ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
09.01.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
09.01.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part II: John & Martha
at Gunpoint - 09.01.10 (ANN Special
Report, with John King)
Flights Between The Two Countries Could Begin In A Few
TSA and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) announced
the successful implementation of cooperative efforts to enhance
aviation security on Monday. Flights between the United States and
Liberia could begin as early as fall 2010.
Data Will Provide Valuable Information For The Development Of
Future Launch Vehicles
A successful ground test of the second Ares five-segment
Development Motor (DM-2) was successfully carried out by NASA and
Alliant Techsystems Tuesday. The successful test is considered an
important step in the development of America's next generation of
Association To Honor Perdue With American Spirit Award
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA) will be featured as a
keynote speaker for the Opening General Session at NBAA's 63rd
Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA, and will
be recognized with the 2010 American Spirit Award.
Plans To Manufacture And Distribute Aircraft World Wide From
Dallas-based IndUS Aviation continues to move forward with Dr.
Yuanyang Gao, representing the Chinese city of Weinan and Mr. Ning
An, president of China's IPI Information Technology to move
production of the Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft to China.
WebOPSS Streamlines Approval Process; Beneficial To Company,
The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Flight Operations department has
reduced the time it takes to receive a reduced vertical separation
minimum (RVSM) Letter of Authorization (LOA) from two weeks to just
a few days, according to the FAA.
Stéphane Mayer has joined Daher-Socata as its Chief
Executive Officer, bringing an experienced industry executive into
the management team responsible for further developing DAHER's
Aerospace sector activity - including investments and future
projects with the company's General Aviation Division.
L-3 Link Package Simulates Complex Urban Environments,
Six additional Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems (PMATS)
and associated support equipment were delivered by L-3 Link late
last week to two U.S. Air Force installations and one Air National
Brings Long Track Record Of Human Spaceflight Support To The
The academic-industry team that has been selected to support a
new FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
includes a company with a long history of supporting manned
TCM Has Several Development Programs Looking To The Future of GA Propulsion
While aviation seems to have more than its share of trials and tribulations at the moment, it boasts one particularly solid resource... that there are great people and solid companies ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. TCM's aero-diesel development program is one such example of what gives us great hope for the future of our industry... though we'll (no doubt) still have to deal with bumps and bruises along the way.
Rather Than Just Complain, The Kings Have Some Ideas About
The Ever-GA-Minded John King has just fired off a note to
ANN about their latest blog entries with additional info about that
happened to them last Saturday -- and what they think needs to be
done about the hazards they barely escaped... at the point of a
number of guns. As you may be aware, in a story ANN broke over the
weekend, both John and Martha King (of King Schools fame, in case
you live in a cave in Botswana and haven't kept up), were detained
at gunpoint by the Santa Barbara Police department...
TCM Has Several Development Programs Looking To The Future of GA
While aviation seems to have more than its share of trials and
tribulations at the moment, it boasts one particularly solid
resource... that there are great people and solid companies ready
to take on the challenges of tomorrow. TCM's aero-diesel
development program is one such example of what gives us great hope
for the future of our industry... though we'll (no doubt) still
have to deal with bumps and bruises along the way.
It's Official. "Line Up And Wait" Will Replace "Position And
Pilots authorized by air traffic controllers to taxi onto
runways and await takeoff clearance will be instructed to
“line up and wait” rather than “position and
hold” beginning on September 30 under new terminology adopted
by the FAA.
Addition Of A Third Predator Means Entire Borer Will Be
President Barack Obama signed a bill last month allocation $600
million towards an increase in border security, and part of that
money will fund a third Predator UAS for use along the U.S. border
with Mexico. Flights are expected to begin September 1st.
One Was Allegedly Carrying Mock Bombs In A Suitcase
Two men who flew aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to
Amsterdam were arrested when they arrived in the Netherlands and
charged with "Preparation of a Terrorist Attack." One of the two
was allegedly carrying what were described as "mock bombs" in his
luggage while in the U.S.
One New Runway Would Be Built, Two Extended, But Not Everyone
Is Happy With The Plan
The FAA has selected the plan it considers the best
choice for expansion at Philadelphia International Airport.
But a green light on the project can't be given until a final
environmental impact statement is completed, and a local government
is still hoping to slow or alter the project.
Reports are surfacing out of the UK that Great Britain and
France are getting ready to announce a plan to share aircraft
carriers. The move reportedly would be taken to cut costs in the
defense budgets of both countries, but particularly in Great
Some Other Passengers Also Decided To Change Planes
Things got a little hairy as passengers boarded United Airlines
Flight 727 at Dulles airport in the Washington, DC area going to
Tampa Sunday night. One of the passengers made a comment to a
flight crew member, which resulted in nine men being removed from