Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

June 12, 2012

NetJets Announces Largest Private Aviation Order In History

Purchase From Bombardier And Cessna Totals $9.6 Billion

In the largest aircraft purchase in private aviation history, NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced Monday it will add up to 425 new aircraft to its worldwide fleet under purchase agreements with Cessna and Bombardier. The transaction has a total value of $9.6 billion and launches the new NetJets Signature Series of aircraft.

Read More

Security Video Shows Erratic Flight In Utah Accident

NTSB Preliminary Report Describes Acceleration In Ground Effect, Rapid Climb, Descent

The NTSB's preliminary report on an accident in St. George, UT, which resulted in the fatal injury of four people aboard a Cessna 172 describes footage from a security video camera which shows the airplane accelerating in ground effect, rapidly climbing, and then rapidly descending before impacting terrain.

Read More

Kenyan Officials Fatally Injured In Helicopter Accident

Eurocopter Carrying Internal Security Minister, His Assistant, Four Others Down Near Nairobi

Two Kenyan government officials were fatally injured Sunday along with four others when the Eurocopter AS 350B3e they were aboard went down in a forest near Nairobi. Kenyan officials have confirmed that Security Minister George Saitoti and his assistant Orwa Ojode were aboard the plane. Also fatally injured in the accident were the pilot, Capt. Nancy Gituanja and crewman Luke Oyugi, as well as police officers Thomas Murimi and Joshua Tonkei.

Read More

NASA Surpasses Test Facility Record With J-2X Powerpack Test

Longest Firing Ever Conducted At Stennis 'A' Test Complex

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, MS, broke its own record Friday when it conducted a test on the new J-2X powerpack. The test lasted for 1,150 seconds, surpassing the previous record by more than a full minute. For NASA, the test marked a milestone step in development of a next-generation rocket engine to carry humans deeper into space than ever before. For Stennis, the 19-minute, 10-second test represented the longest duration firing ever conducted in the center's 'A' Test Complex.

Read More

NE Airports Receive FAA Grants

Federal Dollars Allocated For GA Airport Improvement In Vermont, Maine

Five Vermont airports are in line for $1.2 million in FAA funds to conduct repairs and enhancements, the state’s congressional delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch – announced last week. The funds will be shared among Burlington International Airport, Middlebury State Airport, Rutland/Southern Vermont Regional Airport, Caledonia County Airport (Lyndonville) and William H. Morse State Airport (Bennington).

Read More

Airbus: Several Weeks Needed To Repair A380 Wing Cracks

Equivalent To 'Heavy Checks' Done On Airplanes After Years Of Flight

Airbus says that if the repairs to wing cracks which have cropped up on some A380 airplanes are all done "in one go," completion could take "weeks." At least one source says that the repairs could take up to two months to finish.

Read More

Advertisement

Web-Based Engine Analysis Utility Geared To Piston-Powered Airplanes

Digital Engine Data Analysis Online To Be Available July 1

A new web-based next-generation digital engine monitor data analysis platform, will become available July 1st, and its developer says it will be totally free of charge.

Read More

Boeing Marks First Delivery To Avolon

Next-Generation 737-800 First Of 12 On Order

Boeing and Dublin, Ireland-based Avolon marked the first direct-order airplane delivery to the leasing company on Friday. Avolon took delivery of the first of 12 Next-Generation 737-800s ordered in December 2009. The airplane will be operated by Avolon's airline customer, Japan Airlines.

Read More

PSA Pilots Urge Management To Expedite New Contract

US Airways Express Pilots Have Been In Negotiations Since 2009

June 9, 2012, marked the third anniversary of the start of contract negotiations for the pilots of PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. PSA pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), used the occasion to send a "strong message" to company executives: now is the time to reach a deal that rewards PSA pilots for the valuable service they provide to their airline and their passengers.

Read More

FAA Approves STC For Falcon Avionics Upgrades

StandardAero Aprroved To Install Honeywell Mark V EGPWS on Falcon 50, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX Aircraft

The FAA has approved an STC for upgrading Mark V EGPWS computers with Honeywell’s Smart Runway and SmartLanding Runway Safety Package for Falcon 50, F50EX, and Falcon 900, and Falcon 900EX aircraft.

Read More

FOB Shank C-17 Accident Investigation Board Complete

Board Determined That Crew Misjudged Landing Distance Required

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the January 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.  

Read More

Williamsport, PA Law Enforcement Criticizes Helicopter Redeployment

State Police Aviation Unit Closed, Aircraft Moved to Hazleton, PA

At a hearing before the Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee and House Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections, a retired state police helicopter pilot called the move of a state police helo away from Williamsport Regional Airport (KIPT) "the worst decision ever made."

