Just ten days before the annual Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's
Association (COPA) 'Migration' in Colorado Springs, ANN as been
informed by COPA officials that the internationally read aviation
news service will not be allowed to webcast the event live later
this month--despite specific plans, documents and understandings to
the contrary. After earning extensive kudos for the work done
last year at the 2010 event held in Dayton,OH; ANN was told that
Cirrus Aircraft had 'discovered' that ANN was listed as a media
partner with COPA and would be live-streaming portions of the
event... including CEO Brent Wouters' address to the
Base Fares Raised While Taxes Suspended. Passengers Told To
Talk To The IRS
Some U.S. airlines are reportedly padding their bottom lines
during the partial shutdown of the FAA by raising base fares to
levels that would normally include FAA taxes and fees, while other
carriers have kept base fares the same to reflect taxes that are
not being collected.
Flight Attendants Petition Management To "Negotiate In Good
The latest development in the long-running labor dispute at US
Airways has seen the Tempe, AZ-based airline file suit against the
its pilots union, claiming they are actively engaged in a labor
action designed to cause flight delays.
President Lech Kaczynski, 95 Others Fatally Injured When TU-154
The government of Poland says Russia is at least partially to
blame for an accident in April, 2010 that fatally injured everyone
on board a TU-154, including President Lech Kaczynski, his wife,
and several members of his cabinet.
Caribbean Airlines 737 Overran Runway, Broke In Half. No
The NTSB has sent a team of investigators to assist the
government of Guyana with its investigation into Saturday's
accident at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown, Guyana,
involving a scheduled passenger flight.
Alternative Method For Displaying Cockpit Information
Emerald Sky Technologies (eSky) has introduced a pilot aid that
the company says reduces instrument scan time and increases
performance in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). They
have done that by using technology dubbed "OZ" in the Grand Rapids
Technology Horizon EFIS.
Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, has taken delivery of a
Frasca-built Embraer Phenom Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD
is designed to meet FAA Level 6 flight training device requirements
and is equipped with actual Garmin Prodigy as found in the
Ball Aerospace Develops 'Fault-Tolerant' Architecture For
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed
development of prototype launch vehicle flight computers equipped
to bring safety and reliability to future human spaceflight
systems. These flight computers were financed by Ball Aerospace and
are based on deployed units now being used by NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center in their simulation laboratories to develop software
and test systems for future human-rated launch vehicles.
'Credible Lead' Found In 40-Year-Old Hijacking Case
The FBI says it may have what it describes as a "credible lead"
in the nation's oldest hijacking case ... a mystery which has gone
unsolved since 1971. It was in that year that a man calling himself
"D.B. Cooper" hijacked an airplane demanding $200,000. He received
the money, and parachuted out of the airliner as it flew over the
Finished Elements Will Be Shipped To Toulouse, France For Final
Production on a key component in the A350 XWB’s initial
horizontal tail plane has begun, marking a new industrial milestone
for Airbus’ new-generation widebody jetliner family. This
activity is being performed at Airbus’ centre of excellence
in Puerto Real, Spain, and involves build-up of the horizontal tail
plane’s lateral box in a combined effort with primary partner
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has delivered the first 3, of a
total of 16, 480B turbine training/utility helicopters to the Royal
Thai Army. The delivery took place at the Royal Thai Army air
base in Lop Buri, Thailand, and was followed by an official
acceptance ceremony, blessing, and aerial parade for the Royal Thai
Army’s top generals.
A United Airlines jet enroute to Cancun from Washington D.C. was
diverted to Havana on Sunday after the flight crew noticed an
unusual odor in the cabin.Flight 831 departed Washington Dulles
airport Sunday morning.
Concerns Raised About GPS-Jamming Broadband Network
GAMA and AOPA are calling on the FCC to recall the conditional
waiver granted by the International Bureau on January 26, 2011 to
LightSquared Subsidiary Inc. (LightSquared), recall
LightSquared’s underlying Ancillary Terrestrial Component and
commence a rulemaking to ensure that future proposed service using
the Ancillary Terrestrial Component adequately protects GPS.
Message Delivered At Shut-Down Worksite At LaGuardia
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation
Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt joined with local
contractors and construction workers at LaGuardia Airport on Monday
to demand that Congress pass an FAA bill before getting on
airplanes to fly away for vacation.
Preliminary Attendance Figures Show A Boost Over 2010
Rod Hightower described his first AirVenture as EAA president
and CEO as “a great success” in his wrap-up press
conference early Sunday afternoon. He made special mention of the
Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s first public appearance, the
long-awaited return of the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29
bomber “FIFI”, salutes to Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover,
and the Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration as bringing in
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Robert Wright Presented With The Founders Award, Glenna
Blackwell Recognized For Service
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) presented
its 2011 awards during the organization’s annual dinner
meeting held in Oshkosh, WI. More than 120 members and guests
applauded the efforts of the recipients.
Our Nightly Webcasts Kept You Up To Date On Events At The Show--Day
On August first, EAA's top executive will have a name other than
Poberezny for the first time in 58 years. The timetable for the
passing of the baton from Tom Poberezny to Rod Hightower was left
vague when Hightower was named President last year, but today Tom
and the EAA board set August 1st as the day.
Union Looks For Opportunities After Regional Carrier Becomes
Its Own Entity
In preparation for the carrier's potential divestment later this
year, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is looking for
ways to secure job protections and identify advantages for American
Eagle Flight Attendants.
Updated Single Aisle Jetliner May Not Be Build In Renton,
The re-engined Boeing 737 promised as part of a massive order
with American Airlines will not necessarily be built in Renton, WA,
according to a statement by Boeing Chief Executive James McNerney
last week. In fact, the executive said it might not even be built
in the Puget Sound region.