Worked On Bombardier's Global Express, Q-Series Programs
Field Aviation, of Toronto and Calgary, has named Christophe
Chollet to the position of director of sales, effective November
25. Chollet will be based in Toronto and will further Field
Aviation's position as a leader in aviation services to commercial,
military and government communities worldwide. He will report to
David Jensen, Field Aviation's vice-president, business
Hospital Consolidation Means Even Greater Need For Safe
Eurocopter has teamed up with the hospital in Dreux, the French
association of helicopter emergency medical services (AFHSH), and
the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) to conduct a series of
instrument flight tests that will, in the near future, allow
patients to be transported by helicopter from one hospital to
another even under poor weather conditions.
Lockheed Martin recently attained full function capability in
all the systems integration laboratories that support the VH-71
presidential helicopter program, after completing the Master
Systems Bench (MSB) located at Naval Air Station Patuxent River,
Dart Helicopter Services announced Thursday its affiliate DART
Aerospace Ltd. has received EASA approval of its Round-I-Beam
skidtube for Eurocopter BK117A1/A3/A4/B1/B2/C1 model aircraft. FAA
and Transport Canada approvals were previously received.
E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team -- Jim, Sarah,
Bill, Nathan, Jim, Laura, Ben, Birgit, Rob, Paul, Scott and the
rest of the aero-gnomes -- want to wish you a Happy Holiday while
we all pursue our own various and sundry holiday diversions. Our
regular daily webcasting schedule will resume promptly on Monday.
In the meantime, please enjoy this 'classic' episode
of Aero-TV from the last year as we all recover from the
obligatory turkey induced comas.... -- Jim Campbell, ANN
Previous Settlements Allow Families To Sue As Well
Auto racing giant NASCAR and an affiliated company have filed a
lawsuit against Cessna, charging that a Cessna 310 owned by NASCAR
crashed entirely due to the manufacturer's negligence, and that the
plane Cessna's instructions, warnings, inspections and repairs for
the aircraft were inadequate.
Five ships and more than 5,500 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group
(CSG) 7 returned to their homeport of San Diego Nov. 25 after a
six-month deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of
responsibility. The strike group flagship, the Nimitz-class nuclear
aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)...
NASA is investigating the best methods for monitoring brain
activity as part of a study designed to help airplane pilots
realize when they are operating under dangerous levels of stress,
fatigue and distraction.
Source: FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown. General
Motors has asked the FAA to remove a leased Gulfstream IV from the
agency's public flight tracking service, which allows services such
as FlightAware.com to display flight information for anyone to see.
Such practices are fairly common among business operators... who
usually don't want curious onlookers (or shareholders, or the
media) to know where their executives are traveling.