If you don't believe the Cassini spacecraft has lived up to its
promise of studying Saturn and its moons more closely than any
other probe before it, NASA has some lakefront property on Titan to
sell you. Literally.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5543
Issue Date: March 14, 2007 at 1435 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: March 16, 2007 at 1810 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 18, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
The folks at AIR, Inc. told ANN Wednesday that airline pilot
hiring continued strong in February, with 891 new pilot jobs
created for the month -- a large increase from the 701 pilots hired
the same time last year.
Below is the unedited text of the speech given by FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey Wednesday before the House
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on
Aviation concerning the FAA's Reauthorization Proposal, which the
agency has dubbed the "Next Generation Air Transportation System
Financing Reform Act Of 2007."
Integrated Flight Deck Also Available For 200-Series King
Avidyne Corporation and S-TEC Corporation told ANN this week the
companies have received an FAA STC for the Alliant Integrated
Flight Deck on Beechcraft King Air E90- and C90-series turboprop
aircraft. The companies also hold an FAA STC for the Alliant system
on King Air 200 series aircraft.
The FAA has issued Emergency airworthiness directive (AD)
2007-06-51 to all owners and operators of Boeing Model 737-800
series airplanes. The agency states it has received a report of
seven flight spoiler actuator jams on Model 737-800 Short Field
Performance (SFP) airplanes.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.14.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.14.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Flight Design USA's Tom Peghiny,
Part 2: 03.14.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Peghiny on
developing the light sport aircraft ATSM certification
Opponents to an FAA plan that would potentially redirect
aircraft over certain residential areas near the Philadelphia
International Airport received a promise this week from the
chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the FAA.
Environmental Groups Unhappy With BMed's Wasted Emissions
Six nights a week, a British Mediterranean Airways (BMed) Airbus
A320 departs Heathrow, bound for neighboring Cardiff. It then flies
back to Heathrow, to repeat the process once again. Here's the
punchline: no tickets are sold, and the 124 passenger seats remain
empty on each leg.
In 2001, a 1973 Piper Seneca experienced engine trouble during a
flight. The owner, Jerry Dwyer, made an emergency landing at
Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) in Iowa... where it sat for the
next five years, repairs pending. Dwyer became suspicious when he
noticed parts of his aircraft were missing -- first an engine and
propeller, then the landing gear, seats, autopilot... and then the
radios, followed by the entire instrument panel.
In a move few would call surprising, six Islamic imams who were
removed from a US Airways flight late last year for suspicious
behavior, and allegedly making anti-American comments, are suing
the airline for discrimination.
Says Ripple Effect Prices LCC Out Of Leasing Market
AirAsia X was all set to begin operations in July. The new
budget airline start-up was scheduled to start service from Kuala
Lumpur to Europe and China. But a "minor technical issue" has
delayed the company's launch until at least 2008.
Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for
companies that rely on GA aircraft to help make their businesses
more efficient, productive and successful.
Hinged surfaces attached to the trailing edge of a wing, either
to increase maneuverability (as on a control line aerobatic model)
or to increase lift at the expense of drag (as on most full size
aircraft and some radio control airplanes).
"This is very good news, but it is no reason to let
down our guard. We need to build on this improving record with a
continued emphasis on safety in all phases of
Source: NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker,
commenting on the news the number of accidents in all segments of
civil aviation in 2006 were less than in 2005 -- with general
aviation recording the lowest number of accidents and fatal
accidents in the 40 years of NTSB record keeping.