Gulfstream: 'Performs Flawlessly' During Nearly Two-Hour
Gulfstream is providing new details about the G650's successful
completion of its first series of flight tests. During a 1-hour and
45-minute flight, G650 project pilot Jake Howard and senior
experimental test pilot Tom Horne, along with flight engineer Bill
Osborne, tested the aircraft’s handling qualities, engine
operability and flap operation.
EASA has approved Cirrus Aircraft's Known Ice
Protection system for FIKI operations. Earlier this year, FAA
approval was granted and new aircraft equipped with the optional
system - both normally aspirated and TURBO piston aircraft - have
been shipping to customers since January of 2009.
FAA Proposes $4 Million Civil Penalty for Spitfire Aviation
The dear old FAA has set its sights on a charter operation that
seems to have been flying a mite outside the regs. The FAA has
proposed a $4 million civil penalty for Spitfire Aviation Services,
LLC, of Fayetteville, Ark., for numerous violations of the
In a move that puts in place a fundamental
building block of NextGen, the FAA has finalized the industry-wide
TSOs for ADS-B. The ADS-B infrastructure is the backbone of NextGen
and underpins government and industry efforts to reduce air traffic
delays and realize environmental benefits.
For those of us who have "hit the boots" (or the equivalent
system on your favorite bird) a few times in the last few days due
to the ever-present seasonal 'charms' of in-flight icing, we
thought a series of short tips from Cirrus Design's Scott Winter
(yes, that IS his real name) might help us all to consider some of
the realities of this time of year. So... here is the sixth of
seven tips for dealing with icing. Y'all be careful out there!
Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) tells ANN the Cylinder Recall
MSB09-1B will be complete effective December 31, 2009, meaning full
warranty coverage on the cylinders under this recall will end on
They're not exactly rolling in dough, but they ARE a quarter Mil
richer... Wasaya Airlines pilots now have a quarter-million dollar
grant, in addition to the world’s largest pilots union,
behind them as they pursue a fair contract with their management.
Capt. John Prater, ALPA president, announced the grant at a pilot
briefing to Wasaya pilots in Thunder Bay.
"As we shift from the planning to implementation stages
of NextGen, it is even more critical that we move forward with
reauthorization of the FAA and the discussion over the role of
federal funding for onboard avionics equipage. We see a crucial
role for the federal government in accelerating the deployment of
NextGen through equipment funding. Equipment incentives are
essential for achieving NextGen capacity, environmental and
efficiency benefits at an earlier date."
Source: GAMA's President and CEO Pete
Bunce, in noting recent progress for ADS-B.