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October 08, 2006

Wow... NBAA 2006 ALL Sold Out!

For First Time in Its History, NBAA Convention Sells Out in Advance

The exhibit floor has completely sold out for the first time in Convention history, with close to 1,150 Exhibitors registered and 5,233 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces sold, an almost 9 percent increase in booth spaces compared to the 2005 show.

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ACI-NA Announces 2007 Leadership

New Members Elected to Board of Directors

The Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has announced the election of its 2007 officers and new members to its Board of Directors at the General Membership Business meeting during the ACI-NA 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition last week in Reno.

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USAF Drops First Small Diameter Bombs In Anger

Little  Bombs Make Big Impact In Iraq

Aero-News has learned the US Air Force dropped the first Guided Bomb Unit 39/B small diameter bombs (SDB) to be used in combat October 5.

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Expedition 14 Gets Back To Business Onboard ISS...

ISS Status Report #43, 3 p.m. CDT – Friday, Oct. 6, 2006

Expedition 14 completed its first full week solo on the International Space Station performing standard early mission checks and drills plus some equipment troubleshooting.

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King Air Lands At Palomar Airport

Jet Source Adds To Its Fleet

The largest King Air model made has just landed at Jet Source Charter, based at Polomar Airport near San Diego, CA, and will be ready to fly clients by the end of October.  

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Bolen, Other GA Leaders to Discuss Opposition to User Fee Proposals at NBAA 2006

General aviation is under threat from a proposal by the commercial airlines to shift $2 billion in costs to general aviation and seize control over the nation's aviation system. The airlines are looking to the FAA's reauthorization process (scheduled for 2007) as an opportunity to overhaul the way the FAA is funded and governed.

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Sonex Aircraft, LLC Sells 1,000th Sonex Plans Set

Sonex Aircraft, LLC tells ANN that they have completed the sale of Sonex Plans Serial Number 1,000, marking a significant milestone for the young kit aircraft company. Rick Cavett of Ridgeland, Mississippi recently purchased a Sonex Complete Airframe Kit and was issued Plans number 1,000.

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Sky Connect Announces Sales to 3 Diverse EM Providers

Recent sales to Airlift Northwest, Cook Children's Medical Center/Teddy Bear Transport, and Life Lion underscore how Sky Connect products "enhance the safety and effectiveness of emergency medical missions while delivering reliable, affordable performance," according to Wiley Loughran, the company's senior vice president of sales and marketing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.08.06): Flight 601

Aero-Tip Of The Day:  Of course a mishap won't happen precisely on the 601st  time you do something.  Bad things may never happen…or they may happen the very first time.  Work to eliminate bad habits before you find yourself on a "Flight #601."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.06)


Bloomington, IL is home to the Prairie Aviation Museum. The museum hopes to entertain, educate and inspire by presenting our 100+ years of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.06): STC


Supplemental Type Certificate. An STC is a document issued by the Federal Aviation Administration approving a product (aircraft, engine, or propeller) modification.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.08.06)

“I look forward to working with the new leadership team in 2007. We have a challenging year ahead with the FAA reauthorization pending and we’ll use all the resources at our disposal to accomplish our goals.” Source: Fredrick “Rick” Piccolo, President and CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, who was elected to serve as Chairman of the 2007 ACI-NA Board of Directors, during the ACI-NA 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition last week in Reno.

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