Air Canada Layover Policy Announcement Sparks Debate
The city of Winnipeg, Manitoba has an admittedly high rate of
violent crime, at least by Canadian standards, but many are still
puzzled by a decision by Air Canada to move it's crews from
downtown to hotels near the airport during layovers. The biggest
question - what's changed lately to warrant this precaution?
Application Uses Real-Time FAA Nextgen Data To Make Flight
Operations More Efficient
A two-year agreement to provide flight tracking and situational
awareness systems for flight training programs at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ,
campuses has been signed by the school and ITT Corporation.
India Leads 26 Countries In Protest Of 'Illegal' Plan
The US is not alone in its protest of Europe's proposed taxes on
the carbon emissions of airlines. ICAO, the International Civil
Aviation Organization, which is an arm of the United Nations, and
an additional group of countries led by India, insist that
unilateral taxes charged by Europe violate international treaties
AFP Quotes NASA Critics In Weekend Feature Article
The French News Service AFP is reporting that a notable list of
space exploration experts is critical of the Obama administration's
initiative to shift the bulk of low-earth-orbit space work to
commercial providers. Coincidentally, those experts quoted share in
common years spent with NASA, or otherwise benefitting from agency
International Industry Group To Maximize Precision Navigation
Benefits Across U.S.
A research task order from the FAA to maximize performance-based
navigation capabilities across the United States has been awarded
to Boeing, the company announced Tuesday. The FAA initiated a $3.1
million task order for "Greener Skies Initiative 2." The Boeing
team will evaluate current precision navigation procedures and
analyze new procedures to advance the use of flight deck and air
traffic control capabilities in the national airspace system for an
improved air traffic management system.
Goal Is More Accurate And Consistent Weather Models
Part of the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization effort is
better weather information assimilated into weather processing
systems throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). Weather is
the primary cause of air travel delays.
The Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) has placed a firm
order with Bombardier Aerospace for two Challenger 605 aircraft for
use primarily in search and rescue, as well as other special
mission applications. The aircraft will be manufactured at
Bombardier's facility in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and outfitted
with special mission equipment by a sub-contractor to
Airfoil Stress Measurements, Performance, Noise, And Emissions
Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney's first PW1200G family
engine – the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet
(MRJ) – recently concluded. The engine, the first of an
eight-engine validation and certification program, completed more
than 300 hours and 1,100 cycles. "We have successfully validated
the overall design of the PW1200G engine since starting our test
program in April," said Bob Saia, vice president, Next Generation
Rounds Out African Company's Portfolio Of Dealership
Garmin recently appointed ExecuJet South Africa as an approved
Garmin agent. The appointment will place ExecuJet South Africa
among the most successful OEM dealers in Africa, holding most of
the OEM dealerships required to support the business aviation.
Is This The First Of A New Generation Of Airplanes???
If you wanted to see aviation history in the making this week, you needed to join ANN's Nathan Cremisino at the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, where the fine folks of NASA awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry.
Is This The First Of A New Generation Of Airplanes???
If you wanted to see aviation history in the making this week,
you needed to join ANN's Nathan Cremisino at the CAFE Green Flight
Challenge, where the fine folks of NASA awarded the largest prize
in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more
fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric
airplane industry. The technologies demonstrated by the CAFE
Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, competitors may end up
in general aviation aircraft, spawning new jobs and new industries
for the 21st century. The first place prize of $1.35 million was
awarded to team Pipistrel-USA.com o
NASA Administrator Made The Assessment At The International
Astronautical Federation's Annual Congress
With two companies planning demonstration flights of commercial
cargo hauling capabilities to ISS, NASA administrator Charles
Bolden said during a roundtable discussion with the heads of other
space agencies at the annual congress of the International
Astronautical Federation that the first deliveries of supplies by a
commercial carrier could come within months, rather than years.
Trusted Traveler Program To Be Tested At Four U.S.
TSA Administrator John Pistole announced a program called "TSA
PreCheck" as part of a speech delivered Tuesday at the AVSEC World
Conference in Amsterdam. The announcement came as Pistole was
outlining a number of the agency's initiatives undertaken since its
inception in 2001.
Following the Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta last
May, SAFE issued a 35-page preliminary report to government and
industry stakeholders with a request for action. Recipients were
given 90 days to respond to the six projects distilled from two
days of intense work by more than 150 symposium attendees.
The Navy and Marine Corps Team made naval aviation history
October 3 as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft
BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp's (LHD 1) flight deck, the first
at-sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps' F-35 JSF version.
Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk landed BF-2 at 1512
Shares of stock in American Airlines suffered a perfect storm on
Monday. On a trading day that saw most airline stocks fall sharply
on predictions from a leading trade organization of an industry
downturn, AMR Corp. led the race to the bottom. Shares in American
Airline's parent company fell as much as 40 percent on the New York
Stock Exchange during the day, triggered an emergency suspension of
trading seven times, and closed down 33 percent at $1.98.
FI Says Emerging Markets Won't Make Up For Sluggish US, EU
The widely followed analysis firm Forecast International is out
with a prediction that the return of a robust general aviation
marketplace will not be a quick one. FI predicts we have two years
of slow growth ahead worldwide, followed by an uptick starting in
In the ongoing battle between LightSquared and everyone who owns
a GPS device, the company has gone on a public offensive, teasing
the public with full-page ads in newspapers predicting its service
will lead to broadband internet rates half what they are today.