A Cuban airliner carrying 68 Cubans and others from Europe and
Latin America went down Friday, fatally injuring all aboard. The
accident reportedly happened about 1742 EDT near about 220 miles
east of Havana.
More and more, "glass panel" technology is becoming available
for legacy aircraft. A recent example is a new Garmin G600 EFIS
installation being developed specifically for Cessna Citation
501/551 series aircraft by Littleton, CO-based JETTECH.
Pilot Continued Flight Into Marginal VFR Conditions At
The NTSB has found pilot error to be the cause of a fatal
accident which occurred about a year ago in the mountains of West
Virgina. The pilot, who had owned the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche for
only about a month, impacted rising terrain in marginal VFR
conditions at night.
It's no secret that Piper sees the PiperJet Altaire as the
natural next step for owners of their "M-Class" airplanes... the
Meridian, Mirage, and Matrix. The company announced Thursday that
brand loyalty can make that step up to the jet a bit less
Part Of A Long-Term Business Plan That Includes Additional
NetJets announced Wednesday it has agreed to purchase Marquis
Jet, a private jet card company. Under the terms of the agreement,
Marquis Jet became a wholly-owned subsidiary of NetJets. No
additional details were disclosed.
Raytheon System Would Detect And Track Space Objects
A system design review (SDR) for a "Space Fence" has been
successfully completed by Raytheon. The Space Fence is intended to
provide the U.S. Air Force with enhanced space surveillance
capability to track and detect space objects.
Plane Maker Projects $480 Billion Market For New Airplanes In
Boeing recently forecast that China will require 4,330 new
commercial airplanes valued at $480 billion over the next 20 years,
with the bulk of new deliveries expected to be for fuel-efficient,
Follow-on Contract For 160 Pylons To Be Delivered Through
A contract to supply 160 pylons for the U.S. Air Force C-5
Galaxy strategic airlifter Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining
Program (RERP) has been awarded to Goodrich Corporation by prime
contractor Lockheed Martin.
The Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of
China, BOC Aviation, has placed a new firm order with Airbus for
the purchase of 30 A320 aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft will
take place over a three year period beginning in 2012.
Biplane Fever Comes In Many Forms... But Stearman Fever May Be The Best Of Them All!
There is something about a biplane... especially when that biplane happens to be a Stearman... one of the most iconic bi-wingers to take flight since this whole shebang got going on Kill Devil Hill. ANN happened upon an old friend, Steve McDonald, at a recent aero-social gathering at the St. Augustine Airport (KSGJ) and coerced him (OK... no actual coercion was involved... to get an aero-opinion out of Steve, you ask a simple question and stand back!) to opine about his love affair and long-term ownership of a real live Boeing Stearman.
Biplane Fever Comes In Many Forms... But Stearman Fever May Be The
Best Of Them All!
There is something about a biplane... especially when that
biplane happens to be a Stearman... one of the most iconic
bi-wingers to take flight since this whole shebang got going on
Kill Devil Hill. ANN happened upon an old friend, Steve McDonald,
at a recent aero-social gathering at the St. Augustine Airport
(KSGJ) and coerced him (OK... no actual coercion was
involved... to get an aero-opinion out of Steve, you ask a
simple question and stand back!) to opine about his love affair and
long-term ownership of a real live Boeing Stearman.
Republicans Will Lead House Transportation Committee
The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure will look very different when the 112th Congress
convenes in January with 18 Democrat committee members having lost
in the midterm elections to Republican challengers.
Aviation Security 2011 Conference Set For February 2011
UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced new aviation
security checks intended to curb the threat of terrorism on cargo
aircraft after two explosive PETN cartridges were discovered on a
flight from Yemen to Chicago.
ALPA: Screening Must Be Tailored, Commerce-Friendly,
ALPA has renewed its long-standing call for an air cargo
screening policy that is risk-based, rather than a
“one-size-fits-all” approach, and for fundamental
security enhancements that will bring all-cargo flight operations
up to passenger airline standards.
Two Entities Collaborating On An International Market
The European Business Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and Space
Florida last week initiated a Memorandum of Understanding to
develop new market opportunities and resources for Small and Medium
Aerospace Enterprises in Europe and Florida.
"We are in a constant battle with the terrorists. They
are always looking for another way, another innovative way, in
which they can try to get around our defences.”
Source: UK Home Secretary Theresa May.