There is some spectacular video making the rounds on the
Internet Tuesday of an LOT 767 making a gear-up landing in Warsaw,
Poland. All 230 people on board the airliner were evacuated with no
Program Backed By TSA's Federal Air Marshal Service
The modern airline travel environment has become more stressful
for passengers, and it's having implications for cabin crew
members. The Workforce Development Center at Bunker Hill Community
College is offering a Crew Member Self-Defense Training (CMSDT)
program for all actively employed flight and cabin crew members of
US passenger and cargo carriers. The one-day hands-on training
course, which is free of cost to qualified crew members.
F-35 integrated test force personnel and F-35C test aircraft
CF-3 returned to NAS Patuxent River last week after completing two
major catapult test events. Starting this past summer, the test
team put the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter through
its first set of catapult launches. The goal was to complete an
initial structural survey of the aircraft to withstand launch
stresses and the impact of steam ingestion into the engine.
FBO Success Seminar Series November 8-10 In Atlanta
The National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) FBO
Success Seminar Series will head to Atlanta, GA, on November 8-10
for a comprehensive Fuel Summit 2011 symposium. As part of the
three day event, several major aviation oil companies and third
party fuel brokers will join a lively roundtable discussion and
field questions from FBO owners and operators in attendance.
One P-38 Pilot, One B-17 Crewman Returned To Their
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced this week that that the remains of two U.S. servicemen,
missing in action from World War II, have been identified and
returned to their families for burial with full military
Not True, But Apparently Plausible, For Infamous Cost-Cutter
Passengers on a recent Ryanair flight thought the airline's
cost-cutting had gone a bit too far when they saw their 737 having
what looked like duct tape applied to the cockpit windscreen. Given
the image Ryanair has cultivated for itself, with proposals such as
pay toilets on planes and creating special new seats to allow
standing on flights, the use of duct tape on a plane probably fit
Flight Highlights Bilateral Cooperation On Renewable Energy
Between China And The U.S.
Air China, Boeing, and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners
conducted China's first sustainable biofuel flight late last week.
The two-hour mainland flight from Beijing Capital International
Airport was witnessed by officials from both countries and
highlights the viability of using sustainable aviation biofuel
sourced in China.
Support Available For Upgrades To Commercial Helicopter
If you've done the math, you know it takes someone committed and
passionate to commit to training for a career in aviation today.
But scholarships help. Helicopter Association International's
Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship is specifically geared to
students currently in the process of obtaining their commercial
licenses. Up to four winners will be selected from qualified
applicants, and they will be invited to participate at Heli-Expo
2012 in Dallas, Texas.
RF-4C Aircraft Went Down During Photo-Recon Mission
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced
Friday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action
from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his
family for burial with full military honors.
Enders "Sets The Tone" For SAE Aerotech Congress In
Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders delivered an opening address
at the recent SAE Aerotech 2011 Congress and Exhibition in
Toulouse, France, stressing the importance of a “truly global
vision” for the air transport industry’s future.
Enders, who was this biennial event’s honorary chairman, said
such an approach would allow the aviation industry to align its
efforts and focus on using resources to bring significant
improvements for airlines and passengers.
Nearly Two Dozen Planes Stranded On Tarmac During Northeast
The FAA says it will look into the situation at Hartford's
Bradley International Airport in which passengers from nearly two
dozen planes were stranded on board for as long as seven hours. The
planes, including one international flight, had been diverted to
Hartford from other destinations due to record early snowfall in
the northeast corridor over the weekend.
What If An Aircraft Could Take Off And Stay In Flight –
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, at NASA's Langley Research Center, aerospace
engineer Craig Nickol will present, "Fly Forever: Pursuing
the Dream of Indefinite Endurance Flight," at 1400 EDT in the Reid
Conference Center. Nickol will discuss current and future projects
where engineers are designing aircraft that use sustainable or
renewable energy for virtually unlimited flight.
The FAA has determined that no FARs were broken when a skydiving
instructor who is also a porn star and a receptionist for the
California skydiving operator ... his former employer ... made a
video of themselves engaged in what can best be described as "adult
activities" before and during a jump.
Now That The SAFE Report Has Been Published, Let's Look At How It Started...
"General Aviation is facing decreased student starts, increased student attrition, a flat lined fatal accident rate, and stagnated growth...projections through 2025 regarding overall flight activity and aircraft sales are discouraging."
Now That The SAFE Report Has Been Published, Let's Look At How It
"General Aviation is facing decreased student starts, increased
student attrition, a flat lined fatal accident rate, and stagnated
growth...projections through 2025 regarding overall flight activity
and aircraft sales are discouraging." That was the premise of
the Pilot Training Reform Symposium gathered by SAFE, the Society
of Aviation and Flight Educators, in May 2011 in Atlanta. An
ambitious agenda promised to produce industry and regulatory
consensus on a culture change which might one day be recalled as
what may be remembered as a watershed in general aviation.
CST-100 Spacecraft To Be Manufactured And Operated At Kennedy
Boeing plans to consolidate its Commercial Crew program office,
manufacturing and operations at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the
company announced Monday. Boeing, in partnership with Space
Florida, has an arrangement to use the Orbiter Processing
Facility-3 (OPF-3) to manufacture, assemble, and test the
company’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft.
Witnesses Highlight Potential For Profitable Business
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing
late last week to provide aerospace companies and NASA an
opportunity to testify about progress being made toward the goal of
establishing a commercial capability to fly humans to and from low
Earth orbit and the long-term non-Government commercial market for
private launch services.
KSPA Gets $4.4 Million Facelift To Terminal, Hangars
The small city of Spartanburg, South Carolina is touting an
upgrade to its downtown general aviation airport as a sign it's
friendly to business and ready to move forward. The $4.4 million
renovation includes a makeover of a terminal building which opened
in 1935, and now features warbird artifacts and a floor decor with
a runway theme.
Twenty Six Governments Expected To File Formal Protests
The European Union may see a concerted international push-back
against its proposed carbon trading scheme Wednesday, as 26
individual nations are expected to file formal protests against the
EU's carbon tax.
The FAA has doubled the size of the Florida NextGen Test Bed,
where researchers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and
aerospace partners are demonstrating new technologies that will
help transform the nation's air traffic system to increase safety,
efficiency, and capacity for the flying public. The expanded
facility, located at Daytona Beach International Airport, will
officially open November 7.
Statistic Includes Only Baggage And Reservation Change
U.S. airlines collected $1.5 billion from baggage fees and
reservation change fees in the second quarter of 2011, according to
the airline financial data released recently by the U.S. Department
of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Continuing With Docking Experiments With A Goal Of A Chinese
China was expected to launch an unmanned spacecraft Tuesday
which will join the Tiangong-1 "Heavenly Palace" experimental
module boosted into orbit September 29. The two spacecraft will
conduct docking experiments as China moves towards construction of
its own space station.
“I think that NASA owes Congress and the laudable
companies that are before us today a much more thorough assessment
of the situation ahead. It is time for NASA to deliver credible
plans and analysis so that we can move forward with more
confidence.” Source: House Science Committee
Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX).
A statement of compliance (SOC) is a signed statement made by
the aircraft manufacturer stating that the aircraft (specific by
serial number) was designed, manufactured, and is supported with a
monitoring and correction of safety-of-flight within a continued
A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote
the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation
throughout the world.