But A Partisan Undercurrent Could Still Threaten A Long-Term
There is widespread support across the industry and government
for the deal reached Thursday to extend funding for the FAA for a
21st time since 2007, but the politics and finger-pointing which
has caused a four-year delay in passing a long-term bill does not
seem to have abated. Under the terms of the agreement, the Senate
has largely accepted the package passed by the House about two
weeks ago, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has the
authority to waive provisions which would cut subsidies for some
Takes Over Assets Of Australian Company And Grows Its Fleet By
More Than 80 Percent
Dublin, Ireland-based FLY Leasing Limited ("FLY"), a global
lessor of commercial jet aircraft, announced Wednesday it has
entered into an agreement to purchase a $1.4 billion portfolio of
49 aircraft, increasing FLY's total aircraft under operating lease
to more than $3 billion. The aircraft were previously managed by
Global Aviation Asset Management, an Australian company.
USS Halyburton Returns To Naval Station Mayport In Florida
The USS Halyburton (FFG 40), its two Fire Scout unmanned aerial
vehicles and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42, Det. 2,
returned to Naval Station Mayport in northeast
FL Wednesday, completing a seven-month deployment. "Every
Halyburton Sailor can be proud of our accomplishments during this
deployment; the work was hard, the hours were long and the mission
was challenging and worthwhile," said Cmdr. John Schmidt, former
commanding officer of Halyburton.
Hamilton Sundstrand Signs MOU With AVIC To Teach Project
Officials of Hamilton Sundstrand representing United
Technologies Corporation (UTC) have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with Aviation Industry Corporation of China
(AVIC), for cooperation on leadership training for AVIC's
commercial aviation businesses, including project management
training and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) training.
Deliveries To Ethiopian Airlines To Include Esterline CMC
Electronics’ New 10.4 Inch EFB
The Next-Generation B-737 production aircraft ordered by
Ethiopian Airways will include Esterline CMC Electronics’
10.4 inch Class 2 PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). Boeing has
received its first order from the airline for ten B737NG production
aircraft. CMC’s Class 2 EFB system is now available on
production aircraft and for retrofit on B737NG and BBJ
Designed To Provide Public Access, Promote Openness And
NASA has launched a new open government blog (open.nasa.gov
blog) to highlight the agency's Open Government success stories.
The site is part of the White House's Open Government Initiative,
which requires federal agencies to create a new level of openness
and accountability and provide public access to unclassified
New Visiongain Defense Industry Report Finds Global Demand On
A new report detailing the UAV Flight Training & Simulation
Market 2011-2021 indicates that sales in the global UAV flight
training and simulation market will be worth $375 million in 2011.
Visiongain, the report's publisher, says it offers a "comprehensive
analysis of the global market for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
operator flight training & simulation products and services,
ranging from unmanned aircraft system (UAS) simulators to live UAV
flight training courses."
Cutter Aviation's San Antonio aircraft technical service
facility located at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) in San
Antonio, TX, has been named an Authorized Service Center by Cirrus
Aircraft to provide service support for owners of all aircraft
models produced by Cirrus.
What A Week!!! Wrapping Up The Week of Nightly
LIVE Shows From Oshkosh 2011!!!
Welcome to our final daily wrap-up program from AirVenture at
Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Boeing's Dreamliner
made is U.S. public debut at Oshkosh today, executing one low pass
over the airfield before touching down on runway 36L and making the
turn at the intersection for Conoco-Phillips Plaza, just 6000 feet
down the runway.
Revenue From Aircraft Sales Up In The First Half Of 2011
While GAMA's overall shipment numbers were down across the
board, Piper Aircraft Inc. reports that it grew its overall
billings, and total deliveries of its banner Meridian, Matrix and
Mirage single-engine aircraft series, during the first six months
of 2011, ended June 30. The company recorded $57,300,885 in new
aircraft billings over the first six months of the year, up nearly
16 percent from the first six months in 2010.
Family Of Seven Fatally Injured When Airplane When Cessna 421
Went Down After Declaring An Emergency
The NTSB is looking at a possible engine failure in an accident
July 9th which fatally injured all seven people aboard a Cessna
421C. The pilot reported engine problems while in cruise flight at
FL210, and an examination of the engine found damage on the
camshaft gear teeth of the airplane's right engine.
The union representative of the pilots of Republic
Airlines and Frontier Airlines filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S.
District Court in Denver against Frontier Airlines Inc., its parent
company, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and a "shell company" set
up by the rejected former union of Frontier.
"This agreement does not resolve the important
differences that still remain. But I believe we should keep
Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this
agreement will do exactly that." Source: Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid.
A device using an internal mechanism to show visually or aurally
the attitude, altitude, or operation of an aircraft or aircraft
part. It includes electronic devices for automatically controlling
an aircraft in flight.
A Brief History Of The
The FAA has been in the news a lot lately, particularly as the
agency shutdown deepened. The agency has been in existence since
1958, but has its roots in the Air Commerce Act of 1926.