One Frequently-Mentioned Name Is James Hagedorn, CEO Of Scotts Miracle-Gro
It appears the field is narrowing in the search for the next president and CEO of AOPA, and one name seems to be rising to the top of the association's short list. ANN has received several messages today saying that James Hagedorn may have been selected as the new head of AOPA to succeed Craig Fuller.
Here Is A Way To Capture The Amazing Adventure Of It All
The Airborne Sensor company produces a HD video pod system that uses the GoPro cameras. The Eagle 360 is STC'd for 52 different certified aircraft, and it allows an unobstructed view of your flight. Currently, it is primarily designed for mounting on a metal skin.
Canadian Aircraft Kit Maker Bush Caddy Is First North American Partner
MW Fly introduced a new line of Aeropower engines rated from 115 to 150 horsepower at AirVenture. Developed and manufactured in Italy, the new engine is water-cooled and features electronic fuel-injection, integrated reduction gear, and dual fully redundant ECUs.
Noted Researcher Produces Widely Quoted Annual Ranking Of Airline Quality
Dr. Brent Bowen has been selected as Dean of the College of Aviation at the Prescott, AZ, campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He comes to his new position from Purdue University, where he was Professor and Head of the Aviation Technology Department. In previous academic experience, Bowen was Professor and Chair of Aviation Science with Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.
The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has just rolled out of the paint hangar and it's wearing the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. The new livery retains many of the features of the original 787-8 livery, adding a prominent number on the tail to help distinguish among models within the same product family. This refreshed look for the Boeing family began with the 747-8 and evolved further with the 737 MAX.
Currently Seeking Additional Funding For Validation Study
The National EMS Pilots Association is mounting an aggressive campaign to eliminate preventable accidents from helicopter air medical transport operations. Controlled flight into the terrain (CFIT) is a recurrent tragedy in air medical flights and NEMSPA's two-pronged attack is designed to provide the tools and the changes needed to effectively prevent these tragic crashes.
Works with All King Schools Online Knowledge Test Courses
John and Martha King of King Schools announced that they have released a free iPad and iPhone compatible app that connects to King Schools Online Knowledge Test Courses and allows customers to download the course's video lessons. This means the video lessons can be watched at any time, with or without an Internet connection.
The In-App Barcode Scanner Provides Inventory & Organizational Assistance
In an effort to provide customers with the greatest amount of information through the most convenient medium, The Airplane Factory has created an iPhone/iPad app for the Sling line of kit aircraft. The app contains useful documents such as Builder's Manuals, POHs, and Maintenance Manuals as well as How-To videos for the aircraft.
Six-Cylinder Electronic Ignition System Is Moving Rapidly Towards STC Approval
Electroair produces a certified electronic ignition system for 4 cylinder engines and now is close to STC approval for 6 cylinder engines. Differing from other electronic ignitions systems which produce a very high voltage spark over a short time span, Electroair produces a spark of 70,000 volts thru 20 degrees of crankshaft rotation providing a more even, thorough burning of the fuel.
A sound means of weathering this economy is to horizontally diversify your business. That's because what might be devastating to one aspect of your business, may not be as devastating to another aspect. The key here is to diversify into something that is recession-proof, and in a totally different field of endeavor.
JFI Jets owner and Long Island resident Arik Kislin donated his Gulfstream II business jet to Wilson Technological Center at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York. The Gulfstream, once owned by Frank Sinatra, will have an active retirement as a training jet for future aviation mechanics in the Western Suffolk BOCES aviation maintenance technology program at Wilson Tech's Republic Airport campus.
Amelia Earhart “A2” To Fly Historic Equatorial Circumnavigation Of The Globe
Pilatus, Jeppesen and the Wings Over the Rockies museum announced Wednesday that they will be sponsoring Amelia Rose Earhart’s flight to circumnavigate the globe following the original Amelia Earhart course as closely as possible. She will be flying a Pilatus PC-12 with some modification to the fuel system to allow them to fly the longest leg of the flight. The new fuel system will give the PC-12 a range of 2,200 nautical miles.
Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight
ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixteen-hundred-eighty pounds, which the company says will allow it to proceed with producing the airplane. The company plans to have the first production airplane flying in 2014, but ICON has made predictions about production dates in the past that have not been met. In addition, Hawkins said that the airplane’s performance will be negatively affected by the increase in weight. The price has gone up as well, with a new ICON A-5 now expected to cost about 189-thousand dollars
Pratt & Whitney Canada Has Signed A 5-Year Contract With The Kit Manufacturer
For Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), AirVenture is among the highlights of the calendar year. The company has been attending the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, event for more than a decade, and this year the company says it provides an especially ideal venue to showcase the PT6 engine, celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Succeeds Clay Jones, Who Retired After 34 Years With The Company
Rockwell Collins announced today that its board of directors elected company President Kelly Ortberg, 53, to the additional role of CEO, effective immediately. He has also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and to the Board’s Executive Committee. Ortberg succeeds Clay Jones, 64, who retired as CEO after nearly 34 years with the company. Jones will continue as non-executive chairman.
ECI, one of the oldest and largest assemblers of Lycoming and Continental Engines has decided to get in the certified engine business with the TITAN 340 Stroker via the STC method. ECI found a way to make an engine the size and weight of the Lycoming O-320 deliver the power of an O-360 by increasing the stroke of the cylinder. It is a direct replacement for the O-320.
Senenich propellers unveiled their newest offering targeted at VW derivative powerplants. Don Rowell, Sensenich General Manager, showed off the company’s newest propeller, the 2A2V5L56F model intended for up to 100hp and 170mph operation.
“As we welcome Kelly to his new role, we owe a great deal of gratitude and admiration to Clay for his tireless efforts working on behalf of our customers, shareholders and employees.” Source: Anthony Carbone, Rockwell Collins' lead independent director.