NASA and its international partners have appointed three International Space Station crew members to round out future expeditions to the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Japanese Exploration Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko are scheduled to launch in June 2015. They will join three Expedition 44 crew members in orbit and will remain aboard as part of Expedition 45.
Resolution Passed Unanimously Saying Show Should Go On
The San Diego City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night calling on the Department of Defense to hold the Miramar Air Show this fall. While the show has not so far been officially cancelled, sequestration has forced the scrapping of dozens of air shows around the country.
An investigation conducted by Roscsomos has found that sensors aboard the Proton rocket that went down just after launch earlier this month were installed upside down, causing them to send incorrect information to the vehicle's onboard computers.
Precious Metal, Dreadnought, And Argonaut Also Announced As Competitors In This Year’s Event
On the heels of last week’s initial competitor announcement, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced this week that legendary Unlimited & Warbird Class (UWRC) racers “Strega,” “Precious Metal,” “Argonaut,” and “Dreadnought,” are the latest entrants into the historic event’s most recognizable racing class. In a surprising twist, however, “Strega,” which has been flown to victory the past four years by defending champion Steve Hinton, will be flown by Air Race veteran Matt Jackson.
Wing Walker And Pilot Were Fatally Injured At Vectern Dayton Air Show Last Month
About 100 friends and relatives of wing walker Jane Wicker gathered at the Flying Circus Air Show and Aerodrome in Bealeton, VA Tuesday to memorialize the well-known performer who was fatally injured during a performance last month in Dayton, OH. Pilot Charlie Schwenker was also fatally injured when the Stearman biplane they were flying went down.
Part Of A Planned Acquisition Of Six E-Jets By The Airline
Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the national airline of Azerbaijan, has received the first of four Embraer 190s it has on order. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier’s international network from Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD). The three remaining aircraft are scheduled for delivery by the end of the year.
A Foot In The Door -- 25 Years After We Proposed The Need For A Pilot's Bill Of Rights... We Have One
First Webcast On 08.15.12: US Sen. Jim Inhofe R-OK., a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 10,000 flight hours, has announced that his Pilot's Bill of Rights S.1335 has been officially signed into law. Inhofe has worked to pass the legislation for the past year. In the Senate where the bill enjoyed co-sponsorship by 65 other Senators, the measure passed by unanimous consent in June. The House passed the measure by a voice vote. Yes, it's Done. Something we have advocated fo
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure committee on Wednesday unanimously passed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013. The bill, H.R. 1848, which was introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has 31 bipartisan co-sponsors. It directs the FAA to implement the FAA’s Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations by December 31, 2015. The ARC’s goal, as stated by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, was to double safety and cut certification costs in half for light GA airplanes.
Says Move Is Intended To 'Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiencies'
The FAA said in an online notice that it is phasing out direct sales of paper charts as of this month. The agency said it is taking this action to "reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance and modernize the service provided our customers and the aviation community."
Had Urged Secretary Foxx To Make Pilot Qualifications A Priority
Rep. Rick Larsen, (D-WA), the ranking member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, on Wednesday praised the FAA’s announcement that it will finalize critical pilot safety rules as directed by Congress. Larsen wrote to Secretary Foxx last Tuesday asking the Department of Transportation to finalize the rules “as swiftly as possible.”
JETNET Reports An Increase In Average Asking Price In First Five Months Of 2013
JETNET has released May 2013 and the first five months of 2013 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, helicopter and Commercial Airliner markets. Comparing May 2013 to May 2012, “Fleet For Sale” percentages for business jet and business turboprop market sectors were down, but increased slightly in the helicopter markets.
Plane Was Flying 30 Knots Below Target Approach Speed
The pilots flying Asiana Flight 214 that went down on landing at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) have told federal investigators that they had properly set the auto throttles on the Boeing 777 for approach, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
National aviation organizations today commended Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s proclamation of July 2013 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” This proclamation is the third of its kind by Governor Hickenlooper, who also named June 2011 and 2012 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”
“I commend Congressman Pompeo for introducing this bill, which is really about good government. H.R. 1848 will make necessary, common sense reforms to the existing prescriptive regulatory regime, which will improve the safety of general aviation at half the cost and help revitalize this critical industry.” Source: Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ).
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