Uses Media Spotlight To Ruminate On Changing Industry
US Airways Flight 1549 Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
appears to be growing increasingly comfortable with the public
spotlight, granting interviews to major news networks in recent
days about the
January 15 ditching of his Airbus A320 in the Hudson
River. And he's using that time before the camera to
speak about a subject close to his heart.
But Pins Most Of Blame For Aeroflot-Nord Crash On Poor
The final report by a Russian board convened to investigate the
September 14, 2008 downing of a Boeing 737-500 operated by an
Aeroflot subsidiary sends something of a mixed message.
Investigators determined the primary cause of the accident was due
to poor pilot training... but also notes alcohol was found in the
chief pilot's blood.
AirVenture Programs Will Mark 40th Anniversary Of SST's First
A handful of occurrences over the decades have helped establish
EAA's annual AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in as the world's premiere
annual general aviation event. Undeniably, one of those milestones
occurred in 1985 when the British Airways Concorde supersonic
transport (SST) made its first of five visits to Wittman Regional
Manufacturer Demands Business Leaders Recognize Importance Of
Regardless of how you feel about corporate America right now, in
this age of federal (taxpayer-funded) bailouts and billions of
dollars allocated for "stimulus" funding... more than a few in the
aviation industry have been disgusted these past few months over
how business aviation has been portrayed by lawmakers, pundits and
the general media as a whole.
'You are now free to move around the Internet?' That statement
may soon become a reality on your next Southwest Airlines flight,
as the Dallas-based low-cost carrier announced Wednesday it has
begun tests of inflight wi-fi service.
Says Experimental Planes 'Have Higher Accident Rates' Than
The sentiment among residents and lawmakers in Las Vegas, NV
against homebuilt aircraft has reached the state assembly.
Aero-News has learned State Senator Steven Horsford and
Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick introduced a joint resolution
Monday than, if enacted, would ban all flights by homebuilt
aircraft from North Las Vegas Airport (VGT).
Light Sport Shows Resilience, With US Sport Aviation Expo
Chairman Bob Wood
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.11.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.11.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Light Sport Shows Resilience:
02.11.09 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Wood,
Chairman of the US Sport Aviation Expo.)
The "Cool" Details Behind GA's Latest FIKI Program
As previously detailed, ANN had exclusive and unprecedented access to the Cirrus Aircraft team that created GA's latest FIKI certified airframe. It was a fascinating process... to look into and through ALL aspects of the design, manufacture, testing and certification of the 'Known Ice" version of the SR-22. We learned a lot and came away impressed, educated, and enthused by the prospects of these capabilities for all such airframes that make the grade of earning FIKI certification... a process that the FAA does not undertake lightly.
Financial Shakeup Comes As Company Must Raise $1 Billion
Faced with a global economic crisis that shows no signs of
ebbing, this week Textron released two executives formerly
responsible for the company's finances... and its CEO hinted at the
possible sale of one of Textron's aerospace subsidiaries.
The "Cool" Details Behind GA's Latest FIKI Program
As previously detailed, ANN had exclusive and unprecedented
access to the Cirrus Aircraft team that created GA's latest FIKI
certified airframe. It was a fascinating process... to look into
and through ALL aspects of the design, manufacture, testing and
certification of the 'Known Ice" version of the SR-22.
15,000 Fewer Seats Available Per Day Than March 2008
A year ago, the major US airlines talked of plans to cut
capacity on rate-sensitive domestic routes, and expand their
service on profitable international routes to improve their bottom
lines. It looks the slumping global economy has forced them to
change those plans.
A series of one-day seminars by Progressive Aviation Services
seek to educate pilots about the benefits of Wide Area Augmentation
System (WAAS) navigation, and make pilots more familiar with the
equipment needed to utilize the services offered.
Images From Hubble, Chandra To Be Released Nationwide
Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609,
marking the dawn of modern astronomy. To commemorate 400 years of
exploring the universe, 2009 has been designated the International
Year of Astronomy.
The Baja Bush Pilots organization was started 34 years ago by
Arnold Senterfitt, author of the book "Airports of Baja and
Mainland Mexico". During the following years, the BBP has grown to
the point that it has about 4,000+ active members. If you are
interested in flying "South of the Border" membership in the BBP is
A mechanism that automatically synchronizes all propellers of a
multiengine, propeller-driven aircraft so that they rotate at the
same speed. Propeller synchronization serves mainly to increase the
comfort of crew and passengers, since its primary purpose is to
reduce the "beats" generated by propellers that are turning at
slightly different speeds.
"We deeply regret the pain this is causing, but the
truth is that people aren’t buying planes, or boats, or cars
or making any other big-ticket purchases for that matter. It's
never business-as-usual when people lose their jobs. We're talking
about friends and neighbors, and the impact on them, their
families, and everyone else in the community is heart wrenching.
But we have had to do this to preserve the business and the
approximately 650 jobs Piper continues to provide in a very
"We are building far less than we normally would and
cannot afford to keep a full workforce when we don't have the sales
to support that. This is a very difficult and agonizing situation
driven by virtually unprecedented and unforeseeable business