Shares in German aircraft engine manufacturer Thielert AG fell
to their lowest levels in three years, after news surfaced the
company planned to sell off shares to raise funding and oust CEO
Pilots Say Carrier Has Failed... Well, Pretty Much
"We anticipate returning to a full schedule on Monday." That
statement Friday from American Airlines no doubt comes as little
reassurance to hundreds of thousands passengers inconvenienced in
the past three days, due to the cancellation of nearly 3,000
flights for emergency inspections of its fleet of MD-80
April 15th NPRM To Bring Sport Pilot "In Line" With Other
The FAA has proposed amended rules for sport pilots and flight
instructors with a sport pilot rating, in an NPRM entitled,
"Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light
Sport Aircraft; Modifications to Rules for Sport Pilots and Flight
Instructors With a Sport Pilot Rating."
The T-37 Tweet (pictured below) officially began its march
toward full retirement March 31 when 80th Flying Training Wing
officials at Sheppard Air Force Base "took the car keys" to its
replacement, the T-6A Texan II.
Britain's Paul Bonhomme got his Air Race World Series season off
to a flying start Friday. with a resounding victory in the final
against Hannes Arch of Austria. Event organizers report over
250,000 spectators lined the beaches of the Corniche in Abu Dhabi
to watch the first race of the 2008 series.
Long-Term Deal Covers MRO For Rolls-Royce Tay Engines
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul company Dallas Airmotive
recently signed an exclusive, long-term maintenance contract with
Austrian Airlines for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the
airline's Rolls-Royce Tay engines.
College Students Offered Chance To Experience Aircraft
College students from Illinois and Wisconsin will have a
first-hand look at EADS Socata’s aircraft design,
manufacturing and support operations during an internship organized
in cooperation with the Experimental Aircraft Association’s
"Young Eagles" program.
Arrives In Seattle For Flight Testing Towards
Boeing and All Nippon Airlines celebrated the inaugural flight
of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter this week, as well
as completion of the airplane's journey to Seattle on the
airplane's second flight.
Xerion Avionix, makers of the AuRACLE Engine Management System,
has disclosed details of the CRM 2120, a digital engine
management system upgrade for general aviation piston twins. The
CRM 2120 replaces an aircraft’s existing array of engine and
fuel gauges with one primary integrated system that significantly
reduces pilot workload and enhances safety.
XM Satellite Radio has announced that AvMap will offer XM WX
Satellite Weather as an option on their top-of-the-line portable
navigation systems including the EKP-IV, the EKP-IV PRO and the
GeoPilot II Plus.