Says Meehan Amendment Passage Further Highlights Growing Concerns On Capitol Hill Over Misguided Abu Dhabi Agreement
U.S. airline trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) applauded the unanimous passage Wednesday of an amendment offered by Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA), requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review and report on both the safety and competitive impact of reimbursement agreements with foreign governments for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facilities.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced enhancements to its Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST), the company’s program that helps Gulfstream aircraft operators in aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situations by dispatching technicians and maintenance engineers by airplane, train or automobile.
MRO Has Identified 248 New Impact Sites Over The Past Decade
Scientists using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have estimated that the planet is bombarded by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year forming craters at least 12.8 feet across. Researchers have identified 248 new impact sites on parts of the Martian surface in the past decade, using images from the spacecraft to determine when the craters appeared.
Bell Helicopter continues to expand its presence in Russia through recent aircraft deliveries, the appointment of a second Independent Representative and through participation at the 6th annual HeliRussia exhibition.
Tried To Smuggle Airbus A300s In China To The Islamic Nation
A U.S. citizen from Brazil who had a long career as an aircraft mechanic has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Miami to attempting to smuggle seven Airbus A300 jetliners from China to Iran in violation of strict trade sanctions against the Islamic nation.
Aircraft Based On P-8 Poseidon With Some India-Unique Design Features
The first Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft arrived on schedule Thursday at India Naval Station Rajali. The P-8I is one of eight aircraft Boeing is building for India as part of a contract awarded in 2009.
UH-1H 'Huey' Helicopter Refitted For Fire Suppression
The Travis County (TX) STAR Flight’s aircraft fleet now includes a helicopter that is specially equipped for fighting wildfires, a first for the program and for local and regional flight programs across Texas. “Travis County is the first area in Texas to receive a helicopter that is outfitted for the primary mission of wildfire observation and suppression,” said STAR Flight Director Casey Ping.
Cecelia Crocker Was Four Years Old When The Airplane She Was Aboard Went Down
The only survivor of an airliner accident in 1987 has finally talked publicly about the crash, thought she does not remember the actual incident. Cecelia Crocker was four years old when the airplane on which she was a passenger went down near Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Owner Of Aviation Catering Business Elected During Annual Meeting In March
Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), an organization which is dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women, and men, seeking a profession in corporate aviation, has elected Paula Kraft, the founder of Tastefully Yours and Aviation Catering Consultants, to its Board of Directors.
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The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia Tuesday. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced plans to establish the CAF National Airbase at a major metropolitan area and its intent to launch a nationwide search immediately. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the station has performed a rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while aboard the orbiting outpost. Released Monday, May 13, the video quickly went viral with several million hi
A 2001 SR22, With A REPACKED CAPS Chute, Experiences Rocket Firing But NO Chute Deploy
You know you're having a bad day when a flight goes so bad that you feel you must resort to using a parachute to see you safely through the flight... but the day is TRULY bad when that chute fails and leaves you to battle the emergency that you thought you had escaped from. Earlier Thursday, Cirrus Pilot Tim Valentine, flying near Addison Texas aboard N715CD, experienced some mode of instrument failure while IFR in a 12 year old Cirrus SR22, serial number 16. According to Valentine, who spoke to ANN extensively Thursday within hours of the incident, he was IFR from Addison TX to Kansas at 7000 feet when he noticed the first signs of some instrumentation issues while avoiding the back s
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The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia Tuesday. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced plans to establish the CAF National Airbase at a major metropolitan area and its intent to launch a nationwide search immediately. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the station has performed a rendition of David Bowie's "Space O
Carrier Converts Existing 30 Next-Generation 737 Orders To 737 MAX 7s
The third member of the 737 MAX family, the 737 MAX 7, was launched Wednesday by Boeing and Southwest Airlines. The Dallas-based carrier and launch customer for the 737 MAX program became the first airline to order the 737 MAX 7, when it converted 30 existing orders for Next-Generation 737s into orders for the 737 MAX 7.
Daytona Beach Eagles Flight Team Secures Fourth Place
For the ninth time and the second year in a row, the Golden Eagles flight team from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Ariz., campus has won the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) national competition sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Held May 6-11 at The Ohio State University Airport, the event brought together more than 300 students on 30 collegiate aviation teams from around the United States to compete in flight and ground events.
Commercial Crew Partner Sierra Nevada Corporation's Vehicle Testing Program Outlined
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA, Wednesday to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is facilitating U.S.-led companies' development of spacecraft and rockets that can launch from American soil.
United Launch Alliance Launches 70th Successful Mission In 77 Months
The fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air Force was boosted into orbit at 1738 EDT Wednesday from Space Launch Complex-41 by a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
Will Allow Assembly Of The Bizjets Under A U.S. Certificate
In a ceremony at Embraer Executive Jets’ Melbourne Campus, the FAA presented Embraer a Production Certificate to assemble Phenom 300s in the United States. Previously, Phenom 300 jets assembled in Melbourne have been certified under the FAA type certificate granted to those produced in Brazil.
Was The First Woman Selected For Any Military High-Performance Jet Team
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowski took her final flight as the 333rd Fighter Squadron commander in an F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina on May 8. The final flight marks another milestone in her illustrious career, which includes being the first female pilot to be selected to any U.S. military high-performance jet team.
"My last flight in the F-15E was bittersweet indeed. It was a blue-sky day and I had the chance to fly an air-to-air training mission for the last time." Source: U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowski.
A visual maneuver accomplished by a pilot at the completion of an instrument approach to permit a straight-in landing on a parallel runway not more than 1,200 feet to either side of the runway to which the instrument approach was conducted.
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