NASA has confirmed that a problem with a fill-and-drain
valve inside space shuttle Discovery's aft compartment has scrubbed
the Wednesday morning launch attempt for STS-128. The launch team
is evaluating the issue...
Boeing Vice President for Marketing Randy Tinseth said in his
blog that a new timeline for the B787 Dreamliner may come late this
quarter, which would be the end of September. "(O)ur focus is on
developing and implementing a detailed plan for design, analysis,
component tests, full-scale static testing and production
As informational picketing began at Honolulu International
Airport, pilots for Hawaiian Airlines voted on a strike
authorization Tuesday. If the vote is successful and the federal
government grants permission, ALPA could call a strike against the
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.25.09 (ANN's
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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.25.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Larry Wood: The SR-71 Blackbird -
(ANN Special Report, with the Evergreen Aviation and
Space Museum's Larry Wood)
The UK Ministry of Defense is taking flack for eight Chinook
helicopters that have reportedly been grounded since they were
purchased due to a software glitch. Sky News reports that the
Ministry allegedly tried to save money by writing their own
software for the aircraft.
First Series Of Wind Tunnel Tests Of CS100 And CS300
The first test article, a fuselage test barrel, for the new
CSeries single-aisle aircraft, has been delivered to
Bombardier’s Saint-Laurent, Québec facility. The test
barrel is representative of the main fuselage section of the
upcoming CSeries aircraft.
Launcher elements for the sixth mission in 2009 with
Arianespace's workhorse Ariane 5 in 2009 are now at the Company's
South American Spaceport, and are ready for assembly as the newest
Martha Brooks Brings Management Experience With Diverse
Bombardier Inc. Monday announced the appointment of Ms. Martha
Finn Brooks to its Board of Directors. Ms. Brooks was until
recently President and Chief Operating Officer of Novelis, Inc., an
$11 billion global aluminum rolling company.
Premium Aerotec in Nordenham today took delivery of the 84 foot
long, 24 foot high autoclave for production of the forward fuselage
sections for the new Airbus A350 XWB. The autoclave's first cure
cycle is planned for early 2010.
Firm Orders For Two Phenom 300s, One Legacy 500 And One Legacy
Embraer delivered a Legacy 600 executive jet to vibroair
Flugservice GmbH&Co.KG, last week, at Embraer’s
headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is
the first aircraft to be delivered to the German customer.
Cirrus CEO Wouters Explains the Company’s Approach to Economic Challenges
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.
Cirrus CEO Wouters Explains the Company’s Approach to
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held
their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation
to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company
headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and
over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s
presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.
Pilot, Two Passengers Killed In August 7th Incident
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in the mid-flight
breakup of a Navion A in Adrian, Oregon which killed all three
people on board the aircraft. The report contains only preliminary
findings, and assigns no cause for the accident.
FAA, Other Organizations Held A Day-Long Safety
Program For Alaskan Pilots
By statistical count, August is the cruelest month for aviation
in Alaska. Because of the number of pilots operating into short and
unimproved fields for hunting and fishing expeditions, the accident
rate in August is significantly higher among both commercial
charter operations and private pilots.
Can Restore Damaged Helicopters To "Like New" Condition
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America, an
independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO), now offers Bell Helicopter-certified airframe repair
capability for the OH-58 (Kiowa) A and C models.
Knuttila Is A CFII With 29 Years Flying Experience
King Schools, Inc. has promoted Barry Knuttila to Senior Vice
President of Marketing and Technology. For the past seven years Mr.
Knuttila has been responsible for King Schools' technology
Flying To Cuba Became To Complicated, Company Says
Allegiant Travel Company announced Monday that its Allegiant Air
subsidiary has chosen to exit the Cuban family charter programs
that it currently flies for five separate charter program sponsors
and has therefore recently exercised the 120-day notice periods to
cancel the relevant contracts.
Sort of like the putt for birdie to win the tournament, FAA
approval was the final element needed for a project to replace
three holes of the Westchester Golf Course that were taken for road
construction near Los Angeles International Airport.
"It is well known country-wide that if you hunt and fish
and don't own an airplane in Alaska, you probably want to. I was
one of those -- I wanted to hunt and fish -- so I learned to
Source: Dennis Ward, executive director of
the Medallion Foundation in Alaska.
Concerning altitude/flight level, the term means to remain at
the altitude/flight level specified. The phrase "climb and" or
"descend and" normally precedes "maintain" and the altitude
assignment; e.g., "descend and maintain 5,000."