Authorities now report as many as five persons may have died in
the Tuesday afternoon crash of a Cessna Citation 500 shortly after
takeoff from Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City, OK... but they
won't know for sure until daybreak.
Boeing told ANN this week that on Friday, the American
planemaker delivered its 700th 777 -- a 777-300ER (Extended Range)
aircraft to International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) and its
customer, Cathay Pacific Airways. The 777 Program reached this
milestone after 12 years in service -- faster than any other
twin-aisle airplane program in commercial aviation history.
It's out of beta... but will it work? This week, Virgin Charter
announced its online marketplace is now open to the public,
offering those looking for business charter operators another
option for selecting their next flight.
Policies Range From More Money Now, To Less Money Later
A sidebar to the stories in the general media about Tuesday's
Texas presidential primary and state caucus is the attention the
campaigning has drawn to NASA. The policies of the next president
are important to Texas voters, and the topic is one of the few on
which the candidates have relatively distinct differences.
US Airways, Delta Near Top Of On-Time Rankings; American,
United At Bottom
The nation’s largest airlines’ rate of on-time
flights this past January was higher than in December but lower
than in January 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report
released Tuesday by the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Says NextGen Tech Will Help Increase Capacity And Safety
A new study by the Reason Foundation states New York's John F.
Kennedy International Airport could reduce delays and increase
capacity by adding a new runway between two existing runways. The
group adds even with the new runway -- which the Foundation says
could safely be built between runways 4R and 4L -- JFK would still
have runway spacing that is greater than the current separation
between runways at San Francisco International Airport, and similar
to Boston’s Logan International.
Pratt & Whitney told ANN Tuesday the F135 engine exceeded
9,000 system development and demonstration (SDD) ground test hours
this week. This achievement, in addition to the 3,600 test hours
accumulated during the F-35 concept demonstration program, puts
engine test program hours at more than 12,600.
DFW International Airport in North Texas is counting down the
days -- literally -- until the historic Open Skies Agreement
between the United States and European Union goes into effect at
the end of March.
PASS Fears 'Labor Fatigue' Getting In Way Of NextGen Talks
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.04.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.04.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- 'Labor Fatigue' Getting
In Way Of NextGen Talks: 03.04.08 (ANN Special Report, with
representatives of the Professional Aviation Safety
In the long-running NIMBY battle between
Florida's Martin County and the Federal Aviation
Administration, a Denver attorney representing the
county is recommending the county accept a settlement with the FAA
rather than file lawsuit against the feds.
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7017
Issue Date: March 04, 2008 at 1733 UTC
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Beginning Date and Time: March 07, 2008 at 2055 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2008 at 0025 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6979
Issue Date: March 04, 2008 at 1611 UTC
Location: MECCA , California near THERMAL VORTAC (TRM)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center,
AD NUMBER: 2008-05-10
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-05-10
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 757-200,
-200PF, and -200CB series airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce
Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From An Industry Heavyweight
With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China.
Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From
An Industry Heavyweight
With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now
firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level
of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in
many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look
at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally
thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its
controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China.
Chances are good your friends have already swamped your email
Inbox with the images of a Lufthansa A320 scrapping its left wing
fence along the concrete at Fuhlsbuettel Airport in Hamburg,
Germany on Saturday -- evidence, caught on tape by a planespotter,
of a go-around that very nearly wasn't.
Quick Response, Professionalism Can't Be Outsourced, Says
One week ago Tuesday, a major power outage swept across south
Florida... but the loss of normal power did not impact air traffic
in the area due to the work performed everyday by dedicated Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, said the Professional
Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that
represents FAA technicians.
Also Announces First South-Of-The-Border Fractional Order
Honda Aircraft Company announced Monday the expansion of sales
of its advanced light jet HondaJet throughout North America with
the selection of a retail sales and service representative for
Mexico and a direct sales and US service support plan for Canada.
Honda Aircraft Company also announced its first fractional booking
from Mexico with an order for 10 aircraft.
11th Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Airport
The Panama City – Bay County International Airport and
Industrial District (Airport Authority) told ANN Monday the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied yet another attempt by
opponents to halt construction at the new Panama City-Bay County
SeaMax USA told ANN Monday of the recent S-LSA certification of
its amphibious aircraft, as well as the first delivery of a
customer plane in the United States. The company believes this is
the first flying boat delivery to a retail customer certified under
the ASTM standards.
Bombardier Aerospace announced Monday Porter Airlines of Toronto
recently signed a firm order contract for two 70-seat Q400
turboprop airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of
two of the 10 options taken by Porter when it placed a firm order
for 10 Q400 aircraft in 2006, and brings the total number of firm
Q400 aircraft orders placed by the airline to 12.
Will Help Int'l Student Pilots Learn Language Of Aviation
The Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) Program announced
recently its partnership with aviation English training provider,
Aviation English Services (AES), to help transition pilots
unfamiliar with English to the worldwide, official language of
The purpose of this website is to educate and inform, for over the
years, many people have moved to the area and are unaware of the
history, or locations, of these airfields that are now close to the
new town of Harlow.
"Three different courts have issued six consecutive
rulings in two different cases each allowing construction to go
forward. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US Army Corps of
Engineers and the Airport Authority have followed a methodical,
fact-driven process from the day we began considering airport
Source: Bill Cramer, Vice Chairman of the
Panama City – Bay County International Airport and Industrial
District, which recently won another legal victory against
opponents hoping to halt construction at the new Panama City-Bay
County International Airport.