Pan-Sector Initiative Targets 2.2 Million Tons Of Aviation
Biofuel By 2020
The European Commission, Airbus, leading European airlines and
European biofuel producers, have launched an exciting new
industry-wide initiative to try and speed up the commercialization
of sustainable aviation fuels in Europe.
Charge Management With Taking Shortcuts To Make Contract
Changes Without Negotiations
Continental pilots have filed two group grievances against
United to protest violations of scope provisions in their
collective bargaining agreement applicable to a merger during the
period of separate pilot contracts and operations of the two
airlines, legacy Continental and legacy United.
NASA has declared full mission success for the Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), saying the spacecraft "changed our
view of the entire moon and brought it into sharper focus with
Spirit Airline Says It Will Charge $5 For The Piece Of
Just when it seemed that the airline's fee structure could not
get more Byzantine, Spirit Airlines may have topped them all by
charging a five dollar fee when a passenger asks an agent to print
a boarding pass.
Swift Air Pilots Reportedly Did Not Have Specialized Training
Required By The Agency
A recent change in FARs spelled the cancellation of
a flight from Chicago to Belgrade late last week because
pilots for the charter airline Swift Air did hot have specialized
training required by the FAA for security reasons.
Working Towards Greener Replacement For Ground, Airborne APU
Based on its ongoing engagement with global research programs,
Airbus says it is extending the scope of its fuel cell R&T
activities by partnering with Parker Aerospace to develop fuel cell
technology as an alternative energy source for on-ground and
in-flight electrical power.
Government Votes Unanimously To Acquire Four Trainers To Be
Delivered In 2016
Things have been kind of back and forth with some of the Eurpean
partners in the F-35 program, but this week the Norwegian
parliament unanimously approved the funding of four Lockheed Martin
F-35 Lightning II training jets.
Kirkland: Wireless Company's Proposal Amounts To A "Hail Mary
LightSquared, a wireless data company which has proposed
establishing a network using frequencies adjacent to the GPS
spectrum, recently proposed what is says is a "solution" to the
problem of severe interference with GPS reception caused by their
transmitters during testing.
Suit Stemmed From The Uncontained Failure Of An Engine On An
A380 In November
Rolls Royce and Qantas have reportedly reached an out-of-court
settlement in a case stemming from the uncontained catastrophic
failure of an engine on a Qantas A380 last November. The airplane
returned to Singapore and landed without further incident.
Letters Of Intent Signed To Negotiate Purchase Of
Biomass-Derived Jet Fuel from Solena Fuels
A core group of seven major airlines have signed letters of
intent to purchase a future supply of jet fuel derived exclusively
from biomass to be produced in northern California, according to
the the Air Transportation Association.
One Of The Most Amazing Aspects About Ballooning
Are The Folks Who Are Devoted To It
It's been a few months now and still the sites, sounds and
sensations of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta bring a smile to
our faces. Better than that, though, are the friends we made, the
rest of the people we met and the world we were privileged to be a
part of, that tumultuous week.
Legal Fund Offers Avenue For Supporting The Effort
Leading organizations representing GA operators moved ahead on
Wednesday with a court challenge to the DOT’s decision to
dismantle the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program,
and announced the establishment of a fund to support the legal
Estimates That More Than A Million New Pilots, Technicians
Needed Over Next 20 Years
Who will be the next generation of pilots and technicians to
serve the aviation industry? The question is central to
Boeing's 2011 Pilot and Technician Outlook, which was released
Wednesday at the Paris Air Show.
After three years of construction and development, Austin
Executive Airport (KEDC) officially opened for business June
8. The event was marked by a grand opening which drew more
than 400 guests from around the country to the nation’s
newest general aviation facility.
“LightSquared’s supposed solution is nothing
but a ‘Hail Mary’ move." Source: Statement by
Jim Kirkland, Vice President and General Counsel of Trimble and a
founding member of the Coalition to Save Our GPS.