The Wichita Aero Club October Business Luncheon will feature
Barry Eccleston, President and CEO of Airbus Americas. In his
position, Eccleston oversees all efforts of Airbus in North and
South America and the Caribbean, including sales and marketing,
engineering, service and training.
Next Phase Is Static Load Testing Simulating Launch
The primary structure of NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has been
completed at Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company facility near
Denver. The Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN)
spacecraft is scheduled to launch in November 2013 and will be the
first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper
Airline Says Other Passengers Complained About The Public
Display Of Affection
Actress and musician Leisha Hailey, who was one of the stars of
the television show "The L-Word" and is a lesbian, says she was
escorted from a Southwest Airlines plane when it landed in St.
Louis Monday because she was kissing her girlfriend during the
'Gator Encounter' Apparently Not A Hit With Employees
Here's a term which may be unique to Florida: "Nuisance
Alligator."At a parking lot at Vero Beach Municipal Airport used by
about 800 employees of Piper Aircraft each day, a security guard
encountered a four-foot alligator under a parked car Monday.
An order for 40 Next-Generation 737 airplanes, comprised of
seven 737-900ERs and 33 737-800s, has been finalized between Boeing
and UTair Aviation, Russia. The agreement was previously announced
at the 2011 Paris Air Show. The order is valued at $3.8 billion at
First Combat King II Delivered To The U.S. Air Force
The first HC-130J Combat King II has been delivered to the U.S.
Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC). It was flown to Davis-Monthan
Air Force Base, AZ, by Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of Staff of
the U.S. Air Force. This aircraft is the first of 11 currently on
order with Lockheed Martin.
Police Commissioner Says He Could 'Take Down A Plane'
In Sunday night's episode of the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes,
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the city's own
counter-terrorism force even has the ability to take down a plane,
C-87 Liberator Express Aircraft Went Down On A Mission In The
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced
on Tuesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action
from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his
family for burial with full military honors.
The La Grande Airtanker Base (LGATB) at the Union County, OR,
airport has once again been officially closed to all airtanker
operations. Permanent repairs began on September 24 to the apron
leading to the concrete retardant loading pads.
AgustaWestland says it has recieved orders for three helicopters
and has completed delivery of a fourth this week. Blueway AS of
Norway has signed a contract for one additional AW139 medium twin
helicopter, which will be used for offshore transport operations.
On practically the other side of the planet, FAS (Falcon Aviation
Services) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed a contract
for a GrandNew light twin and a preliminary sale contract for two
Project Aims To Bring Bio-Based Jet Fuel Production To The
Seattle biofuel producer Imperium Renewables and the Department
of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are
developing a new method to make biomass-based drop-in jet fuels so
that additional renewable jet fuel production facilities can be
built in the Pacific Northwest. So far, their process has produced
a meaningful amount of fuel that is being evaluated to determine
how well it can blend with traditional, petroleum-based jet
Thai Police Say Mission Was To Get Phones Into Prison Yard
Here's more evidence that crooks are exploiting cheap R/C
helicopter technology at least as quickly as law enforcement
officials. In Thailand, officials report a toy helicopter was being
used to smuggle seven mobile phones, four satellite mobile phones,
a number of SIM cards, eight mobile phone batteries and other phone
parts to inmates in Khaobin Central Prison.
Building Market Share In The Depths Of The Recession
The company that started as Northern Airborne Technology was bought by Cobham about 15 years ago, and as part of that move, decided to consolidate much of its manufacturing back into the U.S. But a few divisions, such as AEM, stayed home in Canada.
Building Market Share In The Depths Of The Recession
The company that started as Northern Airborne Technology was
bought by Cobham about 15 years ago, and as part of that move,
decided to consolidate much of its manufacturing back into the US.
But a few divisions, such as AEM, stayed home in Canada. Anodyne
Electronics Manufacturing now builds and distributes a very diverse
product line that it has been building for 27 years. AEM hopes to
be able to expand its product line and grow from 49 to 70 employees
during the depths of the recession.
Cites Safety Concerns As Reason To Push Back Issuance Of
The United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots
Association filed for injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn on Monday to
postpone United Airlines' implementation of the latest phase of
revised operating procedures associated with the merger between
United and Continental Airlines.
Message To Union Leaders Indicates Decision By Year's End
Airbus is mulling a production increasing for its line of A320
airliners, according to labor union representatives. The
labor leaders said Airbus management told them in a recent meeting
that production could increase from its current 38 airplanes per
month to 44, but did not specify a timeline for the move.
Asking Prices On Resale Bizjets Ticked Up 3.5 Percent
One of the reasons often given for slow sales of new business
aircraft is the existing inventory of pre-owned aircraft on the
market. Recent data from JETNET
may indicate that the inventory is shrinking, causing
prices in some sectors to firm up just a
bit. In its August, 2011 report reflecting resale statistics
for the first eight months of the year, the
analyst released some long-hoped-for good news, at least in
business jet retail sale transactions.
With the future of the National Championship Air Races at Reno
being questioned, at least one of those still hospitalized after
the crash of the Galloping Ghost on September 16 says the tragedy
should not bring an end to the event.
Kansas Congressman Betting On Political Value In Opposing User
The Obama administration's pandering to those who don't
understand the role of business aviation in the economy is finally
getting the attention of the general media, and Republicans are
catching on that there may be political points to be scored in
standing behind the industry.
Four GA Airplanes Apparently Violated A Presidential TFR
F-15C fighter jets under the direction of the North American
Aerospace Defense Command intercepted four separate general
aviation aircraft in the vicinity of San Jose, CA Monday The TFR
was in place because of the presence of President Obama at a town
hall meeting in Mountain View, CA.
Aircraft Would Include World's Most Advanced Air Combat Radar,
A proposal to offer the advanced F/A-18E Super Hornet Block II
as the Japan Air Self Defense Force's (JASDF) next premier fighter
aircraft has been delivered by the U.S. Navy and Boeing. Japan
issued a Request for Proposal for its F-X fighter competition on
April 13, with a deadline of Sept. 26.
Grumman-Built Experimental Airplane Model Has Been On Loan To
The National Air And Space Museum
After spending the last 25 years on exhibit at the Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., the only
full-scale mockup of the famed Grumman-built X-29 aircraft has
returned to Long Island. Northrop Grumman Corporation, which
designed and built the revolutionary forward swept wing aircraft
demonstrator, welcomed the aircraft September 22nd to the Cradle of
Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY.
“We all know the risks, especially because there
is a liability release on the back of the tickets.”
Source: 22-year-old Eric Behne, whose girlfriend was
injured when Jimmy Leeward's plane went down at Reno.
This site will follow the restoration of Ship 9912, a former
Northwest Airlines DC-9-31 airplane. Restoration of the instrument
panel of Ship 9912 began in earnest in February 2009. Work on the
cockpit is being done primarily by volunteers.