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September 11, 2010

Phoenix Heliparts Appeals Revocation Of Part 145 Repair Station Certificate

"Business As Usual" As Company Says Employees' Mechanic Certificates Cover MRO Operations At Mesa Facilities.

In response to the unexpected revocation of its repair station certificate by the FAA, Phoenix Heliparts on Friday began the formal appeal of the agency's actions to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.10.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.10.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.10.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: FAA's New Through-the-Fence Policy - 09.10.10 (ANN Special Report, with Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org)

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NATA Applauds Proposed Part 121 Crew Rest Rulemaking

Supports Separate Rule For Part 135 Operations

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) says it is pleased that the rules announced by DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt today are targeted to address pilot hours-of-service rules for Part 121 airlines.

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First Ladies Among Those to Attend Flight 93 Memorial

Ceremony To Honor Heroes Of United Flight 93 And All Who Were Lost On September 11

First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush will attend the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA, to help commemorate the 9th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Helicopters Working To Rescue Texas Residents From Hermine Floodwaters

STAR Flight EC145s Perform 13 Saves

Three STAR Flight EC145s spent several hours in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8 responding to distress calls, successfully rescuing 13 people from flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Hermine throughout the Austin, Texas region.

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State Aviation Officials Bring National Convention To Air Capital

Wichita Will Host NASAO Meeting

State aviation officials from across the United States will be in Wichita for the 2010 National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) convention. "Aviation 2020 and Beyond: A Clear Vision for the Future" is the theme for the convention to be held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita September 11-15, 2010.

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NBAA Welcomes New Mexico Proclamation Lauding Aviation, Aerospace

Governor Richardson Calls Air Transportation System Critical To The State's Development

The NBAA Friday welcomed a proclamation from New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) designating September as "Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month."

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European Satellites Will Ride On SpaceX Boosters

SpaceX, EADS Astrium Announce Agreement For Falcon 1 Launch Services

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium have formalized a commercial agreement to provide dedicated launch services to the European institutional small satellite market.

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Royal Navy To Use Merlin's Magic To Fight Pirates

International Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Coordinated By Combined Maritime Forces Based In Bahrain

A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter squadron is deploying to the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden to carry out specialist anti-piracy operations over the coming months.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.11.10)

"Wichita is a perfect location to discuss the future of aviation. Pioneering aviation innovation is our specialty." Source: Ed Young, Kansas DOT Division of Aviation director.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.11.10): Overhead Maneuver

A series of predetermined maneuvers prescribed for aircraft (often in formation) for entry into the visual flight rules (VFR) traffic pattern and to proceed to a landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.11.10)

Wings Over The Rockies

Whatever your age, background and career, there is something at Wings Over the Rockies for you.

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