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March 07, 2006

ANN Special Feature: IndUS Aviation's Scott Severen 03.08.06

IndUS Aviation has made a pretty good impression on the certificated general aviation industry over the last several years... and is now delving deep into the Light Sport market as well. Today... I

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.08.06

Norman Mineta says user fees won't cover EVERYTHING...

The NTSB wants to see terrain-avoidance in helicopters than carry more than six... and rules in the death of an American Airlines flig

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.08.06

Norman Mineta says user fees won't cover EVERYTHING...

The NTSB wants to see terrain-avoidance in helicopters than carry more than six... and rules in the death of an American Airlines flig

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Northwest Announces Agreements Reached With CS and Rez Staffs

Northwest Airlines Comments on IAM Contract Votes

Northwest Airlines tells ANN that it has reached an agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) on a contract covering the airline's customer service and reservations staff. The IAM announced that the agreement was ratified by a majority of its members.

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Dassault Falcon Celebrates 7X Sale At Asian Aerospace 2006

Dassault Falcon tells Aero-News the company wrapped up a successful showing at the recent Asian Aerospace 2006 show in Singapore with the sale of a Falcon 7X to a customer in the Asia-Pacific area.

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Chinese Space Program Deals With Technical, Economic Realities

NASA's Not Alone In Facing Manned Spaceflight Budget Crunch

After wowing global audiences over the past three years, China is reportedly now coming to terms with budgetary constraints and technical challenges that will delay its fledgling space program's next planned launch for over a year... and will bump a planned moon mission to 2021 at the earliest.

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AgustaWestland Awarded 25 Year IMOS Contract

Will Support MoD's Fleet Of EH101s

AgustaWestland has been awarded the Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract, which will modify the company's logistics support arrangements for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) fleet of EH101 Merlin helicopters.

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City Council To Consider Closing KSBS

No Commercial Service, No Need For Field?

Aero-News has learned that the Steamboat Springs (CO) City Council will consider closure of Bob Adams Field/Steamboat Springs Airport at a meeting Tuesday night.

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Retired Professor Builds His Own P-38

Two-Thirds Scale Replica To Take Flight In 2007

Professor Jim O'Hara has a dream -- to fly a P-38 Lightning. He's pretty close to that goal, and what's more impressive is that it appears he will soon take to the skies in a Lightning that HE built.

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CA TFR: 03.10.06 - 03.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2868 Issue Date: March 07, 2006 at 13:44 UTC Location: El Centro, California near IMPERIAL VORTAC (IPL) Beginning Date and Time: March 10, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 11, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: El Centro NAS (NJK) Base Operations, 760-339-2601

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PR TFR: 03.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2853 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 21:56 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 03.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2852 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 21:50 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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AOPA Welcomes Improved WAAS Minimums

The FAA announced this week that it will permit aircraft using the GPS-based Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) to descend lower than currently allowed as they approach an airport before deciding whether or not to continue on an land when they begin publishing new procedures late this year. It’s a decision, says AOPA, that opens the door to precision all-weather approaches at thousands of general aviation airports.

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Boeing: Big Money In Asia-Pacific Region

Projects $770B Market for New Airplanes

Boeing has detailed its Current Market Outlook for the Asia-Pacific region, forecasting a market for about 7,200 new airplanes worth $770 billion over the next 20 years. Over the forecast period, Asia-Pacific will remain the largest market outside North America for new commercial airplanes.

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TX TFR: 03.07.06 - 03.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2861 Issue Date: March 07, 2006 at 13:17 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: March 07, 2006 at 21:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.07.06

Larry E. Williams, CEO Of Ballistic Recovery Systems

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.07.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.07.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- BRS's Larry Williams: 03.07.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with BRS CEO Larry Williams on what the future may hold for his company.)

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Gulfstream To Expand Savannah Manufacturing And Service Facilities

Expansion 'Necessary To Meet Projected Increase in Demand'

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced plans for a $300 million, 7-year expansion of its  manufacturing and service facilities in Savannah, Ga. As a result of the expansion, employment at the facility is expected to grow by some 1,100 jobs, a 25 percent increase from the current employment level of 4,300 employees.

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CA TFR: 03.09.06 - 03.12.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2844 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 20:28 UTC Location: El Centro, California near IMPERIAL VORTAC (IPL) Beginning Date and Time: March 09, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 12, 2006 at 0:01 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: El Centro NAS (NJK) Base Operations, 760-339-2601

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CA TFR: 03.10.06 - 03.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2843 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 20:26 UTC Location: El Centro, California near IMPERIAL VORTAC (IPL) Beginning Date and Time: March 10, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 11, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: El Centro NAS (NJK) Base Operations, 760-339-2601

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Strapped For Cash, Chicago Considers Leasing Out Midway Airport

"No Guys... We Won't Need The Bulldozers For This One..."

When it comes to pumping more money into Chicago coffers, no idea is too far-fetched to be off the table... including selling off the city's second-busiest airport.

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SJ30 Passes Icing Test With Flying Colors

One Test Remains Before Start Of Customer Deliveries

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation (SSAC) announced Monday the company's SJ30-2 business jet successfully completed its final flight test into actual icing conditions last week.

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Avemco to Present at Aging Aircraft Public Meeting

Avemco’s Chief Underwriting Officer, Jim Lauerman, will be a presenter at the upcoming FAA public meeting on aging general aviation aircraft to be held March 22 & 23 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Lauerman will give a general overview of Avemco’s underwriting experience with older aircraft and share his perspective of the insurance industry stance on this issue.

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US Navy Stands Down For Safety Review

Nine Serious Accidents Since October

Stand down. That's the order from the Navy to all non-deployed aircraft, in the wake of a series of aircraft and helicopter accidents over the past five months.

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Scientists Lament Cancelled Asteroid Mission

Dawn Is Dead

There will be no new "Dawn" for NASA. The agency officially announced this weekend that the Dawn program -- which would have sent an unmanned probe on a nine-year voyage to two of the solar system's largest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta -- has been cancelled.

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'Candy Bomber' Shares Berlin Airlift Stories

"It's All Because Of Two Sticks Of Gum"

Like many great events in history, it started simply -- two sticks of gum given to some children who were living in a bombed and besieged city.

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Yemenia-Yemen Adds Six Orders To A350 Sales Column

Will Start Flying In 2012

Airbus announced Monday that Yemenia-Yemen Airways has selected the Airbus A350-800 as part of its long-term fleet modernization program, and has signed a preliminary agreement to buy six of the planes with options for another four.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.07.06): Portable Electronic Devices

Aero-Tips!

I did it. Most of us probably have. I accidentally left my cell phone on in my bag in the back of an airplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.07.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you want to do more than listen to the air traffic, today’s site is for airport web cams.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.07.06): Browncoats

Browncoats Fans of the science fiction series Firefly, and movie Serenity (more than a few ANN staffers are included in that mix.)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.07.06)

"This is thinking outside of the box."

Source: Chicago chief financial officer Dana Levenson, on the possibility of leasing out all or part of the city's Midway Airport to private ownership, in order to raise cash for the city.

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