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One of the world’s largest plane leasing companies said he
expects even more delays for Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner...
one month after the American planemaker announced a six-month bump
in the road to the plane's first flight and deliveries
From SkyCatchers To Sovereigns, Show Proves Lucrative For
Sunday's kickoff of the 2007 Dubai Air Show brought some big
orders for Cessna. The Wichita, KS-based planemaker announced a
25-plane order from Wallan Aviation, and a five-plane deal from
Egypt's Smart Aviation for Citation Sovereigns.
Former Naval Pilot Lost After POW Speaking Engagement
A former prisoner of war who survived being shot down over North
Vietnam plane went down Friday along with two others when a Piper
Aerostar was lost in California's Central Valley. Cole Black, a
former Navy captain from Escondido, was aboard the twin-engine
plane that went down in an orange grove in a rural area near
A Cessna 172 went down while attempting to make an emergency
landing near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia
on Saturday killing three occupants. Police believe the pilot of
the Cessna 172 was trying to make an emergency landing on the
highway when the plane crashed...
One thing is clear: bizjets are big business in the Middle East.
Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced it won two new orders at the
2007 Dubai Air Show on Sunday, covering the entire range of current
Embraer Executive Jet offerings.
A helicopter pilot for was killed Friday afternoon when he
walked into the running main rotor of the helicopter that he was
piloting at the Morristown Airport (MOR). Harold E. "Gene" Jones,
64, of Princeton, West Virginia had landed the Logan & Kanawha
Coal Co. Bell 407 helicopter at an airport in Morristown,
Mandatory Inspections After Jet Nacelle Falls Off Of Wing
South Africa grounded all Boeing 737-200s for inspection, after
an engine fell of a jet belonging to Nationwide Airlines, according
to the country's aviation authority. Phindi Gwebu, a spokeswoman
for the Johannesburg- based Civil Aviation Authority, said Boeing
planes at Nationwide Airlines have been grounded and those
belonging to other carriers will be grounded in two days.
Nimrod spy planes are aptly named, according to a story in the
Guardian Observer. A dozen major deficiencies in the repair and
maintenance of the RAF's Nimrod spy planes were recognized the UK
Military Defense officials shortly before one of the aircraft
exploded above Afghanistan, killing 14 people, causing the biggest
loss of life suffered by Britain's armed forces since the Falklands
Space shuttle Atlantis was moved to its seaside launch pad on
Saturday ahead of a December mission to get Europe's first
permanent space laboratory into orbit, according to Reuters. Riding
on top of a 3,000-ton Apollo-era crawler transporter, Atlantis left
the Kennedy Space Center's assembly building before dawn. The
3.8-mile trek took about five hours.
International Airline Will Order A Mix Of Airbus and
Emirates announced on November 11, that it has agreed to spend
$34.9 billion on new aircraft. These orders with Airbus and Boeing
are the largest-ever aircraft commitment in civil aviation made by
any airline in a single order. The deal was announced at the Dubai
Airshow and includes 120 Airbus A350s, 11 A380s, and 12 Boeing
Major Parties Involved In Columbia BK Will Not Profit As Much
Recent efforts by a number of parties interested in the future
of Columbia Aircraft have brought some (allegedly) much-needed
scrutiny to those involved in the conduct of the bankruptcy of that
once-up-and-coming GA manufacturer.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced the certification
of the Beechcraft King Air 350ER at the 2007 Dubai Air Show on
Sunday. A derivative of the Beech King Air 350, the King Air 350ER
provides extended range (ER) through the addition of nacelle fuel
tanks, along with an increase in gross weight from 15,000 lbs to
16,500 lbs, plus the incorporation of heavy-weight landing
Governor, Congressman Want More Info About Process
The GAO, a government watchdog, will study the Federal Aviation
Administration's airspace redesign that has triggered legal
challenges from lower Fairfield County municipalities. Gov. M. Jodi
Rell and U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, applauded the
Government Accountability Office, which said it would analyze the
FAA's methodology as well as the noise and environmental effects of
the redesign plan...
A cap on flights into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
(ORD) will remain in place for another year according to a Federal
Aviation Administration report. The flight cap, which has been in
place for three years, will be lifted by FAA officials in November
2008 when the airport is expected to open its a new runway...
Garmin has updated ANN with news about some organizational
changes within their aviation sales and marketing team. These
changes are effective immediately and are designed to position
Garmin's aviation sector for continued expansion in all facets of
the general aviation market.
Main Chute Failed, Reserve Deployed Too Low, FAA
A Skydive Spaceland skydiver was found dead on Friday, November
9, two days after he was apparently killed due to a parachute that
failed to deploy, according to the Houston Chronicle. Scott Bell
made the last jump of the day Wednesday but wasn't noticed as
missing because he is the person who checks people in before they
Airlines Will Conference With FAA Daily During Holidays
Commercial airlines are increasing staffing in hopes of avoiding
delays during the upcoming travel rush during Thanksgiving holiday.
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters held a conference call
November 9, with the Federal Aviation Administration, major
airlines, airports, and aviation trade groups to discuss their
holiday traffic plans...
Aviation And Wilderness Academies To Be Offered Soon
Aero-News learned recently two new activities available to Civil
Air Patrol cadets -- an aviation academy and a wilderness academy
– will be offered in the near future thanks to Evergreen
International Aviation Inc. of McMinnville, OR and CAP.
A strip of low-melting point metal used in an electrical fuse to
protect a circuit. The amount of current that can flow thru the
fuse link before it melts and opens the circuit is determined by
the size of the fuses link and the type of metal if which it is
"Our fight is about many things, but chief among them
is the process itself."
Source: CT Gov. M. Jodi Rell, commenting
on the Government Accountability Office's promise that it
would would analyze the FAA's methodology as well as the noise
and environmental effects of a flightpath redesign plan.