AirVenture Cup Co-founder And Aviation Educator Lived To Help Others, Some Into The Air
Kjell Erik "Da Swede" Anderson, suffered a massive heart attack Monday September 10, 2012 and passed away while at work in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 51. Erik taught Aviation and Band at East High School and Sherman Middle school, carrying on the proud tradition of educating area youth in joy of aviation.
Showcasing Innovation With X3 Hybrid Demonstrator, Other Aircraft
Eurocopter is presenting its latest civil and military helicopters at the 2012 ILA Berlin Air Show, including the X3 high-speed hybrid demonstrator, the newly-developed EC145 T2, and the enhanced CH-53GA for the German Army – all of which underscore the company’s technological leadership and the capability to meet quality and performance demands of international customers.
Two Students Receive Scholarships Worth $2,500 Each
Airports Council International - North America’s (ACI-NA) Commissioners’ Committee accepted the Scholarship Review Committee's recommendation to award scholarships of $2,500 each to two aviation students, at the ACI-NA Commissioners’ Committee meeting in Calgary. Recipients include Deanna K. Stoddard, a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Nicholas A. Keller, a graduate student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Over Three Quarters Say Screening Is 'Not Effective' At Preventing Terrorism
Ninety percent of frequent flyers think that the TSA is doing either a poor or fair job in performing security screenings at the nation's airports, according to a new survey of frequent flyers conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine.
One Of Seven Light Airplane Accidents During One Week In Alaska
NTSB officials are investigating a fatal accident that took place on the McKeon Flats near China Poot and Alaska’s Neptune Bay on August 31, that fatally injured a Girdwood AK, pilot. George Vonderheide, 66, was killed when his single-engine Bellanca 7GCBC floatplane collided with a power line crossing the Wosnesenski River. He was the sole occupant.
Working To Be Good Neighbors And Maintain More Than 250 Training Flights Per Day
After an investment of $250,000 and five years of research, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has found a way to address local residents’ concerns about noise from its training aircraft. The university has installed new noise reduction exhaust systems and is continuing to conduct research on new quieter propellers in its Daytona Beach campus fleet of Cessna 172 training aircraft.
AirAsia To Become First Airbus A320 Operator Equipped With The Devices
Flight testing of A320s outfitted with “Sharklets” has confirmed the fuel savings expectations for these Airbus wingtip devices, the planemaker said Tuesday. The comments were made at the 2012 ILA Berlin Air Show during an announcement that AirAsia will become the first operator of a Sharklet-equipped A320.
Program Critical Part Of American's Efforts To Improve Operational Efficiency For Pilots, Reduce Carbon Footprint
Furthering its efforts to advance airspace modernization, American Airlines is expanding its iPad Electronic Flight Bag program after becoming the first commercial carrier to receive FAA approval to use the Apple iPad in the cockpit during all phases of flight. American's pilots will be using iPad, the only FAA-approved tablet as an Electronic Flight Bag in approved aircraft.
Figure Includes Aircraft, Ground Equipment, And Payloads
In a new report titled "Unmanned Vehicles: The Market for UAV Reconnaissance Systems," MarketResearch.com says the market for unmanned air vehicles is worth an estimated $21.9 billion over the next 10 years.
PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 707-100 long body, -200, -100B long body, and -100B short body series airplanes; Model 707-300, -300B, -300C, and -400 series airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes.
Also: Lear 75 Powers Up!, Airbus Futures, FAA Inspector Scandal, Skip Stewart, NASA
Our program today is being posted on nine-eleven … eleven years after al-Qaeda terrorists took control of four airplanes with little more than boxcutters and brought down the World Trade Center, crashed another into the Pentagon, and would have done more had not brave passengers put up a fight aboard flight 93 over Pennsylvania. In those eleven years, aviation has changed, and many would say not for the better....
GAMA Welcomes Committee's Leadership On Key GA Issues
Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security, has released a Majority Staff report entitled “Rebuilding TSA into a Smarter, Leaner Organization,” detailing the Subcommittee’s findings and recommendations to help the TSA evolve to become a more effective and more efficient agency.
With the arrival of the first wing and fuselage in late August, Embraer Executive Jets’ assembly facility in Melbourne, FL, has added production of the Phenom 300 light aircraft to the two-shift assembly operation. Full development of the assembly line, including the addition of the Phenom 300, will be completed in the first quarter 2013.
Will Provide For Improved Safety Areas On Main Runway
Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue, Alaska (OTZ), has received a $15.5 million federal grant to expand runway safety areas (RSAs). The grant, announced late last week by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, will help improve RSAs at both ends of Runway 9/27, which is the longer of the airport’s two runways.
Traffic With Emerging Markets Driving The Forecast
Airlines in Germany will require more than 1,000 new passenger aircraft (100 seats and above) and freighters (above 10 tons of payload) over the next 20 years, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).
Air Nigeria had been the African country's second-largest airline, but on Monday, it collapsed entirely, with about 800 people being let go from their jobs. Airline officials said the collapse was due to "disloyalty" and "dishonestly" on the part of many of its employees ... who had reportedly not received any pay for several months.
Storm Expected To Strengthen Into A Tropical Storm Soon
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission sent an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft Tuesday morning to study newborn Tropical Depression 14 in the central Atlantic Ocean that seems primed for further development. The Global Hawk left NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, for a planned 26-hour flight to investigate the depression.
Pricing At $48 Per Share Expected To Raise $8.5 Billion
What a difference a couple of years makes. After working through bankruptcy in 2010, Japan Airlines is poised to hit the Tokyo stock market with an IPO that is expected to raise some $8.5 billion, which would make it second only to Facebook as an initial public offering in 2012.
"Since TSA's creation after the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, the agency has gone down a troubling path of overspending, limiting private sector engagement, and failing to sufficiently protect passenger privacy." Source: Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), chair of the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security.