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02.08.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part I: Life After an FAA
Vendetta - 02.08.11 (ANN Special Report,
with Ed Jezska, a pilot and former employee of the FAA's Birmingham
Former Creative Director At BMW Group DesignworksUSA
ICON Aircraft, an early-stage, Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)
manufacturer, announced Monday that Klaus Tritschler, former
Creative Director at BMW Group DesignworksUSA has joined the
company as Vice President of Design.
Authorities Still Hopeful Of Finding Data And Voice
French officials say they plan to resume the search for wreckage
from Air France flight 447 next month, in hopes of finding
additional clues as to why the Airbus A330 with 228 people on board
went down in June of 2009.
Czech Manufacturer Plans Production Rate Of 10+ Aircraft Per
Aircraft Industries, a Czech-based aircraft manufacturer, has
signed a five-year sales agreement with GE Aviation for the
purchase of M601 and H80 engines. The engine agreement is for the
L410-UVP-E20 aircraft, a twin-engine commuter aircraft, with annual
production of 10+ units.
Insurance Carrier Covers Aircraft From Europe To Australia And
QBE the Americas has announced the creation of a U.S.-based
general aviation underwriting operation to be headquartered in
Atlanta. William P. McGloin, Roger M. Ridings, Michael Clark and
Russell Walker make up the new team of aviation insurance
Will Discuss Operating Challenges In A Global Economy
Delta Air Lines President Ed Bastian will be the featured guest
speaker at the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club
scheduled for February 16th. Bastian will address the challenges
Delta faces operating in a global economy.
Scott Glover's N5106X: Another Of The
Magnificent Planes And Pilots From 'The Last Time'
The Last Time was an organization created for the sole purpose
of reuniting flying examples of the Douglas DC-3 and the people
associated with them, for one last time. The goal of the
organization was to celebrate this aircraft and these people.
Twenty-six DC-3/C-47 aircraft converged at Rock Falls, Illinois for
a weekend long celebration, while over 15,000 guests visited the
airport to see these historic airplanes and meet their crews. It
was a wonderful reunion where old friends met and new friendships
developed. It is unlikely that such a gathering will
Calls For An Investigation In A Complaint To The FAA
A front-line manager at the New York ARTCC in Long Island has
sent complaints to the FAA and the Office of Special Counsel
alleging some controllers work just three hours per shift, and
sometimes watch movies or send text messages while they should be
monitoring air traffic.
Committee Chair Says His Own Party Is Sandbagging On
Senate Commerce Committee chair John D "Jay" Rockefeller
IV said last week that one of the principal hold-ups on the
FAA authorization bill is Democrats holding back on offering
amendments to the measure.
Company Said "The Airplane Performed Well" On First Flight
The first flight of the fifth 747-8 Freighter was successfully
completed last last week. The airplane, coded as RC523, took off
from Paine Field in Everett, WA, for a 3-hour, 30-minute flight
before returning to Paine Field.
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Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD), usually a quiet class D, was
expecting 180 bizjets for Super Bowl XLV, and intended to close
runway 17/35 in order to have space to park them all.
"(I)t is clearly evident that the intent is not to
objectively evaluate the model aircraft operations and
realistically assess the risks." Source: Excerpt from an
Acadamy of Model Aeronautics document.