Says Spirit Management Continues To Threaten Pilots
Pilots at Spirit Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, responded Thursday to what it called "continued
threats of retribution from Spirit management." The union says
pilots calling in sick are facing investigations and possible
Will Allow Missile Defense System; Russia Not Pleased
Brrr... did it just get a bit chilly in here? A Russian
general says Poland's agreement to allow US missile defense
batteries to be placed in the formerly communist country may expose
Poland to just such an attack.
Not that we're against children flying... but many on the ANN
staff admit to a sense of dread whenever we see a family with a
baby or young child seated near us on a commercial airliner.
Apparently, we're not alone -- a new poll by airfarewatchdog.com
reveals the frustration most passengers feel when seated next to an
active child or crying baby while flying.
On Thursday evening, August 14, Arianespace orbited two
communications satellites, primarily intended for TV broadcast
services: Superbird-7 for Japanese operator Space Communications
Corporation (SCC), within the scope of a contract with Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation (MELCO), and AMC-21 for American operator SES
AMERICOM, a company of the SES group.
Cockpit Recording Portrays Calm, Professional Flight Pilot
ABC News broke the "news" Thursday that last month's incident
involving a Midwest Airlines MD-81 chartered for Illinois senator
and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was an actual
emergency... but upon listening to the tapes, ANN was most
impressed by the cool professionalism of the plane's flight crew in
handling the crisis.
Robinson Takes Off, With Helicopter Innovator Frank
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.15.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.15.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Robinson Takes Off:
08.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with Robinson
Helicopter founder Frank Robinson.)
Even With Soaring Diesel Prices, Other Methods Are A
There's no doubt about it... continuing spikes in oil prices
have hit everyone hard. From the gasoline we put in our cars and
planes, to the oil used to heat our homes, it's clear -- petroleum
Garmin’s G600 Receives Certification, Deliveries Begin
During the heady days of Oshkosh 2008, Garmin confirmed to ANN that it had received FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certification with an Approved Model List (AML STC) for the G600. The FAA’s approval allows the G600 to be installed in 785 different makes and models of normal and utility category aircraft, including twin combustion engine and turbo-prop engine aircraft with a certification weight up to 12,500 lbs.
Garmin’s G600 Receives Certification, Deliveries
During the heady days of Oshkosh 2008, Garmin confirmed to ANN
that it had received FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type
Certification with an Approved Model List (AML STC) for the G600.
The FAA’s approval allows the G600 to be installed in 785
different makes and models of normal and utility category
As Russian tanks and bombers continued their push further into
the former Soviet republic of Georgia, a US Air Force C-17
Globemaster III transport jet departed Ramstein Air Base, Germany,
and landed at Tbilisi International Airport Wednesday, delivering
$1 million in humanitarian aid.
Saying the decision provides mutual benefits to the space agency
and the Air Force, on Thursday NASA announced it will delay the
launch of its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter until February 2009 at
the earliest, and swap its position on the pad at Cape Canaveral
with a USAF spacecraft.
Establishes European Sales, Support Network For XL2
Liberty Aerospace announced Thursday it has signed an exclusive
distributorship agreement with Piper-Germany to sell and distribute
the Liberty XL2 to the general aviation market in Germany, Austria
and the United Kingdom.
It was an oddly quiet passing, for a man who made quite a mark
on Alaska's rich aviation history. Ray Peterson, who built a
handful of backwoods cabins into a florishing tourism business and
airline, died in his sleep this week in his Anchorage apartment at
the age of 96.
Realizing it's not good PR to charge luggage fees to soldiers
going off to war, Alaska Airlines and regional subsidiary Horizon
Air announced Thursday both airlines are waiving service charges on
baggage for active members of the US military traveling on orders,
allowing them to check up to three pieces of luggage free of
Boeing recently completed work on the first BBJ 3, a larger
business jet based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER. The
airplane is now at DeCrane Aircraft in Georgetown, DE where it will
receive its long-range auxiliary fuel system and a Head-up
The National Biplane Association conducts various programs in
support of its purpose. The National Convention and Exposition,
Biplane Expo, is the largest gathering of a variety of biplanes in
the world. It is held annually, on the first weekend of June at
Frank Phillips Field in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 50 miles north of
"We believe our proposed cooperation is an important
step towards ensuring that we can compete effectively with rival
alliances and manage through the challenges of record fuel prices
and growing economic concerns. In addition, we believe we will be
more effective competitors with greater ability to invest in our
products and services. As a result, this business agreement will
create positive outcomes for our customers, shareholders, employees
and the communities we serve."
Source: Gerard Arpey, Chairman and CEO of AMR
Corp., parent company of American Airlines. On Thursday, American
Airlines announced it has signed a joint business agreement with
British Airways and Iberia on flights between North America and