Representatives with Cessna tell ANN the Turkish government
recently ordered two XLS aircraft, to be used by the DHMI (General
Directorate of State Airports Authority) to inspect airport
Hawaii-Based Helo Marks Milestone During Medevac Mission
The US Coast Guard’s fleet of Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin
helicopters has passed its one million flight hour milestone,
marking another key operational achievement for the twin-engine
rotary-wing aircraft that perform patrol, law enforcement and
rescue missions throughout the United States.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.08.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Fixing FSS/Landing On
Grass Strips: 10.08.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob
Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")
Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) delivered the first
AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter built under the extended Block II
contract to the US Army during a ceremony last week at the
company's Mesa, AZ Apache production facility.
Though Delays Will Require "Aggressive" Cert Program
The Dreamliner will deliver on-time. That's the word from
Boeing, which on Monday reasserted its commitment to a May 2008
entry-into-service date for the upcoming composite-bodied airliner,
despite growing delays in the program.
The image of a modern fighter jet scrambling to intercept a
vintage Jenny or Nieuport replica is almost funny... if only it
weren't true. Four pilots flying their antique aircraft to the EAA
Fly-In in Hagerstown, MD found themselves under escort by F-16
fighters Sunday, after busting a Temporary Flight Restriction over
the presidential retreat at Camp David.
Passenger Ejected From Gondola Following Line Strike
The Associated Press reports one woman was killed Monday
morning, when she was ejected from the gondola of a hot air balloon
after it struck a fiber-optic line near a busy
Albuquerque, NM intersection.
Descending Aircraft Comes Within Three Miles Of Bizjet At
Was it truly a "close call"... and why did it happen? The
National Air Traffic Controllers Association told ANN Friday of an
incident in the skies over Nevada Thursday, in which an aircraft
descending through 28,000 feet came within 2.6 miles of a second
plane on converging flight paths.
Commander Peggy Whitson and Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of the
16th International Space Station crew are scheduled to launch from
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at about 0920 EDT on October
10, to begin a six-month stay in space.
The upcoming 2007 Wirefly X Prize Cup is the first ever Air
& Space Expo with "live" fire/fly demonstrations and
competitions. The X Prize Foundation and Holloman Air Force Base
have teamed up for this historic event -- and event organizers tell
ANN not a moment will go by where an airplane or rocket is not
taking off or landing.
Aero-News learned this weekend noted aviation enthusiast and
commercial pilot -- and Academy Award-winning actor -- Cliff
Robertson will receive the 2007 National Aeronautic
Association (NAA) Wesley L. McDonald Elder Statesman of Aviation
Award on October 29.
Dart Helicopter Services tells ANN the company's Replacement
Crosstubes for Bell 206A/B, 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft,
which were previously approved by Transport Canada and the FAA,
have now been approved by EASA.
Money Available For Electrical And Computer Engineering
Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of almost
$600,000, students accepted into the undergraduate Electrical
Engineering or Computer Engineering degree programs at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus may apply for
substantial financial assistance, ERAU representatives tell
"The simple truth is that even good controllers
occasionally make mistakes. When they do, we have multiple layers
of safety in place to protect the traveling public."
Source: Ian Gregor, Western Region spokesman
for the FAA. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association told
ANN Friday of an incident in the skies over Nevada Thursday, in
which an aircraft descending through 28,000 feet came within 2.6
miles of a second plane on converging flight paths. NATCA says the
planes would have come even closer... had the pilots not responded
to TCAS warnings, and a controller had not vectored the planes away
from each other.