Asian Business Aviation Conference To Be Held April 16-18
The President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Roberto Kobeh González will serve as a keynote speaker at the 2013 edition of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013). Scheduled to take place April 16–18, 2013 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, ABACE is the region’s largest show dedicated strictly to showcasing business aviation products and services.
Added To The Renewal Of The Distribution And Service Agreement
Duncan Aviation now has the capability to repair batteries from Securaplane Technologies. This capability is in addition to Duncan Aviation’s ability to distribute Securaplane main ship and emergency batteries.
Pilot May Have Been Under The Influence Of Alcohol, Expressed Concerns About Fuel Prior to The Accident
The NTSB has released a probable cause report related to an accident which occurred in September of last year in which a Robinson R44 went down in Lake Nocona in Nocona, TX. The pilot was not certificated at the time of the accident.
App Has Over 450 Questions Geared To Instrument And CFII Certificates
The second in a series of apps from ASA is a new Instrument Pilot Checkride app based on the popular Instrument Oral Exam Guide book by Michael Hayes. Designed for pilots training for the Instrument Rating or the Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) certificate, this app lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners during the last step in the pilot certification process--the Practical Exam--and provides succinct, ready responses.
Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Being Developed At Texas A&M
A new payload carrier promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads. The Lynx Cub Payload Carrier was announced Thursday by the United States Rocket Academy. The Lynx Cub Carrier will fly on the XCOR Lynx space plane, now under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port, and carry up to 12 experiments on each flight.
The 2nd Bomb Wing Recently Made Its First Live Run With A New Addition To The Aging Bomber
With constant upgrades bringing the more than 60 year-old bomber into the 21st century, the addition of the sniper pod gives the B-52H Stratofortress better integration with ground forces and laser-guided bombs for precision strike capability.
Attempted To Assist Another Jumper, Both Fatally Injured
A skydiving instructor is being called a hero for his attempts to help another jumper get his chute open during a jump a week ago Saturday in the Zephyrhills area near Tampa in Florida. Unfortunately both jumpers were fatally injured when they impacted the ground.
Also: LAS Dogfight, Harrison Ford Might Lead EAA, And Lots of Other Strange News...
Its a VERY Special Day at Aero-TV... and after years of requests, we have produced a special edition just for this auspicious occasion... a day that Aero-News has long made a focal point, each year, of all manner of "interesting" news and events. This year, we bring you insider info on the possible new President of AOPA... an aviator known the world over. We also have news about how heavily the sequestration mess has weighed upon the FAA and its recent Chapter 11 petition. We have frightening news about the President's proposal to undertake user fees against RC aircraft
Move Planned To Ensure Continued Safety Of Air Passengers
In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation said last week it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or budget cuts. This action is pending Texas Transportation Commission approval and will be acted upon in an emergency session this week.
Examines Challenges Impacting The Efficiency And Growth Of Airlines
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its 12th Annual Aviation Summit last Thursday, bringing top experts and leaders from all sectors of aviation to discuss critical issues facing the industry. The event examined many of the challenges impacting the efficiency and growth of airlines, including rising fuel prices, onerous environmental regulations, runway availability, and the implementation of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
Former CEO Of Cessna Aircraft, Current Chairman Of EAA
The IMC Club has appointed Jack Pelton, former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company and the current Chairman of the EAA, to its Board of Directors. This appointment marks a significant expansion of the Board of this organization. It follows the addition to the Board of Mike Goulian, former aerobatic champion and Joe Brown, President of Hartzell Propellers.
Neither Person On Board Was Wearing A Seat Belt During The Flight
The owner of a Zodiac 601XL airplane was fatally injured after being ejected from the aircraft during a lesson. Authorities said neither person on board the airplane was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.
Two-Hour Availability Will Give The Public An Opportunity To Comment On The Proposed Policy
Tower Closing Due To Sequestration Means Additional Expenses
The organizers of the Sun 'n Fun Fly In scheduled to begin April 9 are reportedly facing a $300,000 bill to maintain air traffic control services during the show. Officials say they will need about 70 temporary controllers to handle the traffic that is expected to descend on Lakeland, FL, next week.
Flight Attendants Achieve Double-Digit Pay Increases, Other Improvements
Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), have reached a tentative agreement for a first contract with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The agreement would provide double-digit pay increases on date of ratification along with an increased 401k match, schedule flexibility and a grievance procedure among other improvements.
Chute Deployed, All Four On Board Survive The Accident
A Cirrus SR22 reportedly suffered engine problems on Friday morning and went down on frozen Lake Lakota in Alexandria, MN about 1030 CDT. A family of four was on board the airplane at the time of the accident, but no one was seriously injured.
“Safety is the primary reason we felt a need to take immediate action for the air travelers and business aircraft that use these airports.” Source: Commissioner Fred Underwood, Texas Transportation Commission.