In an attempt to bring its best service specialists closer to
Falcon operators around the world, Dassault Falcon plans to hold 11
Maintenance and Operating Seminars in seven different countries
between now and August 2009. The Falcon Regional MO and technical
issues and are designed to help aircraft operators improve the
efficiency, reliability and safety of their operations.
"We're Gonna Be In The Hudson": Flight 1549 Audio
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.06.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- "We're Gonna Be In The Hudson":
02.06.09 (ANN Special Report, with an edited
version of the audio recordings made at the New York TRACON
Weather Research Station Joins Two Others In Polar Orbit
The third time WAS the charm for NASA and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Association. The Delta II booster carrying the
NOAA-N Prime research satellite lifted off early Friday morning
from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in
The Heinlein Prize Trust announced this week the Microgravity
Research Competition, to reward innovation in the use of
microgravity to advance biotech, nanotech, combustion, metallurgy,
and other fields. Sponsored by the Trust and Space Exploration
Technologies, the competition offers a $25,000 prize and
transportation to and from Low Earth Orbit for the winning
experiment aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.
Melissa K. Rudinger has been named Vice President and Assistant
to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig Fuller.
As such, she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of
the Office of the President.
A new Web site was launched recently, with a novel premise. True
to its name, Emergency Runways is billed as the industry's first
website for private pilots looking for a place to land in the event
of an emergency.
Flight attendants for Spirit Airlines, represented by the
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), are continuing
their demands for an immediate end to the "demeaning and
demoralizing advertising campaigns that management continues to
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate recently awarded
$1.5 million to Ohio University of Athens for work described in its
NASA research announcement proposal "Design, Development,
Verification and Validation of an Integrated Alerting and
Notification Function for an Intelligent Integrated Flight
Old-Fashioned Stick and Rudder Airshow Flying At It's BEST!
We have tremendous respect for the folks who make their living in the turbulent and demanding airshow business. For many, it is a business fraught with stress, sacrifice and unending complexity. But for most, it's more than a job... its a life.
The naming of a new FAA Administrator by the Obama
administration was once thought to be a formality for former pilot
union president Duane Woerth. Then, longtime Senate aide Robert
Herbert came highly recommended by his boss, Senate Majority Leader
Old-Fashioned Stick and Rudder Airshow Flying At It's
We have tremendous respect for the folks who make their living
in the turbulent and demanding airshow business. For some, it is a
business fraught with stress, sacrifice and unending complexity.
But for most, it's more than a job... its a life.
Deliveries Slightly Lower, But New Sales Off 46 Percent
There was mixed news Thursday from Bombardier Aerospace
regarding its just-completed fiscal year, and projections for the
year ahead. While deliveries held up well, production cuts will
bring layoffs in the new year.
Vote On Acceptance Of FAA Funds A Small Step To A New
Seattle-area air travelers may get another airport option.
Wednesday night, Snohomish County Commissioners voted 4-0 to
negotiate terms for construction of a new terminal at Paine Field
with Allegiant Air and Horizon Air. The talks remove a barrier to
the receipt of FAA funding to repair Paine's crumbling runways.
Aircraft business consulting service Downing Aviation Associates
announced this week the expansion of the company's compilations of
manufacturers' data of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) from 57 to 60
aircraft. In addition, DAA has reviewed and updated each aircraft's
pricing based on manufacturers' provided data.
Flight Recorders Recovered, Show RPM Drop After Noise
In its continuing investigation of
the January 4, 2009, fatal accident involving a PHI
Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter that crashed in a swamp
near Morgan City, LA, on Thursday the National Transportation
Safety Board released the following factual information.
Passenger traffic for calendar year 2008 at Detroit Metropolitan
Wayne County Airport (DTW) dropped a modest 2.4 percent compared to
2007 amidst major airline capacity cutbacks, according to
preliminary data released this week by the Wayne County Airport
Authority's (WCAA) Financial Planning & Analysis Division.
Captive carry refers to a flight by a mothership (carrier
aircraft) and spaceplane, rocket, or missile paired together in a
parasite aircraft configuration. The two are not separated in
flight, as would occur during an air launch.
"While I and a majority of the council personally
remain opposed to commercial air service at Paine Field, due to
federal requirements, the County Council had no other
Source: Snohomish County Executive Aaron
Reardon, commenting on a vote this week to allow negotiation of
terms for construction of a new terminal at Paine Field in Everett,
WA with Allegiant Air and Horizon Air. The talks remove a barrier
to the receipt of FAA funding to repair Paine's crumbling runways,
and came over significant NIMBY objections.