This might just be the break those wanting to see Delta Air
Lines merge with Northwest Airlines have been waiting for. On
Friday, management at the Atlanta-based carrier agreed in principle
with pilots on a contract that would allow an oft-speculated merger
with Northwest to proceed.
Company Also Rehiring Laid-Off Workers, Plans To Hire More
Following years of sometimes-choppy operations, a small Altus,
OK-based planemaker might finally be heading for smoother skies.
Quartz Mountain Aerospace recently earned a significant milestone
on its way towards having its name associated with the likes of
Cessna, or Mooney: the company earned its first airworthiness
certificate from the FAA.
The San Francisco Aeronautical Society, in conjunction with the
Pan Am Historical Foundation, told ANN recently of a major event
commemorating what is generally regarded as the greatest milestone
in commercial aviation history.
"April is the cruelest month." That line comes from T.S.
Eliot... who, to our knowledge, never worked for a US commercial
airline, but with that mindset he certainly could have. On Friday,
Frontier Airlines shocked the industry with the sudden announcement
it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization... the fourth
US airline to do so in the past three weeks.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.11.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.11.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- "Secrets From The
Tower": 04.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with retired air
traffic controller Bob Richards.)
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
will officially designate the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in
Mississippi as a Historic Aerospace Site during a
ceremony Thursday at SSC.
Though overshadowed by the news of a third delay to its 787
Dreamliner program, Boeing would like everyone to know something
GOOD happened this week, too. Mechanics at the American planemaker
began final assembly work on the first 777 Freighter at the
company's Everett, WA facility this week.
Completes Installs On Gulfstream, Falcon... AND Private
Avionics installer and repair outfit Banyan tells ANN the
company' avionics department has recently completed installations
on three large-size aircraft; a Gulfstream IV SP (Entertainment), a
Falcon 900B (Infra-Red Enhanced Vision System) and a private Boeing
747SP (TW550 TV, High Speed Data/ WI-FI) which was done in
FlyingFlea.org is devoted to collecting and providing
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engineers, their fascinating POU du Ciel airplane designs, the
unique community of people who build and nourish them and, of
course, their daring pilots. The Henri Mignet models were first
created in the 1930's and are among the most beloved and discussed
aircraft designs among pilots worldwide.
"Born of the vision of President John F. Kennedy for
America to ". . . commit itself to achieving the goal . . . of
landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth . .
. ", this rocket propulsion test complex was created to
flight-certify all first and second stages of the Apollo Saturn V
rocket. The first test-firing occurred on April 23, 1966.
Subsequent to the Apollo Program, these test stands were modified
to support the testing requirements of the Space Shuttle Main
Engine. Every American who traveled to the moon, and every
astronaut who has traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle, did
so on rocket stages and engines that were first proven
flight-worthy on these test stands."
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2169
Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 2308 UTC
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Beginning Date and Time: April 12, 2008 at 0320 UTC
Ending Date and Time: April 13, 2008 at 1600 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/2007: Due to Updated Times
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2114
Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 1923 UTC
Location: Peoria, Illinois near PEORIA VORTAC (PIA)
Beginning Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 1630 UTC
Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 2115 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the
Prairie AirShow-River City Expo
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Peoria (PIA) Air Traffic Control Tower,
Controlling Facility: ZAU ARTCC