Insurers May Continue To Offer Coverage In Weak Market
In the aftermath of Jimmy Leeward's crash at the Reno Air Races
on September 16, much of the speculation has focused on whether
lawmakers or regulators will put an end to the event. But they may
not have to. The tragedy's impact on the insurability of air races
in general, and Reno in particular, may be a faster-acting
'Ahrlac' To Feature Interchangeable, Mission-Specific Belly
South African aeronautical company Aerosud on Tuesday formally
unveiled its first complete, manned aircraft design, called Ahrlac,
for Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft. The
company claims significant interest, and says it expects to fly the
prototype next year.
Career Fair Set For October 7 For Jobs In Vero Beach, FL
It looks like there is some new activity around the Piper
Altaire jet project, as Piper Aircraft will be holding a career
fair at Century II in Wichita, KS for a number of positions open at
the company's Vero Beach, FL manufacturing campus. The event is
planned for 0800-1800 on Friday, October 7.
Commission Says Airlines Will Benefit, Airlines Say 'Not So
European airlines have hit back against the European
Commission’s latest comments on aviation’s entry into
the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), arguing that the
comments are grossly misleading. In a statement dated September
26th, Climate Action Commissioner Hedegaard claimed airlines will
benefit from $27 billion (€20 billion) worth of free carbon
permits during their first decade in the EU ETS, which aviation
will join on January 1st, 2012. She refers to these free allowances
as “revenues” and suggests airlines could channel these
funds into fleet modernization.
Federal, State Regulations, Financial Sustainability On The
Texas airport executives gathered in Houston Tuesday to address
common challenges, including the threat of less funding, airline
mergers and a weak economy. The managers say the recent FAA partial
shutdown created additional stress on airports' financial
sustainability. Laws and regulations, both at the federal and state
levels, can prevent Texas airports from operating efficiently and
moving forward with economic development.
Dallas Ft Worth Set For An LSA Invasion October 14-16
Addison, Denton & Dallas Executive airports in the Dallas Ft
Worth area are hosting the 2011 Dallas Ft Worth Sport Plane Tour.
Aircraft will be on display and demonstration flights available at
each of the locations in mid-October.
The FAA plans to optimizing the airspace around up to 21 of the
nation’s busiest airports – including Washington, D.C.,
Dallas, Charlotte, Northern and Southern California, Houston, and
Atlanta – through the FAA’s Optimization of Airspace
and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) program. Once completed,
OAPM will help address major issues faced in today’s busy
metro areas, including flow congestion, inefficient routing and
altitudes, airports in closing proximity and other factors like
Aerial Refueling Tanker Development On Schedule For Next
The KC-46 Tanker program successfully completed its Integrated
Baseline Review (IBR) with the U.S. Air Force on August 24 at
Boeing program headquarters in Mukilteo, WA. The assessment,
attended by senior Air Force program officials, validated the
program’s technical scope and finalized key milestones for
the design and development phase of the Air Force's next-generation
aerial refueling tanker.
NASA has selected Hunton Brady Architects, P.A. of Orlando,
Florida to provide design, engineering, and other professional
services required to develop a Central Campus Complex at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The complex will consolidate
multiple facilities through new construction, the progressive
deconstruction of targeted facilities and the potential renovation
of existing facilities.
Winner Also Receives A Trip To Kissimmee, FL For Two
Probably any pilot who's seen a P-51 Mustang has wondered what
it might be like to fly one. Well, at the NBAA convention in Las
Vegas, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) will be announcing the
winner of the 2nd annual Fly a P-51 sweepstakes at the NBAA 64th
Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas, NV. But it's not too
late to get in on the contest, as entries will be accepted until
1200 PDT on Tuesday, October 11th.
George Wright Had Escaped From Prison, Hijacked An Airplane,
Sought Asylum In Algeria
Authorities have arrested a man described as a "1970s militant"
for the hijacking of an airliner in 1972. He had apparently been
living quietly in a small town in Portugal near a beach with a
Portuguese wife and two children, now in their 20s.
Balloons Are Crafted Using ALL Kinds Of Images
Now... and Here's How They Do It!
The sight of a stereotypical balloon is immediately recognizable...
and somewhat iconic... but what's happened to this sport over the
last few decades would have shocked the folks who pioneered this
industry... with balloons now crafted to take on all manner of
topics, figures, faces and images. It's hard to imagine what
it takes to make something as immediately recognizable as the
Growth Fund Committee Debating What Action To Take
The good news is, Cirrus paid its back rent on its plant in the
Grand Forks Industrial Park following its sale to CAIGA last
summer. The bad news is, the company has again fallen behind in its
lease payments. The Grand Forks, ND, Growth Fund Committee met
recently to discuss options for Cirrus, which is reportedly
some $221,000 in lease and loan payments.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit will hear arguments on December 2 in a
case brought by the NBAA and AOPA that seeks to overturn the
restrictions that the government imposed on the Block Aircraft
Registration Request (BARR) program.
There is no shortage of strong personalities in the world of
aviation -- as a matter of fact, I think it's nearly a mandatory
character trait for anybody who eventually goes through all the
rigmarole to become a pilot. And of course, it's not uncommon among
the rest of world of aviation, either. As a community filled with
people with such strong personalities, occasionally some of those
strong personalities tend to conflict… And THAT can
occasionally result in some real fireworks. Big surprise, eh?
Spirit AeroSystems Announces Site Selection For Manufacturing
A new manufacturing facility is planned for Chanute, KS that
will support sub-assembly work on underwing aircraft components as
part of a multi-phased project by Spirit Aerosystems. An existing
facility in Chanute was chosen in collaboration with the Kansas
Department of Commerce, the City of Chanute and other community
partners based on a number of priorities.
Marlboro Airport Forced To Sue Feds For Compensation
If you've ever thought it would be neat to have the President of
the US visit your city, you might also want to ponder the financial
downside. The management of the Marlboro Airport in Massachusetts
has filed a lawsuit against the federal government after it says
President Obama's entourage caused $676,048 in damage to airport
property on April 1, 2010, and is refusing to pay for it.
Burlington Residents Want New Neighbor's R44 Banned
A resident of Burlington, Connecticut is proving that old saying
that forgiveness is easier to get than permission. Businessman Paul
Blanchette wants to fly his Robinson R44 from a helipad at his
new home on Ventres Way, just as he did from his previous home on
Daniel Trace, but his neighbors are rallying against him.
First Step Towards Building A Manned Outpost By 2020
China said it planned to launch the first component of its own
space station Thursday, with the expectation of having an inhabited
outpost by 2020. Chinese space authorities said the Tiangogn-1 ...
or "Heavenly Palace" ... was expected to launch in the early
afternoon GMT from the Gobi desert on Thursday. The launch vehicle
is a Long March 2F rocket.
The National EMS Pilots Association is a professional
organization dedicated to serving pilots involved in the
air-medical transport industry, and to improving the quality and
safety of those services.