Company Says The Move Was Made To 'Achieve Industry
The aviation world woke up Tuesday morning to the news that AMR
Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc.
("American") and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation ("American Eagle"),
had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization paperwork in the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Told The Board He Intended To Lessen The Force Of Impact
The pilot of a Beech B55 Baron who impacted a garage during a
forced landing attempt did so on purpose in an effort to make the
crash survivable. His instincts apparently were good, as he and his
three passengers survived the accident, but all were seriously
The debate about whether overreaching airline security measures
have gone to far has some new fuel. The FAA has ordered airlines to
remove the emergency oxygen generators in airliner lavatories out
of fear they were, quote - "...easily accessible and could have
been manipulated to create a flight hazard." Coming up with a
secure system to replace them could take as long as four years,
leaving passengers who happen to be in the lav during a
decompression event vulnerable in the meantime.
Procurement Process Underway For New Helicopter Service To Be
Provided By Civilian Crews
In a written statement to the UK parliament, Secretary of State
for Transport, Justine Greening said that she wished to inform the
House of the Government's intentions for the future of the search
and rescue helicopter service in the UK.
Air Force senior leaders are looking at ways to balance the
ratio of regular and Reserve Component Airmen to create the most
effective and efficient combat capability in austere budget times.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is leading collaborative
efforts between active, Reserve and Guard leaders to find the right
force composition that will ensure the total force remains healthy
Enters Into Service Agreement With Florida Piper Dealer
Piper Aircraft's global customer support network has been
strengthened with the addition of well-respected Horizontal de
Aviación S.A.S. at the El Dorado International Airport in
Bogota, Colombia as an approved Piper Service Center.
Airport Master Plan Calls For 1,000 Foot Runway Extension
The master plan for Vance Brand Municipal airport (KLMO) in
Longmont, CO, calls for a 1,000 foot extension of the 4,800 foot
runway, but FAA officials say that no money will be available for
the project for at least 10 years.
Four Percent Say They Have Done So Intentionally In Violation
A recent survey by Australian flight comparison site Skyscanner
has revealed that 28% of travellers have 'smuggled' contraband
liquids past airport security either accidentally, or in full
knowledge that they are breaking the rules.
Expertise And Tools Deployed In Field Of UAV Integration, Other
In conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the
FAA established the Test Bed for the development, demonstration and
evaluation of emerging NextGen concepts and technologies in a
collaborative environment at the Florida NextGen Test Bed (FTB) in
Daytona Beach, FL. Since 2006, Saab Sensis has been a member of the
Test Bed’s Integrated Airport Initiative (IAI).
Say What? Multilingual Communications Behind The Cockpit
Let's face it... business aviation is often as international a pursuit as it gets... so it makes sense that the equipment we use to aviate and communicate be as multilingual as the clientele that uses it.
The TrueNorth Stylus incorporates TrueNorth’s intuitive, one-button interface; HD Voice Quality for near broadcast-quality voice communications; wired and wireless configuration options; and personalization options that include custom materials to match the decor of the applicable cabin or aircraft interior.
Say What? Multilingual Communications Behind The Cockpit
Let's face it... business aviation is often as international a
pursuit as it gets... so it makes sense that the equipment we use
to aviate and communicate be as multilingual as the clientele that
uses it. The TrueNorth Stylus incorporates TrueNorth’s
intuitive, one-button interface; HD Voice Quality for near
broadcast-quality voice communications; wired and wireless
configuration options; and personalization options that include
custom materials to match the decor of the applicable cabin or
Four People Fatally Injured When The Plane Went Down In
The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident
which fatally injured the Oklahoma State women's head basketball
coach and one of his assistants, as well as a former Oklahoma state
senator and his wife. As is often the case with these reports,
there are few details from which anything solid can be gleaned.
Report Says East Coast Facility Should Be Multi-Use, Lacks
A study on the economic competitiveness of the Virginia
Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) released recently by
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's office recommends several changes
and improvements to the state's commercial spaceport.
Follows FAA And Transport Canada Approval Earlier This
EASA has certified the newest version of the Bell 407 ... dubbed
the 407GX. The aircraft was introduced in March at the 2011
HELI-EXPO annual convention in Orlando, FL, and Bell has received
more than 60 orders for the helo, with the first aircraft expected
to deliver later this year.
Integration Into Airspace Is The Last Hurdle, But Other
The vice president of civil aviation for the Aerospace
Industries Association says that civilian use of UAVs is "going to
happen," with the last hurdle being how to integrate the aircraft
into the national airspace.
We Always Let You Know How We Feel, But Want You To Let Us Know
As the end of 2011 leaps up over the horizon, and where has the
year gone, ANN is, as usual, assembling its annual look back at the
top stories of the year, as well as what we consider to be the best
... and worst ... in aviation in the preceding 12 months.
This year, we'd like to get your input.
Two companies have gotten together to develop a Boom
Operator Weapons System Trainer (BOWST) aerial refueling simulator,
which has been declared ready-for-training by the United States Air
Force. This is the first KC-135R boom operator trainer to receive
SIMCERT (Simulator Certification), allowing transfer of training
credits from the aircraft to the simulator.
the AsiaSat 7 satellite was boosted into orbit Friday on an ILS
Proton for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited
(AsiaSat) of Hong Kong. This was the 5th commercial mission of the
year for ILS and the 8th Proton launch so far this year.