Nearly 900 New Airplanes Will Be Needed Over The Next 20
In its newly-released "2011 CIS Market Outlook", Boeing
forecasts that air carriers in Russia and CIS will take delivery of
1,080 new airplanes over the next 20 years at an investment of $110
billion. New airplane deliveries in the region will be driven
largely by the need to retire older, less fuel-efficient
single-aisle airplanes and regional jets, as airlines replace them
with new-generation, more fuel-efficient models.
Airline Pilots Should Also Have Greater Access To Advance
An industry group comprised of safety experts, airline industry
officials, and labor representatives has recommended to the United
States Congress that airline pilots be better trained in manual
flying skills, as well as enhanced leadership skills, and be
afforded better access to advanced simulators.
Lynx Spacecraft Will Help Investigate Upper Atmosphere, Edge Of
NASA has selected XCOR Aerospace to provide suborbital flight
and payload integration services for research and scientific
missions in a program that will offer up to $10 million dollars in
contracts to match payload customers with flight vehicle services.
The awards were announced by NASA's Flight Opportunities
Shuttle Training Aircraft And Full-Scale Shuttle Mockup
The final space shuttle landing July 21 opened new prospects for
eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to
receive a piece of spaceflight history. The eighth batch of
artifacts from NASA's space programs became available
Monday on a website that NASA and the General Services
Administration (GSA) developed.
The latest creation from The Airplane Factory in South Africa
has embarked on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The Sling 4
... a four-place, single engine GA airplane ... is heading east
from South Africa planning to fly around the world.
International Conference On The Issue Set For Dubai
Strengthening international collaboration to improve cargo
screening and security is becoming a high priority for aviation
security officials worldwide. TSA says it has set a vision for
air-cargo security which is the formation of a layered solutions
planned to protect against security breaches.
Early Step Towards STC For Three-Display Flight Deck
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) said in a news
release Monday that its Rockwell Collins Integrated Display System
(IDS) flight deck upgrade for the Beechcraft 1900D has completed
its first flight. This upgrade removes the factory installed Pro
Line II EFIS 84 system, as well as other analog instrumentation,
and replaces it with the fully integrated three-display Pro Line 21
An order for 14 Next-Generation 737-800s, with options for four
more, and five 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes, has been
finalized between Boeing (and Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
Previously posted on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website,
attributed to an unidentified customer, the order marks the
completion of part of an agreement announced during the Paris Air
Show in June.
Airline Alleges Union Pilots Are Staging An Illegal Work
A federal judge has set a tentative date of August 19th for a
hearing on an allegation by US Airways that its union pilots who
belong to UASPA are staging an illegal work action the union says
is a safety campaign. The airline says the actions are causing
flight delays and mishandled bags, which has caused harm to its
Canadian Forces CF-18, F-86 Sabre, P-40 Kittyhawk Will Fly
The 2011 edition of the Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) Air Show is
scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, and will
feature a never-before-seen historical formation flight over the
skies of the Region of Waterloo International Airport. The flight
will honor three separate generations of aircraft used by
Canada’s Air Force.
Money To Fund Youth Presentation For Earth Summit (Rio+20)
Chabot Space & Science Center's innovative youth volunteer
outreach program, Galaxy Explorers, has been chosen by the
Association of Science & Technology Centers ("ASTC") as one of
ten science centers worldwide to participate in SCEnaRioS: Science
Centers Engagement and the Rio Summit. The program is collaboration
between ASTC, UNESCO and the Foundation FIOCRUZ, intended to engage
young people around the world in a discussion around major topics
central to the deliberations at the United Nations Conference on
Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro this June.
AgustaWestland announced last week at the 8th Latin American
Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) that it has
signed an agreement with AVIASUR to be its Independent Sales
Representative for Chile and Peru for commercial helicopters. The
agreement follows the entry into the market of the AW119Ke
single-engine helicopter and the AW109 Power and GrandNew twins in
NASA has announced a launch date of November 30, 2011 for the
next Falcon 9 mission, which should be followed nine days later by
Dragon berthing at the ISS. Over the last several months, SpaceX
has been preparing for the upcoming flight – a mission
designed to demonstrate that a privately-developed space
transportation system can deliver cargo to and from the
International Space Station (ISS).
Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where
the GNS 430/530 Left Off
The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to
one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of
general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive
rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time
with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems
represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.
Winners Of The Meritorious Service And 'Jack' Doswell
The NBAA announced Monday that the legendary pilot and
entrepreneur Clay Lacy will receive the 2011 NBAA Meritorious
Service to Aviation Award, and international business aviation
pioneer Don Spruston will receive the 2011 NBAA John P.
“Jack” Doswell Award.
No Official Confirmation, But 'Reason To Believe' Photos And
Skin Sample Taken
The circumstances surrounding the final hideout of Osama bin
Laden, where he had lived for years near Pakistan's main military
academy, led to serious questions about whether the nation was
really much of a US ally in the fight against al Qaeda. New
revelations are likely to encourage those inclined to answer,
Difficult To Recover From Grounding For Safety Reasons
An analysts at the Melbourne Business School says Tiger Airways
faces a very high hurdle to regain the publics' trust after being
grounded for safety reasons by CASA. MBS Associate Professor of
Business Strategy Doug Dow said Tiger will have a very difficult
time convincing people it is safe to fly, and that he could not
recall any major carrier that had successfully done so.
Motorless aviation enthusiasts and historians are teaming up to
celebrate the centenary of an historic aviation milestone at the
Outer Banks of North Carolina from October 21 through 24 ...
Orville Wright’s record 9 minute 45 second soaring flight
near Kitty Hawk, NC in 1911.
Residents Say Experienced Pilots Routinely Practiced On
Saturday brought a sad reminder that formation flying presents
increased risks. The FAA reports the pilot and only occupant of a
Vans RV-6 died when his plane went down in a wooded area near
Conroe, TX, near Houston. Weather was reported as few clouds, 10
miles visibility, and winds 240 at four knots.
High Winds Caused Airship To Break Loose From Moorings In
High winds which tore through the Midwest over the weekend
caused the Hangar 1 Vodka airship to break loose from its moorings,
and the blimp went on a short, unscheduled, and unmanned
flight in central Ohio.The Associated Press reports that the
airship was moored at Don Scott Airfield on the Ohio State campus
when the winds caused it to break loose.
"We expect passenger traffic for the region to grow at a
rate of 4.3 percent on average." Source: Randy Tinseth,
vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, on the
release of Boeing's 2011 CIS market outlook in Moscow.
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