Says Congressional Action Will Hamper ICAO Efforts To Resolve Issue
Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with an environmental focus have banded together and sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to "reject the airline industry's pressure to file an Article 84 action" blocking U.S. compliance with the EU-ETS. The groups say such a move would be consistent with the administration's to reduce carbon pollution.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will display three of its business jets at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), held Aug. 15-17 in São Paulo, Brazil. The show will feature the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150, the large-cabin, long-range G450 and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550.
Three New EC155s First To Be Put Into Emergency Medical Service In The U.S.
Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at the University of Michigan Health System’s hospitals. The arrival of three new American Eurocopter 155 helicopters marks the beginning of a new era for the 29-year-old U-M Survival Flight program.
Forty-Year Flying Veteran Counts 50 NASA Astronauts As Former Students
Jerry Gallagher, a longtime flight instructor who has trained many of the U.S. Navy top pilots and even veteran NASA astronauts, has attained one of aviation's most hallowed accomplishments. Gallagher, who trains pilots for Wyle at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent Naval Air Station, flew his 10,000th hour in late June.
RAAF Expects Full Operations Capability For The Airplane In December
The Super Hornet multi-role fighters of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 1 Squadron are making their Exercise Pitch Black debut appearance. Nine Super Hornets are operating alongside other RAAF aircraft and international participants for the exercise.
Ten To Fly Aboard ISS, Five Ground-Based Experiments
NASA has selected 15 experiments to be funded through its most recent research announcement for opportunities in space biology research. Ten of these experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station in the near future. Five others will be ground-based studies.
Largest Order In The History Of Aviation Partners Boeing
The largest order in the history of Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) was announced Monday, as the company said China Southern Airlines will equip an additional 40 Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft with Blended Winglets.
LMC Announced Mover At Abbotsford International Air Show
Lockheed Martin announced Firday at the 50th anniversary Abbotsford International Air Show that Cascade Aerospace will be authorized as a C-130 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) – only the second such center in the world. Cascade is currently a Hercules Service Center (HSC) and conducts in-service support for Canada's legacy CC-130 and new CC-130J fleets.
Ft. Campbell, KY, Plays Host To 20,000 For the Event
Approximately 20,000 spectators turned out Aug. 11, to watch the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Super Saturday Air Show at Campbell Army Airfield. The Super Saturday Air Show, in conjunction with the Health and Wellness Fair, which had approximately 40,000 people in attendance, are the real eye catchers.
Includes Information About Entry Into The U.S. For Flight Training
US Aviation Academy has officially launched a new website for international students. Widely known as one of the top flight schools for pilots in the United States, the company has taken great strides in reaching international students over the past few years, with their new website being the latest step.
GAMA has released the results of the first six months of general aviation industry shipments and billings and the figures are good; good enough to possibly foresee the beginning of an economic recovery for the GA Industry. Airplane shipments increased 5.9 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011 while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 13.2 percent. Only sales of piston singles showed a slight decline. The National Aeronautic Association has certified the June 21, 2012, flight of Gamera II at 49.9 seconds, a new national record for human-powered helicopter flight duration, and submitted flight information to the Federation Aeronautique Int
'Groundbreaking Aviation Technology' Is Now FAA Certified
Aspen Avionics has confirmed that Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of Connected Pilot, the first in the series of the company’s revolutionary Connected Panel™ product line that provides a wireless link between certified instrument panel avionics and portable smart devices. Leveraging Aspen’s Approved Model List, Connected Pilot is available to operators and owners of over 900 makes and models of aircraft, and is available for $2,499 through authorized dealers.
GAMA has released the results of the first six months of general aviation industry shipments and billings and the figures are good; good enough to possibly foresee the beginning of an economic recovery for the GA Industry. Airplane shipments increased 5.9 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011 while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 13.2 percent. Only sales of piston singles showed a slight decline. The National Aeronautic Association has certified the June 21, 2012, flight of Gamera II at 49.9 seconds, a new n
Expected Completion Currently 15 Months Behind Schedule
A report released by the DOT Inspector General indicates that the FAA's "Metroplex" initiative, which is intended to get NextGen up and running in major metropolitan areas, is currently about 15 months behind schedule.
The U.S. Air Force is looking at replacing the Boeing 747-200B "VC-25A" aircraft which serve as Air Force One when the President is on board. The acquisition program was authorized late last week by Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Frank Kendall. The authorization also reportedly includes new Marine One helicopters as well.
Second Plane Also Strayed Into A Presidential TFR Last Week
The pilot of a Kitfox was probably pretty surprised to see a pair of NORAD F-15's on an intercept course last Monday night, but that's what happens when even the smallest aircraft finds its self in violation of a Presidential TFR.
All Twelve Skydivers Were Able To Exit The Aircraft And Land Safely
The pilot of a plane carrying a dozen skydivers was fatally injured Saturday morning when the aircraft went down in a residential neighborhood in Taylorville, IL. All 12 of the skydivers were able to get out of the plane before it went down, and landed safely.
Security at John F, Kennedy Airport in New York City was called into question over the weekend when a man's personal watercraft broke down in Jamaica Bay, and he was able to cross the airport's perimeter security system, walk across two runways, and into Terminal 3 at the airport unchallenged.
"FAA has not yet resolved many of the barriers that will impede the implementation of the task force recommendations." Source: Excerpt from a report prepared by the DOT IG concerning implementation of the FAA NextGen Metroplex project.