SJ-50 Vision Update, With Cirrus President Brent Wouters
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.16.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.16.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- SJ-50 Vision Update, Part
02.16.09/ Part Two
In recognition of 17 years' effort, AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Executive Director Bruce Landsberg was named President of the
foundation on Friday, Craig L. Fuller, president of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association, announced.
Helicopter Procurement Program Grossly Over Budget
We'll soon see whether President Barack Obama will himself
adhere to the standards his administration has insisted on holding
corporate executives to. He'll soon need to decide whether to
proceed on a costly, delay-plagued program to replace the fleet of
Marine One presidential helicopters.
All Are Georgia Natives Who Have Made Their State Proud
An induction ceremony held Saturday at the Georgia Aviation Hall
of Fame, located near Warner-Robins at Robins Air Force Base, paid
honor to five individuals who each made significant contributions
to aviation as Georgians and/or in the state of Georgia.
Long-Term Stability To Benefit Connecticut And Florida
Sikorsky Aircraft announced Sunday that Local 1150 of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, representing 5,100 hourly
employees at the company's Stratford, Bridgeport and Shelton, CT
and West Palm Beach, FL facilities, has ratified a new, five-year
Fierce Storm Closed Airport For 73 Minutes February 12
To paraphrase comedian Ron White... "it's not THAT the wind is
blowin,' it's WHAT the wind is blowin.'" Cockpit crews onboard four
small jets experienced that lesson firsthand last week at
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).
Cite Health Risks, Salmonella Outbreak As Reasons They Prefer
Concerns over allergies and a federal investigation into safety
conditions at a Georgia-based processing plant resulted in a minor
uprising at Northwest Airlines this month, when the carrier started
serving peanuts onboard its planes.
UK Auction House Offers Historic Aircraft Completely Restored
Bonhams will offer for sale from a private source an airworthy
two-seater Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire aircraft, estimated value
£1.5 million (over $2.13 million USD), on April 20 at the RAF
Museum, Hendon, London.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee spoke out recently against
allegations David Martz, his friend and frequently his helicopter
flew erratically and under the influence of alcohol in an
incident two weeks ago.
Practice Violated Company Policy For Icing Conditions
A National Transportation Safety Board official confirmed Sunday
that downed Continental Express flight 3407 was being flown on
autopilot in apparent icing conditions up to the final
moments preceding the crash.
Along with being one of the gathering points for Naval Aviation;
Pensacola, Florida is also the birthplace of a popular country
music artist who has made aviation a big part of his life.Born
Aaron Dupree Tippin, his path to aviation actually seemed more
certain than his path to country music stardom.
But Public Opinion Still Holds That 'Bigger Is Better'
Despite a tendency for air travelers to prefer larger jet
airliners, the use of regional jets and turboprops has grown in
response to reduced numbers of passengers and increased fuel costs
in an unsteady economy.
A Southwest Airlines 737-700 enroute from Las Vegas' McCarran
International Airport (LAS) to New York's Long Island Islip
MacArthur Airport (ISP) last Thursday returned to its point of
departure after developing engine trouble on climbout.