Indications Are That Wheels Were Extended During Water
Amphibious airplanes give their pilots a lot of versatility when
it comes to choosing a landing site. However, an August 1st water
landing resulted a fatal injury to an experienced floatplane pilot,
and the NTSB's preliminary report indicates the wheels may have
been extended during the landing attempt .
$37M In Recovery Act Funds Are Upgrading San Francisco Bay Area
Airports, Aviation Facilities
The FAA marked the completion of $14.5 million in runway
projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 (ARRA) on Friday that will ensure continued safety for flights
at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO).
Regulations Mean Licensing Will Be Standard Across All Member
The EASA today published a proposal to the European Commission
for a "harmonized" regulation on Flight Crew Licensing (Part-FCL)
in the form of an "Opinion". This new regulation will ensure that
the same pilot licensing requirements and related high safety
levels apply in all Member States.
Without The C-5M, Some Disassembly Would Have Been
It's the physics community's billion-dollar baby -- a 7.5-ton
device so powerful that it could rock the core of modern science
and reveal a new chapter in the universe's history. And the
aptly-named C-5M Super Galaxy flew the device on its last
Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly on its first
PurePower PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, and
will deliver the engine to the company's West Palm Beach, FL,
facility later this month to initiate testing.
Warmer Waters Shift Towards The Central Pacific, Effect On
Weather Still Not Known
A relatively new type of El Niño, which has its warmest
waters in the central-equatorial Pacific Ocean, rather than in the
eastern-equatorial Pacific, is becoming more common and
progressively stronger, according to a new study by NASA and
Aero-Linx: FAA's Light-Sport
A compendium of FAA related links to LSA issues and programs,
this page has links to Certification, Designees, Standards,
Registration, Safety and Related Information. For those interested
in the LSA movement, this is a good place to start.
"(w)e have to enlarge the place because the needs of
commercial airlines is growing fast."
Source: Boeing China president David Wang,
in comments reported by the China Daily newspaper, where
the Boeing parts facility in China could see a doubling of its
workforce to 1,200 employees over the next three to four years.