New Deal Covers Union Workers Through September 2016
In a move that's virtually unheard of in the arena of labor
negotiations, members of the International Association of
Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) in Washington, Oregon and
Kansas have approved a four-year agreement extending their contract
to September 2016 nine months before the current contract was due
European Passenger Taxes Could Spur $600 Million In Losses In
In the revised industry outlook released Wednesday by the
International Air Transport Association (IATA), 2011 profitability
remains weak but unchanged at $6.9 billion for a net margin of
1.2%. And looking ahead to 2012, IATA downgraded its central
forecast for airline profits from $4.9 billion to $3.5 billion for
a net margin of 0.6%.
Has Purchase Commitments From 25 Airlines And Other
Pratt & Whitney is calling 2011 a banner year for its newest
engine program, saying it has commitments from 25 airline and
lessor customers for more than 2,000 PurePower Geared Turbofan
engines. The company has also completed more than 1,250 hours and
2,800 cycles of full engine testing for its first two
New Certificate-Holder Says Refurb Hard To Tell From New
More than 60 years after its introduction in 1946, Bell last
year transferred the type certificate for the Model 47 to
Scott’s–Bell 47, Inc. This week, SB47 is showing its
vision for the future of the aircraft at the National Agricultural
Aviation Association Convention & Trade Show. The company is
displaying a refurbished 47G-2A Agricultural Helicopter fitted
with an Oregon Aero interior and Isolair spray system.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s S-92 "Legacy of Heroes" demonstration
helicopter will be shown on static display at the Langkawi
International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia
beginning Dec. 6. The aircraft recently launched the second leg of
its worldwide tour with its arrival in Singapore on Nov. 21.
Navy Concept Is To Launch Small Autonomous UAVs From
Manned, Unmanned Aircraft
The Naval Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Section has
successfully completed flight tests for the Autonomous Deployment
Demonstration (ADD) program. The final demonstration took place
September 1 at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, AZ.
Aircraft Join 19 Airlifters Already In Service To French Air
The Flight Test Centre of the Direction Generale de l'Armament
(DGA) of the French Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of the
first of eight CN235 medium airlifters ordered from Airbus Military
by the French DGA last year. These eight aircraft will be operated
by the French Air Force, to add to the 19 examples it already has
in service. The last of the remaining seven aircraft ordered will
be delivered by the end of 2012.
Commercial Airliner Accidents Reveal Serious Problems In The
A new report from a London consulting firm has identified Russia
as the most dangerous country in the world to fly on a commercial
airliner. The report indicates that fatalities and accidents in
Russia over the past year exceed statistics from less-developed
places like Congo and Indonesia.
Newsday Calls For Changes In The State Tax Code To Make
Ownership Less Expensive
An editorial published in the New York publication
Newsday calls for the state's legislature to support a
bill which exempts private aircraft from a tax when they are moved
to New York from another state.
Adds Smart Phone Apps To Follow The Jolly Old Elf On The
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is getting ready
for it's annual track of Santa's yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks
Santa website went live Dec. 1 featuring a countdown calendar, a
kid's countdown village complete with holiday games and activities
that change daily, and video messages from students and troops from
around the world.
Claims Tainted In-Flight Meal Caused Passenger's Death
The family of a man who died of food poisoning has filed a
lawsuit against Sky Chefs and American Airlines, saying he was
served a tainted meal on a flight from Barcelona to New York, and
was allowed to board a connecting AA flight while obviously
One Of Aviation's Most Innovative Companies Makes A Serious FlightSim For Space-Challenged Operators
Some times you really do have to try and get five pounds into a two pound bag, and when that means having limited space to host a highly capable flight simulator that can do wonders for your flight school, its nice to know that you don't have to knock down a few walls. Hence, the Redbird MX2... version of the highly regarded FMX that fits in a surprisingly small area and still delivers incredible flight training capabilities.
One Of Aviation's Most Innovative Companies Makes A Serious
FlightSim For Space-Challenged Operators
Some times you really do have to try and get five pounds into a
two pound bag, and when that means having limited space to host a
highly capable flight simulator that can do wonders for your flight
school, its nice to know that you don't have to knock down a few
walls. Hence, the Redbird MX2... a version of the highly regarded
FMX that fits in a surprisingly small area and still delivers
incredible flight training capabilities.
Redbird tells ANN that the MX2 Hummingbird, "is a single-pilot,
small foot-print, full-motion AATD designed to make the power of
Pilot And Passenger Fatally Injured In Illinois Accident
The NTSB preliminary report from an accident in Crystal Lake, IL
on the Saturday after Thanksgiving tells a tale that is
unfortunately all too familiar. The VFR-rated pilot of a Cirrus
SR20 who did not want to "get stuck all day" due to weather
continued his flight in IFR conditions. While no probable cause has
been established for the accident, the outcome of those
circumstances is often predictable.
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives jointly
announced the establishment of the House Army Aviation Caucus on
Wednesday. Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) and Representative
Mark Critz (D-PA-12) will serve as co-chairmen of the caucus, which
will provide a forum among members of Congress, staff, and the Army
to improve communication and support for Army Aviation.
System Definition Review Completed On Commercial Crew
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has
completed milestones five and six for its Dream Chaser Space System
under NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2)
Program. SNC has completed ten straight Milestones as part of
NASA’s CCDev Programs, with all Milestones completed on time
and within budget.
School Says Deal Will Enhance Helo Flight Training at
Universal Helicopters will provide Kansas State University with
two Robinson R22 Beta IIs and one Robinson R44 Raven II under a
just-announced agreement with the school. "The partnership
initially will bring in three helicopters and four full-time flight
instructors, which allows us to better meet the flight training
demands of our students," said Kurt Barnhart, head of K-State's
Intelligent Ruler, Simple Sharing In The Latest Version
ForeFlight Mobile said Wednesday that version 4.3 is available
in the App Store and ready for download. This release includes the
new Intelligent Ruler - just hold down two fingers on the map to
see the great circle distance between any two points. The ruler is
great for figuring out distance to the nearest airport.
“The Army Aviation Caucus is an opportunity for
representatives from all the communities involved with Army
Aviation to work toward common goals.” Source: Rep.
Mo Brooks (R-AL), co-chair of the new House Army Aviation