Ten-Day Period To Follow The Appointment Of An Arbitrator
Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) have agreed to re-commence negotiations. The parties have agreed to a 10-day negotiation period to begin following the appointment of an arbitrator by the Minister of Labour in accordance with the provisions of the Protecting Air Services Act. Air Canada and ACPA will ask that the arbitrator facilitate the negotiations process pursuant to section 31 of the Act that allows for negotiations to take place.
Flybe Crew On An International Flight Had A 'Massive Breakdown'
Two pilots flying for British budget carrier Flybe have been let go by the airline after they became engaged in a heated argument during a flight last May. Captain Stephen Bird and First Officer Stephen Akers have both lost their flying jobs.
Rockwell Collins' Technology Offers Synthetic And Enhanced Vision
The FAA has selected Rockwell Collins' Head-up Guidance Systems (HGS) with synthetic and enhanced vision to support its NextGen implementation and applied research efforts. The technology is being installed on the Boeing 737 flight simulator in the FAA’s Flight Operations Simulation Laboratory (FOSL) in Oklahoma City.
James "Red" Leslie, Bill Earnest, Glenn Hobbs Receive FAA's Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award
The FAA has presented its coveted Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award to US Airways' Charlotte, NC - based line maintenance supervisor James "Red" Leslie, Tampa, FL - based lead mechanic Bill Earnest, and San Diego, CA - based mechanic Glenn Hobbs for their 50 years of dedication in aviation maintenance.
A cell phone is being blamed, at least in part, for a missed approach performed by the crew of a JetStar flight on approach to Singapore on May 27th, 2010. But it wasn't an errant passenger who had forgotten to turn off the phone ... it was the pilot.
Flight Attendants at Hawaiian Airlines have ratified an agreement that includes increases to compensation and benefits, and enhances quality of life issues for the over 1,200 flight attendants. The new contract will remain in place through 2016.
High Taxes On Foreign Carriers Result In Government Losses
In an attempt to entice foreign airlines to resume direct flights to the Philippines, the House of Representatives in Manila has voted to exempt foreign airlines from both the carrier’s tax and gross billings tax. European airlines have cited heavy taxation as the impetus behind quitting direct flights to Manila.
Higher International Acceptance Of FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval To Drive The Increase
The world market for PMA parts is projected to reach $749 Million by the year 2017, according to a recently-released report from the research firm Global Industry Analysts. Growth will be primarily driven by robust gains in South East Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.
NTE Deals With MRO Facilities In Engine And Airframe Parts
Chicago-based Waveland Investments has acquired NTE Aviation. Established in 2001 in Lewisville, TX, NTE engages in the sourcing and reselling of engine and airframe parts to/from MRO facilities, OEMs, airline operators and leasing companies. The company is well recognized within the aviation industry as a specialist in the regional airline turboprop engine and airframe segment and in Boeing 737 Classic applications.
To Produce Tri-Band Radomes For LiveTV Onboard Entertainment
A contract potentially worth more than $10 million has been awarded to General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products by LiveTV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways. The company will develop and produce tri-band radomes to support LiveTV's on-board entertainment and communication systems for commercial airlines. Radomes are structural, weatherproof enclosures designed to be transparent to micro or radio waves while protecting antenna or electronic surfaces from the elements.
Also: Tecnam, King Air 250, LightSquared (Again!), Crew Rest Regs, B737 Max, WingX, ForeFlight, Discovery... and MORE!
After a fair bit of hype, smoke, and mirrors... the "Major Announcement" promised last week by Cirrus Aircraft is that they're going to do what they said they were going to do... last year... and the year before... and the year before that. It's always exciting when someone rolls out a new airplane, and Wednesday the aviation community got its first look at Pipistrel's long-awaited new four-place airplane ... the Panthera. Meanwhile, Tecnam's latest offering, the P Twenty-Ten flew for the first time on April 12th. Transport Canada has
Aircraft Making Trans-Atlantic Journey For North American Tour
A rare Junkers JU 52 tri-motor will be a main attraction along the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 flight line as part of the airplane’s North American tour. The Junkers JU 52 was designed by the legendary Hugo Junkers and first appeared in May 1932. Within six years, the model was flying 75 percent of all German air passenger flights. The tri-motor configuration supplied a high standard of comfort and reliability, even during flights over the Alps. It remained an important part of European aviation for more than three decades.
Dynetics, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Announce Exclusive Partnership To Compete For NASA SLS Booster Contract
As the space shuttles are shuffled off to be museum pieces, two companies are looking at older technology as in their bid to supply boosters for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Dynetics and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) made an announcement Wednesday at the National Space Symposium the formation of a long-term partnership to compete for the SLS Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) procurement.
First CFM-powered A320neo Aircraft In Qantas Group Fleet
The Qantas Group announced Thursday that it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 78 Airbus A320neo aircraft currently on order. The engine order is valued at $2.0 billion U.S. at list price, including spare engines. The announcement takes total LEAP orders and commitments to more than 3,500 engines.
Reduced Cruising Speeds Part Of Overall Plan To Reduce Fuel Consumption
The USAF is exploring options in its effort to reduce the amount of fuel used across its 4,693 aircraft fleet. With the recent price increase in oil, the Air Force is seeing a $1 billion increase in fuel cost for 2012. The Air Force is the largest energy user in the federal government, making 900 air mobility flights globally daily, including combat sorties.
The Pilot Became Intimate With A Female Passenger In The First-Class Section Of An A380
A Qantas pilot is facing disciplinary action after he became intimately involved with a female passenger in the premium first class cabin of an A380 flying from London to Sydney via Singapore. The pilot was reportedly off-duty and not in uniform at the time of the incident.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Will Be On Hand To Present The Winner With The Grand Prize - A Sub-Orbital Trip Into Space
Eight months after announcing Space Race 2012, a program that celebrates its iconic history, the Space Needle in Seattle has chosen five lucky finalists to compete in a variety of challenges for a chance to fulfill their dream of traveling into space. The contestants will gather in Seattle next month to kick-off the last leg of the competition, with the winner being announced on May 9.
Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)
The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) is a general-purpose spectrograph that spans ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared wavelengths. It was installed in February 1997 during the Second Servicing Mission. A spectrograph works by breaking up light from an object into its individual wavelengths so that its composition, temperature, motion, and other chemical and physical properties can be analyzed. STIS stopped functioning in 2004 due to a power supply failure, but astronauts replaced a low-voltage power supply board during Servicing Mission 4.
Aero Linx: The Space Settlement Initiative
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The settlement of space would benefit all of humanity by opening a new frontier, energizing our society, providing room and resources for the growth of the human race without despoiling the Earth, and creating a lifeboat for humanity that could survive even a planet-wide catastrophe. Unfortunately, it seems clear that, as things stand now, space settlement will not happen soon enough for any of us to see it. But that could be changed! ...
“To be part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with the Rimowa JU 52 is simply fantastic! The stop at the world’s largest aviation gathering in Oshkosh is definitely one of the highlights of our North American tour and we are really looking forward to it!”
Source: Dieter Morszeck, the CEO of Rimowa and grandson of the company’s founder. Rimowa, the German-based company is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of high-quality luggage and is partnering with EAA at Oshkosh for the first time.