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September 23, 2006

ANN Growing Fast(er): Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign -- Again

Even After Hiring A Buncha More Folks, We're Looking For MORE Help For A (Fast) Growing ANN

In the not too distant future, you'll be reading about big exciting changes at ANN... more capabilities, more features, a major site upgrade, and several new full-time staffers for the news department (otherwise known around here as "Fresh Meat").

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Korean Air Wants Airbus To Pay

Angst Grows Over Continued Delays For The A380 Program

Korean Air warned it intends to seek compensation from Airbus. This follows the planemaker's announcement of more delays in the A380 program.

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Northwest FAs Are Finished Talking

Say Negotiations Have Failed, They Want Out

The Association of Flight Attendants - CWA (AFA-CWA), representing Northwest's flight attendants (FA) asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to release them from further mediation with Northwest yesterday.

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L-29 Down In Table Bay South Africa

Exhibition Aircraft Pilot Is Killed

A privately-owned Vodochody L-29 Delfin jet trainer (file photo below) went down in Table Bay near Milnerton South Africa on Friday.

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Boeing Adds 47 More To The Books

Enjoys Continued Success Against Rival Airbus

Forty-seven more orders for Boeing jets posted on the company's website Thursday.

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NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Two X-2 Achievements

Month Marks Two Milestones For Supersonic Flight

September 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of two aerospace milestones that involved both triumph and tragedy for the flight test community at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Nemesis Wins Reno Gold With Stock Engine

Takes Advantage Of Rival's Mistake

With only a stock Lycoming TIO540-NXT, Jon Sharp took first place in the Gold Championship air race at Reno this year with a speed of 360 mph.

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YOU Try Standing After 12 Days In Space

Atlantis Astronaut Wobbly During Ceremony

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper found out the hard way... recovery from space flight, even a relatively short one, is harder than it may seem.

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CDF OV-10 Preliminary Report Suggests Pilot Error

NTSB Says Pilot Probably Flying Too Low

When a CDF OV-10A Bronco crashed near the Sequoia National Forest earlier this month, department officials had no clue why. The NTSB has released its preliminary report on the accident and it says the pilot may have been flying too low.

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Boeing Delivers Another Jet In Asia

Hong Kong Carrier Gets First B737-800

CR Airways in Hong Kong took delivery of its first 737-800 on Thursday -- the first 737-800 delivery to any Hong Kong-based carrier.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.23.06): METAR Special Reports


You'll often hear a METAR (hourly weather report) identified as a "special". What are the criteria for issuing a METAR outside the normal reporting schedule? Why is it important to a pilot?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.06)


What the heck is a flugtag? German for "flying day", would you believe flugtag is an extraordinary flying contest?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.06): SBIRS


Space-Based Infrared System -- Mission is to develop, deploy, and sustain space-based surveillance systems for missile warning, missile defense, battlespace characterization, and technical intelligence.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.23.06)

"The NMB was created to protect employees, not strip away their rights as the courts have done. Management has no motivation to negotiate -- they have already taken over $200 million a year from us and the district court has prevented us from striking."

Source: Mollie Reiley, interim Master Executive Council President of the Association of Flight Attendants - CWA (AFA-CWA), representing Northwest's flight attendants.

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