Southwest Airlines presented something of a good news, bad news
report Tuesday. The Dallas-based low-cost carrier reported it flew
5.1 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in February 2009, a 6.0
percent decrease from the 5.4 billion RPMs flown in February
Senior White House staffers tell The Washington Post that
President Obama sent a letter recently to Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev, aimed at improving relations between the two countries.
Among the ideas reportedly put forth was a significant concession
on the hot-button topic of missile defense.
The Japanese Ministry of Defence recently signed a contract for
two EC135 helicopters with Euroheli, Eurocopter's distributor in
Japan. A second contract for three additional helicopters will
follow next year with the objective of attaining a fleet of 15
training aircraft in total for the Maritime Self-Defence
CH-53E Contract Valued At Approximately $3,000,000
Electronics manufacturer Orbit International announced recently
its Electronics Group has received a design and qualification
contract from a leading global prime contractor to support the
CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter upgrade program.
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Gulfstream Aerospace tells ANN it recently completed the first
simulated flight of the company’s flagship jet, the
state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650. The event took place
December 15 in the G650 Integration Test Facility (ITF) located at
Gulfstream headquarters in Savannah.
Aero-Maintenance Expert Provides New Management Services For Busy A/C Owners
Every now and then, someone has a "DOH!" moment... you know, a startlingly good idea that just somehow makes all the sense in the world. Mike Busch has had one, in no uncertain terms, and hundreds of aircraft owners are now eager to reap the benefits of his brainstorm. Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, Inc. (SAMM) is basically this -- an "in-house" maintenance expert that will be available on an annual basis for private aircraft owners... to oversee all maintenance related matters and offer their expertise, on-call, to make sure that an aircraft owner's dollars are being used only for what they are intended -- to keep their aircraft flying safely and predictably.
Jacqui Marty looks like an ordinary woman. At least, she
looks as ordinary as anyone can, wearing a well-worn flight suit
with a Lieutenant Colonel's insignia, sitting on a panel with four
other women telling "Stories from the War Front." A
combat-experienced Air Force pilot who can claim to have traveled
to every State and a dozen foreign countries, she's got a few
stories to share.
Aero-Maintenance Expert Provides New Management Services For Busy
A/C Owners (Part Two)
Every now and then, someone has a "DOH!" moment... you know, a
startlingly good idea that just somehow makes all the sense in the
world. Mike Busch has had one, in no uncertain terms, and hundreds
of aircraft owners are now eager to reap the benefits of his
The School of Aviation Technology at Southern California
Logistics Airport (VCV) in Victorville announced Friday it has
received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin
formal instruction of students.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the expenditure
of funds from airline passenger ticket taxes to pay for the design
and engineering drawings of the first phase of the planned
modernization project at Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD).
It's been only about a year since Massachusetts finished a $15
billion tunnel designed in part to provide better access by car to
Boston's Logan International Airport. Now, Governor Deval Patrick
wants to raise parking fees at the airport to as much as $7 an
hour, in an effort to keep cars away and force airport patrons to
use mass transit.
US domestic airlines have reported what might have been an
expected benefit of a la carte checked-bag charges. In 2008 -- as
fees prompted many passengers to travel lighter -- airlines lost
1.3 million fewer bags than in 2007.
"The search is ongoing. We're continuing to hit this
Source: US Coast Guard Capt. Timothy M. Close.
The USCG Monday rescued a boater whose vessel capsized in the Gulf
of Mexico, and continues a high-profile search and rescue mission
for three others who were onboard, including two NFL football