Most Respondents Indicated Major Improvements Could Be Made In
As the passenger and air cargo traffic in the Middle East rose
by 17% and 30% respectively in 2010, previous incidents such as the
Domodedovo airport suicide bombing in January 2011 in Russia and
the air cargo bomb posted from Yemen in October 2010 show that
aviation is still a top target for terrorists.
Promises Best Available Guide, Free Updates To E-Book
Rod Machado has become so well-known as an aviation humorist
that you could sometimes forget he's also a CFI with over 8,000
hours of instruction given. Rod has authored his own series of
instructional manuals now available in self-updating e-books, and
has also expanded into downloadable videos.
GPS IIIB Satellites To Add Critical New Capabilities For Users
Around The Globe
A System Design Review (SDR) for the Global Positioning System
(GPS) IIIB satellite increment under the U.S. Air Force's next
generation GPS III program was successfully completed recently by
prime contractor Lockheed Martin.
Prolific Designer To Receive Presentation And Be Toasted At
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has scheduled an official tribute to
legendary experimental aircraft designer Burt Rutan this year, and
the upcoming display of many of his designs has been widely
publicized, but there are also other designers whose work will be
Warbird Adventures Adds P-51D Mustang To Kissimmee Air
Kissimmee Gateway Airport's (KISM) aviation businesses, Warbird
Adventures and Kissimmee Air Museum, unveil their newly acquired
World War II fighter ... a North American P-51D Mustang called
Ariane Flight VA203 to deploy the ASTRA 1N and
BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellite will be delayed to allow a valve
replacement for the launcher's cryogenic core stage, which follows
an anomaly that interrupted the final countdown last week in French
Multi UAV Configuration Demonstrated Change Of UAVs Over
Innocon's MicroFalcon mini UAS has completed flight testing with
the Multi UAV configuration. The Multi UAV enables the user to
operate the system over a target with a continuous coverage at both
day and night operation.
There's no question it will be a few more years before electric aircraft become a common site at small airports. So far, they're mostly based on esoteric one-off airframes optimized for low mass, or modified experimental airplanes. But if there was any doubt they can one day be mainstream, that idea was erased last year by Cessna, which announced at a November 2010 news conference that the aircraft which leads the world in all-time deliveries, the venerable 172 SkyHawk, was the basis for an electric conversion proof-of-concept.
There's no question it will be a few more years before electric
aircraft become a common site at small airports. So far, they're
mostly based on esoteric one-off airframes optimized for low mass,
or modified experimental airplanes. But if there was any doubt they
can one day be mainstream, that idea was erased last year by
Cessna, which announced at a November 2010 news conference that the
aircraft which leads the world in all-time deliveries, the
venerable 172 SkyHawk, was the basis for an electric conversion
CASA Would Extend Suspention Of The Airline Unitl August
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia says it
plans to ask an Australian federal court to extend the suspension
of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd until August 1st. The
application will be lodged at the Federal Court in Melbourne.
Opening Testimoy Presented By ATA In European Court Of
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), in the European
Court of Justice (ECJ) Tuesday, called for the European Union
application of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to be dismissed
and declared illegal.
Comments Filed In Proposed Rulemaking For Safety Management
Systems, Safety Enhancements For Part 139, Certificated
Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)
submitted comments Tuesday in response to the FAA's Proposed Rule,
“Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Certified
Airports” and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM),
Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports.
Despite several weeks of congressional hearings and bad press
regarding possible interference with GPS equipment, wireless
broadband company LightSquared announced July 5 they have raised
millions of dollars in new investments.
Newest Chinese Carrier To Eventually Fly Three Of The Aircraft
To The Highest Airports In The World
Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in
Lhasa, Tibetan autonomous region of China, has taken delivery of
its first Airbus A319, becoming Airbus' newest operator in China.
This aircraft is the first out of three A319s, an order which was
placed in May 2010.
“It is critical that safety and security dollars
be well spent. FAA must fully address the concerns of U.S. airports
before taking any further action on this rulemaking."
Source: ACI-NA President Greg Principato.
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