A 29 year-old Australian man has been arrested after trying to
break into the cockpit of an Aeroflot-Russian Airlines flight. The
man threatened to blow up the plane "if it did not fly to
Chechnya," according to media reports.
Continental predicts a loss for the first quarter and a
"significant" loss for the year according to its filing with the
SEC. A bulletin warned employees the company will have to take
several serious steps if the tentative agreements are not ratified
by March 30th.
Former Exchange Chairman Denies Spitzer's "Air Grasso"
The charge that the New York Stock Exchange's embattled former
Chairman Dick Grasso used the exchange's jet improperly has been
raised by the headline-hungry New York state Attorney General,
When you're waiting on supplies, the last thing you want to hear
is that the flight's been canceled for maintenance. M7 Aerospace
will soon be working with L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace to
prevent those problems. The company announced Thursday that it will
be providing support to the US Army National Guard's fleet of C-23
The number of people flying in the United States will return to
pre-2001 levels this year, with an average annual growth rate of
3.4 percent expected over the next 12 years, according to the
annual 12-year aviation forecast report released today by the U.S.
Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation
Authorities at Page Field in Fort Myers, FL, said an Adam
Aircraft A500 was "slightly damaged" when the left main landing
gear collapsed shortly after the aircraft landed Wednesday night.
Two people were on board the aircraft -- neither was hurt,
according to a spokeswoman for the Lee County Port Authority.
Bombardier's board of directors has decided to go ahead with
development of the new C-Series regional jets, capable of carrying
110-135 passengers. The question now is... where? In a release to
ANN, Bombardier said, before it makes that decision, it would "seek
firm commitments from potential customers, suppliers and government
The Cassini spacecraft's two close flybys of Saturn’s icy
moon Enceladus have revealed that the moon has a significant
atmosphere. Scientists, using Cassini's magnetometer
instrument for their studies, say the source may be volcanism,
geysers, or gases escaping from the surface or the interior.
Northwest Airlines says it's grounded two dozen of its aircraft
and laid off 130 mechanics. The airline said it's now looking at
further downsizing its technical workforce and could soon lay off
another 700-800 mechanics.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will convene a National
Training Aircraft Symposium March 21-24 in the College of Aviation
on its Daytona Beach campus. The event will bring together the
customers and suppliers of training airplanes, avionics,
simulators, and support equipment to review the new training tools
and define modifications that suit each education and training
"The only confusion, the critical confusion, in an instrument
approach, is whether the navigation aids are set to the right
frequency, or in the right mode, whether they're getting the proper
indication in the cockpit on where they are in reference to the
Source: Retired General Charles Bolden, in an
interview with Houston's KTRK-TV after he read the transcripts of
voice recordings on board a Gulfstream G-III that went down near
Hobby Airport in November. The transcripts seemed to indicate the
cockpit crew -- led by a captain with 19,000 hours of experience,
was following the wrong navaid on approach. Bolden said that,
although the cockpit crew "went by the book" after learning of
their mistake, their actions came too late to save the plane -- and
by ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell and Correspondent John
The Annual FAA Forecast Conference is underway, right now, in
Washington, D.C. All aspects of aviation are stating their case,
making complaints, trying out a few predictions, and
proffering potential solutions... and (in most cases) preaching to