Vendor Sued For Nonpayment; Planemaker Claimed Poor
Eclipse Aviation and Hampson Aerospace, Inc., announced Tuesday
the two companies have reached a full and final settlement of all
claims and disputes, stemming from a lawsuit filed against Eclipse
late last year.
Authorities have identified the names of four people killed in
this weekend's midair collision of two single-engine aircraft near
Corona Municipal Airport in Southern California, and a fifth victim
on the ground.
We hear often from NATCA that large numbers of air traffic
controllers are about to retire. We've seen industry studies that
show a large cluster of airline pilots is about to retire. But
demographics are threatening shortages not only among the people
who direct and fly planes, but the people who design and build
The City of Conway, AR has needed a new airport for years.
Development has encroached on the existing airport, Cantrell Field,
raising concerns that aircraft encountering trouble now have few
options but forced landings in populated areas.
The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet ruled on
what caused an inflight collision near Cincinnati's Blue
Ash Airport last May... but that hasn't stopped one of the widows
from filing a lawsuit.
Airlines Choosing Their Partners Ahead Of Delta
You could probably see this coming. Just days after ANN reported
Continental Airlines CEO Larry Kellner was cool to the idea of
pursuing a merger with another airline, a report in the Financial
Times of London suggests his earlier comments may have been a
Study Says New Uber-Airline Would Likely Spur Increased
An analysis of a possible merger between Delta and either of two
competitors rumored to be candidates would be a "game changer."
That's the finding of OAGback Aviation Solutions in a study
commissioned by USA Today.
A Case For Congestion Pricing, With The Reason Foundation's
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.22.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Case For Congestion
Pricing: 01.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with Robert Poole,
Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation.)
Only Text, Email Allowed To Start... But Voice Calls Are
Somebody had to go first. Air France recently began flying an
Airbus A318 equipped with the Mobile OnAir system, and is
conducting a six-month test in Europe in which passengers are
allowed to use their mobile phones during the flight.
An Old Friend Proves That He's Still A Master Aircrafter
We caught up with an old friend a few months ago -- Canadian Aircraft Designer, Darryl Murphy. While it was nice to renew old acquaintances and talk shop... it was nicer still to see that there was a new aircraft in the world of Murphy Aircraft. Murphy Aircraft's new Yukon was designed with "versatility foremost in mind" with roomy seating for four, an economical engine option (using the Lycoming O-360), and a separate cargo compartment -- with a door big enough for all manner of cargo. Even more versatility has been built into this design with the availability of your choice of tricycle or conventional landing gear -- or even floats (straight floats or amphibs, too)!
An Old Friend Proves That He's Still A Master Aircrafter
We caught up with an old friend a few months ago -- Canadian
Aircraft Designer, Darryl Murphy. While it was nice to renew old
acquaintances and talk shop... it was nicer still to see that there
was a new aircraft in the world of Murphy Aircraft. Murphy
Aircraft's new Yukon was designed with "versatility foremost in
mind" with roomy seating for four, an economical engine option
(using the Lycoming O-360), and a separate cargo compartment --
with a door big enough for all manner of cargo.
When it comes to the controversial topic of so-called
"congestion pricing," general aviation pilots and commercial
airlines stand on common ground. As carriers fight a recent
Department of Transportation decision to allow new airport landing
fees, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has vowed to fight
any attempt to discriminate against general aviation at the
Delta Connection Academy Boasts First FAA-Approved FITS
Delta Connection Academy made history on January 4, 2008 when
Steven Harden became the first flight school student pilot
nationwide to complete the 141 FAA/Industry Training Standards
(FITS) program designed to increase aviation safety, reduce the
number of accidents and improve pilot skills and decision making in
America's First Satellite Sent Into Orbit January 31, 1958
A half-century ago, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Explorer 1
spacecraft became America’s first Earth-orbiting satellite
when it sailed into space on January 31, 1958. In honor of the
historic achievement that launched the United States into the space
age, JPL and Caltech invite the public to the premiere of a new
documentary chronicling the story of Explorer 1.
A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Stennis Space Center, MS
on January 17 to hear Robert A. Decatur, one of the 130 remaining
Tuskegee Airmen, tell his story of duty, service and perseverance
in a Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day program.
For the first time, an air-to-ground missile was launched from a
full-scale aerial target drone, or FSAT. The test was
performed January 9 by airmen at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force
Base, with Detachment 1 of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron.
Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aereas announced Monday it has
firmed up its order for 22 A350XWBs, models 800 and 900, to be
delivered from 2013 onwards. TAM, Airbus' biggest customer in the
southern hemisphere, now has the largest A350 XWB fleet in the
region on order, and will be the first in Latin America to
incorporate this aircraft into its fleet.
UK-Based Outfit Builds HBC's Global Beech Support Network
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Monday U.K.-based
FR Aviation recently joined its worldwide network of authorized
service centers to support its Beechcraft line of aircraft. Based
at Bournemouth International Airport, FR Aviation’s main
facility is strategically located to service Beechcraft customers
across Europe, alongside existing service centers.
"Why did they waste taxpayer money chartering an
advisory committee if they weren’t going to listen to the
recommendations? They want to impose 'market based' controls
whether or not the industry thinks congestion pricing would be an
appropriate way to reduce delays."
Source: Phil Boyer, President of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association. When it comes to the controversial
topic of so-called "congestion pricing," general aviation pilots
and commercial airlines stand on common ground. As carriers fight a
recent Department of Transportation decision to allow new airport
landing fees, AOPA has also vowed to combat any attempt to
discriminate against general aviation at the nation's airports.