Commercial space services provider SpaceHab, and its Astrotech
subsidiary, recently joined with Space Florida in recognizing the
potential opportunities for America's commercial space program in
the joint Air Force Space Command and Space Florida Dedication
Ceremony of Launch Complex 36.
WhiteKnightTwo, Concorde Reunion Among Highlights Scheduled
July 27-August 2, 2009
Even as the aviation industry's attention turns to next week's
AOPA Expo in San Jose, CA, the Experimental Aircraft Association
wants everyone to start planning now to attend AirVenture 2009 in
Oshkosh. Preparations for the 57th annual gathering are already
underway, getting ready for the event at Wittman Regional Airport
on July 27-August 2, 2009.
Below is the unedited transcript of the National Transportation
Safety Board's preliminary report on last week's "miraculous"
mid-air collision near Grand Junction, CO.
As ANN reported, everyone onboard the Cessna
180 and Cessna 210 that came in contact survived the incident... a
very fortuitous outcome, given the scenario described below...
Says NYC-Area Delays Undermining Efforts Across Country
New air fare data released Wednesday by the
federal government underscores the need to allow all airlines
access to aviation markets, particularly where local airports have
hourly caps on available flights, US Secretary of Transportation
Mary E. Peters announced.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.29.08 1700 EDT: The
"New Global Airline" is finally official. The US Department of
Justice approved the merger of Delta Air Lines and Northwest
Airlines Wednesday afternoon, just over six months after both
announced their plans to join forces against a shaky
Even Cheapest Airport's Average Fares Shot Up Almost 200
It's no secret passengers are paying more than ever for the
privilege of being stuffed onboard a commercial airliner... but
numbers provided Wednesday by the Department of Transportation put
the exact level of gouging into stark relief.
Warns Operators To Check Proper Function Of Flap/Slats Warning
Following the preliminary report of the Spanish Comisión
de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de
Aviación Civil (CIAIAC) on
the August 20, 2008 accident of a Spanair McDonnell Douglas
DC-9-82 (MD-82) at Madrid's Barajas International
Airport, as well as the Agency's own evaluation of
DC-9/MD-80 family service history, on Wednesday the European
Aviation Safety Agency published an Airworthiness Directive (AD)
concerning the DC-9/MD-80 family of aircraft.
Is Airline "A La Carte" Pricing A Consumer Plus? With Amadeus
North America's Robert Buckman
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.29.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.29.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Is Airline "A La Carte" Pricing A
Consumer Plus: 10.29.08 (ANN Special Report, with
Robert Buckman, avia
Rotax's 100HP Four-Stroke Is The Backbone Powerplant For The Sport Aviation/LSA World
At the US Sport Aviation Expo, Aero-TV caught up with an old friend, Eric Tucker... a guy who is known worldwide as "Mr. Rotax." The most well-known (and easily the hardest working) expert on the Rotax 900 series sport and certified engines, Eric took a few minutes to help us profile each of the amazingly compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 900 series engines, this time concentrating on the 100 HP Rotax 912S/ULS.
Development Of A700 Suspended As BoD Eyes Economic
Confirming earlier reports to ANN, on Tuesday
AAI Acquisition (AAIA) President and CEO Jack Braly announced what
the company termed a "strategic realignment" of the company's goals
and objectives in response to worldwide economic conditions.
Rotax's 100HP Four-Stroke Is The Backbone Powerplant For The Sport
At the US Sport Aviation Expo, Aero-TV caught up with an old
friend, Eric Tucker... a guy who is known worldwide as "Mr. Rotax."
The most well-known (and easily the hardest working) expert on the
Rotax 900 series sport and certified engines, Eric took a few
minutes to help us profile each of the amazingly compact, powerful
and fuel-efficient 900 series engines, this time concentrating on
the 100 HP Rotax 912S/ULS.
But Removes Airplane Fuel Tank Flammability Concerns
The National Transportation Safety Board issued its 2009 Federal
Most Wanted List of safety improvements on Tuesday. Improvements to
EMS flight operations were among the list of newly-added areas of
concern for the aviation community... while aircraft fuel tank
flammability was removed from the list.
Also Available For Meggitt Magic-Equipped Cheyennes, Senecas,
S-TEC Corporation announced Tuesday it has received FAA approval
for its Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) upgrade for Alliant
integrated avionics equipped 90 and 200-series King Airs and Cessna
425 and 441 Conquest IIs. The company also has approvals to upgrade
select Meggitt Magic equipped Cessna 425 and 441 Conquest IIs, Twin
Commanders and Piper Cheyenne IIs, Seneca Vs, Mirages and
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category
of minerals spread across large regions of Mars. This discovery
suggests that liquid water remained on the planet's surface a
billion years later than scientists believed, and it played an
important role in shaping the planet's surface and possibly hosting
Wisconsin Medevac Operator Will Receive Helo In Late 2009
American Eurocopter announced Tuesday that Wisconsin-based
Ministry Health Care's Spirit Medical Transportation Service, aka
'Spirit of Marshfield,' has selected the EC145 to renew its fleet.
The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the end of 2009.
Covers 41 Planes In Operation With Country's Armed Forces
Embraer has renewed the contract for technical and logistical
support for the fleet of EMB 121 Xingu aircraft in France, with
Structure Intégrée de Maintien en Condition
Opérationnelle des Matériels Aéronautiques de
la Défense (SIMMAD).
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international
organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to
aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and
development; interchanging ideas, thoughts and suggestions of the
members, assisting in the professional development of experimental
pilots, and providing scholarships and aid to members and the
families of deceased members.
"Our Union has delivered what few Americans have --
economic certainty and quality benefits over the next four
Source: From the web site for Local 751 of the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,
providing details of the tentative contract agreement with Boeing
reached Monday night. Workers will vote to ratify the deal