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ANN Special Feature: Napolitano on GA Security -
11.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with US
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano)
First Multilateration System In Australia To Separate Aircraft
In Both En Route And Terminal Airspace
The Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system developed by Sensis
Corporation has passed its safety case by the Australian Civil
Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is now operational in airspace
covering Tasmania, Australia.
Australian Proposal Similar To One Under Consideration By The
Australia-based Regional Express (Rex) is concerned over recent
suggestions requiring all pilots engaged in airline operations in
Australia to have a minimum of 1500 hours flying time as suggested
in a current Australian Senate inquiry into pilot training.
Aircraft To Be Based In Vancouver And Prince Rupert, BC
An eight-year, $94.7 million contract has been awarded to
Helijet International by the BC Ambulance Service to provide three
helicopters, flight and maintenance personnel for rotary air
ambulance services based in Vancouver and Prince Rupert in British
Two Strategic Agreements For The Joint Venture Approved
Two strategic agreements signed late last week establish the
framework for Eurocopter’s creation of a 50/50 joint venture
in Kazakhstan to assemble EC145 helicopters, along with the sale of
45 of these locally-assembled aircraft for government missions in
The latest release of ForeFlight Mobile is now available for
download iTunes App Store. ForeFlight says the version 3.7
update includes features like fuel prices, SIDs and STARs, airway
support, direct-to, airport and FBO comments, turbo downloads, and
a long list of user interface tweaks and performance
The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture plans to buy seven Eurocopter
AS350 B3 Ecureuil helicopters for crop spraying missions over vast
fields of date palm trees – which provide a major source of
agricultural revenue for the country. The Iraqi government and
Eurocopter signed the agreement Sunday.
The Department of the Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has
awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $14.8 million contract to
produce dual pod countermeasures dispensers for U.S. Marine Corps
CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters.
Chris Burgess traces his love for rotorcraft back to his service in Vietnam. Even while flying Cobras for the US Army, he found himself fascinated by the early Bensen Gyrocopter ads in Popular Mechanics magazine. He became a member of the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) while still in the service, anticipating the arrival of each new issue of Rotorcraft magazine.
Chris Burgess traces his love for rotorcraft back to his service
in Vietnam. Even while flying Cobras for the US Army, he found
himself fascinated by the early Bensen Gyrocopter ads in Popular
Mechanics magazine. He became a member of the Popular Rotorcraft
Association (PRA) while still in the service, anticipating the
arrival of each new issue of Rotorcraft magazine.
While Report Finds No "Problems In The Industry As A Whole,"
A report released late last week from the Government
Accountability Office (GAO) found that variation in FAA’s
interpretation of standards for certification and approval
decisions is a long-standing issue, but GAO found no evidence that
quantified the extent of the problem in the industry as a
Hole Opened In Fuselage About 30 Minutes Into Flight
The FAA and NTSB are looking into an incident last week in which
a two-foot long hole opened up in the fuselage of an American
Airlines Boeing 757 at about FL310, causing rapid cabin
decompression and forcing an emergency landing at Miami
Passengers Waited Nearly Three Hours While An Unbroken One Was
Passengers aboard a recent Delta Airlines flight set to depart
from New York's JFK Airport were told that their flight was being
delayed because the airplane's wheelchair, which is required
on every flight, had a broken handle, and the plane could not take
off while that piece of equipment was damaged.
"By introducing this resolution to the City Council, I
wanted to portray the importance of aviation across America ...
This is our effort to support airports and aero-clubs in
America." ource: Riverside, OH
Deputy Mayor Edward W. Schock.
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