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Stand back... we have LOTS of news for you! The NTSB on Tuesday issued a Safety Alert to warn pilots who use in-cockpit FIS-B and Satellite Weather display systems that the NEXRAD "age indicator" can be misleading. The actual NEXRAD data can be as much as 20 minutes older than the age indication on the display in the cockpit. If misinterpreted, this difference in time can present potentially serious safety hazards to aircraft operating in the vicinity of fast-moving and quickly developing weather systems. Oklahoma Senato
Will Concentrate On Federal SAR Regulations, Policies, And Procedures
The NTSB announced Thursday that it will hold a forum focused on general aviation search and rescue operations on July 17 and 18, 2012. In the U.S., following the crash of a GA airplane, inland searches for the aircraft are conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, who are supported by numerous Federal, state, local, and volunteer organizations.
Occasion Was A Celebration Of Historic U.S. Aviation Achievements
Descendants of America's 'first families of aviation' gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening for a celebration of the monumental achievements of their fathers and grandfathers and the tens of thousands of scientists, engineers, pilots and production workers who helped make America the world's aerospace and technology leader. It was the first time they had been together as a group.
Solar Aircraft Traveled Across Deserts Known For Thunderstorms, Turbulence
After an unsuccessful attempt to Ouarzazate last week, Solar Impulse has completed its flight to Morocco’s Southern region. The prototype landed successfully at 0025 local time 22 June. This was Solar Impulse’s most challenging flight to date due to the hot and arid desert climate famous for its turbulence and high winds.
Ex-Im Bank Deal Benefits Boeing, Delta, Honeywell And Others
The board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) on Thursday approved two final commitments aggregating $171 million in export financing for Aerovias de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Aeroméxico). Aeroméxico is Mexico’s largest airline and a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance.
In a signing ceremony witnessed by leaders from Brazil and China held during China´s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit to Brazil for the Rio+20 Conference, Embraer and AVIC inked an agreement to build Embraer’s Legacy 600/650 executive jets in China, using the infrastructure, financial resources and workforce of their joint venture Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd. (HEAI), which started operations in 2002.
First Penalty For A Violation Of The DOT's New Consumer Protection Rules
The U.S. DOT has assessed a civil penalty of $130,000 against the Mexican airline Volaris for failing to inform consumers that they may have to pay baggage fees when buying a ticket on the carrier. This is the first penalty assessed for a violation of the provisions of the Department’s new aviation consumer rule that took effect this past January.
Famed Aviation Videos Now Available Via Streaming Subscription Service
Aviation Media, Inc., producer of the Wonderful World of Flying series of aviation videos, announced Thursday it will make the entire library of Wonderful World of Flying content available via streaming over the Internet on a subscription basis.
Working On An Agreement To Allow Progress On Safety Improvements At Sikorsky Memorial Airport
The Mayors of Stratford and Bridgeport, CT traveled to Washington, D.C. this week at the request of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The Secretary called the meeting to discuss proposed safety improvements at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (KBDR).