Precedent-Setting Move Against Continental Airlines And
The U.S. DOT levied a total civil penalty of $100,000
against Continental Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines
Tuesday for their roles in causing the passengers on board
Continental Express flight 2816 to remain on the aircraft at
Rochester International Airport for an unreasonable period of time
on Aug. 8, 2009.
Testing Being Done By US Naval Air Warfare Center
QinetiQ's Zephyr High-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial
system (HALE UAS) program recently resumed flight testing and
payload evaluations in Yuma, Arizona, when a joint US/UK Zephyr
team undertook the first operation of the system with a US flight
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.24.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.24.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: AMA's Tony Stillman -
11.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with Tony
Stillman of the AMA)
Airplane Will Become BLM Multi-Role Utility Aircraft
Pilatus announced Monday that the U.S. Department of the
Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has taken delivery
of its first Pilatus PC-12. The aircraft will be put to multirole
use performing cargo, passenger, smokejumper, air tactical, aerial
supervision and lead plane fire-fighting missions
Crash Victim's Kids Claim Controller Did Not Give Adequate
The children of a couple who were killed when the Partenavia P68
in which they were passengers went down short of the Gainesville,
Florida airport are suing the FAA for damages "in excess" of
$75,000. The NTSB reported that the aircraft approached the airport
too low, impacted trees, and went down.
Even After 11 Months Of Ticked Price Drops, Decline in
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, reports that
passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, fell 15
percent in October 2009 versus the same month in 2008.
Carson City, Nevada is ready to open its
newly-constructed eastern runway, and is only waiting for the
completion of an FAA survey before putting the airport back in use.
The airport closed November 9th for the runway construction, which
Carson City officials said was the city's biggest stimulus project
at $9.6 million.
A Cincinatti TV news reporter is apparently
just getting around to reading his November 3rd edition of USA
Today. Brendan Keefe of WCPO, Channel 9, followed the GA Bashing
parade Friday for reporting what in reality is a repeat attack on
general aviation, using many of the same misleading,
airline-industry talking points featured in the notorious USA Today
Spent Nearly 1000 Days In Prison For A Crime He Did Not
60-year-old Frederick Martens was tried and convicted by an
Australian court for the 2001 sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl
in Papua New Guinea. Last week, a court of appeals in Queensland,
Australia set aside that conviction, finding there was insufficient
evidence to support the charges of child sex tourism.
While the FAA and its advisory organizations struggle to find
cost-effective ways to integrate unmanned aircraft into the
see-and-avoid paradigm of the National Airspace System, a parallel
effort may be going on in a venue where cost-effectiveness is a
much lower priority - the US military.
ANN Speaks with Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujina about Jet’s Progress
During the 2009 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, Honda Aircraft announced a number of significant achievements in their advanced light jet program. Providing a first-hand glance of the highly anticipated HondaJet, the company displayed its proof-of-concept aircraft for convention attendees.
WSI Illustrates One Of The Ultimate Services for Enhanced Weather Data
WSI Pilotbrief Online takes the award-winning WSI Pilotbrief weather service suite and provides pilots immediate access to up-to-date enhanced weather updates anywhere, anytime from any Internet-enabled web browser. One of the few online weather services with FAA Qualified Internet Communications Provider (QICP) certification, Pilotbrief Online allows clients to file flight plans directly to the FAA, as well as view their preferred routes and briefing preferences at any of the numerous WSI Pilotbrief kiosks located in FBO’s throughout the country.
WSI Illustrates One Of The Ultimate Services for Enhanced
WSI Pilotbrief Online takes the award-winning WSI Pilotbrief
weather service suite and provides pilots immediate access to
up-to-date enhanced weather updates anywhere, anytime from any
Internet-enabled web browser.
ANN Speaks with Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujina about
During the 2009 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
convention, Honda Aircraft announced a number of significant
achievements in their advanced light jet program. Providing a
first-hand glance of the highly anticipated HondaJet, the company
displayed its proof-of-concept aircraft for convention
Agency Would Require Ice Detection Gear On Airliners
The FAA is proposing a rule requiring scheduled airlines to
either retrofit their existing fleet with ice-detection equipment
or make sure the ice protection system activates at the proper
time. For aircraft with an ice-detection system, the FAA proposes
that the system alert the crew each time it should be
B747 Powered By Second Generation Renewable Feendstock
Des Plaines-based UOP LLC announced Monday that its renewable
jet fuel process technology was used to convert second-generation,
renewable feedstocks to green jet fuel for a biofuel demonstration
flight by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. UOP's process technology was
used to convert oil from camelina, an inedible plant.
House Space Subcommittee Heard Testimony Last Week
Our nation's space programs need stable and robust funding to
maintain U.S. leadership, Aerospace Industries Association's Vice
President of Space Systems J.P. Stevens said in testimony before
the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space and
Fell 20 Minutes Short Of Gearbox Failure Requirement
During the certification process for the Sikorsky S-92A,
documents show that the aircraft failed a crucial test in which all
the oil is drained from the main gearbox to simulate a loss of oil
during flight. The test aircraft gearbox failed after about 10
minutes, which is 20 minutes short of the FAA standard.
Italians Hope To Acquire UAV's, Iraqis Want Helicopters
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress
November 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Italy of two
unarmed MQ-9 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), one Mobile Ground
Control Station and associated parts, equipment and logistical
support worth approximately $63 million.
58-Year-Old Pilot Killed When Engine Reportedly Siezed
A 58-year-old attorney from Atherton, California, was killed
when the Lancair Legacy he was flying apparently suffered an engine
failure and went down Saturday afternoon near Watsonville. The
pilot, Gary Lampert, was the only person on board.
A group of astronauts has just completed survival training
provided by the Naval Education and Training Command, or NETC. The
command's mission is to educate and train those who serve in the