Aviation Students Receive Funds To Aid Their Training
MIDDLETON, WI. November 1, 2005 - The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of
Fame awarded $1,500 in scholarships to two aviation students, David
Hoffmann and Tony Colin at a ceremony held recently in Oshkosh,
Cirrus Design has announced that year-to-date shipments just
released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
confirm their dominant position as the market leader in
high-performance, single-engine, four-place airplanes.
AirShares Elite CEO, David Lee, will be a guest speaker at this
years AOPA Expo in Tampa, FL. David will be conducting a seminar on
the topic of: Sharing an Airplane: Clubs, Fractionals, and
Partnerships. The seminar will be on November 5th from 1:30 –
2:30 P.M. in room 24 of the exhibit hall.
ELITE A-ATD Will Provide Students Training On DA40, DA42
Angel City Flyers -- an Oxsfordshire, England-based training
school flying out of Long Beach Airport in the States -- has become
the first delivery customer for ELITE Simulation Solutions' new
Garmin G1000-equipped iGATE Advanced Aviation Training Device, or
A-ATD. The sim is outfitted with an actual G1000 flat-glass panel,
utilizing the 10.4" PFD/MFD displays that are rapidly becoming OEM
equipment in many airframes. Desktop and cockpit versions of the
iGATE A-ATDs are available, in almost any configuration --
including the Diamond DA40 and DA42 twin, developed in cooperation
with Diamond Aircraft Industries.
Federal auditors are questioning several billing documents filed
by Unisys, the prime contractor on a $1 billion tech contract with
the Transportation Safety Administration. Auditors claim, among
other issues, the agency (and by extension, taxpayers) was
overbilled by as much as 171,000 hours worth of labor and OT. The
auditors also claim Unisys charged the TSA as much as $131 per hour
for employees who were then paid less than half that amount.
Organization Takes A Firm Stand Against FAA Restrictions
(Editor's Note: The following is the official statement from
the Experimental Aircraft Association regarding the organization's
-- very emphatic -- position against the creation of a permanent
Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) over Washington, DC to replace the
existing TFRA over the nation's capital.)
But In The Wacky World Of Business, That's Not ALL Bad...
UAL Corp., parent company for United Airlines, reported a record
$1.77 billion loss Monday for the third quarter of FY2005. Most of
those losses stem from the heavy toll reworking its airplane
contracts and leases has taken on the beleaguered carrier,
including creditor's claims on its aircraft following the company's
rejection of leases and contracts in an attempt to secure lower
One Strike May Be Forestalled As Others Loom... Oy!
It hasn't been a great year for Boeing on the labor front. Just
as the manufacturer is publicizing its ongoing efforts in heading
off a looming strike by the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace (SPEAA) -- the union representing more than
17,500 engineering and technical employees working at Boeing
facilities in Washington and Oregon -- threats of other, smaller
strikes by members of the International Association of Machinists
and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) loom in the immediate future.
Ferry pilot Fred Sorenson has successfully delivered the first
Diamond Star aircraft to the 50th state, following a 15-and-a-half
hour flight in a single-engine DA40 over the Pacific Ocean from
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
In 1959, cars had tailfins, which peaked that year with the
Cadillac Eldorado and various Chrysler products. Kids learned to
"Duck and Cover." The New York Times admired Fidel Castro. And the
US Air Force ordered a block of KC-135A-BN Stratotankers, Boeing
C/Ns 17931 to 18011, USAF serials 59-1443 To 59-1523.
By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin R.G. "Hognose" O'Brien
In July, we sat down in a conference room at Avidyne's Bedford,
MA, headquarters with Avidyne President, Dan Schwinn. In a
wide-ranging interview we discussed Avidyne's products, some of its
future plans and possibilities, and a bit of the future of GA in
An aggressive fuel conversation program at UPS, ramped up due to
ever-increasing fuel costs, is saving the worldwide cargo airline
real money -- to the tune of $1 million saved in fuel costs each
Raytheon Company has delivered the first full production
Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) for the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global
Hawk unmanned aerial system used by the U.S. Air Force. The
full production configuration includes both synthetic aperture
radar (SAR) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) high resolution
imaging capability in a single integrated sensor system.
Lens Assemblies Helped Flyby Spacecraft See Clues About Comet
Rockwell Collins’ precision 38-millimeter lens assemblies
played an essential role in NASA’s Deep Impact mission that
is aimed at unlocking secrets to the formation of the solar system,
according to a company release.
"Overall, it is clearly apparent that airports within the ADIZ
have been negatively impacted (both operationally and economically)
by the events of 9/11 and that their recovery had lagged the
recovery experienced at airports outside of the ADIZ."
Source: From the study conducted by Aviation
Management and Consulting Group and Martin Associates, and
commissioned by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
on the significant negative impact the DC-area ADIZ has had on
aviation-related commerce around the nation's capital.
AD NUMBER: 2005-22-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-11
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new
airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Mitsubishi
Model YS-11 airplanes, and Model YS-11A-200, YS-11A-300,
YS-11A-500, and YS-11A-600 series airplanes.