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January 29, 2011

FlyersRights.org Turns To Infant Safety On Airline Flights

Latest Campaign Is "No Child Left Unbuckled"

Melissa Bradley and her family of 5, including their 11-month-old son, were removed from United Airlines flight #75 from San Francisco to Honolulu on Thursday. They were told that the reason was because their rear facing car seat, which is FAA has approved for use on aircraft, could not fit in the seat.

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Pilot Leaders from Seven US Airways Express Airlines Finalize Alliance

Officers Elected, First Officer Marcin Kolodziejczyk Will Serve As Chairman Of The Alliance

Leaders from the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) US Airways Express carriers took significant steps Friday toward finalizing an alliance to address matters of primary interest to the careers of “express level” pilots within the US Airways brand.

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NORAD Fighters Respond To Aircraft In National Capital Region

Small Commercial Jet Was Out Of Communication

Two F-16 fighters from Andrews Air Force Base under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled today at 1153 EST in response to a commercial airliner that was out of communication near the National Capital Region.

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One Cargo Craft Docks, Another Begins Trip to Station

Japanese And Russian Spacecraft Resupplying The ISS

The Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station enjoyed a little free time Friday morning following a busy Thursday that saw the launch of a Russian cargo craft and the capture, attachment and hatch opening of the Japanese Kounotori2 H-II Transfer Vehicle.

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First Of 51 New Airbus Aircraft Delivered To ALC

Air New Zealand Becomes First Operator With Aircraft In All Black Rugby Livery

The first of 51 new Airbus A320 aircraft ordered by Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has been delivered and leased to Air New Zealand. The airline has designed a one-off livery for the new aircraft as part of its Crazy About Rugby campaign.

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Is Money Becoming Available For Business Jet Financing?

One Deal Does Not Make A Trend, But SinglePoint Aircraft Finance Completed Its First Transaction In Thirty Days

Less than thirty days after launching its commercial and general aviation aircraft lending initiative, SinglePoint Aircraft Finance (SinglePoint), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has completed its first transaction. The subject of the successful deal was a Hawker 800 XP business jet.

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Sportys, Foreflight Unveil Chart App For iPad

Collaboration Produces 'Intuitive, Affordable Plate Viewer'

Sporty's has taken the wraps off its new 'Plates' app for approach charts on the iPad. With Plates, pilots can carry every US approach plate on every flight, and save over 90% off the price of paper charts.

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New Android Software Allows VIP Control Of Aircraft Cabin

Gulfstream Customer Says Tablet Interface Performs Very Well

Devices starting with the letter "i" don't have an exclusive on the aircraft cabin management system domain. Flight Display Systems said Friday it has introduced and successfully installed an Android software application for use with its Select Cabin Management System (Select CMS).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.29.11)

"It appears that United Airlines chose to remove not only the entire Bradley family of five but also two of their traveling companions and force them to wait for hours until the next flight—a clear violation Federal law." Source: Kate Hanni, Founder and Director of FlyersRights.org.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.29.11): Interrogator

The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver, which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar, transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all transponders on the mode being used to reply.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.29.11)

International Society for Aviation Photography, Inc

International Society for Aviation Photography, Inc. is a non-profit professional society whose broad range of member contributions spans a wide variety of fields including: professional photographers, writers, historians, publishers, trade representatives, pilots and amateur photographers.

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