Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

November 29, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30.05

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30.05

Sponsored By...

Main Sponsor

More AERO-Casts

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.30.05

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.30.05

Sponsored By...

Main Sponsor

More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Dale Klapmeier and Steve Hanvey - SATS-Air 11.30.05

ANN Special Feature: Dale Klapmeier and Steve Hanvey - SATS-Air 11.30.05

Sponsored By...

Main Sponsor

USAF Colonel Appreciates 'Ripple Effect' A Base Tour Provided

Boy's Family Organizes Holiday Care Package Drive For Troops Overseas

For Col. Darryl W. Burke -- former 9th Reconnaissance Wing Vice Commander at Beale AFB, who is now serving in Southwest Asia -- one boy's wish from over a year ago continues to ripple through his life, as well as the lives of the troops under his command.

Read More

PR TFR: 11.30.05 - 12.01.05

NOTAM: 5/1022 Issued: 11/29/2005 15:50 Effective: 11/30/2005 12:00 - 12/01/2005 20:00 State: PR Facility: ZSU - SAN JUAN (ARTCC),PR. Type: HAZARDS Description: VIEQUES ISLAND PR

Read More

Popular Aviation Artist's Painting Accepted For Competition

Sam Lyons' "Polished Perfection" To Be Exhibited

Aero-News has learned that "Polished Perfection," a stunning painting of a mirror-like Luscombe by well-known artist Sam Lyons, was selected for exhibition in the 13th Annual Horizons of Flight Aviation Art Exhibition and Competition. The juried aviation art show will be held at CAE SimuFlite's Dallas/Fort Worth facility from January 30 through April 28, 2006, as will be open to the general public.

Read More

Advertisement

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 11.29.05

Aero-News Speaks With Daniel Webster University's Dr. Robert "Skip" Myers

As the American airline industry returns ever-so-slowly to health, an increasing number of students are expected to seek their collegiate educations at aviation-minded institutions such as New Hampshire's Daniel Webster University. With ever-increasing competition from such entities as Embry-Riddle and Pan Am Flight Training, what does DWU President Dr. Myers (below, right) feel makes his college unique?

Read More

FAA To Expand Minneapolis-St. Paul Class B Airspace

AOPA: Move Further Hinders Access To GA Pilots

Over objections from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the FAA has opted to raise the ceiling on the Class Bravo airspace over Minneapolis-St. Paul from its current height of 8,000 feet MSL, to 10,000 ft. MSL early next year.

Read More

Blue Sky Network Launches Cockpit Integrated Satellite Voice Capabilities

Panel Mounted Control Head Receives STC From FAA

Blue Sky Network, which specializes in providing two-way linking and managing aviation assets via satellite, announced Monday a new satellite-based, panel-mounted control head for aircraft. The ACH1000 has also been STC'd by the FAA.

Read More

Not %$!@*&? Again: Pilot Arrested On Suspicion Of Being Intoxicated

Notice To Airmen: Cut It Out!

Frankly, we're getting sick of reporting news like this. A pilot attempting to fly a small plane out of Mather Airport Sunday was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol, after an alert airport worker noticed he appeared to be intoxicated.

Read More

Four Airlines Have A Bumpy Holiday Weekend

Six Planes Suffer Various Ground Collisions

One of the busiest travel periods of the year just wrapped up -- and according to the FAA, six airliners, one fuel truck, one luggage cart, a van, and an LAX jetway have the scars to prove it.

Read More

Rolls Royce Considers A Plant In Boeing's Backyard

WA Facility Would Build Airbus A380 Engines

As British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce enjoys one of its best periods to date, word comes the mainline supplier for engines on Airbus aircraft is considering building a second American plant... in Washington state, no less, figuratively next door to Boeing.

Read More

Advertisement

Airport Officials Clear Woods To Decrease Deer Risk

Two Planes Collided With Deer In '03 And '04

Officials at the Akron/Canton Airport outside of Akron, OH told the Associated Press they plan to clear over 30 acres of woodland surrounding the airfield, all in hopes of reducing the risks of aircraft coming in contact with deer.

