Congress Mandated The Release Of Rules By August 1st
The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA),
representing over 28,000 commercial passenger and cargo pilots, is
calling on the FAA to release the new Flight/Duty Time regulations
addressing airline pilot fatigue as required by the Airline Safety
and Federal Aviation Extension Act of 2010. Congress, in H.R. 5900,
called for new, scientifically-based limitations on the hours of
flight and duty time for pilots in order to address
Just a few days after a Chinook helicopter went down in
Afghanistan fatally injuring 38 troops, a second NATO helo has make
what's been described as a "hard landing" in the eastern portion of
the country. Fortunately, though, this incident did not result in
Fulfills Contract Signed In 2009 For Offshore SAR Aircraft
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has taken delivery of another
two new Eurocopter EC225 helicopters ordered in 2009, after having
what it described as a very positive experience with the first
two EC225 that were delivered in 2007 and used extensively in many
search and rescue (SAR) missions, including the 2008 Sichuan
Aircraft Assembled, Completed, And Flight Tested In Mielec,
Sikorsky has delivered three S-70 Black Hawk helicopters to an
undisclosed customer. The helicopters - assembled, completed to
customer specifications, and flight tested at Sikorsky's production
facility in Mielec, Poland - are the first-ever deliveries of the
international variant of Sikorsky's iconic Black Hawk.
Several Vice Presidents Shuffling Offices At The Two
Alaska Air Group announced several leadership changes late last
week at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Ann Ardizzone, whose
career with Alaska Airlines spans three decades, has been elected
vice president of strategic sourcing and supply chain management
for Air Group. She previously served as Alaska Airlines' vice
president of inflight services. Andy Schneider, senior vice
president of people and customer services at Horizon Air, will
assume the role of vice president of inflight services at Alaska
and oversee the carrier's 2,700 flight attendants.
Western Avionics Completes Transport Canada Installation
Transport Canada has approved the installation of Aspen’s
H-series Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and Multi-function Flight
Displays (MFDs) into the Robinson R44 and R44 II model helicopters,
according to an announcement from Aspen Avionics and avionics
service company Western Avionics.
NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on
rockets planned to launch between 2012 and 2014. These miniature
spacecraft, known as CubeSats, could be included as auxiliary
payload on previously planned missions.
Greg Poe had been scheduled to be a headliner for the Cascade
Air Show in Idaho Saturday, but following his untimely death on
July 24th, the show instead became a tribute to the well-known
performer, his life, and his passion for flight.
Had Been Accused Of Stealing Thousands Of Dollars From The
Lindbergh Foundation, Other Aviation Interests
John Knox Bridges, who at one time was the president of The
Lindbergh Foundation, shot himself in the torso Friday, according
to authorities in Salisbury, NC. Police Chief Rory Collins told the
Charlotte Observer that Bridges had sent a note to a neighbor
Thursday morning which was "worded in such a way that everyone knew
he was planning to commit suicide."
The Aviation World Survives and Grows (Slowly, But Surely) Due To Innovators Like These
AeroLEDs was formed in 2005 'with the intent to redefine aviation lighting as it existed for the last 50 years. With great attention to engineering function balanced with due consideration to product form, we have redefined the expectations of what and how aircraft lighting will be judged.'
Calls For Documents, Information For Committee Oversight
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell
Issa (R-CA) issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon August 7 as part of
its investigation into NLRB action against the Boeing Company. It
compels NLRB to comply with earlier, outstanding Committee document
requests submitted in May. NLRB is compelled to produce identified
materials to Committee offices no later than 1200 EDT August
If Additives Are Required, Board Says Flight Manuals Should Say
The NTSB has issued a series of recommendations to the FAA
dealing with certification requirements for aircraft requiring fuel
additives, including fuel system icing inhibitors. The board says
those limitations should be highlighted by a warning in the
limitations section of the airplane flight manual.
CH-47 Was Bringing Reinforcements To Join Pinned-Down Army
CNN is reporting that the American commandos who died when their
helicopter was apparently shot down in eastern Afghanistan early
Saturday morning were targeting a Taliban commander directly
responsible for attacks on U.S. troops, according to military
officials with knowledge of the operation.
The Aviation World Survives and Grows (Slowly, But Surely) Due To
Innovators Like These
AeroLEDs was formed in 2005 'with the intent to redefine
aviation lighting as it existed for the last 50 years. With great
attention to engineering function balanced with due consideration
to product form, we have redefined the expectations of what and how
aircraft lighting will be judged.'
Joe Lombardo To Continue As Executive Vice President Of General
Dynamics' Aerospace group
Larry R. Flynn, 59, will become president of Gulfstream
Aerospace Corporation on September 1, according to a news release
Monday from General Dynamics. Flynn will report to Joseph T.
Lombardo, who has served as both executive vice president of
General Dynamics' Aerospace group and president of Gulfstream
Aerospace Corp. since 2007.
Board Authorizes Repurchase Of $500 Million To 'Enhance
The board of directors of Southwest Airlines has authorized the
company to repurchase, on a discretionary basis, up to $500 million
of the Company's common stock. "The Board's authorization to resume
a share repurchase program demonstrates our confidence in the
future of Southwest Airlines and underscores our commitment to
enhance Shareholder value," said Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the
Board, President, and CEO.
Operator Of FBO Fails In Premise That Lockout By Landlord
Violated Fourth Amendment
A federal complaint by DeKalb Aviation in Illinois, which
claimed its Constitutional protections against unreasonable search
and seizure under The Fourth Amendment were violated by the City of
DeKalb back in December, has had its lawsuit dismissed.
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