Reinforcement Trusses Under The Front Seat May Have Been Omitted
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for an airworthiness concern regarding the possible omission of the two reinforcement trusses in the folding front seat bottom in American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACAC) Models.
The FAA has granted an STC to NexAir Avionics of Mansfield, MA for the installation of Avidyne's Entegra R9 Integrated Flight Deck in the Piper PA-32-301 series Saratoga aircraft. This R9 certification is part of the overall FAA approval of NexAir’s Saratoga NX aircraft revitalization program.
Demonstration Flight To Lift Off From Wallops Island In Virginia
Orbital Sciences, one of NASA’s two partners participating in the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, announced it is now targeting a mid-September launch window for its demonstration flight to the International Space Station.
Will Manage Manufacturing Operations And Repair Lab
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has appointed Paul Ryan to the position of Operations Manager. Ryan will manage the company’s manufacturing operations and repair lab. He will focus on providing consistently high quality and on-time deliveries of new products and quick turnarounds for Mid-Continent’s extensive overhaul/exchange services.
During the second quarter of 2013, Embraer S.A. delivered 22 jets to the commercial aviation market and 29 to the executive aviation market, for a total of 51 aircraft. On June 30, 2013, the firm order backlog totaled $17.1 billion, an increase of $3.8 billion over the first quarter, reaching the Company's highest backlog value since the third quarter of 2009.
Salt Lake City, UT maintains a municipal golf course at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC) for which it has paid $1 to the Salt Lake City Airport Authority in rent for the current fiscal year.
The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital is literally a hospital with wings that brings together dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to give the gift of sight to developing countries around the world. Onboard the refurbished DC-10 jet aircraft, local doctors, nurses and technicians work alongside ORBIS’s international medical team to exchange knowledge and improve skills. The mobile teaching hospital is a unique tool in the fight against preventable blindness in developing countries.
In one of the few GA-positive stories to come out of Washington, DC, the House of Representatives passed the Small Aviation Revitalization Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, which would revitalize America's general aviation industry by updating outdated certification regulations.
What Was Once An Incredible Inspiration, Now Becomes Our Next Step In Promoting Aviation
Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.
We all have our tales to tell…
How our journey into aviation started, what a long strange trip it's been, and what we hope to do with the rest of our lives – at least where flying is concerned. I don't need to tell you that the world of aviation is
ERAU Grads Must Fly 1,000 Hours, Can Acquire Restricted ATP Certificate Earlier With Full-Motion Sim Training
A new rule recently announced by the FAA increases qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, but includes allowances for reduced hours for pilots holding Bachelor’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ, campuses. Students at Embry-Riddle also have another advantage – access to full-motion simulation training like no other university in the United States.
What Is Standing Between You And A Successful Business
Previously in ANN, I wrote two articles encouraging people to get out there and start their own aviation business (“How anyone can make at least $150,000 every year in their own aviation business” and “Any pilot can fly an aviation business”).
Runway 16R/34L Closed 24-Hours Per Day July 17– 26
A 24-hour, 10-day closure of Van Nuys Airport’s 8,000-foot primary runway, 16R/34L, will begin tonight (PST) during the final phase of a $20.5 million improvement project that began last February. The closure will begin on Tues., July 16, at 10 p.m. to prepare the runway for work that will officially commence on July 17 at 12:01 a.m. This project phase will conclude on Fri, July 26 at 11:59 p.m.
Report Indicates That Person Is 'No Longer With The Agency'
We may probably never know who it was, but the NTBS has reportedly canned the intern who confirmed false, racially insensitive names of the pilots who were flying Asiana Flight 214 to a San Francisco television station.
Civilian Performers Vital To The Air Show Industry
A recent news release from the U.S. Air Force indicates that Congress has approved a shifting of some funds to allow the return of the USAF Thunderbirds to basic proficiency flying status. Their counterparts on the Navy side of the universe have all along been funded to maintain at least basic pilot proficiency in a minimum number of practice flights.
"The airshow business has hopefully learned a few lessons in this “season-of-sequestration”. One, how vital the civilian performers are to this small industry." Source: Excerpt from an opinion piece by veteran air show announcer "Sonny" Everett.