City Leaders Express Concerns About The Potential Closure Of Contract Towers
Seventy Mayors and community leaders from around the country whose communities would be affected by the FAA’s potential, scheduled closure of contract air traffic control towers have written a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. The letter expresses concern over the impact of these potential closures on their communities, and highlights the vital role of local airports to businesses, organizations, emergency services, and the economy as a whole.
The 500th Air Tractor 802 series airplane was delivered to its new owner April 4. According to Air Tractor, Inc. President Jim Hirsch, S/N 802A-0500 was delivered to its new owner ... Drew Spidahl, owner of Ag-Tech Air, LLC in Lena, Illinois. Air Tractor dealer Harley Curless of Farm Air, Inc. placed the order and completed the sale in mid February.
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB CE-13-07R1) concerning potential in-flight fires on Cessna T206H airplanes associated with an exhaust system issue. The agency says that there is the potential for in-flight fire as a result of failure of the V-band coupling (V-band clamp) securing the tailpipe to the turbocharger or the wastegate elbow to the wastegate valve.
Yves “Jetman” Rossy, the world’s first jet-powered man, will make his first public U.S. flights this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, showcasing the cutting edge of human flight at The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration on July 29-August 4.
Says Airport Has Too Much Influence On The Airfare Market
Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has told Heathrow Airport that it must cut the increases in fees it charges airlines in an effort to slow the rise of airfares charged by carriers operating there.
The Air Force awarded a contract to FlightSafety Services Corporation on May 1, taking a major step forward in achieving the service's top acquisition priority; delivering a new aerial refueling capability to the warfighter. The contract, a Fixed Price Incentive Firm (FPIF) and Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract of $78,369,818 which includes an initial obligation of $1 million, is for engineering, manufacturing, and development of the KC-46A Aircrew Training System (ATS).
The Air Force Association (AFA) has released the names of the 16 recipients of its Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters.
North Carolina Third-Grader Submitted The Name 'Bennu'
An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina. NASA's Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will visit the asteroid now called Bennu, named after an important ancient Egyptian avian deity.
FAA Expresses 'Concern' About Virtual Learning Options
With more online classes emerging for aviation students, an increasing number of student pilots are reportedly turning to distance learning to help gain their aviation qualifications. U.K.-based pilot supply shop Flightstore says distance learning is proving to be a popular choice for aviation students looking to achieve their qualifications in their own time, however the FAA has expressed some concerns about the amount of students choosing virtual learning options.
Ceremony Was Held During National Space Symposium In Colorado Springs
Two ultrasound devices developed by NASA's Johnson Space Center and Mediphan of Ontario, Canada, were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame at the 29th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, last month.
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After a meeting that lasted more than four hours on April 30, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously for a proposed 250-percent increase in landing fees at the city’s general aviation airport, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO). A brand new high flying animated adventure film will be ready for take off at this year's AirVenture in Oshkosh. Those attending the EAA spectacular this year will have the opportunity to experience a Special Preview Screening of the Disney animated feature "Planes" at the Fly-In Theater o
Extends Contract Through The End Of The Fiscal Year
Saying it needs to get "more stakeholder input" on contract weather monitoring at 121 airports, the FAA said Wednesday that it plans to delay cancelling contracts with weather observers at those facilities and transferring the duties to air traffic controllers. The contracts have been extended through September 30, the end of the fiscal year.
One of the music world’s legendary bands will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, as Chicago will take the stage on Monday, July 29, for the event’s popular opening-night concert. The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on Phillips 66 Plaza immediately following the July 29 afternoon air show.
Sometimes, the worlds of romance and aviation collide. And such was the case recently when a San Francisco man decided to deliver an engagement ring to his hopefully-bride-to-be aboard a remote-controlled hexcopter.
Organizers of the Dayton Air Show say that attendance could be down as much as 30 percent because there will be no military presence at the show this year. The show normally draws about 70,000 people over a weekend.
Jet demonstration teams are grounded, some active duty squadrons have curtailed operations, and civilians face layoffs from their jobs ... but the Pentagon reportedly signed a contract recently to pay $59 per gallon for "green" renewable jet fuel.
Had Been Practicing Aerobatics For A Memorial Day Performance
The pilot of a single-seat aerobatic airplane practicing for an air show being held over the Memorial Day weekend was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway on Long Island Thursday after experiencing engine problems with the plane.
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The lowest layer of the earth's atmosphere, usually up to 3,300 feet, or one kilometer, from the earth's surface, where the wind is influenced by the friction of the earth's surface and the objects on it.
"...may be increased by 12,500 gallons. All shipments will be at a fixed price of $59 per gallon during the initial testing phase."
Source: A company called Gevo... that was recently was awarded a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply 3,650 gallons of renewable jet fuel to the U.S. Army in the second quarter of 2013-- regular ol' Jet Fuel costs $3.73 a a gallon... an interesting fact to know in this cash-strapped times.