Two Fatally Injured, Including 4-Year-Old Child. One Survives
The survivor of a Vans RV-10 accident which occurred on May 31 told the NTSB that the airplane suffered a "total loss of engine power" before going down, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot and a 4-year-old girl.
Has Made 'Generous' Contributions To The Foundation
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to recognize Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation as a sustaining member. Cessna has shown its commitment to the foundation’s vision of enhancing and improving safety through its generous financial support.
Letter To Labor Relations Director Asks About Potential Fabrication Unit Sale
The profession aerospace union SPEEA has sent a letter to Jeff Clark, Director Labor Relations & Workforce Strategies at Spirit AeroSystems, concerning rumors of the sale of Spirit's parts manufacturing unit.
Asking For Suggestions To Reduce Operating And Sustainment Costs By Up To 20 Percent
The Pentagon will continue to seek aircraft maintainer suggestions and industry partner investments to reduce operating and sustainment costs by 10 to 20 percent as F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter improvements develop, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said June 12, in a conference call with reporters.
No Concrete Decisions Made By U.S. Defense Officials
The U.S. Department of Defense is apparently feeling a bit squeamish about using rocket motors built in Russia to launch U.S. satellites ... but it doesn't have a good alternative for the immediate future.
Turkish Flag Carrier Now Has 65 Orders For The 737 MAX
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices. The order follows the announcement in May 2013 when the Turkish flag carrier placed the largest Boeing order in the airline's history for 50 737 MAXs and 20 Next-Generation 737s.
Will Fly Electric Trike For Record Attempt On June 21
Weather permitting, at 1100 EDT on Saturday, June 21st, Gary Davis will attempt to set a world altitude record for a particular class of electric aircraft. Gary Davis has been in love with aviation ever since he was a Boy Scout progressing towards Eagle Scout. That was a time when he, like most boys his age, liked cars and girls. In one day that changed. Well, at least the “cars” part.
Says Congress Is Trying To Change Acquisition Language That Could Significantly Delay Commercial Crew Program
The Space Access Society has posted information on its website that relates to changes proposed by Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) which the group says could significantly delay the Commercial Crew program.
Occurred During A 'Melee' Outside The Staples Center In Los Angeles
LA Kings hockey fans were understandably happy that their team had won the Stanley Cup Friday night, but as often happens in such situations, the crowd got unruly, and the LAPD lost one of its UAVs in what was described as a "melee" outside the arena after the game.
Mead Floats Adds Incredible Capability and Adventure to Today's SportPlanes
While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, ANN News Editor Tom Patton does more than look at airplanes and engines. In this interview, Tom talks with John Moreland, a Managing Partner with SWT Floatplanes. SWT Floatplanes markets the MeadFloats line of high technology carbon fiber floats for light sport aircraft. The floats being shown are mounted on a Sport Cub and are designed for operation on water or land.
Also: Harrier Dumped From Airshow, A350 XWB All Wet, Cessna/Beech at Special Olympics, President Bush Skydives Again
Google is reportedly talking with Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic about purchasing a share of the space tourism company ... a move which observers say could give the Internet behemoth a way to easily and quickly launch satellites. This news broke one day after it was announced that Google was buying the startup satellite venture Skybox Imaging for $500 million. A common question asked about EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is, why have they never had the US Air Force Thunderbirds or Navy Blue Angels perform at the event? The answer has alw
The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to provide $15.7 billion in fiscal year 2015 to the FAA. The FAA is currently at a funding level of $15.6 billion. In addition, the bill prohibits aviation user fees and fees for navigational charts.
The Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted the extension of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (SJU) Monday. This decision was taken in recognition of the need to foster Research and Innovation (R&I) on Air Traffic Management (ATM) beyond the organization’s original mandate of 2016, as well as in appreciation of the SESAR partnership’s ability to respond to evolving business needs and fast track technological and operational improvements in Europe’s ATM system.
Planemaker's Biggest Order Ever From A Chinese Carrier
China Eastern Airlines will buy 80 737s from Boeing, a deal reportedly worth over $8 billion. In a statement posted on its website, Boeing said that China Eastern Airlines has committed to purchase 80 737s, including Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes.
Four Students From Sunrise Mountain High School In Las Vegas Have Project Underway
Four students, a teacher, and two advisors from Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nevada—which won the second General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge—began building a Glasair Sportsman airplane today at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington. The school, which was announced as the winner of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition last month, will assemble the aircraft over the next two weeks.
The 16-Year-Old Girl Injured In A Skydiving Accident Was Not The Fault Of The Oklahoma-Based Skydive Company, So Says The FAA
In January of this year news reports abounded about a skydive accident in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Most of the news reports seemed to focus on the fact that the Mackenzie Wethington was only 16 years old. But was the age really a key factor in what went wrong?