Industry Associations Send Open Letter To House Speaker John
As the deadline for raising the debt ceiling looms just after
AirVenture, the associations that represent GA have come together
to jointly send an open letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner
(R-OH) to express their collective opposition to proposed aviation
Airwolf Aerospace Offers STCd Rotor Blade Tape To Protect
Against Delamination On Robinson Helicopters
FAA-certified (STC) blade tape kits are being marketed by
Airwolf Aerospace LLC as a protective measure against blade skin
delamination on Robinson R22 and R44 helicopter main rotor blades.
The FAA recently issued a second Airworthiness Directive (AD
2011-12-10) on all Robinson helicopters.
A Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's Global Positioning
System (GPS) IIF-2 payload lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37
at Cape Canaveral, FL at 0241 EDT Saturday. This was the seventh
United Launch Alliance launch this year.
Mosquito Populations Can Explode Following A Tropical
As hurricane season deepens, Dynamic Aviation, which provides
aerial insect control and other services to government and
commercial organizations, is preparing its fleet of aircraft
equipped with specialized application systems.
Flight Design Cites Class Win In Morane-Saulnier In Touting
Not everyone thinks of an LSA as a first choice for
international flights, but Flight Design says the CTLS proved by
its performance in the Morane Saulnier Paris-Madrid Air Race that
it is a very capable aircraft.
Newer Engines For 737NG Would Be Good News, Bad News For Renton
Industry analysts says Boeing may be taking the success of its
popular 737NG too much for granted, and that the recent surge in
sales for the Airbus A320neo (as in "new engine option") may force
the US manufacturer to change its product development strategy.
An Enlightening Discussion About Color In Aviation
In the exhibit hall of the Women In Aviation Convention,
aviators of all types walked the floors... talking, sharing, and
enjoying the distinction of being among an elite group of people --
AVIATORS. And no matter their sex, color, origin or preferences; it
was a place where the true spirit of aviation was alive and
Innovative Homebuilt Jump-Gyroplane Hit By Turbulence On
One of the more interesting and unusual aircraft profiled by
Aero TV at last year's annual Popular Rotorcraft Association
convention at Mentone, IN is described as a total loss after a
weekend accident in Michigan.
May 2011 Employment Rose 2.1 Percent from May 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1 percent more
workers in May 2011 than they did in May 2010, the U.S. Department
of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Norman Surplus Granted Permission To Cross Japan In
Norman Surplus, a pilot, adventurer and cancer survivor from
Northern Ireland, has received permission from Japan to cross its
airspace, which will allow the continuation of his attempt to
become the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an
Orbit Around Second-Most Massive Object In Asteroid Belt
Achieved Friday Night
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image
after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On
Friday, July 15, Dawn became the first probe to enter orbit around
an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
"The aviation industry employs more than 290,000 people
statewide, which is nearly 5 percent of the state workforce. These
investments go directly to improving operations at the airports
that are responsible for so many jobs." Source: PA
Governor Tom Corbett.