A group of U.S. military organizations are teaming up to develop
improved, better-integrated missile defense training, according to
senior civilian officials. The in-progress initiative is called,
"All Things Missile..."
A statement by the American Forces Press Service is seeking to
clarify some of the details around Monday's unintentional, but
otherwise foreseeable mayhem as one of the Air Force's Presidential
747s toured the low altitude skis over New York City... with two
F-16s in hot pursuit. What happened thereafter can only best be
characterized in Mil-Speak as a 'S.N.A.F.U.'
Cessna Boss, Jack Pelton, spoke to aviation
insurance professionals yesterday, telling them that the key to
quality and safety in the general aviation industry is "doing what
is right, whether or not it's a mandate."
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
04.28.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton -
04.28.09 (ANN Special Report, with Cessna CEO
Could Reverse Previous Decision To Close Kyrgyzstan Base
The US could be nearing a deal with the Kyrgyzstan government to
extend U.S. access to Manas Air Base, according to Pentagon Press
Secretary Geoff Morrell. Morrell reported progress in negotiations
he called "reason for hope" about reversing Kyrgyzstan's previous
decision regarding the base.
The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft arrived
in Florida, April 21st, to educate the base and local community
about the Department of Defense and world's newest fighter. The
arrival of the test F-35, called AA-1, kicked off a week full of
events to showcase the aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base.
Despite Struggling Economy, Jet Edge Charter/Management Looks
Ready for a little more good news?? Despite the economic miasma
that oozes all around us, one more Part 135 operator is reporting
positive news. Van Nuys, CA-based Jet Edge tells ANN that they have
experienced 'steady growth' for the eighteenth consecutive
Part Two Of Our Three Question Survey From The AEA 2009 Convention and Tradeshow
Few sub-industries within aviation prove to be as much of a bellwether as does the avionics industry. While most of the recent major developments in aviation utility can be laid at the doorstep of all things avionics, this industry benefits from both major business outlets... new and upgrade sales. So... as goes the avionics industry, so goes the rest of aviation -- and thus the reason for our interest in the health of the avionics biz.
OK... lets get this straight... a lowly Cessna 170 flies,
accidently, into Washington Airspace (as occurred last week) and it
becomes a national scandal (again) and yet when the White House/DoD
flies a 747, low-level and followed by F16s pursuing it through the
skies of New York, they're surprised when people start heading for
Part Two Of Our Three Question Survey From The AEA 2009 Convention
Few sub-industries within aviation prove to be as much of a
bellwether as does the avionics industry. While most of the recent
major developments in aviation utility can be laid at the doorstep
of all things avionics, this industry benefits from both major
business outlets... new and upgrade sales. So... as goes the
avionics industry, so goes the rest of aviation...
The controllers union is claiming that a report released by the
DoT Inspector General (at the instigation of Democratic CA Senator
Diane Feinstein) on the critical air traffic controller staffing
issues at three major California FAA facilities vindicates what
NATCA has long said about the safety concerns that come from a
loss of experienced controllers and the vast amount of work now
needed by the FAA to dig out from the deep hole caused by FAA
labor, staffing and "run it like a business" failures during the
Boeing's P-8A Poseidon test aircraft T-1 successfully completed
its first flight April 25th, taking off from Renton Field at 10:43
a.m. and touching down at Boeing Field in Seattle at 2:14 p.m. The
P-8A performed a series of flight checks, reached a maximum
altitude of 25,000 feet, and landed after three hours, 31 minutes
in the air.
Good news... we have a new editorial staffer coming onboard...
but the simple fact remains that we're going to need to hire
another one ASAP and yet another over the summer... if not
ANN Opportunities 2009
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) 2009 Air
Charter Summit (June 8-10) and 2009 FBO Leadership Conference (June
9-11) will both be held at the Westfields Marriott near Dulles
International Airport and feature sessions led by top FAA
and TSA officials.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust aims to preserve and
protect our priceless airfields as well as educate the nation to
the rich heritage and contribution they have made to our society
both past and present.
A hypothetical particle that travels faster than the speed of
light (and therefore also travels back in time). The existence of
tachyons is allowed by the equations of Einstein's special theory
of relativity. However, although searches have been carried out for
tachyons, the results have so far proved negative.
"First thing is, I'm annoyed -- furious is a better word
-- that I wasn't told... Why the Defense Department wanted to do a
photo op right around the site of the World Trade Center defies the
Source: NYC Mayor Bloomberg, in discussing
the aftermath of an Air Force One photoshoot, with F16s in trail,
that rattled New Yorkers still trying to recover form the nightmare