Representatives Issa, Mica Ask FAA For Documents Relating To Cape Wind Project
Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and John Mica (R-FL) have sent a letter to acting FAA administrator Michael Huerta asking for documents related to the Cape Wind project, which opponents say was fast-tracked through the agency for political reasons.
Hartzell Propeller Develops New 3-Blade ASC-II Composite Propeller
Hartzell Propeller Inc. has developed a new 3-blade ASC-II composite propeller for Van's Aircraft RV-10. The new prop is four pounds lighter than Hartzell's previous model due to the certification of a lighter-weight hub. It's available to order directly through Van's Aircraft. Hartzell will deliver the first of its new props to Van's Aircraft in August, 2012.
Six Pilots And A Dispatcher To Be Honored In Phillipps 66 Plaza
Able Flight will pin wings on its newest pilots at a special ceremony Tuesday July 24th at 11:45 AM in Phillips 66 Plaza at EAA AirVenture. Family, friends and special guests will be there to honor scholarship winners who took part in the 3rd annual Able Flight/Purdue University joint training project this summer.
Combat-Proven Engine With 27 Million Flight Hours To Its Credit
Pratt & Whitney celebrates 40 years of F100 propulsion, marking the development and delivery of its first F100 engines to support the F-15's first flight on July 27, 1972. Today, the F100 engine powers the F-15, F-16 and X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), with an expanding F100 family of variants. Twenty-four customers worldwide have selected the F100 to power their F-15 and F-16 fighter jets over the past 40 years.
Opens New Markets For The Military Transport Aircraft
Airbus Military has obtained civil certification for the C295 transport in a move which responds to the evolving requirements of agencies and operators conducting humanitarian and other “civic” operations. The new certification, awarded by Spain´s civil aviation authority AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea), confirms the C295´s compliance with the enhanced regulatory environment in this sector of the market.
Guardian Avionics Aero 454 To Be Unveiled At Oshkosh
Guardian Avionics plans to introduce what it describes as a breakthrough instrument for 21st century panels unlike anything on the market today. The Aero 454 receives data from your airplane’s Garmin GPS units (430, 530, 650, 750, G900, G1000) and re-transmits it simultaneously to as many as three iPad or other tablet devices held by pilots or passengers.
Allows Company To Be An Official Internet Communications Provider, Weather Source
ForeFlight announced on its blog Wednesday that it has earned certification as an FAA Qualified Internet Communication Provider (QICP). The FAA approval letter was received on Monday of this week. The certification means that Part 121 and 135 operators may now list ForeFlight as their approved QICP, and as an official source for weather information.
OAG: Capacity Has Grown, But Not Investment In Infrastructure
Africa airport infrastructure development and investment must be improved for the continent's Aviation industry to continue to grow, according to OAG's latest Aviation Market Insight Report released Monday.
Five-Hundredth Of The Type Delivered At Farnborough
AgustaWestland handed over the 500th AW139 to Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow. The aircraft was accepted by Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Weststar from Bruno Spagnolini, CEO, AgustaWestland. The 500th delivery comes just one year after AgustaWestland delivered the 400th helicopter.
Hopes To Reduce Weight Of Wire In Aircraft By Up To 30 Percent
Following the formation of a partnership with NASA, CANEUS (Canada-Europe-US-Asia) Aerospace network and key aerospace stakeholders are teaming up to develop less-wire and fly-by-wireless (FBW) capabilities. The partnership projects to reduce aggregate wire weight by approximately 10%-30% overall and 70%-90% for critical components, contributing to improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and potential failure points, and improved operational performance.
Suspected In His Girlfriends Murder, The Pilot Damaged The Airplane And Terminal While Taxiing, Committed Suicide
A pilot for SkyWest Airlines attempted to steal a 50-seat regional jet from St. George Municipal Airport (KSGU) in St. George, UT, on Tuesday while allegedly on the run suspected of the murder of his girlfriend in Colorado Springs.
An Honored Flyer Tells Of His Service To America (Part 3 of 4)
OK... we gotta tell you... this one was one of the best speeches we have EVER heard at any aviation event... and it occurred this year at the 2012 AEA Convention and Tradeshow. The kind folks of Universal Avionics pulled off quite a coup and arranged for a truly inspiring speaker for one of the most important gatherings in all of aviation -- the opening ceremonies of the 55th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show. And Universal's choice knocked it out of the park. Former Air Force One Command Pilot Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman, the United States’ 12th Presidential Pilot, served as Commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009.
An Honored Flyer Tells Of His Service To America (Part 3 of 4)
OK... we gotta tell you... this one was one of the best speeches we have EVER heard at any aviation event... and it occurred this year at the 2012 AEA Convention and Tradeshow. The kind folks of Universal Avionics pulled off quite a coup and arranged for a truly inspiring speaker for one of the most important gatherings in all of aviation -- the opening ceremonies of the 55th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show. And Universal's choice knocked it out of the park. Former Air Force One Command Pilot Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman, the United States’ 12th Presidential Pilot,
The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), held a hearing entitled “A Decade After 9/11 Could American Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Be Training Terrorists?” Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Approves Motion To Allow 45 Days Of Talks With Superior Aviation Beijing
Hawker Beechcraft said Tuesday that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved the company's motion to enter into exclusive negotiations with Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. (Superior). Approval of this motion allows Hawker Beechcraft to spend up to 45 days exclusively negotiating with Superior regarding a strategic combination that HBC says would preserve jobs and product lines.
Nearly All Of Those Casting Ballots Supported 'Withdrawal Of Services' If Required
Pilots at legacy United Airlines and legacy Continental Airlines have overwhelmingly authorized a legal withdrawal of service pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). Nearly 94% (93.9%) of the eligible pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), took part in the ballot, with 99% voting in support of a withdrawal of services, if required.
JSX-1, the proof-of-concept prototype of the SubSonex very, very light jet will be flying during the Showcase presentation at AirVenture 2012! The SubSonex is currently scheduled to fly a 5 minute demonstration in three of the week’s pre-airshow showcases on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The AirVenture showcase takes place between approximately 1430 and 1530 CDT each day, just prior to the air show.
Dynon is introducing the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide easy access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides.
The Solar Impulse aircraft landed successfully at Toulouse-Francazal airport Tuesday, but it's return to Switzerland has been postponed while the crew waits for acceptable weather. Originally planned for Wednesday, the departure to Payerne has been delayed because of growing winds in the area around the Jura, causing strong turbulence in the border region between France and Switzerland.
Program Status Review Finished, Test Flights Planned For 2014 Start
The last Liberty space transportation system milestone under the company’s unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev-2) has been completed by ATK Systems.
Sonex Aircraft, LLC is a leader in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of Sport Pilot eligible kit aircraft and producing the AeroConversions line of products which include the AeroVee engine, AeroInjector and ancillary aviation products. Sonex Aircraft’s Sonex, Waiex, and Onex sport planes, and the Xenos sport motorglider offer outstanding performance in an easy to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price. Sonex Aircraft builders and pilots can be found all over the globe with a rapidly expanding worldwide fleet. Sonex builders have created one of the most enthusiastic grass-roots peer support networks in the homebuilt aircra
"At this time, pursuing the potential transaction with Superior is in the best interests of the company and its various stakeholders, including our creditors, our employees, our suppliers and our customers. We look forward to working toward a definitive agreement with Superior." Source: Robert S. "Steve" Miller, CEO of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc.