Company Launches Service At Wiley Post Airport (PWA)
Executive AirShare, a Kansas City, MO-based regional fractional
aircraft ownership company, announced Friday it has added a sixth
market -- Oklahoma City -- to its expanding service base in the
Central United States. The company will base a Beechcraft King Air
C90B at Atlantic Aviation at Wiley Post Airport (PWA) in Bethany,
OK to serve the growing number of businesses seeking the advantages
of business aircraft in the Oklahoma City area.
From 007 To Demo Pilot: Corkey Fornof Shares Tales
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.09.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- From 007 To Demo Pilot:
01.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with veteran movie
stunt pilot Corkey Fornof.)
Still Flying At Over 111,000 Feet, 12 Days After Launch
NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully
launched and demonstrated a newly-designed super pressure balloon
prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific
research. The super-pressure balloon ultimately will carry large
scientific experiments to the brink of space for 100 days or
System Design Review, Engineering Models Demonstrated Last
Raytheon tells ANN the company has successfully completed two
significant milestones for the US Air Force's next-generation
Global Positioning System Control Segment, or GPS OCX, establishing
a solid foundation and roadmap to keep the program on track and on
Confirming a rotten piece of news that, alas, many in the
industry viewed as inevitable, on Friday Boeing announced
employment at its Commercial Airplanes business unit is expected to
decline by approximately 4,500 positions in 2009.
UAL Corporation, parent company of United Airlines, named
Michael Quiello, vice president of corporate safety, security,
quality and environment, and Mark Mounsey, vice president of base
maintenance for United Services this week.
Brazil's TAM received its fourth Boeing 777-300ER this week,
which will operate the route Sao Paulo - London beginning this
month. Next week a new Airbus A330 aircraft will also join the
fleet, which will allow the company to operate additional flights
to Miami during the high season.
Follows Planes Already Delivered To Royal Army, Navy
While the market for Embraer's earliest turbofan-powered
regional jet has largely waned in North America, the Brazilian
planemaker continues to sell the plane in other lands. Embraer
recently signed a contract with the Royal Thai Army for a second
ERJ 135 jet.
As We've said before... Who Ya Gonna Call When Ya REALLY Need Help???
Doug Ritter is a man with a mission... to get you through what could conceivably be the worst day of your life so that you can have a day after the worst day of your life. And in the case of a ditching at sea, the issues necessary to insure survival both numerous as well as ponderous... and that's why Ritter, Aviation's own "survival guy" is the man to listen to.
Garmin's G1000-derived cockpit, already a sales leader in
many new SR22s coming from the Duluth, MN aircraft manufacturer, is
apparently about to debut on Cirrus' much-heralded single engine
jet, the SJ50 Vision...
As We've Said Before... Who Ya Gonna Call When Ya REALLY Need
Doug Ritter is a man with a mission... to get you through what
could conceivably be the worst day of your life so that you can
have a day after the worst day of your life. And in the case of a
ditching at sea, the issues necessary to insure survival are both
numerous as well as ponderous... and that's why Ritter, Aviation's
own "survival guy" is the man to listen to.
NASA is on track for its first space shuttle mission of the New
Year. At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle
Discovery completed its journey from Orbiter Processing Facility-3
to the Vehicle Assembly Building at 3:30 pm EST Wednesday. An
earlier rollover was delayed to allow technicians to replace a tire
with low pressure and wait out a midday rainstorm.
Bandleader Compares Task To "Steering An Aircraft Carrier"
"Welcome to one of the greatest moments of your career." With
those words, Air Force Col. Dennis M. Layendecker, commander, music
director and conductor for the US Air Force Band, impressed on his
airmen the importance of their upcoming mission supporting the
inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Bonnell Selected To "Help Shape The Future Of Aviation" In
Aero-News has learned Timothy K. Bonnell, Sr. was recently
appointed to the Kansas State Aviation Advisory Committee (KSAAC).
Bonnell, president and founder of PIM Aviation Insurance, received
the notification from Deb Miller, Kansas Secretary of
Scheduling Sidecar To Be Unveiled At NBAA Schedulers
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne announced this week a partnership with Scheduling Sidecar
Inc. (SSC), a new fuel research and optimization program that
complements flight planning software.
Will Support Canadian Military Search & Rescue Ops
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector)
announced Thursday it has received confirmation of contract renewal
from Bell Helicopters to provide support to Canadian Department of
National Defense (DND) CH-146 Griffon Search and Rescue (SAR)
helicopters. The contract renewal extends the term into March,
Formed on May 1, 1996 and dedicated to raising a memorial to all
who trained or served in any capacity with No 19 Operational
training Unit at RAF Forres the Satellite of RAF Kinloss, and to
members of the Polish forces who occupied the accommodation
following the cessation of hostilities.
"That's a b-i-i-i-g band... Directing it is kind of
like steering an aircraft carrier."
Source: Air Force Col. Dennis M. Layendecker,
commander, music director and conductor for the US Air Force
Band... which along with the US Army, Army Field, US Marine Corps
and US Navy bands will participate in the parade following Barack
Obama's inauguration as President of the United States later this