Large-Cabin, Mid-Range Business Jet Has Smooth First
Gulfstream announced Thursday that a second large-cabin,
mid-range Gulfstream G250 completed its first flight.
Gulfstream designed and built the super mid-size business jet in
collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel Aviv,
Unlike large enterprises with more resources, smaller businesses
in the aerospace industry face daunting challenges in doing
business with the federal government, a leading aerospace executive
told the House Small Business Committee Wednesday.
$45 Million Dollar Research Contract Covers Multiple
NASA has contracted with ERC Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., for
space technology research and development activities at the
agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA. The contract
has a maximum value of $45 million.
US Airways is the latest of a small group of airlines to
petition the Department of Transportation for a waiver of the
tarmac delay rule set to go into effect on April 29th. The airline
is asking only for special consideration at its hub in
Pilots for Lufthansa continue to threaten to walk off the job as
the summer travel season approaches, while BA is making plans to
continue flying through a second round of walkouts by its cabin
crews in as many weeks.
Construction Of Factory That Will Manufacture CSeries Aircraft
Construction of the facility that will build the fuselage for
the all-new Bombardier CSeries mainline commercial jetliner has
begun. The event was marked with a foundation stone-laying ceremony
today at the site in Shenyang, China.
Target Is Labor Language In The House Version Of FAA
FedEx CEO Fredrick Smith has sent a company-wide letter urging
"everyone on our team" to contact elected officials in regards to
the labor language in the U.S. House version of the FAA
Donated Headsets Will Be used For Cadet Flight Familiarization
Program, Distributed To Florida CAP Squadrons
The Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol (FL CAP) formally
recognized aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser earlier this
month for the donation of a range of aviation headsets. The
headsets will be used by more than 1,800 cadets pursuing careers in
Two of the parties who were sued because of a plane crash
involving several well-known entertainers have sued Learjet and
Bombardier, saying the plane involved had "unreasonably dangerous
defects" which caused the accident.
WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation Industry
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.” Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in
Aviation International organization held their 21st annual
conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney's Coronado
Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme,
"Aviation – It’s a Small World."
Calls Accident Rate For Some Models "Large And
The FAA has issued an Information for Operators (InFO)
report for amateur-built experimental Lancair and other
amateur built airplanes possessing high wing loading and stall
speeds in excess of 61 knots.
Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire has announced it is
ending its flight training program, and is not accepting any new
students. College President Nadine Dowling said that the schools
Aviation Management and ATC curricula will continue to be
Accident Killed Mobile, AL Neurosurgeon And His Wife
The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident in
which an SNJ-6 Texan went down in the Gulf of Mexico off the
Florida coast, killing Mobile, AL neurosurgeon Dr. Evan Zeiger and
his wife Peggy. They were flying in formation with several other T6
aircraft when the airplane went down.
JSF Program To Be Restructured, But On Track Pentagon Officials
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will recommend that President
Barack Obama nominate Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, commander of
Naval Air Systems Command, to oversee restructuring of the F-35
Lightning II joint strike fighter program.
Air Force Wants To Place Guard Aircraft With Active Duty
Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers on Wednesday applauded the
effort of the Senate National Guard Caucus to turn back an Air
Force plan to replace aging active-component cargo planes with
aircraft from the Air Guard.
Biomass And Conventional Fuel Combined To Power An A-10
An Air Force test pilot flew an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet aircraft
at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida Thursday morning on a blend of
biomass-derived and conventional JP-8 jet fuel. This was be the
first flight of an aircraft powered solely on a biomass-derived jet
Air Force One Fleet Is Ageing, Needs Upgrade, Gates Says
The Fleet of two 747-200B's that carry the designation Air Force
One when the President is on board is aging and should be updated,
according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The comments came
during Gate's testimony at a House Appropriations Committee hearing
on the Pentagon budget.
With the Air Force considering the eventual replacement of
the B747-200's that currently carry the designation VC-25 ... or
Air Force One when the President is on board, we found it
interesting to learn more about one of the world's most