Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived
on time at a higher rate this past June than in June of last year,
but at a lower rate than in May 2008, according to the Air Travel
Consumer Report released Tuesday by the US Department of
Following a five-week delay due to damage at the production
facility, this week the center-fuselage section of Boeing's fourth
787 Dreamliner arrived at the planemaker's assembly center in
Talk about a mixed message. Officials at Qantas have reportedly
threatened to move its planned Airbus A380 operation to San
Francisco, unless Los Angeles International Airport moves quickly
to upgrade its facilities. But a spokesman for LAX says Qantas
representatives visited the airport just last week... and praised
the airport's progress.
Northrop/EADS Have Reason To Be Happy... Boeing, Not So
Details of the Pentagon's revised Request for Proposals on the
US Air Force KC-X tanker bid -- leaked to press outlets Wednesday
-- likely won't win much favor in the halls of Boeing's corporate
headquarters, or among its supporters on Capitol Hill.
L-3 Avionics Systems had more news to announce last week at
AirVenture 2008, in addition to its plan to incorporate synthetic
vision technology on its SmartDeck glass panel syste. The company
also announced the introduction of the Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic
Standby Instrument, the first solid-state integrated standby system
created specifically for Part 23 aircraft.
AirVenture 2008 In Review, With EAA's Tom Poberezny And Dick
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.06.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.06.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- AirVenture 2008 In Review:
08.06.08 (ANN Special Report, with Tom Poberzny,
President of the Experimental Aircraft Assocation,
Group Flies Strays From Shelters, To Areas Where They Can Be
Here's a heartwarming tail -- er, tale -- that should bring a
smile to even the most downtrodden pilot's face. Jon Wehrenberg
flies some unusual, and occasionally loud, packages. On a recent
flight to Greensboro, NC, his cargo -- five dogs from a Knoxville,
TN animal shelter -- started barking at 13,000 feet, filling the
cockpit of his Cessna with a howling cacophony.
Let's Look Back At Our First Two Aero-TV 'Dailies'
From Oshkosh 2008
Oshkosh 2008 is pretty much over... and it was a great show.
So... while the images are still fresh in our minds (and on our
video servers), we're going to take a quick look over the daily
episodes we produced at Oshkosh 2008 for the rest of this week,
while our video crews get a little rest, start editing some new
projects and get back to normal. We hope you enjoy these programs
as much as we enjoyed producing them.
The X Prize Foundation announced Tuesday that 10 teams will
compete in the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, which
will take place at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM
October 24-25, 2008. The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge is
a two-level, two million dollar competition requiring a vehicle to
simulate trips between the moon's surface and lunar orbit.
Says Discovery Of Potentially Toxic Substance "Is Neither Good
Nor Bad For Life"
Following days of speculation about the possibility of
conditions on Mars that could support carbon-based life, Phoenix
Mars mission scientists spoke Tuesday on research in progress
concerning an ongoing investigation of perchlorate salts detected
in soil analyzed by the wet chemistry laboratory aboard NASA's
A battle-proven and time-tested Sikorsky Aircraft H-53
helicopter that accomplished Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) and
other demanding missions during the past several decades has been
inducted into the National Museum of the United States Air Force in
Maker Of RC Allen Instruments To Market LCD Horizon, Battery
Jim Turner, General Manager of Kelly Manufacturing Co/RC Allen
Instruments, displayed the company’s new RCA 2600 Series
Digital Horizon at AirVenture 2008. This all electronic attitude
indicator is designed to be a direct replacement for any 3 1/8 inch
electric attitude instrument. It also meets the replacement
requirements for electrically driven turn and bank "rate"
indicators as listed in FAA Advisory Circular AC 91-75, "Attitude
Service Coming As Early As September On MD88s, MD90s
Delta Air Lines says it will begin offering wireless broadband
Internet service on domestic flights as early as next month. The
Washington Post reports that makes Delta the first US carrier
airline to commit its entire fleet to the technology.
Eclipse Aviation announced to its customers last week at EAA
AirVenture 2008 that Harbour Air of Vancouver, British Columbia,
will be Eclipse’s first Designated Service Center for the
Eclipse 500 in North America.
Pacific Southwest Airlines began initial operations on May 6,
1949, flying a leased DC-3 aircraft with a seating capacity of 31
once a week between San Diego and Oakland via Hollywood/Burbank.
This website is a fantastic history of the airline, featuring a
year by year timetable of major events within the company.
An angular offset of the localizer from the runway extended
centerline in a direction away from the no transgression zone (NTZ)
that increases the normal operating zone (NOZ) width. An offset
requires a 50 foot increase in DH and is not authorized for CAT II
and CAT III approaches.
"The concern was that 2008 would be less than a banner
year, because of questions and challenges in areas such as fuel
prices and the economy, but it turned out to be an overwhelming
week. Each day on the grounds was filled with outstanding
activities that made every day at AirVenture a unique event in
itself. This year's 'Oshkosh' was the shot of enthusiasm,
inspiration, and economic boost that aviation
Source: EAA President Tom Poberezny. On
Tuesday, the Experimental Aircraft Association released official
figures on attendance for AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, which officially
wrapped up Sunday afternoon. Overall attendance is estimated at
540,000, which is a slight drop from last year but on par with
2006. More than 10,000 aircraft arri