Both Stages Headed To Cape Canaveral Next Month In Preparation
Acceptance testing has been successfully completed for both the
Falcon 9 first and second stages in preparation for the first
flight of Falcon 9, SpaceX said Monday. Acceptance testing took
place at SpaceX's Texas Test Site, a 300-acre structural and
propulsion testing facility, located just outside of Waco,
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
(SAIB) for some Cessna twin reciprocating engine powered airplanes,
and they say this issue may be applicable to other airplanes that
use a detented fuel selector valve system.
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Australasia Support Center A Partnership With Pacific
Avidyne Corporation announced the opening of Avidyne
Australasia, a new International Customer Support Center for the
Australasia region late Monday. Avidyne-Australasia will
provide customer support and exchange depot services throughout
Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
New Tanker Remains Air Force's No. 1 Procurement Priority
One of the last of the KC-135E Stratotankers to retire made its
final flight Sept. 28 to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and after
more than 50 years of service, tail number 56-1503 will be
relegated to a life as one of several planes used for aircraft
maintenance training on the base.
ICAO Has Imposed A November, 2010 Deadline For A Safety
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) Monday
announced a new initiative to develop and deliver an Emergency
Response Planning manual for business aircraft owners and operators
based in Europe.
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida technicians were back
in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 Monday performing final checks on
space shuttle Atlantis. The vehicle is set to move, or rollover, to
the Vehicle Assembly Building Tuesday with first motion scheduled
for 0700 EDT.
Analysts covering both sides of airline labor negotiations don't
forsee the National Mediation Board allowing a service-disrupting
strike for either United or American Airlines. Both are currently
engaged in labor negotiations.
NYSERDA Contract May Help To Improve Efficiency, Reduce
Sensis Corporation is developing a prototype Departure Manager,
an airport operations decision support application, under a
million-dollar project co-funded with the New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Aerospace Manufacturers Gather This Month In Mexico To Discuss
Critical Industry Issues
Aerospace manufacturers currently in production in Mexico, as
well as those considering options for low-cost country investment
and sourcing, will gather in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico from October
20 -22, 2009 at The Offshore Group's Aerospace Manufacturing in
Ireland's 'discount' carrier Ryanair has announce it will begin
charging passenger $64 each way to check in at the airport, in an
effort to drive customers to its online check-in system. Passengers
that check in online are still be charged $8 for the privelege of
confirming that they intend to be on the airplane.
CEO, Carl Dietrich Provides Exciting Updates on the ‘Flying Car’
At EAA Airventure 2008, a group of award-winning MIT Aeronautical Engineers set the aviation industry ablaze with the introduction of their proof of concept “flying car.” The two-seat aircraft, designed to transform from a plane to a car in less than 30 seconds, allows a pilot to easily fold and stow wings for road use with quick wing-deployment for flight all from the comfort of the cockpit. Able to cruise up to 450 miles at over 115mph in air, as well as drive at highway speeds on any road surface, the Terrafugia Transition, as stated by the company, aims to provide increased flexibility by exploring innovative new frontiers for personal mobility.
FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee. Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency bailout preparation.
CEO Carl Dietrich Provides Exciting Updates on the ‘Flying
At EAA Airventure 2008, a group of award-winning MIT
Aeronautical Engineers set the aviation industry ablaze with the
introduction of their proof of concept “flying
car.” The two-seat aircraft, designed to transform from
a plane to a car in less than 30 seconds, allows a pilot to easily
fold and stow wings for road use with quick wing-deployment for
flight all from the comfort of the cockpit.
FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere
parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since
1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA
in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry
Association (PIA) Rigging Committee. Silver sat down with
Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency
Three Recognized For Their Contributions As Performers,
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation (ICASF) will
be inducting three worthy candidates into their Air Show Hall of
Fame during the 2009 convention, to be held December 6-9 at the
Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. This year's three outstanding inductees
are Bobby Younkin, Tom Poberezny, and Charlie Kulp.
Business Aviation Advocate On The Program For The Opening
The NBAA announced Monday that Tom Buffenbarger, international
president of the International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers (IAM), will be a featured speaker at the Opening
General Session for NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention
Britain's Paul Bonhomme won the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World
Championship on Sunday, with a thrilling victory in the final race
of the season in Barcelona in front of a record crowd of 800,000.
Bonhomme held off a ferocious challenge from defending champion
Hannes Arch of Austria to take the win.
NTSB Notes No Mechanical Defect, And Pilot Was Denied Medical
The family of a man killed when his Robinson 44 helicopter lost
power and went down on October 8th, 2006 in 20 feet of water in
Lake Tapps near Tacoma, Washington is suing Robinson Helicopter for
manufacturing a defective product, and seeking unspecified
Asks FAA To Cut Off Funds For Airport He Previously
New York Senator Charles Schumer (D) has asked the FAA to
rescind $8 million it has set aside for Syracuse Suburban Airport
in Oswego county, after helping make that funding possible. The FAA
appears to believe Schumer was right the first time, and says it
has no plans to remover the airport from a list for potential
Cessna 182 Found Crashed Near Granite Falls, Washington
State and federal authorities say a Cessna 182 stolen from a
cattle farm in Boundary County, Idaho may be the work of a teenager
believed to have taught himself to fly. The possible suspect is
Colton Harris-Moore, an 18-year-old serial burglar who escaped from
a juvenile facility in April 2008.
“The reality is our economy is in such a fragile
state that the notion of the Mediation Board rushing through and
creating the potential to put 70,000 or 80,000 people out of work
– I don’t see it.”
Source: Airline management negotiator Jerry
Glass, speaking to an American Bar Association aviation
The family of John Sandberg hopes to be able to raise enough
money to restore "Tsunami", a homebuilt racing airplane, to flyable
condition. Once restored, it would eventually be donated to a
museum and be on display for all to see. The website offers a look
at a uniqe aircraft built for one reason alone ... to go