Agreement Would Cover Over 25,000 Flight Attendants At The Merged Airlines
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at the new United Airlines has begun to set the stage for negotiations on a single contract covering over 25,000 flight attendants. These negotiations will unify flight attendants from pre-merger United, Continental and Continental Micronesia under one agreement.
Airline Selects A321 And A330 Under Fleet Renewal Program
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has placed a firm order with Airbus covering 34 A321ceo, 10 A321neo and 10 A330-300s. The aircraft are being purchased under a major fleet modernisation programme at the airline, with deliveries starting in 2013.
First Of The Aircraft To Be Accepted On The European Registry
The 16th 400XT business jet has been delivered made to a private buyer in the Czech Republic and will be managed by Time Air, a Czech Republic-based provider of charter and aircraft acquisition and management services, according to Nextant Aerospace. The delivery marks the first 400XT that will be accepted for European registration.
For more than 50 years, HAI has recognized the outstanding achievements and exceptional merits of individuals and organizations through the Salute to Excellence Awards. The annual Salute to Excellence Awards dinner is the premier event of HELI-EXPO.
Market Expected To Grow Exponentially In The Coming Years
With the establishment of testing sites for UAVs codified in the FAA reauthorization bill, and nearly every aviation analyst saying that unmanned aerial systems are expected to be an enormous business in the coming years, one of the pieces of the UAV puzzle still to be put in place is who will operate the aircraft for all of the agencies and others which will want to fly them.
Apache Attack Helicopters Deployed Around The World Are Ready And Relevant, Meeting Soldiers' Requirements
The U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours, according to Boeing. The Army's aviation program office said that the milestone of endurance and reliability was reached in June.
Bombardier's Fractional Launch Customer Flexjet Showcases New Aircraft Model At Exclusive Event
Flexjet, the first fractional jet ownership company to offer shares on the all-new Learjet 85 aircraft, and business aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, were in Los Angeles Tuesday as part of an 11-city U.S. tour offering the opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft that they say is "poised to revolutionize the industry."
Air Zermatt In Switzerland Is The Aircraft's First Operator
The first Bell 429 configured for emergency medical services (EMS) in Europe has been delivered to Air Zermatt in Switzerland. Air Zermatt is a major EMS operator in Europe, regularly performing rescues in the extreme conditions of the Alps.
Is Pipistrel Building The GA Trainer Of The Future?
OK... we're excited... and while its not the kind of bird that normally gets us all in an uproar... it is a NEW design, a COST-EFFECTIVE one no less, that is getting ready to hit the local airpark for $85K! Yeah... that got our attention. Based on the well-tested and highly-regarded Pipistrel Virus (great plane... weird name), the new Alpha Trainer has set the bar pretty high. Pipistrel's ALPHA Trainer has been fitted with the very basic and very reliable Rotax 912 80HP engine. The ALPHA Trainer is a pre-molded, composite built, two seat, single engine, high wing, tricycle design, high performance and
American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) Cautious About Proposed Night Time Aerial Fire Suppression
The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has expressed concern about the US Forest Service (USFS) proposal to lift a decades-old ban on night time operations by helicopter operators engaged in fighting fires on Federal lands going into effect in 2013. The policy change, which was announced by the USFS on August 16, would apply only to federally protected wildland fires in Southern California.
A team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students plans to fly a modified version of their human-powered helicopter, Gamera II, in a much larger space than in previous flight attempts ... the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, MD. The attempt is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th.
Presented For 'Individual Achievement On Behalf Of And In Support Of The Aims, Goals And Objectives Of Business Aviation'
The NBAA announced Tuesday that aviation accident statistician and former NBAA Director Robert E. Breiling will receive the 2012 NBAA John P. “Jack” Doswell Award. Breiling will receive his award during NBAA’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Orlando, FL, at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport.
All Main Systems Now Up And Running On The Ground Test Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace is conducting virtual flights with “Aircraft 0” – the on-the-ground Integrated Systems Test and Certification Rig (ISTCR) for the CSeries aircraft, the company said Monday. The avionics, electrical, flight control, fly-by-wire, hydraulic, landing gear and wiring systems are now all commissioned, and systems integration and communication have been successfully demonstrated.
Votes Monday To Accept $1.85 Million, Approve Local Match
After expressing concerns that it would largely benefit a private company leasing space at the Tupelo, MS, airport, the Tupelo City Council voted unanimously Monday night to accept a $1.85 million AIP grant and put up a 2.5 percent local match.
Charged With Creating A Disturbance On An Airplane
The 23-year-old wife of a 69-year-old Canadian Senator was released from custody Monday after being arrested last Thursday on charges of creating a disturbance on an airplane and threatening her husband.
The FAA has been exploring the possibility of consolidating tower services for some medium-use airports by the end of the decade. Remotely Staffed Towers would provide ATM services for operations into and out of designated airports without physically constructing, equipping, and/or sustaining tower facilities at these airports.