The Increasingly Problematic Legal Lottery Makes Aviation
Industry The Loser... Again
A state well-known for being a "lawyer's stronghold" has set the
scene for a renewed battle over an accident that place in 2002...
in New Mexico. The Alabama Supreme Court has just put forth a
ruling that allows for the resumption of legal hostilities against
two major GA manufacturers... years after the 'negligence' cases
were previously thrown out. The Friday judgement ruled that the
previous dismissals were in error and ordered the matter
Facility Expands Production Capability, Increases Footprint In
After a protracted process that ended in Boeing opting for an
east-coast manufacturing facility for the Dreamliner, the company
held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to mark the start of
construction for the second final assembly site for the 787
Dreamliner program at its Boeing Charleston facility.
Hydraulic Lifters Have Failed In As Little As 5 Hours
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
(SAIB) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) 240, 360, 470, 520,
and 550 series reciprocating engines, and Rolls-Royce Motors, Ltd.
(R-RM) 240 and 360 series reciprocating engines hydraulic lifter
Still, It Must Be Hard To Part With Each One Of Them...
Over the past 50 years, Courtesy Aircraft Sales
tells ANN that it believes it has earned its rep as one of the
World Leaders in Warbird Sales. Recently two major milestones have
been surpassed with Courtesy Aircraft Sales now having sold 100
North American AT-6s (also known as SNJs or Harvards) and 30 North
American P-51 Mustangs in the past decade.
Hemlock Films Doc Continues The Story Of The Red Tail
Filmmaker Adam White has released "Flight of the Red Tail," a
companion piece that follows three years after release of "Red Tail
Reborn." The 12-minute film chronicles the events of the Red Tail
Project, including the fatal crash of pilot and project leader Don
Hinz in 2004.
Calls for Public-Private Partnerships on Environmental
The natural growth of the world's general
aviation industry 'may be stifled if industry and government fail
to collaborate on environmental innovation, or arrive at parochial
solutions that ignore the global interoperability of the world's
transportation systems,' according to Cessna Aircraft Company
Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton.
Legislation Paved The Way For Smoke-Free Workplaces
Hard to believe that it has been 20 years since smoking was
banned on all U.S. airline flights. In recognition of that
anniversary, The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)
International President Patricia Friend issued a statement marking
Last Saturday, November 14th, the Golden Eagles and Eagles
flight teams representing Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were
2,200 miles apart in San Diego, California, and Jacksonville,
Florida, dominating their respective regional
"We look forward to expanding our capability in South
Carolina through our existing site, while maintaining our
commitment to the Puget Sound region where Boeing Commercial
Airplanes remains headquartered. "
Source: Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing
The Red Tail Project is dedicated to telling the story of the
Tuskegee Airmen, the World War II fighter group composed of
African-American pilots and support personnel who fought
discrimination and prejudice in order to serve their country.