OASIS provides critical, real-time, integrated information for
FAA briefings to general aviation pilots
The FAA has awarded a potential 42-month, $56.7 million
follow-on contract to Harris Corporation to upgrade and manage the
system that currently provides real-time weather data and
flight-planning capabilities supporting Alaska's general aviation
Half Of A320 Rudders To Be Produced In China By 2014
Airbus has signed an agreement with its Chinese partners on
progressively increasing the production of A320 rudder at the Hafei
Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC), a joint venture
between Airbus and AVIC HAFEI and other Chinese partners.
EVA Airways To Install Rockwell Collins System In 36
Taiwan-based EVA Airways has selected Rockwell Collins enhanced
Airshow(r) 4200D 3D Moving Map system for 36 of its aircraft,
including three new Airbus A330s with first delivery later this
year, and its fleet of 33 Airbus A330-200, Boeing 777-300ER, and
Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Maserati Was Driving On Taxiway, Went Out Of Control
A recently-restored Chinese military trainer was extensively
damaged in its hangar at Mesa, Arizona's Falcon Field Saturday when
a 21-year-old man driving a Maserati on a taxiway apparently lost
control of the car and crashed into the building.
Ariane Flight VA203 Has Been Approved For Launch July 1
The go-ahead for Arianespace's fourth heavy-lift mission of 2011
- and the 59th for its workhorse Ariane 5 was given Wednesday
afternoon following the launch readiness review, which is held
prior to each Arianespace mission.
Diamondback Terrapins Had To Cross Runway To Get To Nesting
About 150 diamondback terrapins making their way to prime
nesting grounds had a barrier in their way ... Runway 4 at JFK
Airport in New York. When they began to cross the runway about 0645
EDT Wednesday, traffic on that runway was shut down until they
could make the journey.
In the US Light Sport Aircraft marketplace, how does a manufacturer differentiate an airplane from more than 100 competing models? Given the market dominance of the high-revving Rotax 900-series four-strokes in LSA, one sure way to stand out from the crowd is to build your plane with an air-cooled, direct-drive, traditional aircraft engine.
In the US Light Sport Aircraft marketplace, how does a
manufacturer differentiate an airplane from more than 100 competing
models? Given the market dominance of the high-revving Rotax
900-series four-strokes in LSA, one sure way to stand out from the
crowd is to build your plane with an air-cooled, direct-drive,
traditional aircraft engine.
Association Calls on Members to Make Their Concerns Heard With
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a strongly worded letter to
President Barak Obama Thursday expressing dismay at the disparaging
remarks about business aviation made by the president in a June 29
press conference, and vowing to oppose any White House policy that
harms the industry.
Congressional Republicans say that President Obama's use of the
imagery of wealthy people flying around in "corporate jets" is
nothing more than a stalking horse for larger tax increases sought
Air Force officials at Nellis AFB in Nevada announced Thursday
that search and rescue teams have found conclusive evidence the
pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, which went down at approximately
1730 local time June 28, did not survive.
Pilots Association Says Further Delay Risks Safety
ALPA submitted supplemental comments Thursday to the FAA urging
the regulator to dismiss groundless stall tactics by some in
industry and issue the flight- and duty-time regulations and
minimum rest requirements that are urgently needed to ensure the
safety of air transportation.
Nearly 10,000 Airplanes Have Rolled Out The Doors In Those
Cessna marked 15 years since opening its manufacturing facility
in Independence, KS on Thursday. The company has produced nearly
9,500 single-engine pistons and more than 350 Citation Mustang
business jets at the plant.