The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Tuesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action
from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to
his family for burial with full military honors.
Hydraulic Failures Can Lead To Controllability Issues
Citing six events involving Eurocopter AS350 helicopters in the
past six years -- including two fatal crashes -- on Tuesday the
National Transportation Safety Administration issued
recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration and European
Aviation Safety Agency to address concerns over the helicopter's
hydraulic pump drive shafts.
Plane, One of Only 199 Built, Survived Pearl Harbor Attack
Known for its high-profile automobile auctions, Barrett-Jackson
Auction Company is already making waves for its 2009 event in
Scottsdale, AZ... with a high-flying item that has little to
do with classic cars.
Says $20.2 Billion Package Reaffirms Commitment To Space,
The NASA Authorization Act of 2008, which cleared Congress on
Saturday, provides much needed funding for space programs and
aeronautics research and development and gives the next
administration a clear sense of congressional support for the
future of the agency. That's the word from former FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey, now the President and CEO of the Aerospace
Partners With KaBOOM! Once Again To Give Something Back
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced this
week that over 200 volunteers from the business aviation community
will join with residents from the Orlando area on Saturday, October
4, to build a new aviation-themed playground at Hollowbrook
Congress Also Authorizes More Money For Second F-35
With much of the nation's attention on Congress focused on the
controversial $700 billion corporate bailout plan, a $487.7 billion
defense spending bill slipped through the House last week almost
ATA Notes Kevlar-Laced Pods Would Weigh More, Carry Less
The US government is very interested in proposed
"bomb-resistant" luggage containers for airliners, that could
prevent a small suitcase bomb from taking down an airliner. But
practical considerations may leave the idea on the shelf.
Pilots for United Airlines fired another salvo this week against
management at their troubled airline, calling for the UAL Board of
Directors to cut the pay of CEO Glenn Tilton, "as a reflection of
concern and solidarity with passengers and employees who are being
forced to tighten their belts."
Is There Really A Pilot Shortage? With ALPA's Paul Rice And
UAA's Ronald Levy
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.30.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Is There Really A Pilot Shortage?
09.30.08 (ANN Special Report, with Paul Rice
of Air Line Pilots Association Inte
AD NUMBER: 2008-20-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-20-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark
0070 and 0100 airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2008-20-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-20-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G series
Training is a constant issue in the hard-fought (literally) world of the combat pilot. In the areas where pilots are ready for action, there are usually a scarcity of the support systems that they might have known in more civilized locales. There's certainly little room for some of the most complex training devices and sims in the vicinity of an active combat zone.... but that may no longer be true due to a novel approach by an innovative military simulator company by the name of Zedasoft.
Training is a constant issue in the hard-fought (literally)
world of the combat pilot. In the areas where pilots are ready for
action, there are usually a scarcity of the support systems that
they might have known in more civilized locales.
Business Jet Market Still Growing, But Nearing Its Peak
Forecast International's new study on "The Market for Business
Jet Aircraft," expects annual business jet production to reach
nearly 1,400 units in 2008, and exceed 1,600 units in 2009.
However, the company projects that annual production will then
suffer a three-year decline, dropping to a level of 1,515 units by
2012. Growth is expected to resume in 2013, with yearly production
exceeding 1,700 units by 2017, the final year of the time period
covered by the study.
Textron announced Monday it will outsource more of its
operations to Mexico, through an agreement with the State of
Chihuahua to develop and build a new manufacturing facility, which
will operate as Textron International Mexico (TIM).
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has detected snow falling from
Martian clouds. Spacecraft soil experiments also have provided
evidence of past interaction between minerals and liquid water,
processes that occur on Earth.
Global Credit Crisis May Hit Smaller Manufacturers Hard
The International Air Transport Association predicts the world's
airlines will lose a total of $5.2 billion this year, and Airbus
alone says up to 27 percent of its order backlog may be at risk.
What does this mean for manufacturers of smaller airliners?
The aim of this site is to provide information about Belgian
military aircraft wrecks and relics, details of their locations and
the present status. Furthermore you can find information about
former Belgian military aircraft preserved in private use and
museums, used as monuments or gate guards.
When tower controllers have received runway braking action
reports which include the terms "poor" or "nil," or whenever
weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly
changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the
ATIS broadcast the statement, "BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN
"We think it's a relatively straightforward activity...
This may be a doable thing, that we can have our cake and eat it
Source: Preston Burch, who manages the Hubble
program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA will delay its
mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year, after the
orbiting observatory suffered a failure of its command and
data-handling system Saturday night. The problem lies with a
transmission channel on the Hubble Control Unit/Science Data
Formatter, one of many such systems used to relay data from Hubble
to the ground, where it is assembled into images. That channel
failed, causing the telescope to revert to a safe mode... stopping
all further data collection. That failure has stopped the flow of