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May 26, 2012

Aviation Trade Associations Back Biofuel Development

Leaders Of Thirteen Groups Send Joint Letter To Key Senators

Thirteen aviation trade associations representing all facets of the industry have sent a letter to Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), urging them to support U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to “research, test, and deploy biofuels in the aviation sector.”

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CA Democrats Press For Collaborative Study Of Helicopter Noise

Several Members Of Congress Take Case To DOT

Six members of the California Congressional delegation recently called on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to initiate a collaborative study involving all stakeholders to address community concerns about helicopter noise.  

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CAAS, NATS Reach Cooperation Agreement On Air Traffic Management

The MoC Sets Out A Collaborative Framework To Address Air Traffic Management Challenges Together

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom's (UK) leading air navigation service provider (ANSP), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) Friday. The MoC will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges.

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Gear-Up Landing Leaves NM Governor, Husband Uninjured

Couple Was Returning From A Campaign Event When The Accident Occurred

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) and her husband Chuck Franco were reportedly uninjured when the single-engine plane they were in made a gear-up landing in Santa Fe, NM Wednesday evening. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler was also aboard the plane.

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Drones Being Considered For Emergency Communications

FCC To Explore Use Of Airborne Technologies During Disasters

The FCC is looking at ways to restore communications after disasters like 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which left over 3 million people without telephone service after crippling 38 emergency call centers in the New Orleans area. The FCC voted to explore using airborne technology in use with the U.S. military to bring temporary communications to disaster areas.

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AIAA Launches Search For New Executive Director

Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, U.S. Air Force (Ret) Steping Down After Eight Years

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, U.S. Air Force (retired), who is retiring after eight years of service as executive director of AIAA. The search is expected to be completed by October 2012.

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Business Jet Loses Door In Flight

Challenger Jet Lands At Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood

The FAA is investigating an incident involving a Canadair CL600 jet traveling from Opa-Locka to Pompano Beach, Florida, when it was diverted and landed safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said "An airport vehicle met the aircraft as it exited the runway and escorted it to Bombardier Aviation (a maintenance facility on the airport) where it was discovered that the main cabin door was missing.”

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.26.12)

“Both HAI and our operator members in the LA basin have repeatedly said we welcome the opportunity to work directly with the community, and in fact have met with members of the community many times over the years.” Source:  HAI President Matt Zuccaro.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.12): Radar Flight Following

The observation of the progress of radar identified aircraft, whose primary navigation is being provided by the pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.12)

The Grumman Pages

Dedicated to the history of the Grumman company and its subsidiaries.

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AD: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters

AD NUMBER:  2012-10-01

PRODUCT: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 427 helicopters.

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