A late Friday afternoon aircraft accident has taken the lives of three people, including two person being transported on an Angel Flight NorthEast mission. The aircraft involved, a PA-34 twin-engine Seneca was reported to have come apart before impacting the ground in a wooded area in Ephratah, NY. Much of the wreckage has come to rest in a pond, so recovery is difficult and expected to take some time before the aircraft is completely recovered.
A team of restoration experts is currently hard at work preparing to salvage a unique World War II aircraft from the floor of the English Channel. Using cutting edge restoration techniques within a purpose-built polytunnel from First Tunnels, the team hopes to have the rare Dornier 17 ready for exhibition within two years.
Randy Sloan Promoted To Vice President Effective Immediately
Southwest Airlines recently announced the promotion of Randy Sloan to Senior Vice President as the Company's Chief Information Officer. Sloan, 50, joined the carrier in March of 2012 and immediately assumes the new role.
Experienced Team Will Provide Dedicated Response To Private Jet Needs
Airbus is introducing a new corporate jet customer care center (C4you) for its private jet customers, aimed at providing dedicated access to an experienced team. Customers will be able to get technical advice on both their airframe and their cabin through a single point of contact and will also be able to benefit from packaged services, such as arrangements to implement service bulletins (SBs).
Environmental Control Company Was Formerly Called Keith Products
Air Comm Corporation (ACC), which designs and certifies environmental control systems (ECS) for turbine helicopters, announced Thursday that it has acquired Meggitt (Addison), Inc., the former Keith Products, in a stock purchase. Keith Products is a leading supplier of ECS for the General Aviation markets.
Mobile 'Air Traffic Control In A Box' Designed For Global Military Operations, Including Emergency And Humanitarian Missions
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to Raytheon Company to build rapidly deployable air traffic control (ATC) systems that can be delivered anywhere in the world and then be fully operational controlling flights within six hours. The contract, with a potential full value of $260 million, calls for one Engineering and Manufacturing Development unit plus production options for up to 18 Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) systems.
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.
Aero Linx: Air Care Alliance
Public benefit flying organizations utilize the unique capabilities of General Aviation aircraft to lend a hand whenever rapid and safe air transportation is needed to make health care accessible, save lives, or otherwise serve the public. Individual organizations with this mission have been in existence for decades, but in 1990 the need to share resources and coordinate efforts became clear. At that time AIR MED 90, the first national conference of public benefit flying organizations, was organized by Bill Worden, one of our founders. Thus was born the Air Care Alliance.
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"No one knows the price paid by a patriot until the moment in which one's values and the willingness to accept risk is tested in defense of this nation... but to all those who have paid this price and made America so proud of them this day, we wish to to thank you for your sacrifice. God bless you all...
Source: From the staff of the Aero-News Network--in honor of all those who have served this nation so well and so generously.