Will Pilot The Historical Flight Foundation's DC-7B From Miami
The pilots who famously landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the
Hudson River on January 15, 2009 in an Airbus A-320, saving the
lives of all 155 passengers and crewmembers onboard, will make
another trip to CLT, the flights scheduled destination, on November
18, 2011. But this time the airplane will be a 1958 DC-7B from
Miami, and a few select passengers will be on board.
Goal Is To Reduce Conventional Fuel Use And Improve Air
The FAA has awarded a $2 million grant to San Diego
International Airport to reduce the use of conventional fuels at
the airport to improve air quality. “We are committed
to helping airports around the country make the necessary
infrastructure investments that will reduce fuel costs and help
protect the environment,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary
Residents Exploit Leaded Fuel Issue As Part Of Closure
Residents of Santa Monica, California and two other nearby
communities gathered to protest over the weekend, calling for the
closure of the Santa Monica Airport and blaming aircraft operations
for noise, pollution and compromised safety in their neighborhoods.
The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that protesters from West Los
Angeles and Venice joined locals to picket.
Two aviation executives revealed plans to launch a grassroots
effort to educate policy and business decision makers at the
national, state/provincial or local level at the recently-completed
NBAA convention in Las Vegas. Brenda Libby, Sales and Marketing VP
for Canadian-based Starlink Aviation, and René Banglesdorf,
CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation will partner with the NBAA and the
“No Plane, No Gain” advocacy campaign.
Gift From American Eurocopter Will Promote MedEvac Safety
A donation in the amount of $250,000 has been made to the
MedEvac foundation by American Eurocopter. The money will be used
to support the Foundation and its research to promote safety within
Production Company Had Helo Overhead Filming At Time Of
The NTSB is investigating a fatal accident involving a DG-1000
sailplane which hit trees on takeoff from Cle Elum Airport in
central Washington state about 1600 PDT on Thursday. The aircraft,
N7760A, was reportedly being filmed for use in a Cadillac
commercial. The pilot was the only person onboard, and there were
no injuries reported on the ground.
A memorial service was held Saturday for Charles Roger Keeney of
Lomita, CA, who died of natural causes at age 100 on August 27.
Keeney flew for the last time in his Super Cub on his 97th
birthday, in February of 2008. His service was held in a hangar at
Torrance Municipal Airport, which was called the Lomita Flight
Strip when Keeney opened his Acme Aircraft Company there in
Will Supply 84 Percent Of Company's Industrial Energy Needs On
Sikorsky commissioned a combined heat and power cogeneration
facility late last week that produces enough power to supply 84
percent of the company's 2-million-square-foot Stratford, CT,
facility's needs. That output equates to the annual energy use of
approximately 1,100 area homes.
Language In House Resolution 3011 Raises Eyebrows, Dander
A bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives
which would reauthorize the Transportation Security Administration,
and it contains language which has brought concerns that those who
parody the TSA or the Federal Air Marshal program could face
reprisals from the feds.
Company Displays Innovative E-Learning, Testing Products
Night Flight Concepts, which delivers products and services for
EMS and SAR night-vision applications, is showcasing innovative
night vision goggle solutions at this year’s AMTC, the Air
Medical Transport Conference, which wraps up Wednesday in St.
Helicopter Marketing Associates Signs For Three EC135s, Indiana
University Health Places Order For EC145
The order book for American Eurocopter is getting a workout at
the Air Medical Transport Conference in St. Louis. On Monday, the
company announced orders for three EC135s by Helicopter Marketing
Associates (HMA) for placement in the air medical industry, as well
as one EC145 which will go to Indiana University Health
Marks The First Helo Of Its Type In The Australasian
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract for
two AW169 helicopters, AgustaWestland announced Tuesday from the
AMTC Conference being held in St. Louis, MO. The aircraft will be
used to perform a wide range of emergency medical service and
search and rescue missions in New Zealand. The aircraft are
scheduled to be delivered in 2015.
We're In Tough Straits... But How Much Of That Is OUR Fault?
Cruising the exhibits and hallways of NBAA over the past few years, has been an exercise in quiet desperation. While much of the industry had resigned itself to suffering the unkind fate of bad press, negative attention from Washington, and a public image that was sliding from 'not so good' to 'pretty darn deplorable' this year's NBAA convention saw a whole new attitude taking shape.
We're In Tough Straits... But How Much Of That Is OUR
Cruising the exhibits and hallways of NBAA over the past few
years, has been an exercise in quiet desperation. While much of the
industry had resigned itself to suffering the unkind fate of bad
press, negative attention from Washington, and a public image that
was sliding from 'not so good' to 'pretty darn deplorable' this
year's NBAA convention saw a whole new attitude taking shape. It
started Sunday morning, with the first of the pre-NBAA press
conferences when Hawker Beech Boss Bill Boisture started off with a
stirring and pointed rant at Washington…
What Led To The Current State Of Their Media Relations?
Analysis/Opinion By Rich Belzer
ANN E-I-C Note: Our recent stories
concerning our experiences in attempting to cover the issues
involved with Cirrus Aircraft have produced quite a bit of
information... as well as shaking loose a number of persons who,
heretofore, were unwilling to speak out. The amount of info that
has resulted has been illuminating as well as disappointing in that
we have learned that things were even worse than we believed.
Regardless; we have also received some interesting insights and
reports as to not only what happened to Cirrus... but what its
future might hold. In particular, Rich Belzer's analysis is
intriguing... and while we do not necessarily agree with each of
Monday was another bad day for AMR stockholders, as an ongoing
labor dispute triggered steep losses in the airline's shares to the
point that trading was automatically halted. It was the second time
this month that trading was temporarily suspended due to rapidly
House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica Calls For FAA To
Address The Safety Issue
A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office
(GAO) raises concerns about the increasing number of runway safety
incidents at U.S. airports, according to the House Transportation
Honored By Eurocopter For Safety Record Since 1984
American Eurocopter says it's proud to announce that the Flight
For Life Transport System has won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation
Safety Award. As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented
the program with a check for $10,000 to continue its efforts
towards safety both within the organization and with its
Will Head Up Teams Of Flight Controllers For ISS
NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage
International Space Station operations. Judd Frieling, Tomas
Gonzalez-Torres and Greg Whitney will join a select group of human
spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control
Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Nearly Unanimous Vote To Implement 'CHAOS' If Necessary
Flight Attendants at Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Spirit Airlines,
represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA),
overwhelmingly authorized a strike should management fail to reach
an agreement with Flight Attendants. In a strike vote that
concluded Monday, 98.4 percent of Spirit Flight Attendants voted to
authorize a strike, if necessary.
FBO Will Take Part In Company's Charitable Support Program
Landmark Aviation officially began operations on Saturday,
October 8th at Tampa International Airport in Florida. “We
are excited to finally be a part of the Tampa International Airport
and surrounding communities,” President & CEO Dan Bucaro
explained. “We have been looking forward to operating on this
field for several months now.”
"As we move into a new era of spaceflight, these flight
directors will help us transition the knowledge and experience from
the existing human spaceflight programs into the next period of
exploration and space station operations." Source: John
McCullough, chief of the Flight Director Office at Johnson Space
Flight Center in Houston.
Established in Washington, D.C. in 1956 by a group of air
traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been
dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the
preservation of a safe flight environment.