrier operating the connector flight... and the Associated Press reports Delta Air Lines wants to improve the first impression left by its three regional subsidiaries.

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Aero-TV: Experiencing A Legend -- The B-25 Doolittle Raider (Part 2)

The Mitchell Bomber Turned The Tide Of A World War

Of all the stories that permeate the rich heritage of the aviation world, few are as compelling and as dramatic as that of 16 B-25 bombers who launched off a pitching carrier deck to bomb Japan on April 18th, 1942. They called it the "Doolittle Raid" and it came to be the first, pivotal, air raid to strike the Japanese on their home turf during World War II.

Sign O' The Times: AIR, Inc. Ceases Operations

Clients Directed To

As if we needed more signs of the sorry state of the economy, and the dearth of new commercial pilot jobs out there today. On Friday, airline job placement service AIR, Inc. will cease operations after 20 years of matching job-seeking pilots with airline employers.

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NTSB: Geese Cooked Engines On US Airways 1549

Adult Birds Often Exceed Engine Ingestion Weight Standard

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Thursday the bird remains found in both engines of US Airways flight 1549 have been identified by the Smithsonian Institution's Feather Identification Laboratory as Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).

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