Points Out That Some Businesses That Use GA Not Eligible For Carbon Offsets
A senior pilot and operations technical specialist with Gulfstream Aerospace appeared before the House Aviation Subcommittee Tuesday to express the business aviation community's firm opposition to the European Union's (EU's) proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS.
Aeronav Avionics Receives Transport Canada Approval On Evolution Installation
Transport Canada has approved an STC for for installation of Aspen’s single Evolution Pro H Primary Flight Display, and the 1500H and 2000H dual flight display systems in the AS350 series helicopter to Aeronav Avionics, based in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Canada. The installation approval allows for night VFR configuration, as well as various interfaces to include GPS, nav, and TIS inputs.
More Flexibility For Owners Of The Very Fast Turboprop Aircraft
At a news conference held Tuesday at Lakeland Linder (FL) Airport, Daher-Socata announced the market introduction of its TBM 850 Elite, the 2012 Model Year version of its very fast turboprop aircraft – which offers a host of new features aimed at improving comfort and flexibility.
Garmin will begin offering AC-U-KWIK Airport Directory data for its glass flight decks, the company announced Tuesday. “Pilots around the world depend on the AC-U-KWIK directories for up-to-date information on unfamiliar airports," said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. "The electronic extension of this data integrated right into Garmin flight decks adds a valuable resource that will take operators another step closer to a paperless cockpit.”
First Rotorcraft Member Of The Aviation Innovation Group
Sikorsky Innovations has joined forces with the Aviation Green Alliance by becoming its first rotorcraft member and one of its first founding sponsors. the move was announced jointly Wednesday by the Lindbergh Foundation and the helicopter company.
Subscription Cloud-Based Service Designed To Streamline Record-Keeping
Cessna has introduced a custom-designed interactive online portal called Cessna Connect. The customized, cloud-based program provides a simple way for Cessna owners or operators to streamline their record keeping, track flights, log expenses and tax reports, and connect with other owners and enthusiasts.
Program Designed Around Single-Engine Piston Aircraft
Cessna has unveiled a program to market aerial law enforcement platforms that are more affordable, effective and simpler to implement. Cessna’s Enforcer program is designed to offer select Cessna single-engine aircraft outfitted with the latest surveillance and communications capabilities.
Five-Year Pact Includes Pay Increases, 'Quality Of Life' Enhancement
PSA Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have ratified a five-year agreement that includes pay increases and quality of life enhancements for the over 300 Flight Attendants. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.
First Undergraduates Flying C182s Over Afghanistan
Afghan maintenance crews marshaled a team of three U.S. instructors paired with three Afghan students as they took to the morning skies in three separate Cessna 182 aircraft, marking the first undergraduate pilot training sorties in over 30 years in Afghanistan, March 24, 2012.
ANN RealTime Update, 032912, 0023 ET: A 'prearranged' bankruptcy may be imminent for Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. Owned by Goldman Sachs's private equity arm and Canada's Onex, media reports have been disseminated over the last few hours suggesting that the aircraft builder is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection -- but is doing so in consultation with its major lenders.
The Retrofit Avionics Market Has Never Looked This Capable... and Promising
You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9 system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots, GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it. Avidyne led off the first day of Oshkosh by introducing a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. The new avionics stack includes the IFD540 FMS/GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system with tou
Plaintiffs Argued Successfully That GE Knew The Engine Design Was Flawed
A jury in Portland, OR, ruled Tuesday that a GE engine was to blame for an accident in which nine firefighters were fatally injured. The crew was being airlifted away from the Iron 44 wildfire in Shasta-Trinity National Forest near Weaverville, CA, in a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter when it went down.
Association Ends Its Private Lawsuit Against The EU
With the Obama administration, U.S. Congress and the world's governments now united in their opposition to the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to international aviation, airline industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) has appropriately ended its private lawsuit against the EU ETS and urged the administration to accelerate its work to reverse this unilateral tax.
Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines division, and Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and program manager, KC-46 Tanker Program, hosted a ceremonial engine contract signing event Tuesday at Boeing’s Tanker Program Office in Mukilteo, WA, for contracts previously awarded to Pratt & Whitney.
Harrowing Ride Through A Thunderstorm Resulted In One Fatality
The NTSB's preliminary report for a balloon accident in Fitzgerald, GA, earlier this month paints a picture of a harrowing ride through a surprise thunderstorm which fatally injured the pilot. But that pilot was able to save the lives of the skydivers he has with him in the gondola, advising them to bail out as the storm approached. All landed safely, and praised the pilot for his heroism and sacrifice.
Says The As-Yet-Unnamed Pilot Has Been A 'Consummate Professional'
The CEO of JetBlue appeared on the NBC Today Show Wednesday morning to discuss an incident which occurred Tuesday aboard one of the carriers' flights from New York to Las Vegas. In the interview, CNN reports that David Barger said the pilot suffered from a "medical situation," and that he has known the pilot for "a long time." He said the pilot has always been a "consummate professional."
"There is a clear path for the United States to force the EU to halt the scheme and protect U.S. sovereignty, American consumers, jobs and international law." Source: A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.
TIGHAR (pronounced “tiger”) is the acronym for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting responsible aviation archaeology and historic preservation.