Garmin International has introduced their new GMA 347 audio
panel. The GMA 347 builds upon the successful attributes of the GMA
340 while adding distinctive features such as automatic squelch,
digital clearance recorder, full-duplex telephone interface, and
Officials of two of the nation's largest aviation insurance
brokerage firms: AirSure Limited and Aero Insurance, a division of
the Van Gilder Insurance Corporation, have announced the completion
of a definitive merger agreement which states that Aero Insurance
will merge with AirSure Limited.
Million Air officials have announced that an existing fixed-base
operation (FBO) facility in Fayetteville, Ark. joined the Million
Air family on Sept. 1. The addition brings the total number of FBO
facilities housed under the Million Air chain to 32.
Major Collegiate Aviation Program Selects Technologically
After an intense and in-depth selection process, Western
Michigan University's (WMU) College of Aviation, located in Battle
Creek, Mich., has chosen to replace its entire fleet of
single-engine aircraft trainers with Cirrus Design SR20s and
New Regulations On False and Misleading Statements About
Aircraft Products, Parts, Appliances and Materials
The FAA has issued a final rule effective October 17, 2005 which
amends FAA regulations to create additional rules banning certain
false or misleading statements about type-certificated products,
and products, parts, appliances and materials that may be used on
New Three-Year Contract Becomes Effective October 1st
ATA Airlines says its cockpit crewmembers, represented by the
ALPA, have voted to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining
agreement. The agreement contains wage, benefit and work rule
concessions. The new contract becomes effective October 1st and
will be amendable on September 30, 2008.
Suspected Of Involuntary Manslaughter In 2000 Paris Crash
When Henri Perrier helped bring commercial supersonic flight to
the world in 1969, he probably had no earthly idea that the
Concorde program, which he eventually came to lead, would land him
at the center of a criminal investigation into charges of
A controversial fatal helo accident, involving a civilian Hughes
269 being flown for the local Sheriff by an improperly licensed
pilot, has been ruled the result of material fatigue and inadequate
British Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup was in attendance at
the National Museum of Scotland in East Fortune Tuesday to present
a Tornado F3 long-range fighter, preceeded by a fly-by of 2 Tornado
F3s from No. 56(Reserve) Squadron.
Michoud Has Recovered Enough To Start Research On STS-114 Foam
Less than a month after being hit by Hurricane Katrina, NASA's
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is gearing up to restart
processing space shuttle fuel tanks. The work will address foam
loss during Space Shuttle Discovery's launch in July.
In wake of Hurricane Katrina, New National Campaign Highlights
"Need for Urgent Changes at Agency"
Announcing what it calls a major new national public education
campaign, the National Air Traffic Controllers' Association
Wednesday called on the FAA to address "serious flaws that are
putting the safety of the flying public at risk."
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft arrived at the Kennedy Space
Center, Florida, on Saturday for final preparations and testing for
the probe's decade-long journey. It will be the first spacecraft to
visit Pluto and its moon Charon.
Will Search The Planet For Signs Of Missile Launches
Lockheed Martin says it's delivered a second Highly Elliptical
Orbit (HEO 2) payload, a critical element of the nation's
next-generation missile warning system, known at the Space-Based
Infrared System (SBIRS) program.
Acrohelipro Global Services says it's now a a partner with L-3
Vertex on their recent one year contract award which allows for
four, one year options, to provide Contractor Logistic Support
(CLS) for the US Navy fleet of 120 TH57 rotary wing aircraft based
at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field. The contract has a value
of approximately $12M per year.
"The FAA owes it not only to itself, but also to the pilots who
will have to deal with the effects of such a proposal, to gather
every bit of information they can. Holding public sessions will
allow important give-and-take between the FAA and pilots that
written comments alone can’t accommodate."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, who sent a
letter this week to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey requesting
public meetings on the NPRM that would make Washington's ADIZ a