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November 10, 2007

American Rejects APA's Contract Proposal

Union Strikes Down CRJ Deal For American Eagle

In a move unlikely to surprise anyone, on Thursday executives at American Airlines rejected a contract proposal offered by its pilots unionm, saying it would have increased the carrier's costs by over $1.4 billion a year.

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Congress Tells NASA To Pay More Attention To Planet-Killer Meteors

Wants Agency To Fund Search For Smaller NEOs

Seems there are more than a few fans of the movies "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon" in the halls of Congress. On Thursday, lawmakers derided NASA for not spending enough to detect "Near-Earth Objects" (NEOs).

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Blame It On The Dollar: EADS Posts $1.14 Billion Loss In Third Quarter

Delays To A400M Program Only Part Of The Problem, EADS Says

It was as bad as they said it would be. On Thursday, EADS reported a third-quarter loss of $1.14 billion, the result of the combination of costly delays to a military aircraft program, and the declining value of the US dollar against the euro.

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ISS Spacewalkers Wrap Up Fifth Excursion Planned For STS-120

Was Postponed For Repair To Solar Panel

On Friday, Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko successfully completed a six-and-a-half hour excursion outside the International Space Station, to finish up work they'd originally planned to accomplish last week, when the shuttle Discovery was still berthed to the station.

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Frasca To Display TruVision Global At I/ITSEC

Latest Sim Technology Offers Realistic Worldwide Coverage

Frasca's newest version of its visual system, TruVision Global, will be on display in the Frasca booth (#3940) at I/ITSEC, which will be held November 26-29 in Orlando, FL.

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Army Revises Casualty Count In Italy UH-60 Accident

Six Servicemembers Lost In Training Crash

US Army officials report six US servicemembers have now died of injuries sustained when a US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter attached to 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment crashed at approximately noon Thursday, 22 miles southwest of Aviano, Italy.

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Emirates Welcomes Its 100th Passenger Aircraft

Carrier Averages One New Plane Per Month

Dubai-based carrier Emirates received its 100th passenger aircraft recently, a long-range Boeing 777-300ER which brings its all wide-body fleet to a total of 111 aircraft, including 11 freighters.

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NASA Scientists Discover Fifth Planet Orbiting Nearby Star

55 Cancri Takes Record For Number Of Extrasolar Planets

Astronomers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently announced the discovery of a fifth planet circling 55 Cancri, a star beyond our solar system. The star now holds the record for number of confirmed extrasolar planets orbiting in a planetary system.

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M7 Aerospace Repeat Winner Of Supply Management Award

Presented With EISM Award Last Month

For the second year in a row, M7 Aerospace has been selected to receive the Excellence in Innovative Supply Management (EISM) Award from the Southwest Forum and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) in Tempe, AZ.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.10.07)


The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1968 to support and encourage the use of aircraft in law enforcement.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.10.07)

"We have to react. We must find additional savings of roughly one billion euros by 2010 or 2011 ... Nothing is excluded."

Source: Louis Gallois, CEO of EADS. On Thursday, the European consortium posted a $1.14 billion loss for the third quarter of 2007... a situation partly due to delays to the Airbus A400M military transport program. Gallois said the bulk of the company's problems can be tied to the falling US dollar, however, in relation to the euro.

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FL TFR: 11.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3869  Issue Date: November 09, 2007 at 2029 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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