GAMA, in partnership with Aspen Avionics, Bendix/King by Honeywell and Eclipse Aerospace, will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy on August 12. Governor Susana Martinez, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry will be the featured speakers.
Placed Order With Beechcraft For 105 King Air 350i Airplanes
Last week, Beechcraft announced an order called the largest order for propeller-driven aircraft in history ... 105 King Air 350i airplanes. The company that placed that order is Wheels Up, which Kenny Dichter, Founder of Marquis Jet and innovator of the first 25-hour fractional jet card, says will transform the private aviation industry.
Moves Focus On The Business Jet Segment Of The Company
New leadership announcements were announced Wednesday by Cessna that the company says will positively impact its Citation business jets. Bob King has been named business leader for the Mustang, M2, CJ2+, CJ3 and CJ4 aircraft and Brian Rohloff has been named vice president of Quality.
Will Join 27 737s Already In Service With The Carrier
An order for three 737 MAX 8s, valued at $301.5 million at list prices has been finalized between Travel Service and Boeing. The Czech Republic-based carrier originally announced a commitment to purchase the 737 MAX in June during the 2013 Paris Air Show. The announcement brings the total number of orders to date for the 737 MAX to 1,498 airplanes.
Aircraft Slated For Operations In Miyagi Prefecture
Eurocopter’s recent delivery of the AS365 N3 is the Fire and Disaster Management Agency’s (FDMA) third helicopter of this model. The brand new aircraft began operations yesterday in the Miyagi Prefecture as a replacement for its BK117 C-2 which was damaged during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Boeing and Air Force Representatives Joined In Wichita, KS Roll Out Ceremony
In a recent rollout ceremony, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. celebrated completion of the first forward fuselage section, Section 41, destined for integration into the Boeing KC-46A tanker. Boeing and U.S. Air Force representatives joined Spirit leadership and employees to mark the occasion.
New Study Examined 195 Airports And 26 Airport Groups
Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most efficient airport in the world, according to a comprehensive ranking of global airports, conducted by a team of international aviation academics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
Latest Variant Doubles 'Time On Station', Ground And Flight Testing To Begin Soon
The U.S. Navy got its first look at the upgraded MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned system when Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered its first MQ-8C system last month. The company delivered the first MQ-8C aircraft to the Navy in early July in preparation for ground and flight testing.
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The FAA said in a statement posted on its website Thursday afternoon that it would be streamlining the aircraft certification and approval processes to keep pace with technological advancements in aviation products and to help the United States maintain global competitiveness. Piper has had the Archer that if flew from Florida to Oshkosh on 93 U-L automobile gasoline on display here at Oshkosh this week. Piper completed flight tests of the Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline in July. Experimental and other non-certified airplanes don’t have to go
Reports Mount That CEO/Pilot Mark Baker May Get The Nod To Lead AOPA
OK... the rumor mill has been a bit interesting this week as a few names finally started circulating about potential new leadership for the AOPA. While multiple reports leaving Oshkosh suggested that Scott's Miracle Gro's Jim Hagedorn (which got some favorable comments... though many also noted that Hagedorn may have been too much of a maverick to pass the AOPA Board's muster) may have been asked to lead the stumbling organization, several highly placed sources now indicate that another veteran of Scott's is the guy who actually is getting the nod... specifically, Mark R. Baker, a pilot currently leading Orchard Supply Hardware.
Conference Highlights Rule Implementation Date Of January 4, 2014
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hosted a special meeting this week bringing together representatives from government agencies, airlines, and aviation labor groups to ensure that all parties involved in the implementation of new pilot fatigue rules next year are coordinated.
Six Fatally Injured When Rockwell 690A Impacted Terrain
The NTSB has released its factual report in an accident which occurred November 23, 2011 that resulted in the fatal injury of six people aboard a Rockwell International (Aero Commander) 690A airplane which was destroyed when it impacted terrain in the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction, Arizona.
Family Day Will Feature Several Rotary-Wing Aircraft
It is not every day that people can get up close and personal with helicopters and the people who fly them. On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present “Helicopters,” an educational family day at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Second Launch Less Than Three Months Carried Out By ULA
A Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:29 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Space Launch Complex-37 in Florida. This is the seventh launch for United Launch Alliance (ULA) in 2013, the 73rd launch since the company was formed in December 2006, and the second WGS mission launch this year.
Wow! It Will Be Fun To Actually Have Current VFR Charts!
Never fly with outdated charts again. Bob Belcher, of Jeppesen, explained at AirVenture that Jeppesen has an integrated digital mapping app that greatly increases the efficiency of using the iPad in the cockpit, which means less “head down” time in the cockpit when navigating VFR.