President Angers NBAA By Equating People Earning Over $250,000
With "Jet Owners"
In a news conference Wednesday, President Obama seemend to
distance himself from the NLRB's position on where Boeing should
build Dreamliners, but a line about tax breaks for "Jet Owners"
drew an immediate, strident response from the NBAA.
Once The Leading Edge Of A GA Renewal, Cirrus Is Proving To Be
A GA Embarrassment
News and Analysis By Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C
Well... it appears that one of the proudest efforts in recent
American aviation history, Cirrus Aircraft, is no longer a US-owned
entity (in any way, as the US Minority Shareholders must sell, as
well) . As ANN reported Tuesday (and alluded to in earlier
reports), a Chinese company, CAIGA now holds the majority stake in
Cirrus Aircraft (a process labeled as a "Merger").
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said Monday it is
demanding that Delta Air Lines end its partnership with Saudi
Arabian Airlines, owned by the Saudi government, which embraces
discriminatory policies targeting Jews, Christians and women.
But Lists The Problem As The Probable Cause Of A March 2010
It will be one of those accidents that remains largely
unexplained. The pilot of a Piper Malibu reported to ATC that the
airplane's controls were locked up, but an investigation by the
NTSB could not find a reason for such a problem.
Eurocopter said Friday at the Paris Air Show that it will
deliver three additional EC135 helicopters to the French
Gendarmerie, and will continue its support services for this police
force's current 12 EC135s through an extension of the company's
Provides Operators With An Integrated Data Source For Engine
And Airplane Management
A major planemaker and engine company have launched a shared
data service, which they say is the first of its kind in the
aerospace industry. It will allow both Boeing and Rolls-Royce to
offer faster, better-informed advice to airlines, in order to
maximise aircraft availability.
Move Provides More Direct IFR Routing For Helos Between The Two
The FAA has established two helicopter RNAV routes as part of
the U.S. air traffic service route (ATS) structure and designates
two helicopter RNAV routes (TK-routes) in the northeast corridor
between the Washington, DC, and New York City metropolitan
Flying Over The Pole Saves Over Four Hours And $54,000
A KC-135 Stratotanker flew north until it started flying south
June 21 an 22, cutting a new pathway over the Arctic Circle and the
North Pole between Fairchild Air Force Base, WA, and the Transit
Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
Deep Strike And Recon Aircraft Have Been In Service Since
The RAF's ground attack Tornadoes currently serving in
Afghanistan and Libya have clocked up a staggering one million
flying hours over the course of their service. Number 617 Squadron,
'The Dambusters', took the aircraft through the landmark in
Afghanistan last week.
Economy Class Passengers Now Board In The Order They Checked
American Airlines has abandoned the convention of boarding
passengers seated in the back of the economy class cabin first,
opting instead to board non-premium passengers in the order in
which they checked in.
Surprisingly Little New Information Presented
and Few Possible Fixes... Why?
At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach CA, the organization, while
attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership
of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of
the flight training industry.
Function & Reliability, ETOPS Demonstrations Mark The Last
Items On The Checklist
Boeing began Function & Reliability (F&R) testing and
extended operations (ETOPS) demonstrations Monday on the 787
Dreamliner. This is the final phase of flight testing prior to
certification of the airplane.
Space shuttle Atlantis' Commander Chris Ferguson and his three
crewmates are scheduled to begin a 12-day mission to the
International Space Station with a launch at 1126 EDT on July 8,
from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Represents A Reduction In Lobbying Costs Compared To The Same
Period Last Year
AOPA reportedly spent $640,000 on lobbying efforts in the first
quarter of 2011. The organization principally lobbied the federal
government on issues such as airport infrastructure and the FAA
TÜV SÜD Auditors Confirm Manufacturer’s Best
With the FAA Aircraft Certification Branch planning to begin
visits to Light-Sport Aircraft manufacturers later this year,
Flight Design says it has been awarded four certificates by the
Certification Body of TÜV SÜD Management Service