Northwest Airlines tells ANN that it has reached a tentative
agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
to end an ongoing labor dispute with the airline's technicians. A
membership ratification vote will be conducted during the next 30
EADS Co-CEO Louis Gallois To Run Troubled Planemaker
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.09.06 1715 EDT: When
Christian Streiff offered his plan to turn around the fortunes of
European planemaker Airbus last week, he essentially told the board
of parent company EADS that it would be his way, or the highway...
and on Monday, the now-former Airbus CEO opted for the highway.
It was an interstellar family reunion of sorts last week, as
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) snapped a picture of the
Mars Rover Opportunity from high overhead, showing the rover near
the rim of Victoria Crater.
Confirming the worst fears of most of the civilized world, North
Korea has tested its first nuclear device underground, setting off
about a four on the Richter scale, and about a thousand on the
world crisis meter.
Representatives with Boeing tell ANN the company has flown its
newly designed A/MH-6X light-turbine helicopter for the first time,
marking a significant milestone in the continuing development of
the versatile manned/unmanned military aircraft.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.09.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.09.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Sam's Club Sells
Bizjets: 10.09.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Scott
Williams, Vice President for E-Commerce for Sam's Club.)
Las Vegas, NV is booming... with new houses popping up like so
many slot machines and all-you-can-eat buffets. That growth is
encroaching on the once-isolated North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), to
the point the Las Vegas Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)
recently banned first flights of amateur-built planes from the
airport, due to urban growth.
Claims Fraud, Liability For Accident In Icing Conditions
The family of the 49-year-old pilot killed when her Cessna
208B Caravan went down in Winnipeg last October has filed suit
against Cessna, alleging the planemaker knew the aircraft was
unsafe in icing conditions.
Planemaker, French PM Deny Rumors CEO Is On way
Could recently hired Airbus CEO Christian Streiff already be
heading for the door? On Friday, Airbus flatly denied rumors that
Streiff -- who has only been on the job since July -- is looking to
leave the beleaguered planemaker.
Autonomous Systems Are Getting Smarter And Smarter...
Atair Aerospace told Aero-News recently the company will
exhibit its Onyx precision guided parachute systems and LEAPP Long
Endurance Autonomous Powered Paraglider UAV technologies at the
2006 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting
and Exposition, which kicks off in Washington Monday.
"EAA's position on these matters, which affect numerous
airports throughout the country, is consistently clear. Every
person who builds an aircraft must have access to a safe and
convenient way to make the initial flights in these aircraft."
Source: EAA Vice President of Industry and
Regulatory Affairs Earl Lawrence, commenting on the group's appeal
to the Las Vegas Flight Standards District Office to review its ban
on first flights of amateur-built planes from the North Las Vegas