ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.02.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.02.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part III - Rural Voters and
Entrepreneurs - 10.02.09 (ANN Special Report,
with Niel Ritchie, President of the League of Rural Voters, and
Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business Entrepreneurship
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Thursday
welcomed the White House nomination of Dr. Mark R. Rosekind to the
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The White House
announced the nomination on September 30.
Hopes To Rekindle Interest In A German Moon Expedition
Team c-base Open Moon, a German group that includes physicians,
businessmen, and engineers, announced its official entry into the
Google Lunar X Prize Thursday. Headquartered in Berlin,
Germany, the team is comprised of 5 members and is one of 20 teams
from ten countries that are competing for the prize.
NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are
sponsoring a competition for engineering ideas, with the winning
design possibly becoming part of an actual space project. The 2010
Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage or
RASC-AL contest is aimed at engineering students.
Company Will Promote Full Range Of Commercial Jets Up To 122
Embraer will participate in the annual European Regions Airline
Association (ERA) General Assembly. The event, to be held October 8
to 10, is one of the most important airline, airport and supplier
gatherings in Europe, and includes a trade exhibition and a
But Washington Governor Chris Gregoire Says State Is Fighting
To Win It
As Boeing mulls where to put the second production line for the
787 Dreamliner, the Governor of Washington State says she hopes it
will be in Everett, but if not, it's not the end of Boeing in
New Regional Turboprop Set To Enter Flight Testing
ATR officially presented the first aircraft of its new '-600'
series Thursday. The aircraft, an ATR 72-600 prototype, was
unveiled during a ceremony, which took place in Toulouse, under the
patronage of Dominique Bussereau, Secretary of State for Transport,
represented by Patrick Gandil, General Director of French Civil
But $199 Security Pass May Be Returning To Airports
For frequent travelers, it was a very attractive. Pay $199,
submit to fingerprinting and an iris scan, and skip the long
security lines as some airports around the country. Verified
Identity Pass, a company founded by entrepreneur Steven Brill, made
the offer and convinced some 200,000 customers to sign up for the
"Aviation Will Benefit" With Bersin As Commissioner
President Barack Obama has nominated Alan D. Bersin to be the
Commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection division of the
Department of Homeland Security. Bersin currently serves as DHS
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special
Representative for Border Affairs.
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released an Issue Brief
on the alternate engine for the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
Tuesday. The group says the program should be scrapped as a waste
of government spending.
AERO 2010 Hopes To Attract Visitors, Exhibitors From Around The
AERO Friedrichshafen, set for April 2010, will once again
provide an opportunity for GA industry leaders to exchange
experiences, socialize with existing customers while attracting new
ones, and show off what's new in the world if GA. The complete GA
spectrum will be represented at Friedrichshafen next April.
Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation Legacy
Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation restorations. Having learned to fly at the age of 15, Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos, and Stearmans. It was, however, one particular vintage aircraft that captured his fascination over the years, the Boeing 40. As a child, Pemberton heard stories of his father’s own adolescent aviation experiences, listening to the Boeing 40s flying over the family’s Iowa farm. Situated underneath the transcontinental mail route of the 1920s and 1930s, the farm had a front-row seat to the development of Boeing’s commercial success.
Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation
Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation
restorations. Having learned to fly at the age of 15,
Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by
exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos,
21 Sessions Focus On The Light Business Airplane Sector
There will be plenty of information for the owners and operators
of Light Business Airplanes at this year's NBAA Annual Meeting and
Convention, set for October 20th-22nd in Orlando. The problem may
be getting to all the sessions that look interesting.
Business Aviation Faces The Same Concerns Worldwide, He
Cessna chairman, president, and CEO Jack J. Pelton said business
aviation faces similar issues around the world that will require
operators to cooperate across regional lines if the business is to
thrive. Pelton's remarks came during his keynote address at the
Regional Aviation Association of Australia Convention.
Second Time The Replica Has Gone Down In Two Years
A full-scale replica of the historic 1905 Wright Flyer III has
gone down in Ohio while practicing for a re-enactment of the first
flight. Pilot Mark Dusenberry was injured, and sent to the hospital
after the accident. The aircraft was heavily damaged.
4 Finished The Challenging Course To Receive The
Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in
announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of
these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were
all accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the
international Master Instructor accrediting authority.
B-717 Operations Will Cease In A Month, Aircraft Returned To
Midwest Airlines pilots were informed this week that the
operations of Midwest Airlines as we know it today will cease on
November 3, 2009. On that day, the last of Midwest Airlines’
larger Boeing 717 aircraft will be returned to the manufacturer and
all of the remaining Midwest pilots will no longer fly any Midwest
North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise
flights Oct. 3 in the skies over the National Capital Region
(Washington, D.C.). The flights will take place in the late
morning and early afternoon. People can expect to hear and
see NORAD fighter aircraft as they practice their intercept and
"(W)e know there will be new regulations. But we must
work closely with the government to ensure the regulations make
sense for the way general aviation operates while providing real
benefits." Source: Cessna chairman,
president, and CEO Jack J. Pelton.
Brothers National Memorial
Monday will mark the 104th anniversary of the event that brought
us all to aviation. We thought it was fitting to have a reminder of
the place where it all began.