Tom Enders To Take Over As CEO Following Louis Gallois
The EADS Board of Directors has met Thursday for one of its
regularly scheduled meetings in Amsterdam. During this meeting, it
was determined that Tom Enders would be designated to take over the
role of CEO when Louis Gallois steps down from the position at the
end of his mandate.
Republic Airways announced Thursday that David Siegel will join
the Company as CEO, President, and interim Chief Operating Officer
of Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways
Holdings, Inc. Siegel’s appointment is another step towards
the goal of making Frontier Airlines a viable, strong and
independent business. Siegel and the entire Frontier executive team
will be based at Frontier’s headquarters in Denver, CO.
Units Conducting Four Weeks Of Operational Analysis
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 combined forces with
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120 to bring a joint
detachment to Naval Air Station Jacksonville Jan. 16, to help meet
its schedule for the E-2D Hawkeye Initial Operational Test and
Evaluation. The squadrons are conducting four weeks of operational
Just In Time For Delays Caused By Runway Construction
Pardon the California stereotype, but we didn't make this up.
Four years of runway construction at San Francisco International
Airport is coincidentally getting underway just as a new "Zen Room"
opens, so passengers stressed out over the delays will be able to
keep themselves stress-free, centered and stretched, just inside
the security checkpoint in Terminal 2.
Agency Continues To Find New Planets And 'Planet Objects', But
None In The Habitable Zone
NASA says its Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary
systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. These discoveries nearly
double the number of verified planets and triple the number of
stars known to have more than one planet that transits, or passes
in front of, the star. Such systems will help astronomers better
understand how planets form.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and European
Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the co-organizers of the
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), are
calling for nominations for the 2012 European Business Aviation
Award. The award honors individuals and/or companies who have made
significant contributions to the advancement of business aviation
in Europe, and is presented each year during EBACE.
Cargo Carrier Has Options For Five Additional Aircraft
The delivery of the first of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters to
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group was made
Thursday. "The introduction of the Boeing 747-8F represents a huge
commitment to our customers since we are investing in state of the
art equipment to further expand our network," said Tatyana
Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
First Aircraft With The Intercom Flying For Mississippi
Becker Avionics' Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS 6100)
is being included in the avionics package on the U.S. Army’s
new UH-72A Lakota Mission Equipment Package (MEP) aircraft, a
variant of this highly successful Light Utility Helicopter
Exchange Income Corporation Adds Helo Service To A Growing
Exchange Income Corporation has signed a letter of intent to
acquire the operations and assets of Custom Helicopters, a
privately-owned provider of helicopter-based aviation services in
Manitoba and Nunavut.
Danish Aerotech Would Service Seahawk Helos For The Royal
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed Monday between Danish
Aerotech A/S and Sikorsky to discuss the possibility of
establishing a maritime helicopter logistic support capability in
Denmark should the Danish Government acquire MH-60R Seahawk
helicopters for the Royal Danish Navy.
Friend Of "Aviation Criminal" Site Gets Turned In, Anonymously,
For Alleged Medical Ailment
News/Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief,
ANN is monitoring the complex and bewildering plight of an
airman in California who was turned into the FAA some weeks ago,
via the FAA Hotline, anonymously. The
anonymous tipster told the FAA that "Pilot X" (identified that way
in order to allow him some protection from further harassment) had
kidney stones -- a malady the FAA Medical folks can consider
immediately disqualifying for flight privileges.
Also: NTSB, Cubs, OMB Killing Towers, Atlantis'
New Home, Great Glider Vids, And Traveling
Airborne 01.27.12 is chock full of info
about the week ending Friday, January 27th, 2012... Presented by
Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and
supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief
Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and
Paul Plack, this episode covers:
GAMA Wants Obama To Support GA
House and Senate Leaders Appear To Compromise On FAA
EASA Issues A380 AD
Critics: Flights Causing Most Noise Would Be Exempted
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state
legislature which supports the idea of federal restrictions on
noisy, low-flying helicopters over Los Angeles neighborhoods. But
opponents, including helo operators, say most of the helicopters
riling the neighbors would be exempt, and the proposed restrictions
would achieve little.
FlyersRights.org Says Three Hour Rule May Be At Risk
Final negotiations appear to be underway for the long
anticipated FAA Reauthorization Bill in Congress. Flyers Rights, in
concert with its national partners, are engaging in a final push to
get the Senate version of the Airline Passengers Bill of Rights
included in the final bill.
Expresses Disappointment With Pentagon Decision To Cancel The
Following the announcement Wednesday by the Pentagon that it was
cancelling the Northorp Grumman Global Hawk Block 30 program as a
cost-savings measure, the company released a statement expressing
its disappointment with the move, and said it plans to work with
the Pentagon to assess alternatives to program termination.
Meteorologist Verner Suomi Recognized By The Space Agency
NASA has renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite in honor
of the late Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of
Wisconsin who is recognized widely as "the father of satellite
meteorology." The announcement was made Jan. 24 at the annual
meeting of the American Meteorological Society in New Orleans.
Scott’s–Bell 47 Says New Blades Interchangeable In
Pairs With OEM Parts
Scott’s–Bell 47 (SB47) has firmed up a contracted
with IAC Ltd. to develop new composite main rotor blades for the
model 47 fleet. The new main rotor blade will consist of a custom
selected airfoil for improved performance and will be developed
using the latest composite materials design & manufacturing
Aero Linx: The American
Helicopter Museum and Education Center
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the
nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to
helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and
chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft. Each
year the Museum hosts thousands of visitors, school groups,
families and senior citizens. Tourists of all ages from the U.S and
abroad come here to witness the history and the future of the
helicopter. Through our library's continually growing
collection of documents, artifacts, films, memoirs and research the
Museum serves as an important source of public information about
rotary wing aircraft. Appropriately, the Museum is
think this story is very important and should be questioned and
told. The FAA must, in no way, take an anonymous phone call and
turn it into an inquisition on the pilot. A simple inquiry would
have been the best first contact. The pilot is guilty until proven
innocent, and as the letter clearly states, it's ALL on the accused
pilot. And I take that as the FAA can do anything they please to go
as far as they please to make you prove anything they demand, along
with suspending or revoking a pilot's medical until they feel the
matter is resolved, AND demanding private medical records that have
no bearing on the complaint. All this from an anonymous phone call.