So near, but not so far. This year's National Business Aviation
Association Convention came up to within a gnat's wing of besting
last year's attendance in Orlando. The delegate count when the
doors closed Thursday came to 32,051, just short of the 33,008
recorded last year.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reconfirmed the
selection of the C-27J Spartan for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air
Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program. The services previously
selected the C-27J, offered by L-3 Communications), Alenia North
America, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Global Military
Aircraft Systems (GMAS), in an open competition.
Attended by 36 Embraer operators from Europe, the Middle East
Embraer held its Operators Conference (EOC), focusing on the ERJ
145 and the E-Jets families, this week, at the Meridien
Montparnasse Hotel, in Paris, France, September 24-28. The meeting
was attended by representatives of 36 operators from 24 countries
in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia Pacific and
the Americas. Several Embraer partners and suppliers also
participated in the event.
Mooney nopw claims that their Acclaim-Type S is now faster than
ever. Thanks to a combination of aerodynamic refinements, Mooney
says the latest version of the Acclaim will now fly at a top speed
of 242 knots and be known as the Acclaim-Type S.
Connect-A-Jet.com, Inc. tells ANN that its Real-Time Reservation
Tool and Platform is nearing final integration onto the CAJT
website as trial testing has been concluded with successful
results. Upon the conclusion of final integration, the CAJT
Real-Time Reservation Tool will be made available on an
international scale to all private jet travelers.
As history books document the first flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C.,
by two brothers from Ohio, the Marine Corps honors 1st Lt. Alfred
A. Cunningham, as the father of Marine Corps aviation.
Cunningham’s first flight occurred on May 22, 1912, and since
then countless combat flights have taken place enabling an advance
in mission accomplishment. In the 1940s, four Marine aircraft wings
were established to support the Corps’ aviation
Rolls-Royce has signed a $700 million production contract with
the Naval Air Systems Command to produce 370 AE 1107C-Liberty
engines for the US Marine Corps' MV-22 and the US Air Force's CV-22
Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
NBAA has implemented its Board officer succession plan, as
Jeffrey W. Lee of IBM Corporation succeeded Kenneth E. Emerick of
GM Worldwide Travel Services as Board chairman. Pat Cunningham of
PepsiCo, Inc. is NBAA’s new vice chairman and treasurer,
filling the role vacated by Lee. Emerick will serve on the Board's
Executive Committee in the position of immediate past chairman.
These officer elections for two-year terms were held in June and
took effect 9/27.
HubbleSite, produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's
Office of Public Outreach, which is working hard to study and
explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible
using Hubble's cutting-edge technology.
"The museum presents a history of Marine Corps aviation
— officer and enlisted, pilot and
Source: Retired Maj. Gen. Bob Butcher, the
chairman of the board of directors of the Flying Leatherneck
Historical Foundation, and a former Marine pilot who attended the
Top Gun school previously located at Miramar.