Affected Runway Is Diagonal To Airports Three Parallel Strips
The FAA has restricted operations of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's (KCLT) Runway 5/23 to a very limited number of hours. The runway, which is aligned at a diagonal to KCLT's three parallel runways, had been used for noise abatement between the hours of 2300 and 0700. But the FAA says that the airport must now use only the three parallel runways between 0500 and 2300.
An international gathering of dignitaries were on hand as Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch, presented the company's 3,000th Air Tractor airplane to its new owners from Brazil. The Air Tractor AT-502B, a bright yellow single-seat agricultural aircraft rolled off the Olney Texas company's production line in mid-July and is recently returned from a being on display at EAA AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh.
The pilot of a replica Benoist Type XIV seaplane told NTSB investigators that he was "not able to control the airplane" during its first flight after being issued an airworthiness certificate. The pilot was not injured in the accident.
Attorney Says Planemaker Should Have Retrofitted 777s After Similar Accident In 2009
An attorney representing several families that live in the San Francisco Bay Area has filed four separate lawsuits claiming Boeing should have retrofitted its 777 airplanes following a 2009 accident similar to the one involving Asiana Flight 214.
Falcon 9 Rockets Will Deliver Three-Satellite SARah Constellation That Will Serve German Ministry of Defense
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 and 2019.
International Conference Set For London In September
The Helitech International Conference taking place in London September 24-26 will open with a keynote address from Dr Norbert Lohl, Certification Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The theme for the opening session of this year's Conference will be 'The Future for the Rotorcraft Sector', to be moderated by Vittorio Morassi from the European Helicopter Association (EHA).