Bipartisan Group Of 28 Senators Sign Letter To FAA Administrator Huerta
Calling the FAA's move "completely unacceptable," a bipartisan group of 28 U.S. senators delivered a letter Thursday to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, strongly urging the agency to reconsider its unilateral decision to assess fees for air traffic and other services at general aviation events, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Only Aircraft In History To Remain In Continuous Production For 66 Years
Beechcraft Corporation held a special ceremony June 3 to deliver the 4,000th Model 36 Beechcraft Bonanza: a G36 owned by Segall Group of Baltimore, MD. The Bonanza is the longest continuously produced aircraft in history and more than 18,000 Model 35, 33 and 36 units have been delivered since 1947.
One of the more unique and enjoyable aspects of our coverage is that we've been smart enough to do away with the usual institutional arrogance we see at so many publications... where the Editors think that only they know what you want... whether they really do or not (or worse cover what THEY like... regardless of YOUR interests). We instituted the Aero-Stringer program over a decade ago to allow promising writers and photographers, with a true passion for aviation, to come aboard and help us cover the Oshkosh experience through THEIR EYES and keep us in touch with the true rank and file of the aviation world...
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has begun the latest phase of hybrid rocket motor qualification testing for the Dream Chaser flight vehicle. SNC completed two tests this week at its rocket test facility in San Diego, CA. A motor firing and ignition test was completed in preparation for upcoming motor tests under the current Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) award.
Union Urges Senate To Follow House's Lead And Pass Restoration Of FFDO Funding
Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is calling for the U.S. Senate to follow the lead of the U.S. House of Representatives, which recently passed an amendment to restore Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program funding.
Device Will Allow Pilots To Complete Type Rating Or Recurrent Courses
SimCom Training Centers and Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. are pleased to announce a new Avio IFMS equipped, full-motion Eclipse twin-engine jet simulator now ready for training at SimCom’s Orlando, Florida training center. The Eclipse Jet simulator is an FAA certified, Level D, full-motion device. As such, there is no need to operate an actual aircraft in order to complete all training requirements for the issuance of a single-pilot Eclipse Jet type rating or for completion of any recurrent course.
ANN/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel
Since ANN started, we have enjoyed the amazing support of a group of sponsors who have, by and large, been generous and visionary. As a matter of fact, most of the sponsors you see on ANN called us first -- leaving us little to do but to finish some paperwork, and get them started. You have no idea how wonderful that has been for us... leaving us (mostly) to work on the editorial end of ANN and build it into what is generally recognized as the Aviation World's Most Widely Read Daily News Service.
Calls For Immediate Change To Inspection Procedures And Compliance With Safety Recommendations
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has sent a letter to FAA Administrator Huerta demanding concrete answers on how they plan to enforce key independent safety recommendations and prepare the regional airline industry to comply with new safety mandates set to take effect at the end of the year.
ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, was launched into orbit Wednesday evening from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Europe’s autonomous supply ship will perform a series of maneuvers to dock with the International Space Station on June 15.
Operational Evaluation For The Helicopters To Be Conducted By The USMC
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a $435 million cost-plus-incentive contract to Sikorsky to build four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps on May 30. These four aircraft will be the System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA) that the Marines will test during operational evaluation.
"AirVenture and other aviation events are being held hostage in large part because of the FAA's decisions, as the agency would not supply the necessary personnel or approvals to events unless they signed the FAA's contract and paid the bill in advance." Source: EAA Chairman Jack Pelton.
We needed a little background on the DC-3 today, and our search led here. The Aviation History Online Museum offers extensive information about the history of dozens of aircraft, as well as engines, people, and even some flight theory.