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November 03, 2012

United Airlines Completes Certification Process For Its 787 Dreamliner

New Virtual Tour Of United's Dreamliner Now Available On Unitedhub.Com

United Airlines has successfully completed the FAA certification process for its 787 Dreamliner. United can now begin flying the Dreamliner for passenger service, beginning with its inaugural 787 commercial flight departing Houston for Chicago Nov. 4 at 0720 CST.

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2012 NBAA/CAN Benefit Raises $371,000 For Life-Saving Flights

'Evening With Angels' Featured Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

An industry benefit for the Corporate Angle Network (CAN) held at the 65th annual NBAA convention and meeting raised $371,000 to support CAN’s life-saving flights for cancer patients. The funds for CAN were raised through an annual benefit titled, “NBAA/CAN Soiree – An Evening With Angels,” which included live and silent auctions and a concert performance by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.  

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NTSB Issues Factual Report On Wright B Flyer Accident

Two Pilots Aboard The Replica Were Fatally Injured

The NTSB has released its factual report in an accident of a replica Wright B Flyer, which went down July 30th, 2011 during a test flight. According to the report, the Wright B Flyer experimental amateur-built airplane, N453WB, impacted terrain during a forced landing near Springfield, Ohio.

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Seaplane Forum Reaches Out To Others Who Share Waterways

New Section Focused On Recreational Boaters And 'Other Water Users'

Seaplaneforum.com Owner and Editor, Jason Baker announced a new section on his seaplane message board Friday, aimed at recreational Boaters and other Water Users. Both groups have been operating safely, respectfully and efficiently alongside each other for several decades with no major accidents or incidents to report.

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Man Gets 17 Year Sentence For Model Plane Explosives Plot

Had Wanted To Try Damage Either The U.S. Capital Or The Pentagon

After pleading guilty in July to charges of attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings with explosives, Massachusetts resident Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, has been sentenced to 17 years in a federal prison. His plot would have delivered explosives to the U.S. Capitol or the Pentagon aboard a model airplane.

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Lindbergh Foundation Recognizes Aviation Partners Boeing

APB Winner Of 2012 Corporate Award For Balance

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) was named as the recipient of the Corporate Award for Balance on Tuesday, an award given annually by the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. Joe Clark, Chairman and Founder of APB, and APB CEO Bill Ashworth accepted the award.

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New Mexico Jury Finds In Favor Of Injured Balloon Passenger

Balloon Fiesta, Pilot Found To Be Largely Liable For Injuries Sustained In Accident

A jury in New Mexico has awarded a Florida man damages totaling $3.86 million after he was injured in an accident during the 2009 Balloon Fiesta. The jury found that the pilot acted recklessly, and that there was negligence on the part of the organizers of the event.

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Beechcraft King Air 350ER Sets Speed Record

Flight Covered 1,681 Nautical Miles At 276.03 MPH

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has recognized Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) for a new speed record set by its Beechcraft King Air 350ER. Jonathan Gaffney, President of the NAA, awarded the company with the official certificate at the 2012 NBAA annual convention in Orlando.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.03.12)

“The people and companies in the business aviation community show their support for CAN’s work every day by making empty seats available to transport cancer patients." Source: CAN Executive Director Peter Fleiss.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.03.12): Pilot Report (PIREP)

A report of inflight weather by an aircraft pilot or crew member.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.03.12)

Cold Weather Flying

How did it get to be November already? If you don't want to put your airplane in the hangar for the next several months in many parts of the country, you need to be prepared for cold weather flying.

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