ANN has confirmed that Adam Aircraft has shut down
operations for the moment... pending future decisions on the part
of those holding the purse strings. While information remains
sketchy until further details emerge (and are promised
momentarily), the negotiations that have been ongoing for some
weeks now, in search of a funding solution for Adam's continued
development and production plans, have failed to achieve a
The Defense Department announced Monday charges have been sworn
against six detainees at Guantanamo Bay, alleged to be responsible
for the planning and execution of the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks against the United States. The government will seek the
death penalty for all six men.
If you took your 27-year-old car in to the dealership, claiming
defective workmanship... how far do you think you'd get? That, in
essence, is the question the US Air Force continues to mull over,
as it works to determine what liability, if any, Boeing has
following a spate of incidents involving older F-15 Eagles.
We may be getting closer to the oft-rumored joining of Delta Air
Lines and Northwest Airlines in the state of merged operations.
According to two sources close to the talks, both sides shared
details of a proposed merger agreement this weekend to their
respective pilots unions.
Calling the airline's plans to launch a new transatlantic
subsidiary a "Trojan Horse" that will lead to reduced salaries,
pilots at British Airways appear increasingly likely to strike
within the next two weeks... a move that could spell trouble for
thousands of passengers over the upcoming Easter holiday
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.11.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.11.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Pilot Certification:
02.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over
It's been an interesting couple of years for Avidyne... but 2008
looks to be a year of positive and aggressive developments and
they may be coming sooner than you think. After developing the
first electronic cockpit to see true industry acceptance, we hear
solid rumors the company is about to announce a WAAS-enabled
GPS/NAV/COM-capable FMS for single-pilot jet operations.
Interesting Observations From Folks On The "Front Lines" Of Our
At the 2007 AOPA Expo, staffers and officials from P.A.S.S.
caught up with ANN Editor-In-Chief, and let him know in no
uncertain terms that they wanted to get a few things on the
record. P.A.S.S? What the heck is that? Isn't that what you
were always missing when you caught in the halls, between clases,
back in school?
Members of EAA Chapter 172, who discovered their clubhouse at
Pea Patch airport near Blythe, GA was vandalized the morning of
January 28, didn't stand still for very long in trying to return
things to normal. Last weekend, several chapter members got
together to repaint the front of the clubhouse.
In its updated Factual report on the May 12, 2007 downing of a
skydiving flight near Kalispell, MT, the National Transportation
Safety Board notes there were no apparent structural or mechanical
issues with the Cessna 182... but adds the plane was over gross
weight, and barely within the acceptable aft CG envelope.
Aero-News has learned Brazilian planemaker Embraer recently
signed a firm order with JJH Capital, owned by Juan José
Hidalgo, President of Air Europa and Globalia, for six Embraer 195
jets, plus purchase rights for another six aircraft.
In a coordinated effort with US Air Forces in Europe and Air
Mobility Command, the Air Force Reserve Command is providing
dedicated aircrews to fly C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlift
missions in Europe and Africa.
Crews searching for a missing Cessna twin that disappeared last
week near Banning Pass in southern California came across the
wreckage Saturday, but found no sign any of the four persons
onboard the plane survived the impact.
Northrop Grumman told ANN last week the defense contractor is
taking the first steps toward giving the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber
the ability to destroy moving targets under a current contract with
the US Air Force.
"It looks as good as new. I told Freeman that
he’s member of the month next month."
Source: Sheila Connell, president of EAA
Chapter 172. On Saturday, February 2, a group of members headed by
Chapter Vice President Freeman Newman worked to paint over graffiti
painted on the chapter's clubhouse by vandals in the early morning
hours of January 28.