The pilot of a Regional Airlines Antonov AN-24 may have been
blinded by the brilliant sun shining on the tundra, according to a
Russian official -- and that may have led to last week's mishap
near the oil port of Varandei.
In each of the past 42 years, the General Aviation Awards
Program and the FAA have recognized a small group of aviation
professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation
maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions to
aviation safety and education.
Cessna commenced engine testing and slow speed taxi evaluations
on the Citation Mustang prototype on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. This
is one of the remaining system tests to be completed before the
first flight, which is scheduled for this summer. Cessna installed
the Citation Mustang's engines and FADECs to the prototype airframe
in February 2005.
Delta's Woes Worsen While Southwest Successfully Hedges
Perhaps it's a story about the benefits of planning ahead.
Perhaps it's a story about keeping your eye on the ball. But this
is the story of two airlines -- Delta and Southwest -- and how
they're dealing with the seemingly endless increase in fuel
The FAA Monday will issue a notice in the Federal Register
delaying, by 12 months, the effective date of the final rule
requiring Part 145 repair stations to have an approved training
program. The new deadline is April 6, 2006.
Vicki Morris, a 51-year old realtor who lives in Tampa, FL, was
walking her dog Monday night when she said she heard the
all-familiar sound of a jet flying low overhead as it was on
approach to Tampa International. Just a moment later, Morris said
she felt a heavy mist, smelling of kerosene, falling all around
her. She said she couldn't breath, that her skin and scalp were
burned. Now, the FAA is investigating whether an aircraft on
approach to the airport might have dumped fuel over Morris's
Crew error was the primary cause of an MQ-1L Predator remotely
piloted aircraft crash during a training mission Sept. 22 at Indian
Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nev., according to an Air Force
report released by Air Combat Command officials late, March 23.
Retired Journalist Will Speak About Aviation At Smithsonian
With sparks of angst flying between general aviation and the
general media, perhaps a little communication is in order. To that
end, retired NBC Correspondent Robert Hagar will conduct a lecture
at the Air & Space Museum's Lockheed IMAX Theater on the Mall
in Washington March 31st.
A US Navy E-2C Hawkeye, a carrier-based electronics aircraft
that serves as the eyes and ears of carrier battle groups, recently
underwent structural loads tests at NASA Dryden Flight Research
Center's Flight Loads Laboratory to determine if increasing the
aircraft's gross weight will affect its performance.
Elite Simulation Solutions announces the availability of a
Garmin GNS 430/530 option for its line of aviation training devices
(ATDs). The addition of the GNS 430/530 is part of Elite's
continuing commitment to expand its GPS library and provide
avionics choices that are representative of what is becoming
commonly available in today's increasingly high-tech GA
The Midcoast Aviation "Arch Rivals" won the PAMA Aviation
Maintenance Olympics (PAMO) team competition at PAMA’s 34th
Annual Symposium, held during Aviation Industry Week at the Sands
Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Thousands Of Aviation Professionals Gather At Industry
Aviation Industry Week, the premier event for the business of
aviation, has announced that over 5,000 aviation professionals
attended this year's show. Industry personnel from around the world
gathered in Las Vegas, March 8-10, to share ideas, receive the
latest information and technical training, preview new products and
services, and discuss new ways of conducting business.
"I think it’s an absolute abuse of prosecutorial
discretion to charge my client under the Patriot Act for
Source: Gina Mendola-Longarzo, attorney for David
Banach, quoted by reporters in Parsippany, NJ, where her client was
charged with shining a laser at passing aircraft. If convicted, he
faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.