The Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's
restored B-17 bomber, returns to the sky on April 3 in Chino, CA,
the first stop of nearly 60 planned for the 2009 "Salute to
Veterans" national tour.
New York Post Article Spurs More Bad Press For BizAv
The New York Post took a decidedly aggressive tack in reporting
Monday that Citigroup plans to take delivery soon of a new Dassault
Falcon 7X business jet, only months after the embattled investment
firm received $45 billion in federal, taxpayer-sourced bailout
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US Airways announced Monday the promotion of Derek J. Kerr to
executive vice president and chief financial officer, and named
Brad Jensen as senior vice president and chief information officer.
Both officer appointments were approved last week by the company's
board of directors.
MH-60S Suffered Tail Rotor Failure Off San Clemente Island
A California law firm has filed a Complaint in Los Angeles
Superior Court on behalf of the families of three Navy sailors who
died when their helicopter suffered an apparent tail rotor drive
failure and went down in the Pacific Ocean during a training
exercise two years ago.
The slumping economy appears to have claimed yet another high
profile victim in the aviation industry. The Commercial Airline
Pilot Training (CAPT) Program has halted operations at least
temporarily, due to the current economic environment.
UK Photographer Steven Fletcher Lost In Takeoff Accident
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 01.26.09 1120 EST:
Officials have released the identities of the two people involved
in Sunday morning's takeoff accident of a Remos GX light sport
aircraft at Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Florida.
A Unique And Fast Paced Formation Airshow Act -- With Triple The Fun!
The airshow industry is nothing if not varied... there seems to be more variety in this business than in most others and just about the time when you've gotten to the point when you've seen every variation of, say, formation airshow teams, along comes a solidly entertaining and quite different offering.
Says Current 'LASP' Proposal Could Be Ruinous To
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO
Ed Bolen reiterated Friday the potentially ruinous effect the group
asserts the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's)
proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) could have, not
only on small and mid-size businesses that rely on their aircraft
to weather the current unforgiving economic storm, but on the
general aviation (GA) community as a whole.
A Unique And Fast Paced Formation Airshow Act -- With Triple The
The airshow industry is nothing if not varied... there seems to
be more variety in this business than in most others and just about
the time when you've gotten to the point when you've seen every
variation of, say, formation airshow teams, along comes a solidly
entertaining and quite different offering.
US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger has avoided the
spotlight since his famous role in
"The Miracle on the Hudson," but he agreed to
address a small group in the upscale San Francisco suburb of
Danville, CA, where he lives, provided town leaders kept it
Workers at Hawker Beechcraft who felt relief at escaping almost
500 job cuts at the company last year got some bad news last
Wednesday -- the company is working on plans for further cuts to be
announced in a few weeks.
At first glance, last week's news of 5,000 layoffs at Microsoft
wouldn't seem to be an aviation story. But among the cuts is the
complete shutdown of ACES Studios, the developer of the Flight
Simulator series of gaming software.
Linden Blue Recognized at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards
Spectrum Aeronautical noted with pride last week that on January
22, 2009, Living Legends of Aviation and the Kiddie Hawk Air
Academy honored Linden Blue, Chairman and CEO of Spectrum
Aeronautical, LLC, with the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year
F100 Engine Shop Lost Nearly $16 Million Before July '08
In July 2008, Mr. Brian deFonteny, Black Belt Center
Transformation Office project facilitation, enlisted Michelle
Waggoner, 547th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron industrial
engineering technician, and her team -- Joseph Auzenne, Holly
Vernon, Mitch Salvo, Shawna Price, Tracy Kudrna and John Manning --
to determine why the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group's F100
engine Fan Blade Shop lost nearly $16 million during an 18-month