Aeroflot, Zhuhai Flight Training Centre Sims Latest To Earn
Level D Cert
CAE announced Wednesday its CAE 5000 Series full-flight
simulator (FFS), which was launched in March 2007 and entered
service a year ago, has surpassed 15,000 hours of training in its
first year of service.
Airline passengers may soon be able to skip passing through
metal detectors and instead be screened by whole-body,
millimeter-wave imaging devices, the Transportation Security
Administration announced Tuesday.
Program Mirrors Similar Campaign By British Low-Cost
Call it a sign of the times. JetBlue Airways announced this week
it will fully refund tickets for passengers who book travel on the
low-cost carrier, but are then involuntarily laid off from
their full-time jobs.
LCROSS Mission Among Launches That May Be Postponed
NASA's ongoing delay with the launch of the space shuttle
Discovery may have a negative impact on a number of scientific
missions scheduled for launch over the next several weeks, Florida
Mike McConnell, president and General Manager of Eclipse
Aviation, contacted ANN Wednesday afternoon to confirm news of
furloughs at the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker... summarizing
the events as a "good news/terrible news situation."
From The Scene Of Flight 3407, With CFII Bob Miller
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.18.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.18.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- From The Scene Of Flight 3407:
02.18.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves.")
AD NUMBER: 2009-02-08
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-02-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for Turbomeca Turmo IV A and IV C series turboshaft
AD NUMBER: 2009-04-02
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4090 and PW4090-3 turbofan
engines with front turbine hub, part number (P/N) 53L601,
AD NUMBER: 2009-04-03
MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A1E and AE 1107C
Mesa Air Group announced Wednesday net income of $15.5 million
in the first quarter of FY 2009, on operating revenues of $265.1
million. That compares to a net loss of $2.8 million recorded by
the regional operator over the same period in FY 2008.
Crownair Companies tells ANN it will display the Robinson R44
helicopter with an upgraded Sagem Avionics Integrated Cockpit
Display System at the Heli-Expo 2009, Static Display # 40, February
22 through 24 in Anaheim, CA.
AD NUMBER: 2009-04-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe
condition on an aviation product.
Recently, we started featuring some of the people, planes and products of the just-concluded 2009 US Sport Aviation Expo. During this event, we chatted up a number of the attendees to seek their insights on what interested them, the plight of our economic malaise as it relates to the LSA game, and other topics. We found a number of highly engaged folks, with a great deal of interest in the LSA business who had a number of concerns, as well as opinions, about the industry and its viability. Here are just a few of the many remarks we recorded last month.
Write Off At Least 60 Percent Of A New Aircraft Purchase!
Regardless of how you feel about the nearly $800 billion
economic stimulus bill signed into law this week, there's at least
some good news to report if you're planning to buy a new aircraft
in 2009. And if you were on the fence about an aircraft purchase
before, this news should go a long way toward convincing you to
sign on the dotted line.
Recently, we started featuring some of the people, planes and
products of the just-concluded 2009 US Sport Aviation Expo. During
this event, we chatted up a number of the attendees to seek their
insights on what interested them, the plight of our economic
malaise as it relates to the LSA game, and other topics. We found a
number of highly engaged folks, with a great deal of interest in
the LSA business who had a number of concerns, as well as opinions,
about the industry and its viability.
Jim Hall Says ATR 42, Q400 Have Inherent Risks In Icing
Even as the National Transportation Safety Board continues its
investigation into the downing of Continental Connection Flight
3407 near Buffalo, NY -- and investigators take pains to note it's
too soon to draw any conclusions about what caused the fatal crash
-- a former head of the NTSB says all twin-engine turboprop
airliners should be grounded immediately.
Relatives of the victims of the August 2008 downing of a Cessna
172 near Gearhart, OR have filed suit against the estate of the
plane's pilot, the pilot's employer, and the owners of the rental
home the plane crashed into.
Anaheim Is The Place To Be For Whirlybird Enthusiasts
We're just days away from the start of Heli-Expo 2009, the
latest iteration of the world's largest helicopter gathering
dedicated to the international helicopter community. This year's
event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA
starting Sunday, February 22 through Tuesday, February 24.
Object Was On Wrong Trajectory To Have Been Manmade, Scientist
If you live in North Texas, you can probably take off those hard
hats now. Officials are fairly certain the fireball that streaked
over Austin and Dallas -- and even up over Oklahoma, Kansas and
southern Nebraska -- was probably a rare meteor event, and not
debris from last week's satellite collision over Siberia.
Aircraft Will Enhance CBP’s Northern Border Security
Tuesday morning, federal and state dignitaries opened the US
Customs and Border Protection Unmanned Aircraft Operations Center
of North Dakota, bringing enhanced security operations to the
On the same day news surfaced that sales of piston-engined
aircraft were down precipitously in 2008, came the announcement a
group of leading general aviation aircraft manufacturers and
aircraft dealers plan to showcase their products throughout the
southeastern US... in hopes of turning that tide around.
New DHS Chief Calls For 'Side-By-Side Comparison' Of Threats,
While the Obama administration has been no friend of general
aviation so far, it may be about to make airline travelers happier.
The Wall Street Journal reports reforms to TSA airport screening
may be on the way.
The National EMS Pilots Association is a professional
organization dedicated to serving pilots involved in the
air-medical transport industry, and to improving the quality and
safety of those services. Formed in 1984, NEMSPA helps EMS
helicopter and fixed-wing pilots to keep abreast of current
industry issues, thereby contributing to each flight program that
has NEMSPA members.
This air tactic was purely defensive in nature, and could only
be mounted by flights of multiple planes working together. The
tactic involved all members of the defending formation forming a
horizontal circle in the air when attacked. This way, each plane
would theoretically protect the plane in front of him. It was
thought that an attacking fighter would be unable to attack any
member of the formation without coming under fire himself. The
tactic was intended for slower, less capable aircraft when attacked
by aggressive enemy fighters.
"I think the prudent thing to do ... is ground the
Source: Jim Hall, who served as the chief of
the National Transportation Safety Board from 1994 until 2001. Hall
has called all twin-engine turboprop airliners to be grounded
immediately, claiming planes such as the ATR 72 and the Bombardier
Q400 may suffer from inherent safety issues in icing conditions due
to their relatively slow speeds, and the nature of their deicing