Getting a jump start on major announcements at AirVenture 2007,
in a Sunday morning press conference Cessna Aircraft Company
provided further details on its upcoming light sport aircraft
entry... the Model 162 "SkyCatcher."
Crews Mistake Fuselage Segment For FDR; Actual Recorder
Just what, exactly, is happening in Brazil? That is a question
the international community is asking, especially in the wake of
this week's fatal runway overrun accident in Sao Paulo that claimed
191 lives... and a series of troubling discoveries, and
unfortunate events in its wake.
FAA Says It's Trying, But Governmental Process Takes
When answering questions submitted by US Rep. Ben Chandler
(D-KY) last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said it
found several incidents where flights crews failed to cross-check
their runway location before takeoff, a recommendation made after
Comair Flight 5191 went down in Kentucky last year.
NBAA Member Says Small Plane "Has Been The Secret Of Our
The user fee plans advocated by airlines and the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) would be devastating to small and
medium-sized companies nationwide. That message -- a rallying cry
for opponents to user fees for general aviation pilots -- was
repeated this week to lawmakers by someone who would be affected
directly by them.
"Ruff Stuff" Will Have Nose Art Applied On Opening Day
It is a practice dating back to the earliest days of World War
II... when fighter pilots and bomber crews would emblazen their
aircraft with personalized nose art, to identify their faithful
steeds and provide a small touch of home in a hostile
The concept of flying fast, and landing anywhere, has been
around since the dawn of flight. While modern jets offer the speed
we crave, the helicopter offers the ability to land anyplace you
could fit a car. Meshing the two forms of flight together has been
the dream of many, but two companies, through advances in
aerodynamics and technology, are making that dream a reality.
Over 1,700 LPV Approaches Now Available, More Coming
Thousands of WAAS capable Garmin GPSs are shipping to eager
pilots... but to date there's been no single, comprehensive source
of WAAS information available, making it hard to learn to fly these
Aero-News learned this week Atlas Pilatus Center of Manchester,
NH has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
for excellence in maintenance training with the presentation of the
2006 Diamond Award.
Developed by NASA Ames Education Division and funded in part by
Aviation Operations Systems and the Aerospace Education
Coordinating Committee (AECC). Virtual Skies is designed for use by
high school teachers and their classes, home school teachers and
students in grades 9-12, as well as aviation enthusiasts (pilots
and passengers alike). Within this Web site you will be able to
explore the world of air traffic management and learn more about
NASA research in aviation operations systems and aviation
A term used for the preservation of equipment or machinery. When
mothballed, the item is sealed so moisture and debris cannot get
in. Aircraft that are declared surplus by the military are often
mothballed and stored, in case they are needed in the future.
"I represent a small business that operates a turboprop
airplane to help my company survive, and my story is not unique.
The general aviation community of which I am a part supports
modernization of our aviation system, and is willing to help pay
for it. But we want to pay at the pump -- not through user fees or
new taxes. The fuel tax is a simple, proven and efficient way to
measure and pay for system use for operators like
Source: Richard Shine, CEO of Manitoba
Recycling in Lancaster, NY. He testified Thursday before the Senate
Aviation Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and
Infrastructure on the negative impact additional user fees would
have on his business.