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April 18, 2009

Boeing Order Book Swings To Positive Territory On New 787 Deal

Gulf Air Exercises Eight Options

Finally... some good news for American planemaker Boeing. After watching 2009 get off to an inauspicious start, thanks to 32 cancellations against its troubled 787 Dreamliner program, this week Boeing saw its order book swing into positive territory for the first time in 2009.

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JetBlue Juggles Management, Names New Chief Operating Officer

Former President And COO Chew Moved To Advisor Role

Facing a sagging market and new competition in its home market, this week JetBlue Airways shuffled top executive positions at the airline... and announced company president and chief operating officer Russell Chew will step down from those roles later this spring.

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Bill To Boost Florida's Space Industry Sails Through House

Paves Way For Space Transportation Research & Development Institute

It's a notable victory for efforts to keep the state of Florida at the forefront of cutting edge space technology.

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Lindbergh Foundation To Premier New Film

"Over Africa! Low and Slow With The Kenya Wildlife Service"

The Lindbergh Foundation is pleased to announce the premier of its new film, Over Africa! Low and Slow with the Kenya Wildlife Service, at next week's Lakeland Fly-In. The film will debut Tuesday, April 21, at the AOPA Pavilion.

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AW139 Enters Service With Sky Shuttle Helicopters

Ceremony Marks New Helos, New Facility At Hong Kong Heliport

AgustaWestland announced this week the first two AW139 medium twin helicopters owned by Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited of Hong Kong have entered operational service. An official ceremony to celebrate the entry into service of the aircraft, as well as the opening of a new helipad and passenger lounge at the Hong Kong Heliport, was held on April 16.

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Lawyer Praises NTSB's Action Against 'The Corvair Of The Air'

Likens Troubled Sport Aircraft To Ill-Fated DeHavilland Comet

You just knew it wouldn't be long before someone in the legal community jumped on the action taken this week by the National Transportation Safety Board, calling for the immediate grounding of the Zenair Zodiac CH601 line of aircraft.

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Aloha Air Cargo Service Workers Vote To Join Teamsters

Election Coordinated By National Mediation Board

Fleet service workers at Aloha Air Cargo voted overwhelmingly this week to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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PS Engineering Cuts Prices On Popular Audio Panel

PMA7000B Available For $1,595

Taking advantage of improvements in manufacturing techniques, as well as years of reliability experience and technology improvements, PS Engineering recently announced a significant price reduction for its PMA7000B Audio Control Panel with integrated Marker beacon receiver.

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CALIPSO Satellite Switches To Second Laser

Leak In Pressure Canister Required Early Switchover

A space-borne lidar mission developed by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) has successfully made the switch from its first laser to its back-up, guaranteeing a continued stream of data that is allowing scientists to better understand the complex roles clouds and aerosols play in Earth's climate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.09)


This website is dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives for their country, while serving in VP/VPB-11 during World War II. The purpose of the site is to tell the mostly-untold story of this PBY Catalina squadron prior to and throughout WWII.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.09): Yarkovsky Effect


The lob-sided emission of radiation from a rotating object orbiting the Sun, due to uneven heating; named after the Russian engineer I. O. Yarkovsky, who first proposed the idea around 1900. Among other things, it has been used to explain why Earth is hit surprisingly often by meteorites.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.18.09)

"The Zodiac is perhaps one of the most unairworthy aircraft since the de Havilland Comet..."

Source: Aviation lawyer Ladd Sanger, in a rhetoric-packed release issued Friday praising action taken this week by the National Transportation Safety Board, calling for the immediate grounding of the Zenair Zodiac CH601 line of aircraft.

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