Airplane On Its Way To Thailand From Independence, KS
Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the first international delivery of the new Cessna TTx to a customer in Thailand. The TTx was certified in July and enters the global marketplace as Cessna’s all-composite aircraft designed specifically for comfort, speed and luxury.
Join Together On Capitol Hill In Effort To Close Funding Gap With Personal Gifts
On the eve of the 12th year marking the tragic events of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight Attendant Union Coalition, representing nearly 100,000 Flight Attendants at carriers nationwide, joined forces on Capitol Hill to request that members of Congress make voluntary personal contributions to close a $1.5 million funding gap for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Flight Attendants distributed a letter to every member of the United States Congress asking that they set an example by making a personal contribution towards funding the memorial's Tower of Voices and educational programs.
Hopes To Block Exclusive Use By Any Launch Company, Wants Shared-Use Agreement
Commercial space company Blue Origin has filed a formal bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to prevent NASA from awarding an exclusive lease for any company to have the use of Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
Had Bought Promoted Tweet To Complain About His Father's Lost Luggage
There's always that moment of trepidation when you're standing at the luggage carousel after an airline flight. Nearly everyone has had the experience at least once of not having their suitcase appear on the belt.
Sikorsky Aircraft and Zhuhai Helicopter Company on Friday marked their nearly three-decades-long relationship and the purchase of four S-92 helicopters with a ceremonial signing at the China Helicopter Exposition. Zhuhai, a fully-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines Ltd., is a provider of offshore helicopter service in China.
King Airs Proving Popular In Russia, Former Soviet Republics
Beechcraft Corporation, along with its local sales distributor, Premier Aviation, will display a King Air 350i and King Air C90Tx at the Jet Expo 2013 event in Russia. The seventh annual international business aviation show will take place Sept. 12-14, at the Vnukovo-3 Airport near Moscow.
Scientists Say Information Helps Us Know Our Place In The Galaxy
Like the wind adjusting course in the middle of a storm, scientists have discovered that the particles streaming into the solar system from interstellar space have most likely changed direction over the last 40 years. Such information can help us map out our place within the galaxy surrounding us, and help us understand our place in space.
Hybrid Helicopters, Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Concepts Displayed At China Helicopter Expo
From small unmanned hybrid helicopters to a massive tiltrotor aircraft, Chinese companies showed off concepts in the high-speed rotorcraft market at the China Helicopter Expo which concluded Sunday in Tainjin.
Organization Will Instead Put "New Focus" On Grassroots Events In 2014
Original Story Posted 1600 ET, 09.10.13: Color us surprised... really. AOPA is reporting that it has decided to suspend its annual Aviation Summits in favor of reaching more members "where they fly." Mind you; the Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, TX, from Oct. 10 through 12, 2013 will be held as planned and is shaping up to be one of the best ever. We are on track for thousands of members to join us and the exhibit hall is nearly sold out, with new exhibitors still signing up.
But... convention plans for 2014 have been cancelled.
Avionics Industry Appears On Pace To Outperform 2012
During our wall-to-wall coverage of AEA2013, the annual Aircraft Electronics Association Convention and Trade Show, we were pleased to help introduce a massive new initiative on the part of this uncommonly progressive (and aggressive) industry organization. The AEA first introduced its Avionics Market Report March 26, 2013, during the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. During the event's Opening Ceremonies, the association reported the total year-end international avionics sales for 2012 amounted to $6,279,317,197.54, or nearly $6.3 billion.
Forecasts Demand To Be 805 Units Over The Next 10 Years
Embraer Executive Jets presented its China Executive Aviation Market Outlook 2014-2023 during the press conference held Tuesday at the Chinese International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) 2013, in Beijing, China. The Company forecasts that a total of 805 executive jets will be demanded by the Chinese market over the next decade.
The National Park Foundation Raised $40 Million In Private Support To Establish, Design And Construct The Memorial
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, announced today that the capital campaign in support of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania is complete. Its Flight 93 National Memorial Capital Campaign has raised more than $40 million.
Newly-Adopted Principles Will Strengthen Growth Of The Sector In China
Business aviation in China and across the Asia-Pacific region reached an important milestone with the recent approval of a core statement of principles for the industry’s development by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministers, which will strengthen the foundation and growth of business aviation, and the benefits it brings.
Fanning: All Service Members Will Benefit From The Program
The Air Force’s KC-46 air refueling tanker project is “on cost and on schedule,” Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning said in an interview Monday in Washington, DC. In the interview with American Forces Press Service, Fanning said the program “is in a real healthy place.” The Air Force will buy 179 of the aircraft to replace the venerable KC-135 refuelers, which generally are older than the crews flying them.
Avcorp Industries, Inc. reports that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) which settles all outstanding litigation between the Company and Cessna. The settlement requires payment by Cessna of $27,964,513 in satisfaction of the judgment entered against Cessna from an arbitration award made on November 16, 2012.
Cite Safety Concerns For New Hires Of Airline Pilots
The chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee and a Democrat on the House Transportation Committee have written a letter to the DOT Inspector General urging close oversight of the development of a pilot record database called for in the Airline Safety Act.
The Global Navigation Satellite System Minimum En Route IFR Altitude is the minimum en route IFR altitude on a published ATS route or route segment which assures acceptable Global Navigation Satellite System reception and meets obstacle clearance requirements.
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Congress returns to work this week following the August recess. One of the most important committees to the aviation industry in the United States Senate is the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.