Avionics manufacturer Avidyne announced Monday its new MLX770
two-way datalink transceiver has received FAA Technical Standard
Order (TSO) approval, opening up a new worldwide market for
datalink weather display systems and services-- a market presently
unserved by anyone in general aviation.
IFR Without The Rating, And The NAFI Crisis... With CFII Bob
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.03.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.03.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- IFR Without The Rating:
11.03.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
NASA has awarded a $206.5 million contract to United Space
Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations
support for the International Space Station and human space
exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired.
French Manufacturing Group Will Take Majority Stake In
An ongoing attempt by EADS to divest itself of general
aviation planemaker Socata appears to have borne fruit. On Monday,
the European aerospace consortium announced a final agreement has
been reached with the Daher group, for Daher to take a majority
interest in EADS Socata.
Czech Artist Klara Hobza Reprises 1967 Competition
The New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest and corresponding book
by Klara Hobza is a multifaceted interactive artwork inspired by
the 1967 International Paper Airplane Competition. The historic
contest took place at the Great Hall in what is now the New York
Hall of Science, and has become legendary among many paper airplane
Improper Engine-Mount Installation Could Lead To In-Flight
'Enhanced' inspections have been proposed by the Federal
Aviation Administration on approximately 500 Boeing 737 jets
operated by US airlines, hoping to detect slip-ups in the
manufacturing process that at worst could result in an in-flight
separation of engines from the wings of the aircraft.
Dispatchers Agree To Extended Wage, Benefits Concessions
Call it the high cost of keeping their jobs. Dispatchers
represented by the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) at
Frontier Airlines ratified a long-term labor agreement this weekend
with the airline.
A chartered Air Europa flight, landing at Lanzarote in the
Canary Islands on Sunday, skidded off the end of the runway and
down a small embankment, finally coming to a halt next to a
perimeter fence overlooking the beach.
Four Industry Hopefuls Weigh In On State Of Small Jets At NBAA Panel Discussion
The current state of the very-light jet segment -- as well as its uncertain future -- were the subjects of a well-attended forum at last month's NBAA 2008 Convention. Four industry leaders hoping to see their companies profit from the sale of small jets offered their thoughts on the matter, while sweating out an economic forecast that was looking more dour with the hour.
Four Industry Hopefuls Weigh In On State Of Small Jets At NBAA
The current state of the very-light jet segment -- as well as
its uncertain future -- were the subjects of a well-attended forum
at last month's NBAA 2008 Convention. Four industry leaders hoping
to see their companies profit from the sale of small jets offered
their thoughts on the matter, while sweating out an economic
forecast that was looking more dour with the hour.
In a release to the National Association of Flight Instructors
members on Friday, the NAFI Board of Directors outlined its
intention to address the concerns of a number of members "centered
on the NAFI By-laws in general and member involvement in the
governance in particular."
Sets Up A "Who's The Better Pilot?" Battle For Next Year
Britain's Paul Bonhomme scored a stylish victory in the final
race of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Perth on
Sunday, in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 spectators...
while Hannes Arch was crowned 2008 World Champion after finishing
Pilot Error And Lack Of Experience Led To Fatal Crash
A Russian aviation safety inspector said Thursday the pilots of
the Aeroflot-Nord jetliner that crashed during its approach to the
Perm airport last month had falsified documentation of their
World's Largest Airline To Be Run Largely By Former DAL
Delta Air Lines' CEO Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian
released a memo Friday to its 75,000 employees, announcing
extensive restructuring of leadership following the company's
recent merger with Northwest Airlines.
Welcome to Bookie's Focke-Wulf 190 and Ta 152 page. This page is
the result of a number of years of research into the aircraft
featured, Kurt Tank's Focke-Wulf 190 / Ta 152. This aircraft
performed outstandingly throughout World War II, serving in large
numbers with the Luftwaffe, and also in a handful of smaller
nation's air forces.
The equinoxes are times at which the center of the Sun is
directly above the Earth's equator. The day and night would be of
equal length at that time, if the Sun were a point and not a disc,
and if there were no atmospheric refraction.
"'By the next Board meeting' is an unacceptable
timeline. Furthermore, the lack of inclusion of the entire TBO NAFI
Governance Subcommittee (ten members, plus three advisors) in the
rewrite process is unacceptable and further demonstrates NAFI's
lack of transparency.
"It is unconvincing that NAFI can or will respond
effectively and timely. In contrast, TBO NAFI's Interim Governance
Subcommittee can produce working drafts of core governance
documents quickly and efficiently.
"The rewrite of the By-Laws must include provisions for
the entire Board of Directors to be elected expeditiously by the
membership. Anything less is unacceptable.
"The entire existing Board must tender its resignation