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March 21, 2010

Aero-TV: Citation Service Center – Maintaining Performance for Cessna Jets

Cessna’s Kelly Reich Introduces the Citation Parts Distribution Service
Every year, Cessna invests crucial time and assets to provide their customers with the utmost service. In order to provide this service to Citation owners and operators, Cessna created a worldwide network of nine Cessna-owned Citation Service Centers and 24 Authorized Citation Service Centers. At each center, expert Citation technicians can provide specialized services including on-ground support and phase inspections, avionic and airframe modifications, damage repair, engine overhauls, hot section inspections, interior refurbishment, and exterior painting. 

Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – Ed Scott, Keeping Old Traditions Alive

KAM Restoration Expert, Ed Scott, Explains His Interest in Antique 
The Kansas Aviation Museum is more than just a showcase for Wichita’s rich aviation history; it is history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is housed in Wichita’s original municipal airport terminal. Dedicated on March 31st, 1935, the Wichita Municipal Airport served as a major mid-continent stopover for commercial operations as the last stop before crossing the Rockies to Denver or Los Angeles. At its peak in 1944, the airport was one of the busiest in the nation with take-offs or landings occurring every 90 seconds. Wandering the museum, visitors are immediately transported back to the glory days of aviation, surrounded b

Hero Pilot Of BA Flight 38 Blacklisted By Rumors

Former BA 777 Captain Peter Burkill Unable To Find Work Despite Heroic 2008 Landing

Captain Peter Burkill, PIC during a 777 short landing incident at Heathrow in 2008, has recently broken his silence on the crash and why he is unable to find another airline job.

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Boeing Says It Will Ramp Up Production To Meet Customer Demand

Expects To Build More 747s, 777s

Boeing said Friday that it will accelerate planned rate increases on both the 777 and 747 programs. The accelerated rate increases will support increasing customer demand in the recovering airplane market.

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Engine Manufacturer Lycoming Introduces Incentive Programs

Offers Up To $5,000 Off Purchase Of A Factory Re-built Engine, Rewards Customer Loyalty

Lycoming has introduced a program to offer airplane owners and operators up to $5,000 off a zero-time factory-rebuilt Lycoming engine. The amount of savings depends on the engine type. 

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First S-70i Helicopter Fully Assembled At Sikorsky Facility In Poland

Aircraft Will Be Tested And Qualified In Florida

Sikorsky and its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec announced the completion of final assembly on the first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter Monday, an international variant of the Black Hawk helicopter. This new international variant is the first Black Hawk helicopter assembled in Europe using a global supply chain.

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Florida Author Of Amelia Earhart Biography Will Moderate Luncheon Honoring WASPs

Fantasy Of Flight Welcomes Author Susan Butler For Living History Symposium Luncheon March 26 To Benefit Girls Inc.

Fantasy of Flight has just announced that Susan Butler, the author of the biography "East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart" which was adapted for the movie, will serve as a special guest moderator for its March 26 luncheon honoring the WASP-Women Airforce Service Pilots.

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Central KY Pilots Honored By The FAA

Three Aviators To Receive The Wright Master Pilot Award

The FAA honored three central Kentucky Aviators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Bluegrass Airport after a chili dinner for museum members, Saturday, March 20th.

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Hawker Beechcraft Quick Response Teams to Support Upcoming Sporting Events

Teams Will Be On The Ground At NCAA, Masters, KY Derby

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Thursday that it will deploy its Quick Response Teams to support Hawker Beechcraft owners and operators at the NCAA Men's Final Four in Indianapolis, IN, the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA, and the Kentucky Derby  in Louisville, KY.

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NAS Kingsville Ready For 'Wings Over South Texas' Air Show

Final Preparations Being Make For Free Air Show Featuring Blue Angels

With a little over a week remaining before Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville opens its gates for the 2010 Wings Over South Texas air show, March 26-28, base officials are making final preparations for the event and double-checking everything to ensure the command is ready.

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Carry-On Baggage Endangers Crew, Passengers, Flight Attendants Say

AFA-CWA Launches Public Campaign To End Carry-On Crunch

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) have released the results of a recent membership survey in which one out of two flight attendants witnessed carry-on items falling from overhead bins in the previous 60 days.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.21.10)

"I have read all kinds of opinions about me, my actions and my wife’s actions in the last 2 years and have had to remain tight lipped.  I did not like this feeling but accepted that if I were to have a chance of getting another job I still had to lay low.  Now that I have to accept that it appears as though I am unemployable as a commercial pilot I have nothing to lose in publicly stating what has happened with regard my job search since leaving BA." Source: Peter Burkill describing his search for employment after leaving British Airways.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.21.10): Apogee

The point farthest from the earth on the moon's orbit.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.21.10)

Aviation Environment Federation The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) is the principal UK non-profit environmental association concerned with the environmental effects of aviation.

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