Short Milestone Test Flight Signals Start Of New Generation Of
Gulfstream is confirming that its newest
business jet and the flagship of its fleet, the ultra-large-cabin,
ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650, has successfully completed its
first flight just a few moments ago.
Kosmas, Calvert Write Bipartisan Letter To The President
Calling For Increased Funding
Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL) and Congressman Ken Calvert
(R-CA) sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama Monday
calling for additional funding for NASA’s human spaceflight
program. The letter was signed by 81 members of the U.S.
House of Representatives from across the country.
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Increasing Focus On Environmentally Responsible Air Traffic
GE Aviation said Monday that it has acquired Naverus, a
privately owned, Washington-based supplier of advanced
Performance-based Navigation (PBN) services, including Required
Navigation Performance (RNP) procedure development, PBN procedure
maintenance, air navigation service providers and airports.
Executive VP & GM Of F-22 Program Will Discuss The
Larry Lawson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
Lockheed Martin's F-22 Program, is scheduled as the featured guest
speaker for the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club
December 4. Lawson is responsible for the development, manufacture
and sustainment of the Raptor aircraft.
Acquisition Moves Company Into The Business Flight Operations
Rockwell Collins said Tuesday it intends to acquire AR Group,
and its affiliated companies including Air Routing International, a
premier provider of trip support services for business aircraft
flight operations. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
New Horizontal Tail Improves Flight Handling for Floatplane
After buying all the rights to the Drifter series of light
aircraft, Lockwood Aircraft has been evaluating the design ...
along with delivering kits. Lockwood Aircraft announced a
design change to the horizontal stabilizer and elevator assemblies
Monday which it says has noticeably improved the flight
Cobham's HeliSAS two-axis helicopter stability and autopilot
system has received its first Supplemental Type Certification (STC)
from the FAA for use in a Robinson model R44 aircraft. Cobham is in
the process of achievingcertification for use on the Bell 206, Bell
407, Eurocopter AS350, and U.S. Navy's TH-57 helicopters.
AgustaWestland announced Tuesday that the Qatar Armed Forces has
taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin helicopter. An
official ceremony was held Monday at AgustaWestland's Vergiate
plant in Italy.
An indictment released Tuesday charges John Kimberling of being
part of a conspiracy to operate a charter jet without proper
documentation. Kimberling is accused of conspiring with the owners
of Platinum Jet Management to falsify paperwork.
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 400th F119 engine, which
powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. The
company says this milestone delivery marks a significant
accomplishment for the only operational fifth generation fighter
engine in service today.
Remos Gets A Boost From AOPA Sweepstakes Selection
November 5th through November 7th, an international assembly of over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders convened in Tampa, Florida, for the inaugural “AOPA Summit.” In front of attending guests, AOPA unveiled its 2010 sweepstakes aircraft, a Remos GX light sport aircraft. Attendees got a first look at the aircraft that, as Craig Fuller expressed, hopes to encourage individuals who had not been able to fly before finally make the transition into the aviation community. The announcement marked the first time that AOPA has featured an LSA as part of the “Fun to Fly Sweepstakes.”
EVAS’ Mobile Cockpit Unit Demonstrates Safety Benefits for Pilots
According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States. In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to smoke. Air Safety Week reports that smoke is the leading defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.
EVAS’ Mobile Cockpit Unit Demonstrates Safety Benefits for
According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an
average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States.
In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to
smoke. Air Safety Week reports that smoke is the leading
defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine
Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential
flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.
Remos Gets A Boost From AOPA Sweepstakes
November 5th through November 7th, an international assembly of
over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders convened in
Tampa, Florida, for the inaugural “AOPA Summit.”
In front of attending guests, AOPA unveiled its 2010 sweepstakes
aircraft, a Remos GX light sport aircraft.
"Taxiing Toward Tomorrow" In D.C. In Early December
The FAA, in cooperation with the American Association of Airport
Executives (AAAE) and the MITRE Corporation, will hold the first
International Runway Safety Conference December 1-3 at the
Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Broad Aviation Coalition Addresses Issue In A Letter To
In a letter dated November 23 addressed to House Transportation
and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D-MN) and
Ranking Member John Mica (R-FL), 19 aviation-related associations
explained that funding for NextGen would "provide a platform for
domestic job creation.
Issue Will Be Revisited, But For Now, Proposed Rule Is "Out Of
The FAA announced Tuesday it is withdrawing a previously
published NPRM that proposed to establish one set of duty period
limitations, flight time limitations, and rest requirements for
flight crewmembers engaged in air transportation.
Passenger Critically Injured When Piper Cherokee Went Down Near
Dutchess County Airport
The pilot of a 1974 Piper Cherokee, who owned the navigation
technology company AirGator Inc., was killed and his passenger
critically injured Sunday when the aircraft experienced engine
problems and went down in the woods in New York State's lower
Sets Ambitious Targets For CO2 Emissions Reductions
The global business aviation operating and manufacturing
communities announced an aggressive strategy to further mitigate
the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on
Tuesday, presented jointly by the GAMA and the
International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member
"I hope that this sends a signal to the rest of the
airline industry that we expect airlines to respect the rights of
air travelers." Source: U.S.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announcing unprecedented fines
for a 6 hour tarmac delay in Rochester, Minnesota.
Term used to describe a helicopter/VTOL aircraft movement
conducted above the surface and in ground effect at airspeeds less
than approximately 20 knots. The actual height may vary, and some
helicopters may require hover taxi above 25 feet AGL to reduce
ground effect turbulence.
As the FAA announces a runway safety symposium planned for early
next month, it should be instructive to look at the starting point
for runway incursions. Today's Aero-Linx is the FAA's basic
documents on runway incursions, as well as other information on the