Wants To Expand Presence In Light Turboprop Segment
Saying the company wishes to expand its presence in Europe and
the Czech Republic -- as well as the light turboprop segment
-- on Monday GE Aviation signed a definitive agreement to purchase
the assets of Prague-based Walter Engines a.s., makers of the M601
turboprop engine family.
Other Pilots Reported Significant Downdraft Activity
The National Transportation Safety Administration released a
preliminary report this week, stating strong winds may have
contributed to an Alaskan air tour accident that claimed the lives
of five of the nine people on board earlier this month.
The combination of fewer tourists, less business and convention
traffic and a smaller home population continues to spell trouble
for Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, two years
after that city was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Planemaker Certifies Its 100th Plane Built In 2007
With Garmin once again shipping its G1000 avionics suite,
following the company's resolution of a problem with
the GRS 77 AHRS, on Monday Columbia Aircraft
Manufacturing announced it has recalled over half the nearly 300
workers furloughed earlier this month.
It's a start. The Moscow Air Show, which wrapped up Sunday,
reportedly brought some $3 billion in new contracts for Russian
manufacturers. That's a sizable increase overs years past... but a
far cry from such notable Western shows as Le Bourget, Farnborough,
CFI Bob Miller, On Maintaining Your Passion For Flight
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For those still pining over the decision by Northwest Airlines
to retire the last of its Douglas
DC-10s earlier this year, there's a new trijet carrier
waiting in the wings. Upstart United Arab Emirates carrier Kang
Pacific Airlines plans to launch operations in October at Fujairah
International Airport... and it will do so with a fleet of
ATR and the Indonesian low cost carrier Batavia Air signed a
contract last week for the acquisition of 10 new ATR 72-500s, and
options for 10 additional aircraft. The contract is the first-ever
signed by an Indonesian airline for new ATRs.
What Lessons Have Been Learned... And Have They Been
One year ago today, just after 0600 local time at a small
regional airport in Lexington, KY, a Comair CRJ-100 regional jet
lined up on runway 26, and started rolling on what the flight crew
no doubt thought would be an uneventful, thoroughly routine
takeoff. It wasn't.
Phase II Improvements Include Helmet-Mounted Sighting, Data
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and partner L-3
Communications MAS, Inc. tell ANN the companies recently delivered
the first modernized Phase II CF-18 fighter to the Canadian
Department of Defense.
Will Dedicate Replica September 8 During Floyd Bennett Field
It's described by the Experimental Aircraft Association as "a
collaborative effort reflecting the true spirit of EAA." Next
month, New York State chapter members will share their plans-built,
full-scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer with visitors to the
Gateway National Recreation Area’s Floyd Bennett Field in
ANN has learned Aero Precision Repair and Overhaul, Co. -- also
known as A-PRO -- will soon begin overhaul and repair services on
the Piaggio P-180 Avanti landing gear and related accessories.
A-PRO received approval to perform this work from both Piaggio, the
manufacturer of the aircraft, and Messier Dowty, the manufacturer
of the landing gear.
Recognizes Contributions To Keeping Planemaker On Schedule
Hawker Beechcraft tells ANN the planemaker recently recognized
many of its suppliers during its annual supplier’s
conference. Based upon scoring on specific selection criteria,
awards were given in different categories including: Performance
Excellence, Small Business Partner, Innovative Excellence,
Performance Promise Champion and Supplier of the Year.