Three Day Public Forum Devoted To Professionalism And
The NTSB has published the agenda for the Professionalism in
Aviation safety forum which will begin at 0900 Thursday, May
18th. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will chair the
three-day, en-banc forum which is open to the public, and there is
no registration for attendees.
New IFR Departure Procedure Is Basis For Complaints
The city of Santa Monica is not happy about new IFR departure
procedures being tested by the FAA at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO),
and says it will "aggressively persue all avenues" to force the FAA
to conduct a full environmental impact study before any change is
Limited Tours, Outright Ban Both Up For Consideration
The National Parks Service and the FAA are working on a
federally-mandated plan that could limit, or ban, aerial
sightseeing tours over Mt. Ranier National Park. While no specific
limits have yet been discussed, both are options that could be
proposed by the public.
Wins Award For Runway Design, And Tapped As Top Aviation CBP
The Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport
Executives recently announced that the St. Lucie County
International Airport (KFPR) has earned the Southeastern U.S.
Airport's General Aviation Airport Project of the Year Award for
the design of the new runway 10L-28R.
One of the most interesting conversations to be had in any
helicopter-oriented environment occurs whenever Frank Robinson is
part of it. At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Frank Robinson updated an
enthusiastic crowd on the much-anticipated R66 turbine helicopter.
Expo attendees had the opportunity to get an up-close look at the
five-place helicopter on display. He also sat down with ANN to talk
about all manner of future possibilities for the immensely popular
Robinson Helicopter line.
During the tumultuous week of AEA 2010, Mid-Continent's MD835
Emergency Power Supply was introduced, having recently received TSO
certification from the FAA. Rigorous RTCA DO-160 environmental
testing and DO-311 testing for Rechargeable Lithium Systems was
conducted to receive TSO approval.
HBC "Very Aggressively" Exploring International Markets
In what might be another sign that there is light at the end of
the tunnel for the aircraft manufacturing industry, Hawker
Beechcraft said late last week that it has plans to hire more than
100 engineers, along with 40 or 50 employees in the areas of
operations and supply chain beginning in the next three to four
The airport at Telluride, Colorado, was closed Monday to begin
work on a $17 million month-long project on the ends of its
runways, but airport managers have requested an additional $20
million from the FAA for additional safety enhancements.