Second Area Airport Groundbreaking In As Many Weeks
DOT and FAA representatives attended a groundbreaking for the
second major airport project in the Fort Lauderdale area in as many
weeks on Monday. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA
Administrator Michael Huerta helped break ground for a $791 million
runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Major Production Achievement For Airbus’ Single-Aisle
Airbus delivered the A320 with manufacturer serial number (MSN)
5000 to Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines
(MEA). The aircraft was delivered from Airbus in Hamburg, Germany
and is powered by International Aero Engines V2500 engines.
All four occupants of a Bay Island Airways Seaplane Adventure
gone wrong are doing fine. The modified AirCam reportedly lost at
least one engine, ditched and flipped inverted in the waters off
Roatan. The pilot and three members of a Texas family along for the
scenic flight were fortunate to have two doctors and a pilot among
boaters who first responded, and say they actually plan to return
to the area for another vacation.
Two Full Days Of Programs In The California Wine Country
The 6th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium will be held
April 27, 28, 2012 at the Flamingo Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa,
California. EAS VI has again confirmed an outstanding faculty that
will include the winner of the Green Flight Challenge, debut of the
first electric LSAs, breakthroughs from leading battery makers, the
world electric speed record and the latest on prop and wheel
motors, controllers, UAV flight and ultra-quiet lift-off.
Seattle To Become First Jointly Served Airport To Fully Combine
Operations Into Southwest
Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran
Airways confirmed late last week the intent to convert AirTran
Airways operations at 22 domestic and international airports to
Southwest operations over time.
Collaborative Effort With Tecnam, Selex Galileo, FLIR Systems,
And Airborne Technologies
A maritime surveillance light aircraft is in development through
a collaboration between Multinational IT company Indra, Italian
aircraft manufacturer Tecnam, firms SELEX Galileo, FLIR Systems and
Remote Sensing and Sensor Integration company Airborne
Pilot Says He Was Attempting To Hand-Prop The Airplane
A rented Cessna 172RG was damaged when it rolled unpiloted into
the side of the terminal building at Davenport Municipal Airport in
Iowa. The building took a pretty good hit as well. The plane had
been rented by Keven Kadlec, 39, of Eagle river, WI.
JAA Board Approves Lease With West Virginia Aviation
The Jacksonville (FL) Aviation Authority Board of Directors
Monday approved a lease with KCI Aviation for the construction of a
new 30,000-square-foot hangar facility at Cecil Airport. "We are
extremely excited to expand our operations to Jacksonville and
Cecil Airport," said Charles A. Koukoulis, president and CEO of KCI
Aviation. "Jacksonville has a great business-friendly environment,
and Cecil is truly a diamond in the rough."
Over 3,000 Potential Spacefarers Have Applied For The Next
Individuals interested in becoming America's future space
explorers have until Friday to submit their applications. The
deadline to apply for NASA's next astronaut class is Jan. 27. The
agency typically receives as many as 3,500 applicants for each
astronaut class. Thus far, NASA says it has received more than
3,000 applications since November for this class.
Aligns State-of-the-Art UAS With Beyond-Line-of-Sight
Communications And Network Security
Two players in the unmanned aircraft arena announced a strategic
alliance Monday. AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems and ViaSat
will collaborate to align AAI's advanced unmanned aircraft and
command and control technologies with ViaSat integrated airborne
and terrestrial satellite communications, as well as its Internet
Protocol-based networking and security technology.
After Looking At The Positive Side of things, Let's Get Serious And See What's NOT so Good In The Aero-World
A few days ago, we noted that we really didn't have to tell you that these are difficult times for aviation. After decades of stunted growth, the wiles of a bad economy, tough politics and escalating complication have driven way too many flyers out of the world of flight. Still... it does have a few things that keep people entranced and that said, we took a look at the bright side of the issue -- but NOW its time to delve into the problems we face. Over the course of a few days at Oshkosh 2011, the Aero-TV crews took a break now and then to question the attendees about what concerned them about the aviation world.
After Looking At The Positive Side Of Things, Let's Get Serious And
See What's NOT So Good In The Aero-World
A few days ago, we noted that we really didn't have to tell you
that these are difficult times for aviation. After decades of
stunted growth, the wiles of a bad economy, tough politics and
escalating complication have driven way too many flyers out of the
world of flight. Still... it does have a few things that keep
people entranced and that said, we took a look at the bright side
of the issue -- but NOW its time to delve into the problems we
face. Over the course of a few days at Oshkosh 2011, the Aero-TV
crews took a break now and then to question the attendee
But The Measure Has Several Hurdles To Clear Before Funding Is
House and Senate leaders said late last week that they have
reached a compromise that will lead to a long-term funding bill for
the FAA, but one more Continuing Resolution to get the job done.
Sources indicate that the two sides finally reached a
compromise on the labor issue which has been the primary roadblock
to passing the legislation for the past year.
Over 200 Operations Per Hour Recorded By Temporary Control
Organizers of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring say that
they had record attendance for at least part of the four-day run of
the show. No official attendance figures have been announced, but a
headline from their blog dated Saturday proclaims "EXPO Breaks All
Throughout the 2011 calendar year, the NTSB has been conducting
a study of Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) aircraft to evaluate
the safety of this growing and innovative segment of general
aviation. In addition to using the information gathered during its
accident investigations, the NTSB has been working with the FAA,
the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and individual owners
and builders to evaluate a range of issues unique to this popular
segment of general aviation.
Pilot Continued VFR Into IFR Conditions, Report Says
The NTSB has released its probable cause report from a medical
helicopter accident which occurred in Georgtown, SC in 2009. The
report is pretty straight forward, indicating that the pilot
continued VFR flight into IFR conditions. The result was,
unfortunately, one that is far too common in such instances.
Exhibitors At Sebring Light Sport Expo Saw Some Hefty Price
Vendors attend fly-in’s because they offer an opportunity
to reach large numbers of people that might become potential
customers. However, one problem vendors have is the escalating
greed of the event organizers. Every year event organizers either
raise prices, or they find more places to attach fees, or both.
Challenging The Exclusion Of Cargo Pilots From Flight Time
The Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) filed its
preliminary statement of issues on Monday as ordered by the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in its challenge to the FAA's
exclusion of cargo operations from its final rule on pilot flight
and duty time. "Our preliminary statement of issues outlines the
basic arguments we will raise to advance our case," said IPA
General Counsel William Trent.
One Of The First 21 Female Airline Pilots In North America
The evening of Wednesday, December 7, 2011, marked the closing
of the International Council of Air Shows convention where
thousands of delegates gathered for education sessions, to book air
show performers and where performers put on their “game
face” to make connections and book air show events.
"Through this study, we hope that we'll be able to give
the innovators and aviators in the community information about
accidents that will result in a real and immediate safety payoff
for them when they are flying these aircraft." Source:
NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman.
A used engine that has been completely disassembled, inspected,
repaired as necessary, reassembled, tested, and approved in the
same manner and to the same tolerances and limits as a new engine
with either new or used parts.
CAPA is a trade association comprised of over 28,000
professional pilots. CAPA's purpose is to address safety, security,
legislative and regulatory issues affecting the professional flight
deck crew member on matters of common interest to the individual