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April 23, 2011

Update: Tornado! Lambert Airport (KSTL) Struggles With Massive Storm Damage

Severe Damage from Friday Storms Clobbers Major Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is closed indefinitely after severe storm damage on the evening of Friday, April 22. Initially, four people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. All inbound and outbound flights are cancelled at Lambert until further notice pending safety and operational assessments to determine the full extent of damage to the airport complex and the surrounding area.

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NTSB Issues Factual Report In Stevens Accident In Alaska

Former Senator, Four Others Fatally Injured In August, 2010

The NTSB has released the factual data it will use to determine the probable cause in an accident which occurred on August 9, 2010. The accident fatally injured former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and four others.

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ALPA Hails NTSB Support for Standardized Pilot Rest Regulations

Moak Agrees Cargo Pilots Should Not Be Exempt

In a recent public statement, NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman said that the crews of cargo planes should not be exempt from new rules governing crew rest. That position drew a supportive response from ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak Thursday.

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Sabre The Target Of An Antitrust Lawsuit

U.S. Airways Says Sabre’s Practices Are "Anticompetitive" And "Anticonsumer"

US Airways has filed a federal civil antitrust lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against Sabre Holdings Corp. to halt anticompetitive and anticonsumer practices, as well as recover monetary damages.

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Mega-FIRCs, Progressive FIRCs Are Here

Instructor Now Have Two New Choices When Renewing Their CFI Certificates

The FAA has awarded AVSeminars its new 2 year authorization to conduct Flight Instructor Refresher Courses and it comes with two, new twists.

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NASA Symposium Marks Key Anniversaries

Reflects On 50 Years Of Human Spaceflight

NASA's History Program Office and the National Air and Space Museum's Division of Space History are hosting a joint symposium entitled "1961/1981: Key Moments in Human Spaceflight."

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Aircell Wins Innovation Award For Inflight Internet Services

Takes Top Colorado Honors For Innovation, Growth, And Impact

Aircell has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Communication Technology Professionals’ (CTP) annual Ascent Award. Recognizing Aircell’s work with its Gogo and Gogo Biz inflight Internet services, the award is based on innovation, growth and the impact being made in the telecommunications sector.

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Cannes Airshow Catches The 162 Skycatcher

Demonstration Flights Will Be Available

Cessna's LSA will be on display at the Cannes AirShow this summer. Authorized Cessna sales rep Aeromecanic has just announced a European exclusive, with the first C162 Skycatcher presented at its display, along with a C182, a C172 and a Corvalis TT.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.23.11)

"(A)irline pilots’ bodies don’t consider whether their plane is transporting pallets of cargo, military equipment or troops, or commercial passengers when it comes to feeling fatigued." Source: ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.11): Blind Speed

The rate of departure or closing of a target relative to the radar antenna at which cancellation of the primary radar target by moving target indicator (MTI) circuits in the radar equipment causes a reduction or complete loss of signal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.11)

DC-3 Movies

Some people, heck probably most pilots, have a favorite airplane. If yours happens to be the DC-3, there’s the site for you.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2011-06-02

MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 172 Airplanes Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA01303WI

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