Russian Pilots Completed The Circumnavigation In Six Weeks
On September 15th, a pair of Robinson R66 Turbine helicopters landed at the Bunkovo Heliport, just outside of Moscow, marking the end of a six-week, Around-the-World Expedition. The historic flight was a first for the R66 and for Russia.
Event Planned For October 1 At Eglin AFB In Florida
The Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft squadron, the "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, will host a rollout ceremony for their new aircraft at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, Oct. 1. The rollout ceremony will commemorate the long, storied history of the "Grim Reapers" and the establishment of VFA-101 as the Navy's first F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron.
Program Is First Step Toward Comprehensive Boeing Pilot Training Program
Jeppesen is teaming with multiple pilot training centers worldwide to guide cadets through the initial, or "ab initio" stage of training to become professional pilots. The Jeppesen ab initio pilot training program is the first step in a comprehensive Boeing flight training program that will advance student pilots through several stages of training from inexperienced newcomers to becoming licensed commercial pilots.
Boeing and WestJet have completed an order for 65 737 MAX airplanes, fulfilling the carrier's letter of intent to purchase the airplanes announced on Aug 29. The order, valued at $6.3 billion at list prices, consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s. The airplanes are a key component of the Calgary-based airline's fleet renewal initiative.
Beijing Airlines To Provide AOG Support For Bombardier Business Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace says it is stepping up its commitment to build an industry-leading aftermarket service network for its business aircraft operators in China with the announcement of a new service agreement with Beijing Airlines, one of mainland China's business aviation operators.
Airplane Went Down In Bolingbrook, IL Near Chicago
A surgeon and his wife from Kentucky were fatally injured in an accident in Bolingbrook, IL Wednesday, according to authorities. The surgeon was identified as 63-year-old Dr. Narayan Venguswamy of Georgetown, KY and his wife Jay. They were traveling to Chicago for a medical convention, according to officials from Georgetown Hospital.
Bret Proud Is Second Redstone College Instructor Named As Regional AMT Of The Year By The National General Aviation Awards Committee
Redstone College announced today that Bret Proud, an Airframe & Powerplant instructor, was recently named a 2013 Regional Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year by the National General Aviation (GA) Awards Committee. The GA Awards program is a cooperative effort between more than 18 general aviation industry sponsors and the FAA.
“The XVIII Airborne Corps has sustained the loss of a superb paratrooper and a magnificent officer who served with marked distinction and honor throughout his career.” Source: Lt. Gen. Joe Anderson, commander of XVIII Airborne Corps.