Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday the prototype CRJ1000
NextGen jetliner, serial number 19991, made its successful
inaugural flight from the Bombardier facility at Mirabel, Quebec
earlier in the day.
Says Gustav Was First Chance To Test Lessons Learned From 2005
As Hurricane Gustav bore down on the coast of Louisiana over the
Labor Day weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said its
personnel played a critical role in evacuating New Orleans and
supporting law enforcement and military flights. Now, as the worst
storm to hit the region in three years has moved inland, the FAA is
assisting recovery efforts.
The US government filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against
Boeing, saying the American planemaker and defense contractor
deliberately inflated the price for a decoy system fitted to US Air
Force B-1B Lancer bombers.
Aviation Law Experts, LLC tells ANN the Chief Administrative Law
Judge of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently
ordered the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pay two
corporate pilots $12,475.00 for attorney fees and expenses pursuant
to the Equal Access to Justice Act. The ruling came after the NTSB
determined the FAA erred in citing the pilots for two infractions
related to a March 2008 complaint.
US Navy Project Aims To Counter Surface-To-Surface Missile
Alliant Techsystems announced Wednesday it was awarded a $97
million contract for the design, development, integration, and test
of the Multi-Stage Supersonic Target (MSST) by the Naval Air
Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD. With incentives, the value of
the contract could reach $103 million.
AirTran Airways announced this week the airline has hired Steven
A. Rossum as its executive vice president of corporate development.
In this new position, Rossum will be focused primarily on corporate
strategy, corporate finance, fleet planning, aircraft financing and
other strategic transactions.
Pilots Say "Flip-Flop" Another Sign Management Has Not A
In response to a number of complaints following its announcement
last month of plans to charge travelers -- even business class
passengers -- for meals onboard trans-Atlantic flights, on Tuesday
beleaguered United Airlines quietly retracted the controversial
plan, and said it will continue serving complimentary hot meals on
its longest routes.
Personal Flying Machine Will Sport Emergency 'Chute
Whole-aircraft emergency parachute system manufacturer Ballistic
Recovery Systems, Inc. announced this week it has entered into an
agreement with Martin Aircraft Company to provide the BRS-patented
emergency parachute recovery system for all production model Martin
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Says Tests Will Help
Engineers from NASA and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
successfully completed a series of hot-fire altitude tests using
liquid methane on the RS-18 engine. The tests, conducted at White
Sands test facility in New Mexico, are part of the technology
development for NASA's Constellation program, and gathered
important data on ignition, performance measurement, and rapid
start and stop.
Billson Named President Of Manufacturing; McConnell To Lead
In a release sent to current Eclipse 500 owners and position
holders, Eclipse Aviation on Tuesday announced a new divisional
structure, as part of the company's ongoing 'operational excellence
Billionaire Adventurer Disappeared On Labor Day 2007
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the mysterious
disappearance of famed aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett... and
though official search efforts for the billionaire have ended,
friends and admirers continue to scour the desolate Nevada
landscape for some sign of what happened.
AOPA's Andy Cebula, On New ADIZ Training Requirements And Other
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US Fish and Wildlife Service Chooses The Kodiak To Monitor Waterfowl Populations
Waterfowl all over North America may soon have to get used to a new but increasingly familiar sight... that of a massive Quest Aircraft Kodiak Turbo-Prop... an airplane chosen by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct surveys and monitoring under the watchful eye of our Department of the Interior, in cooperation with other affected nations. This aircraft will operate far from home, often in remote areas and have to cover a lot of ground... and on land or water, the Kodiak seems like the ideal aircraft for one of the most demanding missions in the world.
US Fish and Wildlife Service Chooses The Kodiak To Monitor
Waterfowl all over North America may soon have to get used to a
new abut increasingly familiar sight... that of a massive Quest
Aircraft Kodiak Turbo-Prop... and airplane chosen by the US Fish
and Wildlife Service to conduct surveys and monitoring under the
watchful of our department of the Interior, in cooperation with
other affected nations.
We're days away from the release of the National Transportation
Safety Board's preliminary report on the weekend crash of a Bell
206B medevac helicopter in Indiana... but investigators released
one important piece of the puzzle Tuesday.
Two Previous Attempts At American/British Airways Partnership
The European Commission is examining a transatlantic alliance
which allow American Airlines, British Airways and Spain's Iberia
SA to coordinate their loyalty programs, schedules and fares on
flights between North America and Europe.
Suit Alleges Aging Planes Have Never Been Safe To Fly
Two of the United Kingdom families who lost sons when a Royal
Air Force Nimrod MR2 burst into flames over Afghanistan two years
ago began a landmark lawsuit against the Ministry of Defence in
Britain's High Court Tuesday.
Will Serve As Director Of Technical Services For FBO
Aero-News learned this week Cutter Aviation recently named
Dennis Constantine as the Director of Technical Services for all
locations within the Cutter Aviation network throughout the
southwestern United States. Constantine will head up the
newly-created Technical Services business unit, which combines all
maintenance, avionics, warranty service, and support units into one
singular business unit.
Fortunately, Pancake-Flat State Is Next Door To Rocky
Summer was an "elevating" experience for aviation students at
Kansas State University at Salina. Troy Brockway, associate
professor of aviation at K-State at Salina, took a group of
aviation students west this summer to fly high in the Rockies.
"It's an image that haunted [me] repeatedly for at
least the first couple of years. I guess the trauma of it subsides
over the years, but it never goes away."
Source: Patrick Smith, a survivor of the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Smith, an
information management specialist for the Army's deputy chief of
staff for personnel, spoke to the Pentagon Channel last week before
the seven-year anniversary of the morning hijackers drove American
Airlines Flight 77 into a section of the Pentagon next to Smith's