Cites Need To Manage Existing Funds As Company Seeks
ANN has confirmed with company officials that Adam Aircraft has
cut approximately 300 workers from its staff of 800, due
to what the company says is a need to conserve existing funds as
the planemaker works to overcome past issues with the certification
of its A700 very light jet, and obtain capital to see that program
through to TC.
Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn, On The ETIRC
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.17.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.17.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Vern Raburn's Take On
The ETIRC Announcement: 01.17.08 (ANN Special Report, with
Managing Editor Rob Finfrock's interview with Eclipse Aviation
President and CEO
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The gang at Cirrus Design took nearly everyone by surprise in
2007, when they unveiled the Cirrus SRS, adding yet another
dimension to the very popular line of SR aircraft. Thursday morning
at the Sport-Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL, Cirrus announced the
company is taking orders for the sporty SRS.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the US aviation
community has initiated and completed significant short-term
actions to improve safety at US airports... but also notes recent
close calls at some of the nation’s busiest airports show
further action must be taken to reduce the risk of runway
incursions and wrong runway departures.
You can blame it on outsourcing. Midwest Airlines announced
Wednesday it will cut some 380 jobs from its regional subsidiary,
Skyway Airlines, as part of its campaign to enlist other airlines
on those runs.
Boeing's law firm says it does not expect a negotiated
settlement between the United States and the European Union before
opposing government subsidy complaints make it through the World
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Ya have to have to hand it to the folks at AmSafe -- aviation safety is a tough gig to pursue, and even tougher when you're thinking "out of the box." AmSafe has done just that... with a novel new way to incorporate air bag technologies into a somewhat conventional lapbelt... making installation and certification a far less strenuous affair than an integrated airframe solution. In 1997, AmSafe reports that it developed the first aviation airbag restraint system, which took its first flight in 2001, and is now flying on more than 25 commercial airlines and on over eighty-percent of the new GA fleet.
Aero-TV Looks At The AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraint
Ya have to have to hand it to the folks at AmSafe -- aviation
safety is a tough gig to pursue, and even tougher when you're
thinking "out of the box." AmSafe has done just that... with a
novel new way to incorporate air bag technologies into a somewhat
conventional lapbelt... making installation and certification a far
less strenuous affair than an integrated airframe solution.
Terrorist Attack Killed 170 People Over African Desert
A federal judge has ordered the Government of Libya and six of
its officials to pay a total of approximately $6 billion in damages
arising from the mid-air suitcase bombing of a French-operated UTA
Flight 772, DC-10 wide-body jet. The 1989 attack killed 170 people
from Europe, Africa and the United States and was one of the
deadliest terrorist events in commercial aviation history before
September 11, 2001. It came only nine months after a similar
suitcase bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland,
which killed 270 people.
Electromagnetic Catapult System Bound For NextGen Carriers
General Atomics tells ANN the company celebrated a milestone
November 16, 2007 with the successful completion of the final
critical design review (CDR) for the Electromagnetic Aircraft
Launch System (EMALS).
The NTSB has updated its investigation of a fatal 2006 Cessna
crash that took the lives of 2 University of North Dakota students.
The factual report, a prelude to the ultimate finding of a probable
cause notes that IFR conditions appear to have been a significant
factor in the accident that took the lives of pilot Jacob Rueth
(18), and passenger Jacob Sundblad (19).
The first Tranche 2 Eurofighter Typhoon has made its first
flight at EADS Military Air Systems' site in Manching. Instrumented
Production Aircraft Seven (IPA7) was piloted by EADS Test Pilot
Satellite Declared Operational for Military and Civil Users
The modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M)
satellite, launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 20, 2007, has been
declared fully operational for military and civilian navigation
users around the globe, following a record-setting on-orbit
deployment by a joint USAF/Lockheed Martin team.
The 2008 Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) Spring
Conference will be held at the Marriott Westfields located in
Chantilly, Virginia, conveniently located near Dulles International
Airport. The association urges interested parties to "please mark
your calendar for May 20 through May 22, 2008 and plan to
In a move to further broaden its customer support and service
capabilities, Textron Inc.'s Bell Helicopter segment
has acquired SkyBOOKS, an innovative aviation management
solutions business that provides comprehensive information
necessary for compliance with the regulations of the FAA and
international regulatory agencies.
The mission of ANA is to educate the general public about the
overall military status of the United States, to encourage
widespread interest as to the importance of Naval Aviation in the
defense of the United States and its allies, to stimulate the
collection, preservation and display of historical material
concerning the history of naval aviation, and to encourage
scientific and technical development of naval aviation.
"This award proves that the rule of law will always
prevail over state-sponsored terrorism. At the end of the day, all
170 victims of UTA Flight 772 will be remembered and honored by
this decision. Indeed, it is because of rulings like this that
Libya has rejected terrorism and re-joined the civilized nations of
Source: Stuart H. Newberger, lead lawyer for
the families of victims of a 1989 mid-air suitcase bombing of a
French-operated UTA Flight 772, DC-10 wide-body jet. A federal
judge has ordered the Government of Libya and six of its officials
to pay a total of approximately $6 billion in damages arising from
the attack, which killed 170 people.