By no means was it a resounding victory, but Northwest Airlines
will take what it can get. On Tuesday, the airline's flight
attendants voted to ratify a tentative labor agreement -- the third
negotiated between the airline, and two separate flight attendants
unions -- albeit by the slimmest of margins.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.30.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Flying The Cirrus SR22 G3:
05.30.07 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN Publisher Jim
Handles Almost All Production Work On Current S-76
Czech aircraft producer AERO Vodochody tells ANN it has
completed and delivered 150 helicopters for Sikorsky Aircraft
Corporation (SAC) since 2000. The anniversary 150th Sikorsky S-76
helicopter (s/n 760674) was delivered Wednesday.
L-3 Communications told ANN recently its L-3 Avionics Systems
(L-3 Avionics) subsidiary has received Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) approval for the IRISTM infrared imaging system
aboard the King Air C-90, as well as Parts Manufacturer Approval
(PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Planemaker Reportedly Settles On All-Composite Fuselage
Confirming earlier reports, on Wednesday
Qatar Airways signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to buy 80 new
Airbus A350 XWB aircraft -- a significant shot-in-the-arm for the
European planemaker, and its beleaguered proposed competitor to
For those of you who may long for the days of the Cold War
between the United States and Russia -- at least compared with
today's global fight against terrorists -- the following story may
provide a bit of nostalgia. It may also be more than a little
Technology Holds Promise For Many Types Of Aircraft
Athena Technologies announced Wednesday the successful flight
demonstration of damage tolerant flight control and autonomous
landing capabilities on a subscale F/A-18 UAV. The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the demonstration, which
was held on April 18, 2007 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in
This is one time Boeing doesn't mind settling for number two. On
Tuesday, Russia's second largest airline, S7 Group, announced it
will order 15 787 Dreamliners, making it the first Russian carrier
to order the composite-bodied plane.
City of Derry airport was cleared by the Civil Aviation
Authority to reopen, after being shut down last week amid safety
concerns that arose after a routine inspection. The airport was
back in business as of midnight Monday.
Company Says Yukon Will Offer 1,150-Lb Payload Capacity
The original concept design that served as the basis for the
homebuilt Murphy Super Rebel and Moose highwing taildraggers, will
soon have its own day in the sun. Attendees at this year's EAA
AirVenture celebration in Oshkosh, WI will be among the first to
see the new Murphy Yukon.
The Dubai Public Prosecution charged an Emirates passenger with
drinking and endangering aircraft and passenger safety, because he
opened the emergency door while the aircraft was in motion at Dubai
International Airport last week.
Million Air recently celebrated the grand opening of two new
fixed-base operations: the extensively renovated Million Air Los
Angeles, at Hawthorne Municipal Airport, and the newly-constructed
Million Air Medford, at Oregon's Rogue Valley International-Medford
Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated -- Established in 1929,
ARINC is the leading provider of transport communications and
systems engineering solutions for five major industries: aviation,
airports, defense, government and transportation.