Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox has published the conclusions of
an independent review into a Chinook Mk2 helicopter crash of June
1994 on the Mull of Kintyre which tragically resulted in the deaths
of all 29 people on board.
AIA Concerned By NASA, NOAA Cuts In House Subcommittee Budget
As the debt-ceiling debate rages in Washington, the Aerospace
Industries Association is expressing concern about cuts being made
to the budgets of NASA and NOAA in the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science markup of the fiscal
year 2012 appropriations bill.
Special Olympics Airlift, Medical Flights Receive 2011 Public
Benefit Flying Awards
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with
the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying
organizations, has announced the recipients of the 2011 National
Public Benefit Flying Awards.
Company Delivered 25 Commercial And 23 Executive Jets in
Embraer says it delivered 25 commercial and 23 executive jets in
the second quarter of 2011, closing out the first six months of the
year with 45 commercial jet and 31 executive jet deliveries. On
June 30, 2011, the company reported its firm order backlog at $15.8
Refurbished Facility In Renton, WA, Will Accommodate All 737
With production on its workhorse 737 ramping up over the next
several years, Boeing has opened a new paint hangar near its
Renton, WA, facility that will help increase its Next-Generation
737 production capacity.
It's one of those rare times when the news of a mid-air
collision does not include the words "serious" or "fatal" injury.
And perhaps even more rare because the airplanes touched in a
remote area of Alaska.
Industry Veteran From Orbital Sciences To Head SpaceX
Washington Legislative Team
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced Wednesday that
former Orbital Sciences executive and industry leader Mark
Bitterman is joining the company’s Washington office as
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.
Center for The Advancement Of Science In Space Will Help Ensure
Broad Access To Station Science
NASA has selected the Center for the Advancement of Science in
Space Inc. (CASIS) to develop and manage the U.S. portion of the
International Space Station that will be operated as a national
You have to give FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt credit for guts... as he stood in front of well over a hundred of the finest aviation educators and instructors in the nation and took questions... no holds barred. It was fun, gutsy and tremendously educational... and pretty darned frank, too. The questions followed his address entitled, “Meeting the Training Challenges of the Second Century of Flight” on the second day of the two-day SAFE Symposium.
You have to give FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt credit for
guts... as he stood in front of well over a hundred of the finest
aviation educators and instructors in the nation and took
questions... no holds barred. It was fun, gutsy and tremendously
educational... and pretty darned frank, too. The questions followed
his address entitled, “Meeting the Training Challenges of the
Second Century of Flight” on the second day of the two-day
Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT)
Highlighted In Congressional Testimony
In testimony Wednesday before a subcommittee of the House
National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations
Committee, the GAO said that TSA should work to
strengthen the Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques
(SPOT) Program to increase aviation security.
Airlines Hope To Cooperate With TSA On Efficiency And
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, expressed its
commitment to continue to work cooperatively with the TSA to
implement a risk-based security regimen and deliver a more
efficient and cost-effective system.
Memorandum Of Understanding Signed By City, Chinese
The city of Duluth and the new principal shareholders in Cirrus,
Chinese aviation conglomerate CAIGA have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) stating that Cirrus will stay, and grow, in the
upper Midwestern city.
To what has to be the relief of the folks at NBAA, at least two
national news publications in the US appear to understand that
when President Barack Obama takes a political cheap shot at
companies operating business aircraft, he is being cynical at best,
and wildly hypocritical at worst.
Gas turbines come in all shapes and sizes and range from
miniature model aircraft units to the awesome GE90. This website is
principally a celebration of small engines capable of producing up
to 250 BHP.