Seattle Man, Considered A Fugitive, May Be In Syria
The FBI says 31-year-old Joseph Mahmoud Dibee is a domestic
terrorist. He was indicted more than three years ago, along with 10
other people, on numerous charges such as arson, destroying an
electrical tower, and other acts of domestic terrorism.
June 2009 Employment Down 6.3 Percent From A Year Ago
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.3 percent fewer
workers in June 2009 than in June 2008, the 12th consecutive
decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the
scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.19.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.19.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part I - Comments from COPA -
08.19.09 (ANN Special Report, with the
Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association)
Aircraft With Completed Interior Exhibited At LABACE 2009 In
Embraer's light jet program achieved an important milestone
toward certification on August 8 with the first flight of the fifth
Phenom 300 aircraft, tail number PP-XVM. This aircraft, the first
with a completed interior, was exhibited at the Latin American
Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE).
Michael Myers Brings 30-years Experience To
The Baltimore Area Maintenance Facility
Skytech announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael Myers as
Director of Service for the company's Baltimore area maintenance
location. The company said the move represents a continued effort
to provide the best possible service for aircraft owners and
A Mooney Acclaim M20TN took first prize in Category C of
the South African Power Flying Association's Ultimate Challenge Air
Race held August 15, 2009 in South Africa. Mooney ZS-ACC, piloted
by Patrick Hanly of SA Mooney, and owned and navigated by Frikkie
Greefe, flew the 297.32 nautical mile course in 1:30:44.
Company Also Deals In Alternative Energy Technology
Bye Aerospace, Inc., an aircraft design and engineering
outsourcing company, has named John W. Brown Chief Financial
Officer. In addition to his duties as CFO, Brown continues to serve
as President of Bye Energy, Inc.
U.S.-Manufactured Payloads For Asia-Pacific Customers
Arianespace has completed the payload integration on its fourth
Ariane 5 to be launched in 2009, clearing the way for this
vehicle's liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana on Friday.
The heavy-lift Ariane 5 has been fitted with its dual payload
"stack" of telecommunications satellites.
Project Includes System Development, Configuration, And
Moog's Industrial Group, a division of Moog Inc. has delivered
an aerospace test rig to the Korean Aerospace Research Institute
(KARI) that will perform a wide range of structural and fatigue
tests for helicopters.
MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320,
and A321 Series Airplanes
One case of elevator servo-control disconnection has been
experienced on an aircraft of the A320 family. Failure occurred at
the servo-control rod eye-end.
MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 737-600, -700,
-700C, - 800, and -900 Series Airplanes
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive
(AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C,
-800, and -900 series airplanes. This new AD requires an
additional operational test of the P5-14 panel.
Writer Marty Steiner Shares Georgia’s Rich Aviation History
Two years ago, Georgia commemorated the centennial anniversary of the state’s first beginnings in aviation. In 1907, Ben T. Epps successfully piloted his hand-built aircraft 100 yards across a cow pasture near Athens, Georgia.
Writer Marty Steiner Shares Georgia’s Rich Aviation
Two years ago, Georgia commemorated the centennial anniversary
of the state’s first beginnings in aviation. In 1907,
Ben T. Epps successfully piloted his hand-built aircraft 100 yards
across a cow pasture near Athens, Georgia.
Here we go, just two weeks after AirVenture 2009...
and the ANN staff has ALMOST recovered from our annual week(s) at
Wittman Field. As is our custom, we're taking a few days/weeks to
consider things carefully, and have assembled a few articles and
awards lists that quantify and qualify the very best and worst of
the Oshkosh 2009 experience. BUT... we're getting ready to let fly
with this year's rendition.
Eclipse Aerospace has agreed to pay $40 million for the assets
of Eclipse Aviation, the makers of Very Light Jets based in
Albuquerque, NM which closed down earlier this year and went into
Chapter 7 liquidation. The bidding closed August 4th, and no other
company came forward with an offer.
The FAA is soliciting public comments regarding a potential
rulemaking requiring the development and implementation
of safety management systems (SMS). In a news release, the
Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) says using an SMS is not a
substitute for compliance with FAA regulations or FAA oversight
Separate From Job Losses Due To Phase-Out Of Shuttle
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a division of US global
security firm Lockheed Martin Corporation, said Monday it would cut
about 800 jobs by year-end to improve its competitiveness. The
company said the payroll deductions represent about 4.5 percent of
the overall workforce.
Belite Aircraft has completed a series of tests which
statically demonstrated the structural integrity and durability of
the aircraft's carbon fiber wing under loads of up to 4Gs.
Conducted at the firm's Wichita, Kansas facilities, the tests
subjected a carbon fiber wing to progressively increasing G
OAG Reports Capacity Grew 0.2% Over August Of 2008
Global airline capacity is showing marginal growth for August
2009, the first month of positive growth for a year, reports OAG,
an aviation data business. The world's airlines have 314.2 million
seats on offer this month, a rise of 0.2% (472,839 more seats) over
August 2008 levels.
"Although we appreciate the technical expertise our
parties provide during the course of an investigation, it is
counterproductive when an organization breaches the party agreement
and publicly interprets or comments on factual information
generated by that investigation."
Source: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman.
Did you know that there is an association dedicated to
university aviation programs? The University Aviation Association
(UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members,
the industry, government and the general public.