Read More

Advertisement

AD: Cessna / Hartzell Engine Technologies

AD NUMBER: 2012-10-52

PRODUCT: Cessna 206, 207, and 210 airplanes with Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) turbochargers, part numbers (P/Ns) 406610-0005 and 406610-9005, installed.

Read More

Aero-TV: Elbit Systems Of America – Turning IFR Back Into VFR Via Enhanced Vision

A Pioneering Technology Company Helps Aviators Maintain Visual Reference Under The Worst Of Circumstances

Talk about a pedigree!!! In 1928, Paul Kollsman revolutionized aviation when he invented what has been described as the world’s first accurate barometric altimeter -- enabling pilots to fly “blind.”

Aero-TV: Elbit Systems Of America–Turning IFR Back Into VFR Via Enhanced Vision

A Pioneering Technology Company Helps Aviators Maintain Visual Reference Under The Worst Of Circumstances

Talk about a pedigree!!! In 1928, Paul Kollsman revolutionized aviation when he invented what has been described as the world’s first accurate barometric altimeter -- enabling pilots to fly “blind.” Since that time, Kollsman Commercial Aviation Systems, now Elbit Systems of America Commercial Aviation - Kollsman, continues to do its utmost to revolutionize the aviation industry with solutions that enhance flight safety. Elbit Systems of America maintains a world-class team developing advanced aircraft systems such as enhanced visi

Read More

FAA Publishes Revised EFB Advisory Circular

New Terms And Concepts Included In The Updated Document

After over a year of work, the FAA has published a revised Advisory Circular (AC) that provides guidelines on the certification, airworthiness and operational approval of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). While the information contained in AC 120-76B, is consistent with previous FAA information on this subject, there are a variety of new terms and concepts introduced in the AC.

Read More

Navy UAV Down In MD

Officials Say Aircraft Was Conducting A Routine Maintenance Flight

A Navy UAV has gone down on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, according to the Navy and the Coast Guard. Initial reports are that the 44-foot UAV is part of the Navy's Patuxent River Naval Station's Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons program.

Read More

Arkansas Delegation Announces Funding For Nine Airports

Over $2 Million Headed To GA Airports Around The State

U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D) and John Boozman (R), along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Mike Ross (AR-4) announced last week that nine Arkansas airports will receive grants from the U.S. DOT for repairs and new construction at their facilities.

Read More

Advertisement

CAAC Approval Delayed For Chinese-Built Regional Jet

Agency Says Domestic-Made Airliners Have Design Flaws

Boeing and Airbus may not be looking in their respective rear-view mirrors quite so often ... at least not in the short term ... as the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has delayed design approval for the ARJ21 Regional Jet due flaws in the design of several components and systems. And that delay could push back the planned entry into service of the 737-sized C919.

Read More

NuSTAR Set To Drop From Plane And Rocket Into Space

Launch From Kwajalein Atoll Planned For June 13

NASA's NuSTAR mission is scheduled to launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean on June 13, no earlier than 0830 PDT. The observatory, which will hunt for black holes and other exotic objects using specialized X-ray eyes, will be launched from a Pegasus XL rocket carried by an Orbital Science Corporation L-1011 "Stargazer" plane. The plane will take off from Kwajalein Atoll an hour before launch, flying out over the Pacific Ocean. About five seconds before launch, the Pegasus XL rocket -- also from Orbital -- will drop from the plane, ignite and propel NuSTAR to space.  

Read More

F-22 Involved In 'Class A' Accident

Air Force Says Raptor Was Being Flown By A Student Pilot

An F-22 Raptor has been involved in what the Air Force classifies as a "Class A" accident, meaning that there was either a fatality, permanent disability, loss of the aircraft, or property damage totaling more than $2 million. The pilot was reportedly not injured.

Read More

UAL, CAL Pilots Plan Picket Of UCH Shareholders Meeting

Pilots From Other ALPA Carriers Expected To Participate

Pilots for United and Continental Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) will be conducting informational picketing at the site of the United Continental Holdings annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 to mark the passing of a second year without a new contract.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.12.12)

“Local airports are a vital resource for Arkansas communities, helping attract economic development and giving residents more convenient travel options.” Source: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.12): Landing Direction Indicator

A device which visually indicates the direction in which landings and takeoffs should be made.

Read More

Advertisement

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.12)

Discover Aviation

Discover Aviation Now is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Committed to introducing the youth to aviation and the many career fields associated with aviation and to improve the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills of the youth through aviation S.T.E.M projects.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC