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August 27, 2008

It Flies, Too! RRL Conducts Inaugural Tests Of Armadillo-Powered Racer

New Entertainment Sports League To Fly With New Rocket Engine Provider

The Rocket Racing League announced Wednesday the successful results of the first three test flights of the Bridenstine DKNY Rocket Racer now equipped with liquid oxygen (LOX)-alcohol engines manufactured by Armadillo Aerospace, a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles based in Mesquite, TX.

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Flights Return To Normal Following FAA Communications Problem

Hampton, GA Facility Suffered Similar Glitch On August 21

"One more example of America's deteriorating air travel system." That's how the Travel Industry Association summarized Tuesday's massive breakdown in the nation's air traffic control network, after a software glitch essentially closed one of two FAA centers that process instrument flight plan information.

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Reports: Hijackers Of Sudanese Airliner Surrender

Passengers Released Wednesday Morning

Two hijackers have reportedly surrendered, following a day-long hostage crisis involving a Sun Air Boeing 737.

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'Tense' Negotiations Between Boeing, Machinists Bear Little Fruit

Analysts Predict Strike Is Looming

The clock is ticking down to the end of Boeing's contract with the International Association of Machinists. The union has decided to strike against Boeing three times in the last 20 years.

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Southwest Cuts Back Winter Schedule

Capacity Cuts Show Effect Gas Prices Have Had

Southwest Airlines, which has talked recently of a four percent expansion in capacity this year, now says a slumping economy and expectation of falling demand this winter has prompted a decision to cut its winter schedule.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.27.08

An Update On The "Passengers Bill Of Rights," With Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.27.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.27.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- An Update On The "Passengers Bill Of Rights": 08.27.08 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org.)

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Aero Republica Receives Embraer 190 Aircraft

Colombian Airline Moves Ahead With Fleet Renewal

Aero Republica, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. announced this week the delivery of its eighth Embraer 190 Aircraft directly from the manufacturer. The airline currently operates a fleet of 13 aircraft, consisting of five MD-80 aircraft and eight Embraer 190s.

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Company Sees New Opportunity In In-Flight Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi TV Pitches Its Service To Airlines

There's gold in them thar' cabins... at least, that's the hope of Wi-Fi TV, a growing provider of Internet television. The company announced Tuesday the availability of over 500 Internet TV stations, including an increasing number of proprietary stations, to a new viewing frontier.

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