Read More

CASA Urgent AD: Diamond Aircraft

Applicability: Model DA 40 aircraft, serial numbers 40.006 and subsequent; Model DA 40 D aircraft, serial numbers 40.080, 40.084, and D4.001 and subsequent; Model DA 40 F aircraft, serial numbers 40.F001 and subsequent, and 40.FC001 and subsequent.

Read More

CASA Urgent AD: Sikorsky

Applicability: Model S-76A, B, and C helicopters, equipped with a main rotor hub pilot fitting, part number 76103-08003-101 that has 1500 or more hours time in service.

Read More

Pilot Attempts To Clear His Name With The TSA

Commercial Pilot Sued Government After Being Put On "No-Fly" List

Lawyers for commercial pilot Robert Gray, who lost his flying privileges last year after being placed on the federal "No-Fly" list, are hoping to convince federal prosecutors out of court the Irish-born Gray is NOT a security risk.

Read More

Duke Goes Down In Flames -- Again

California Congressman, Vietnam Ace Pleads Guilty

Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham has pled guilty in Federal Court in San Diego to two counts of conspiracy and tax evasion. Immediately afterward he resigned from Congress, saying at an emotional press conference that he "...misled my friends, family and myself. The truth is, I broke the law and disgraced my office and myself."

Read More

ICAO: Mammoth Jet Generates Massive Turbulence

A380 Makes Big Waves... In Its Wake

If "conservative" computer models generated by the International Civil Aviation Organization prove accurate, airplanes following the A380 will have to fly up to three times the normal distance behind the massive airliner in order to avoid its wake turbulence. Such requirements could put some airports' plans to handle the superjumbo in a tailspin.

Read More

Advertisement

Tough Choices Ahead For NASA: Cut Shuttle Flights, Or Moon Plans

Analysts Say Budget Short By Billions

NASA's reach for the stars suffered another blow last week, as a projected $6 billion deficit in the agency's troubled shuttle program over the next four years is threatening to seriously delay -- and possibly cripple -- President Bush's space exploration initiative. The only alternative might be to cut the number of planned shuttle flights virtually in half -- even after NASA has already scaled back its plans on that front, to the detriment of the ISS and shuttle-based research flights.

Read More

Last Plane Out From Uzbekistan

US Spent Fortune Improving Abandoned Base

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien The US Base at Karshi-Khanabad is no more. The base where I spent way too much time at a Special Forces FOB in 2002-03 is now back in Uzbek hands after a ceremony on Monday, November 21, 2005, in which the last US commander handed over a set of symbolic keys, and the US flag was struck down and folded.

Read More

Pilot Lost In Martha's Vineyard Lancair Accident

Pilot Had Just Completed Homebuilt Plane

The owner of a homebuilt Lancair 360 was killed Sunday when the high-performance aircraft went down shortly after takeoff from Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY), on what was believed to be one of the homebuilt airplane's first flights.

Read More

Man Wakes Up On Flight As It Lands... Where It Began

What's Norwegian For 'Wasn't I Just Here?'

After reading this story, you might think twice before falling asleep onboard your next flight -- especially if you happen to be traveling to Norway.

Read More

Honolulu Aerial Advertising Ban Contested

Pro-Life Group Cites First Amendment Rights

A 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court panel is considering a case over a 2002 city ban on aerial banner advertising, after an anti-abortion group questioned the legitimacy of such a ban under the group's First Amendment rights. At issue is the right of the state to grant counties the authority to govern what is displayed within their airspace.

Read More

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.29.05)

"This will not happen again. Our passengers can rest assured that they can sleep soundly on our flights and be woken up at their destination." Source: Richard Kongsteien, spokesman for Norway's Winderoe Airline, responding to the case of one Tor Martin Johansen, a passenger who boarded a commuter flight in Trondheim heading for his hometown of Namsos. Shortly after he boarded the flight, Johansen fell into a sound sleep; in fact, he slept through the next several stops of the airplane, before waking up as it was taxiing up to the gate in... Trondheim.

Read More

Advertisement




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC