Boeing 787 To Fuel Growth Of Hainan Airlines' North American Routes
Boeing and Hainan Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner Thursday. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for Hainan Airlines. Hainan Airlines will first operate the Dreamliner on a domestic route from Beijing to Haikou. Thereafter, the airline will deploy the 787 on its North America routes, increasing the frequency of its Beijing-Seattle, Beijing-Toronto and Beijing-Chicago services, with several new destinations under consideration.
To Assist In The Development Of Unmanned Exploration Of The Moon
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that will help agency officials better understand current plans in the U.S. commercial space industry for a robotic lunar landing capability. The RFI will assist NASA in assessing U.S. industry's interest in partnerships to develop a robotic lander that could enable commercial and agency missions.
Will Allow Pilots To Complete Training On-Site At Hawaiian's Own Facilities
A "state-of-the-art" Airbus A330 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) has been opened by Hawaiian Airlines at its corporate headquarters to provide on-site training for its pilots. The simulator is manufactured by Sim-Industries, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, and allows Hawaiian to continue its Advanced Qualification Program for pilots using the most advanced and sophisticated technology available.
Aircraft Will Be Based At Pratica di Mare, Near Rome
The Italian Police have taken delivery of two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. These helicopters will be operated by the 1st Aviation Unit of the Italian Police and based at Pratica di Mare, close to Rome. Additional aircraft will be delivered to the customer in the coming months. The contract, which was signed in July last year, includes a total of eight AW139 helicopters.
Cassutt Special III To Compete At The September Event
Flight control avionics company UAV Navigation will sponsor a plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show from Wednesday 9 thru 15 September 2013, the company announced Thursday. Guillermo Parodi, UAV Navigation's CEO and co-founder, will be piloting the aircraft. Plane No. 36, call sign 'N-A-RUSH', is a Cassutt Special III, a single-seat monoplane racer designed in the United States in 1951 by former-TWA captain Tom Cassutt.
Postpones A Second After Discovering Technical Issues With 787
The Polish airline LOT cancelled one of its Dreamliner flights to Chicago Wednesday when a "technical problem" cropped up in the airplane's power system. A second flight, this one to Toronto, was postponed due to unrelated problems.
The first of 15 new CH-147F Chinook helicopters was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 21. The first CH-147F was accepted by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, and will be followed by six additional aircraft over the remainder of 2013.
Malaysian Carrier Starts Fleet Upgrade To Rapidly Expand Its Route Network
Firefly, Malaysia Airlines’ subsidiary carrier, has taken ownership of its first new ATR 72-600. The aircraft is the first of 20 latest generation firm ATRs, plus 16 options, ordered by Malaysia Airlines in December 2012. Firefly currently operates 12 ATR 72-500s, and with the arrival of the new ATR 72-600s will almost triple its exclusively ATR 72 aircraft fleet, taking the total to over 30 aircraft.
Australian Government Has 24 Of Aircraft On Order From Sikorsky
Australia's Minister for Defense Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP announced Tuesday that the first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first test flight. The initial test flight occurred at Sikorsky’s Production Facility in Connecticut on June 26. It passed a range of tests including controllability, engine performance, vibration analysis and navigation as well as the ‘Contractor Flight Acceptance’ phase.
To Provide Spoiler Control Electronics For The Latest 737 Variant
Boeing has selected BAE Systems to provide the spoiler control electronics for the new Boeing 737 MAX. The successful outcome of this competitive procurement was largely driven by the BAE Systems team’s ability to demonstrate a system that showed technical readiness and reduced development risk when introduced on the Boeing 737 MAX.
FAA's Numerous Demands, Little Room For Discussion, Drastic Ultimatum Threatened Future Of EAA
As the author of ‘Air Of Injustice’ – the book that detailed the FAA’s crimes against Bob Hoover some time back, I can hardly be counted upon to be surprised that the FAA can be a real problem to the world of general aviation here and there… but the details that are emerging in the burgeoning legal battle between the EAA and the FAA are kind of a shocker. Even for me. In looking over the actual legal pleadings filed with the Seventh District Court, AN
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If you weren’t excited about Oshkosh before, you should be now... as it will likely be the first time for many of the aviation world to see a flying car actually fly! Terrafugia will be returning to EAA AirVenture in Oskhosh, WI, this July 29th through August 4th. Terrafugia’s Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." Greenwing International (GWI) has been announced as the producer of the eSpyder and e430 Yuneec-powered electric aircraft. Yuneec International, which first displayed its
Aviation has such a natural mystique and magnetism to it, that it is relatively easy to draw people into it. The key business problem is getting them to stick. I can’t count the number of aviation businesses I’ve observed whose sole marketing strategy is giving people a $49.00 ride and then asking them if they want to take lessons. No? O.K. Thanks. Who’s next? This is the squirrel marketing technique. They keep digging for nuts until they eventually find one, and they consider that a successful strategy.
Flight Came On The 100th Anniversary Of The Accomplishment
In 1913, just 10 years after the Wrights' first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, 21-year-old Logan A. (Jack) Vilas was the first person to fly an airplane across Lake Michigan. The flight took place on July 1, and it was the first time most people in Chicago had ever seen a seaplane. Vilas was only the sixth person in the U.S. to obtain a seaplane rating.
Assessment Lasted Six Hours, Included Flying, Ground Operations, Planning
Britain's Royal Family said in a news release Friday that Prince Harry has this week qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander within 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. This qualification marks the culmination of his experience as a member of the Apache aircrew.
Arctic Air Mass
An air mass that develops around the Arctic, it is characterized by being cold from surface to great heights. The boundary of this air mass is often defined by the Arctic front, a semi-permanent, semi-continuous feature. When this air mass moves from its source region, it may become more shallow in height as it spreads southward.
Aero Linx: Nebraska Business Aviation Association
The Nebraska Business Aviation Association works to enhance and promote the livelihood and safety of its members – pilots, flight attendants, schedulers, and maintenance crews within corporate aviation departments and other business aviation related businesses. By speaking as a unified voice on behalf of corporate aviation to organizations such as the legislature, the Nebraska Aeronautics Commission, National Business Aviation Association, and the Federal Aviation Administration, the association is better able to influence outcomes on matters affecting business aviation.
“EAA delivers the Agreement and payment under protest. Further, EAA has objected to and resisted the FAA decision to seek additional payment for Air Traffic Control ("ATC) services at every possible occasion. Aside from the discussions between our executives and your agency on this subject, where our objections have been clearly stated, we attempted to insert our objections into the Agreement and to explicitly reserve our rights to challenge the Agreement in a court of law; however, our modifications were firmly rejected and we were compelled to execute the Agreement in its present form...