'Team For The Future' Being Built, Senior Leadership Reduced by 20 Percent
American Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, announced Tuesday that the third phase of its organization redesign is underway. This multi-phased reorganization is part of the company's commitment to reduce total costs and put the customers' experience at the heart of American's operation, with all departments supporting that goal.
Lobbying Members Of Congress To Eliminate Disparities In Crew Rest Rules
Members of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, have been making the rounds among members of Congress on Capitol Hill in support of H.R. 4350, better known as the Safe Skies Act. This legislation is designed to eliminate the air cargo carve-out from federal pilot fatigue regulations.
CEO Stresses Growth During Dayton Chamber Of Commerce Keynote
In a keynote address Monday to the Dayton Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems said the company is committed to west-central Ohio. “GE Aviation will continue to grow its Dayton presence in a dramatic way,” she said. “GE plans to grow and attract talent to Dayton from around the world.”
One has to wonder if the fortunes of biz-av will turn around if presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is elected in November. For the last three months, the Romney campaign has been chartering a Cessna CJ4 to transport the candidate to events around the country.
State Organization Recognized For Utilization Of KSC Facilities By Boeing
Space Florida has been awarded the Economic Development Leadership Award from CoreNet Global, an association representing corporate real estate and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. The award submission by Space Florida detailed the utilization of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) facilities by The Boeing Company for manufacture and test of its Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) spacecraft.
Company Reduces Number Of North American Distributors To Improve Efficiency
Component manufacturer and FAA Repair Station Skytronics ... which serves the commercial, military and GA markets, announced changes Monday to its general aviation (GA) distribution channel, which is responsible for selling its popular Aero-Lite ignition harnesses, Jasco alternators and regulators, and Skyflex conduit.
Governor Paul LePage Declared April 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'
National aviation organizations are applauding a proclamation from Maine Governor Paul LePage making April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Maine becomes the 38th state to officially recognize the importance of general aviation and its tremendous economic impact, both locally and nationally. Across the state, general aviation airports have an annual economic output of $521 million.
Pilot Error Or Equipment Failure Suspected In Fatal Accident
A 27-year old woman on her first hang gliding trip died after slipping out of her harness shortly after takeoff from Woodside Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. Lenami Godinez reportedly fell 1,000 feet after desperately trying to hang on to the instructor’s feet. Miss Godinez and her boyfriend had hired a professional instructor to take them soaring on Saturday.
Says Side Stick Design May Have Contributed To AF447 Accident
With the final report on the Air France Flight 447 accident due out in June, a report appearing in the U.K. newspaper The Daily Telegraph theorizes that the cockpit design common to all Airbus aircraft may have contributed to the confusion in the cockpit prior to the plane impacting the water.
It was already one of my favorite headsets...and with the addition of Bluetooth technology, it's likely to stay that way. The first Clarity Aloft Aviation Headset was introduced at EAA AirVenture in 2004... light, quiet and very comfortable, there is little doubt that this little headset would be a hit... and it sure was. Now, Clarity Aloft has raised the bar (again) by partnering with Pilot Communications, whose BLULINK headset adaptor has garnered an exceptional following.
Government Warns Of Serious Consequences For Breaches
Pilots of small aircraft are being warned that any airspace breaches of the Chicago TFR in effect for the NATO summit could be met with lethal force. The TFR will be in effect from May 19-21, and bans non-commercial aircraft within 10 nautical miles of downtown Chicago below 18,000ft.
Boeing Says New Technology Could Mean An Additional 1.5 Percent Reduction In Fuel Burn
A new winglet design concept for the 737 MAX was unveiled by Boeing Wednesday. The planemaker says the new Advanced Technology winglet will provide MAX customers with up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel-burn improvement, depending on range, on top of the 10-12 percent improvement already offered on the new-engine variant.
Complete Rigorous Continuing Education Courses To Help Make Safer Pilots
Nine CFIs earned the designation Master Instructor in April from Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority.There are approximately 96,000 CFIs in the United States, and fewer than 700 of them have earned Master accreditation thus far.
Wants Agency To Recognize Training And Experience, Not Just Bulk Hours
Industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) is urging the FAA to significantly revise its proposed requirements for pilot certification and provide a system that builds on the industry's strong safety record, is recommended by safety experts and that recognizes the quality of a pilot's training and experience, rather than relying solely on a specific quantity of flight hours.
Hypoxia Issues Causing The Career-Threatening Decision
Some Air Force pilots say they will not fly the F-22 Raptor while problems with the oxygen system remain unresolved, even though the move could cost them their careers. Pilots who refuse such orders face disciplinary action as severe as discharge from the service.
VP Of International Affairs Joined The Organization in 2008
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Craig Spence as acting Secretary General of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA). He takes over for John Sheehan, who retired May 1.
The Aviation Instrument Association is an association of aviation professionals made up of FAA and JAA certificated aircraft instrument repair facilities as well as associate members in related aviation fields throughout the world.